This physician-run practice was founded to address the obesity epidemic located in Rochester, NY by offering the services of a certified weight loss doctor.
Rochester, N.Y. (July 17th, 2014) – Rochester Medical Weight Loss is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of their practice in Rochester, N.Y., making it the first weight loss clinic in the area to be overseen by an on-site internist and bariatric-certified physician who offers medically supervised weight loss programs.
Rochester Medical Weight Loss was founded by Dr. Gule-Rana Masood, MD, who is a practicing board-certified physician in both internal medicine and bariatric medicine. Dr. Masood is also a certified diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), making her an expert in obesity medicine, and allowing her to implement the best treatment plans for patients suffering from obesity and its adverse health consequences.
“70% of the US population is either overweight or obese,” said Dr. Masood, MD. “With the scope of the obesity epidemic, our obese population has many chronic diseases that are caused by or worsened by an unhealthy weight. Many of these diseases cannot be managed properly if unhealthy weight is not addressed. I founded Rochester Medical Weight Loss to teach the people in our surrounding communities how to eat healthier, exercise safely and effectively, manage their weight, and improve their lives overall.”
As an on-site, certified weight loss doctor for the greater Rochester area, Dr. Masood counsels patients how to lose weight according to the American Society of Bariatric Physicians’ guidelines, which includes options for nutrition strategies, exercise prescription, behavior change, as well as FDA approved weight-management medications. Her support team, available to all of her patients, consists of a dietician, an exercise physiologist, as well as a wellness coordinator. Dr. Masood and her team look forward to helping all of Rochester Medical Weight Loss’s patients attain a healthier lifestyle.
At Rochester Medical Weight Loss, Dr. Masood offers customized meal plans to help patients reach their weight loss goals, specific to each individual’s varying caloric and nutritional needs. Exercise is also an integral part of each patient’s program and is tailored to individual abilities and limitations. As a professional weight loss doctor, Dr. Masood works with her patients to counsel them during their progress and to provide them all the necessary support to make their weight loss a long term success.
Under the care of Dr. Masood and her team, patients receive a comprehensive exam, lab work, an EKG, and will be closely monitored during their journey to be sure that their weight loss is done safely and effectively. All of Dr. Masood’s patients experience a state-of-the-art body composition machine, which measures their metabolic rate (calories burned per day), body fat and muscle percentage. The machine also indicates which areas of the body need special attention in regards to weight loss.
Rochester Medical Weight Loss is now accepting new patients, and appointments can be made by calling 585-467-8838 or visiting our website: www.rochetermedicalweightloss.com.
About Rochester Medical Weight Loss:
Rochester Medical Weight Loss was founded in 2014 in an effort to address the growing obesity epidemic and to help patients achieve weight loss that is safe, effective, and done according to the guidelines of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. Located at 1299 Portland Avenue in Rochester NY, the practice is overseen by Dr. Gule-Rana Masood, a board-certified internist as well board-certified bariatrician, and offers medically supervised and custom weight loss programs. For more information, please visit www.RochesterMedicalWeightLoss.com or call 585-467-8838.