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Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
I Care Internal Medicine & Bariatrics
Mohammad I. Jamil, MD & Ashwini Ammunje, MD
Dr. Jamil has been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine since 2012. He only practices evidence based weight loss regimens. He takes pride in educating and helping his patients lose weight. There are many benefits to treating obesity other than lowering your dress size.
Findings in a report from the American Heart Association noted that reducing obesity is the single, most changeable action that can be taken to prevent sleep apnea. Studies have shown that losing weight can lower your blood pressure into the healthy range. Obesity puts more strain on your heart and can lead to diabetes. Even without any other risk factors, overweight and obese individuals are more likely to develop heart disease and/or have a stroke.
At I Care Internal Medicine & Bariatrics each patient is evaluated and given an individual weight loss plan. The diets and medications are medically supervised and tailored to fit your needs and goals. There is no "cookie cutter diet" that will work for everyone. Although we practice non surgical weight loss, sometimes surgery is necessary and Dr. Jamil refers his patients to some of the best bariatric surgeons in Arizona. Even if surgery is what you're looking for, we can help get you started on a medically supervised diet and exercise program, which is an insurance requirement prior to any weight loss surgery and may be required for up to 12 months prior to surgery approval.
You can view our insurance list to see if we are currently contracted with your plan. Your copay would be what you pay to see your primary care provider. Some insurances will allow you to keep your primary care physician and still see Dr. Jamil for weight loss only if you are not ready to change doctors. Call the office at (623)670-7772 to set up an appointment and get started!