We have a problem in our society. Obesity and those who suffer from this disease are the last group our society is yet to make some type of effort to protect. Even the medical community has done a poor job.
We are on a mission to change this.
People are not obese. There are only those who suffer from obesity.
Obesity it not your identity. Yet, maybe for many years, it’s felt like it.
‘Yeah… but Dr. Patching, you have never personally suffered from obesity.’
If you say this because my BMI has never reflected this…Well, you would be right.
If you say this because I haven’t ever felt trapped in my own body…Well, you would be right again.
But, you would be wrong, if you said I have not been affected by obesity.
I lost one of the closest members of my family to complications of this disease.
Yet, I run one of the longest standing Bariatric Practices in Northern California.
How is that possible you ask?