When one thinks of the effects of weight loss, one usually thinks of
frollicking on a beach in that tight fitting bathing suit, or turning heads
in that shapely suit or dress. However, the medical benifits of weight
loss, although not as outwardly obvious, can be more dramatic and long-lasting. Becoming non-obese, that is to say less than a BMI(body mass index) of 30 kg/m2, has some powerful effects. It lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke by 3.3 times, type 2 diabetes by 70%, and both men and women can live 7-10 years longer. There are over 200 medical benifits for those that obtain the non-obese status.
At Dr Huffnagle's Center For Medical Weight Loss, we identify where you are and where we think you'd like your weight to be. With your health and personal information in mind, we customize a weight loss program to realize those goals as quickly and as easily as possible..
Dr. James Huffnagle is a board certified
Fellow of The American Academy of
Family Physicians and a member of the
American Society of Bariatric Physicians.
He is a former U.S.Army major and his
interest in weight loss dates back to his
service in the Medical Corps where he found it fulfilling to help soldiers and civilians to lose weight and meet their physcial fitness goals. As a family physician, he was amazed at how even small progress in weight reduction lead to much larger benifits in overall health, including: increased mobility and sense of well-being, medication reduction, and lab value improvement. Dr Huffnagle located to middle Tennessee after his military service in 1996, and has been a practicing medical and bariatric (weight loss) doctor ever since.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Huffnagle is at home with his wife Marcy and his four children, or he is playing with his horses and German Shepherds.