Long Island, NY (PRWEB)
September 28, 2017
Obesity has become an epidemic in America and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. It has been reported that over 70% of adults are overweight or obese. Dr. Kristine Cruz, a physician board-certified in obesity medicine and weight loss surgery, and Dr. Rajeev Vohra, Director of Bariatrics at South Nassau Communities Hospital, have been working with patients for the last 20 years and have performed over 5500 successful bariatric surgery cases. They saw a need to fill the gap for patients that are overweight, but don’t want or don’t meet the requirements for bariatric surgery. So, Dr. Cruz and Dr. Vohra teamed up with Dr. Rachel Goldman, Bariatric Psychologist, and Eileen McKenna, Registered Dietitian, to form Medical Weight Management NY, PC.
Medical Weight Management NY, PC is a multi-disciplinary practice that has a weight management solution for everyone. They offer many different customized programs including Core-8/Core-16 (an 8 or 16-week program for adults), Pre and Post-Natal programs, Adolescent program, and pre-operative weight loss programs. Once a program is decided upon, it will be customized by the team to work with the patient’s goals and best-interests. The customized programs include bi-weekly meetings that alternate between the Obesity Medicine Physician, Behavioral Psychologist, and the Registered Dietitian to give the patient the tools they need to be successful in their weight management journey. The unique programs also include metabolic rate analysis, in-depth blood testing, customized nutrition plan based on test results, and a personalized behavioral modification plan to deal with emotional eating and other behavioral setbacks.
Rachel Goldman, Ph.D., FTOS – behavioral director at Medical Weight Management NY, PC comments on the holistic approach that is taken in the practice:
“In medicine, we look at holistic as treating the whole person. If there are mental, emotional, or social factors going on, this can impact the physical symptoms. The kind of weight loss that I encourage and that I help patients with is thinking about our mind, body, thoughts, and emotions.”
The goal of Medical Weight Management NY is to help their patients achieve and maintain their ideal body weight and live healthier, fuller lives. They provide patients with the knowledge,…