Obesity Physician

It is important to maintain a high-level of standards when treating patients who are obese. The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) maintains that level for the competency of its diplomats. 

As an American Board of Obesity Diplomat, Dr. Claudia Porrata follows the guidelines set forth by the ABOM. 

 A physician with expertise in the sub-specialty of obesity medicine. This requires a thorough understanding of the genetic, biologic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to the disease. Treatment plans include therapeutic interventions including diet, psychical activities, behavioral changes, and pharmacotherapy. Optimal results achieved by the collaboration of additional resources such as nutritionists, exercise physiologists, psychologists, and bariatric surgeons are utilized. Comprehensive approach for pre, peri- and post-surgical care of bariatric surgery. Promoting the prevention of obesity, and a physician that advocates for those who suffer from it.