Obesity Specialist

Family Medical Care, PLLC

Board Certified Family Practice Physicians & Nurse Practitioners located in Hayden, ID

Of the more than 1.9 billion overweight adults in the world, more than 650 million of them are considered obese. Because obesity is linked to heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and so many other serious problems, John Torquato, MD, offers innovative obesity treatments at Family Medical Care, PLLC, in Hayden, Idaho. Learn more about how you can overcome obesity by booking an evaluation through the website or by calling the office to schedule.

Obesity Q & A

What causes obesity?

As you would imagine, obesity is often linked to having a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet — consuming more calories from food than you burn. But these aren’t the only factors to blame when it comes to your weight. If you’re obese and your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher, it could be linked to:

  • Medications 
  • Thyroid problems
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Metabolic syndrome 
  • Family history of obesity
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Since an underlying health issue could be causing your excessive weight gain or making it harder for you to lose weight, it’s important to get your doctor involved in your weight loss efforts from the very beginning. 

When should I see a doctor for obesity?

At Family Medical Care, PLLC, you can expect comprehensive obesity care that’s designed to help you lose weight and improve your quality of life. Dr. Torquato encourages you to come in for an obesity evaluation if:

  • You have diabetes
  • You’re continuing to gain weight
  • Your blood pressure is on the rise
  • Diet and exercise haven’t been effective
  • Your weight is making it difficult for you to exercise
  • You’re finding that it’s difficult to keep up with your children

Dr. Torquato is dedicated to helping you take control of your health and drop those extra pounds by finding weight-loss solutions that fit into your lifestyle. 

How is obesity treated?

Treating obesity takes time and dedication — results won’t happen overnight. One of the most effective obesity solutions offered at Family Medical Care, PLLC, is the NEWSTART® program, which incorporates nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest, and trust. 

Dr. Torquato spends time educating you about plant-based nutrition and healthy dietary choices, as well as how to find ways to get more physical activity into your daily life. Family Medical Care, PLLC, even provides expanded laboratory testing, so if you do have an underlying health issue, Dr. Torquato can treat that issue to help improve your weight-loss efforts.

Family Medical Care, PLLC, offers personalized obesity care to help you get your health back on track. Find out more by booking an evaluation online or over the phone today.