Do you have concerns about your weight and the effect it has on your overall health? Studies have shown that being overweight or obese increases your risk for many chronic illnesses, such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, and chronic liver disease. In addition, being above your ideal body weight increases your risk for many types of cancer and may worsen the severity of certain symptoms, like heartburn and snoring.
Let's say you want to lose weight. So what is the best approach is for you? Which diets or weight loss programs are effective? What if you need a place to start,Dr. Kimberly Gudzune, a board certified internist with expertise in weight management, can help. Dr. Gudzune received her bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from the University of Colorado. Dr. Gudzune attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she received her doctor of medicine and master of public health degrees. She completed her training in internal medicine at the University of Maryland Medical System. Since completing residency, Dr. Gudzune has engaged in additional training in the area of weight management. She is currently pursuing a clinical research fellowship within the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the impact of obesity on the patient-physician relationship and how social relationships and social networks influence body weight. In her practice, Dr. Gudzune uses an integrative approach to design weight management plans that blend conventional methods of diet, exercise and medications with other modalities such as massage, acupuncture, and mind-body therapy.To schedule an appointment, please call 410-828-3585.