NP's Hired Health & Weight Loss
We provide quality medical consultations, education, prevention, treatment and management of acute and chronic diseases to businesses, individuals, and communities. All services are provided by Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioners who have acquired the educational requirements and training to assess, diagnose, and treat various health conditions. We have a particular interest in Primary Care Prevention and Weight Management.
With a predicted shortage of primary care as the population grows and as millions of Americans become newly insured starting in 2014, nurse practitioners will lead as the Primary Care Provider of choice to millions of people. Nurse Practitioners are providing high-quality, cost-effective, and patient centered care from rural health clinics, to Nurse Practitioner owned family clinics, to Top Research and Cancer Centers across the United States. With An aging population, significant health disparities, and the high prevalence of some of the most costly and chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity; having access to primary care is absolutely essential. Nurse Practitioners have bridged that gap for the last 44 years.
According to statistics conducted by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) and the Trust for America’s Health, the obesity rates are expected to rise by year 2030. Obesity is defined in the medical world by being 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight. Its predicted that all 50 states will have adult obesity rates above 44%, with 13 states way over 60%. Currently, Georgia has the 24th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, and has the 18th highest obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17. Obesity now trumps smoking as the greatest health concern of this time! It took many years to get all this fat, and it will take many more years of social change, education, behavior modification, improved medical treatments, and physical movement to reverse the alarming data.
Obesity is now recognized as a chronic and progressive disease resulting from multiple environmental and genetic factors according to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). We have adopted this great health disparity as our mission! Our drive is to provide world-wide education on the causes, importance of keeping the scale balanced through life’s many challenges, proper nutrition for parents and children, importance of physical activity, healthy lifestyles, prevention of other chronic diseases linked to obesity, and providing treatment in unique ways to those populations that we can reach.