When to Consider Referring a Patient to Dr. Merriman’s - Freedom From Obesity® Clinic
Obesity is a complex and chronic disease. The most recent research indicates that many of the more simple notions of eating less and exercising more as the answers to obesity are only two of a multitude of factors that play into this chronic problem. We now know that genetics, psychological and environmental factors also play enormous roles in this growing problem.
If your patient:
Has struggled with losing weight and had little or no success
Has a strong family history of obesity
Has serious comorbidities associated with obesity
Needs a joint replacement that may be denied by insurance or ineffective due to obesity
Has a diminished quality of life due to obesity
Then your patient may benefit from seeing a clinic specializing in helping patients who suffer from this chronic problem.
HOW TO Refer your Patient:
(choose the easiest option for you)
Call our New Patient Line at 318.222.4282
Fax a patient face sheet with most recent office note to 318.222.3865
Medically supervised weight loss plans with options for prescription support if medically appropriate and meal replacement options. All patients who see us for medically supervised weight loss are also required to see our dietitian for at least once.