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Increasing numbers of patients young and old have sought the assistance of our family medicine physicians, to help them overcome obesity and its many related health challenges. 

Technically speaking, adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) score of 30 or above and children who are found to be in the 95th percentile or above for their age group on the BMI are diagnosed as “obese” – but many more Americans could easily benefit from medically assisted weight loss in terms of how well they work, play, sleep and feel. Moreover, effective weight management can help you avoid serious illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.

Our goal at Community Care Family Practice is to get patients started on an effective, safe weight loss program and help ensure that they stay onboard with it via positive reinforcement. Our office is a “no negativity” zone when it comes to weight management efforts, and we enjoy seeing patients reap the benefits of their work as they shed those excess pounds. Contact us at 813.788.3582 or fill out an appointment request form here if we may be of assistance to you or a loved one.

Losing weight via a safe, medically assisted program can help you avoid the following chronic health issues:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Gall stones
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory problems
  • Sleep apnea