Thursday, October 21, 2010

Welcome to Pacific Diabetes and Weight Loss Surgery!

We are getting this address turned into a real website in the coming weeks. Look forward to seeing you at our first information seminar on Tuesday October 26 - at the St Luke's Health Education Center at 3333 Squalicum Parkway in Bellingham, Wa (just a block west of PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center).

We will be doing at least two information sessions per month once we get the practice officially started on December 10th, so don't worry if you miss this first one - there will be more opportunities!

Our new contact and office location will be published in future newspaper ads (and here online), but until December 9th, I am still seeing patients at PeaceHealth Cordata General Surgery clinic - at 4545 Cordata Parkway - 360-738-2200.

Side note - I am getting a "comment" message from a postoperative patient who wants to see me, but don't have an email address to reply to - please call office, or email - thanks!

Our online ad is in rotation this week at

Saturday, October 16, 2010

More on medical weight management

This make some sense - much of what we do in behavioral counselling doesn't require a medical degree.

That doesn't mean you don't need a doc for your health, though!

TOPS article

Telephone counselling effective

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Genetics and Obesity

Get ready for a lot more information like this in the next few years! True understanding is going to take decades to develop, though, and the complexity means that there will likely never be a single "magic pill"... Different people have different vulnerability (and different environments) - as well as different health effects from the same "disease"

Multicenter Genetic Study

Friday, October 08, 2010

Arthritis and Obesity - impact on productivity?

This is not surprising, but I don't see some employers recognizing the link, or the very significant impact on their most experienced workers. "Blue collar" industries are actually pretty far ahead on this issue, because they have experience with so many other work fitness issues (my best experience was a tour and interaction with the Bath Iron Works shipbuilding facility in Maine...)

Arthritis article