(Patient photo not available.) I approached Dr. David at Premier Medical Weight Management because I was motivated to find a more permanent solution to combating my long history of obesity, and to prevent the chronic disease processes that occur with excessive body weight.
Dr. David helped me by providing evidence-based medical treatment for my obesity. I appreciate her unique knowledge regarding obesity as a disease process, and ways in which this disease can be treated. While providing her recommendations and further background knowledge of treatment modalities, Dr. David also allowed for a strong sense of autonomy regarding what treatment options we chose together. I appreciate being able to make an informed decision, and was encouraged to perform my own research regrading the information she provided. I think this approach allowed for further personal investment in the treatment of my obesity.
My results have been very motivating. I’m a classic “yo-yo dieter”, where I’ve had weight loss results with restrictions that are not sustainable. I feel that over the past several months with Dr. David guiding my treatment, I have been able to make changes that can realistically continue on a long term basis.
One thing I like is the frequency of appointments with Dr. David. One may think it is daunting or cumbersome to meet weekly and then every other week, but I think the constant communication and reassessment is essential. It allows for adjustment of treatment and time to discuss not only the physiologic changes but also the psychological changes as well.
I found the experience amazing. As someone in healthcare, the knowledge about the treatment of obesity I have gained from Dr. David has been irreplaceable. Dr. David asks of her patients to express their motivation for weight loss and trepidation regarding being overweight or obese, and she addresses them head-on with compassionate, thorough evidence based medicine. In the several months that I have been in her care, I am not only achieving the pound and inches results that anyone undergoing this program would hope for, but we’ve been able to substantially reduce my risk for diabetes/insulin insensitivity and hypertension.
I would recommend Dr. David to people who are truly ready to have a collaboration with their physician for the treatment of obesity.