UAB launches Weight Loss Medicine to fight obesity

weight loss managementUAB has launched UAB Weight Loss Medicine, the only program in the Southeast to offer a multidisciplinary, medical approach to weight management, to address a consistent rise in the regional rates of obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

The program is a collaborative effort of the UAB Health System, the UAB School of Medicine and the UAB School of Health Professions. The new program began serving patients in early January. It is open to self- or physician-referred patients and provides access to top experts, as well as to the newest technologies in nutrition and bariatric surgery with faculty physicians from the departments of Medicine, Nutrition Sciences, Surgery and Pediatrics. It occupies the first and fifth floors of UAB Highlands