During your first visit to the Family Practice & Weight Loss Center of Atlanta you will start by filling out a detailed Medical and Bariatric history evaluation forms. Following this you will meet with one of our clinical assistants who will measure your vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and temperature, weight and height) and take a blood sample. That sample will be sent to a laboratory and analyzed for important health markers like blood cholesterol, sugar levels, thyroid, kidney, liver function and iron levels.
We will also perform an Electronic Body Fat Analysis at this time. This test quantifies your baseline body fat percentage and enables to track your progress through the weight loss program subsequently.
An EKG may be performed if indicated from your health history and vital signs. EKG is a great screening tool to rule out cardiac problems.
We will also take a picture of you at this time. Most of our patients enjoy comparing that photograph with ones taken later in their weight loss program. It can be a very rewarding comparison.
Following this, you will meet with Dr. Varinder K Singh. She will review your health history and perform a physical exam. Based on the pertinent findings from your history, physical exam and lab results, she will recommend your weight loss treatment options and accordingly formulate a customized action plan with you. This may either in the same first visit or at subsequent follow up visit after reviewing the lab results. The decision is based on her best clinical judgement.
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