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Resident: Strickland Weight Loss Initiative
Poster Title: Resident: Strickland Weight Loss Initiative
Submitted on 21 Oct 2019
Author(s): Syed Ahmed M.D. PGY3; Brandon Alyas M.D, PGY 3, Anant Patel D.O. PGY1; Pedro Ramirez M.D. PGY1
Affiliations: Northside Hospital
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Abstract: Funding received from the 2016 Georgia Heath and Family Alliance grant enabled our residents provide activity fitness trackers during the monthly weight loss sessions we hold for patients. This served as a motivator for patients to come to the meetings.

Patients who voluntarily expressed interest in weight loss who were at least 18 years of age, and BMI>25 were selected to participate. Patients received motivational support and were able to speak on weight loss ventures in addition to the pedometers provided. Patients exercised with residents and were educated on a healthy diet and barriers that may prevent healthy eating.

Of all patients seen at these different sessions, there were 6 patients that were present for at least 2 separate occasions. Mean weight on 1st visit was 255.3lbs. Mean weight after minimum 2 sessions was 250.2 lbs. Mean blood pressure on 1st visit was 131/81. Mean blood pressures for patients with a minimum of 2 sessions was 130/78.

With behavioral counseling, dietary modification, and physical exercise at the Strickland Family Medicine weight loss clinic, there was substantial improvement in weight loss, with a mean weight loss 5 pounds of all participants combined with only modest improvement in blood pressure.
Summary: Supervised weight loss programs are designed by licensed health experts in nutrition, medicine, motivation, fitness, and education. Patients have their weight loss plan prescribed to them by medical professionals and physicians based on their own personal weight loss goals, medical history, and current physical condition.
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**Supported in part by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institut
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