I have been practicing Weight Loss and Family Medicine for last 13 years and it has been a very challenging but a professionally fulfilling journey. I obtained my Medical degree from Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital in Patiala, India; and further pursued post-graduate training at Morehouse Family Practice Residency program in Atlanta, Georgia. After completing my residency, I started practicing. I was treating my patients for many different problems and realized obesity and being overweight were the root causes of many of those. Though I was referring out the patients to various places for weight control, but a majority of them used to return dissatisfied. They often described a very tunneled approach to weight management and expressed the need for a more comprehensive outlook to the problem and its related conditions. I felt very strongly about this and therefore decided to pursue further education in weight management and thus obtained a Board Certification from American Board of Obesity Medicine (formerly known as American Board of Bariatric Medicine)
My background in Family Medicine has helped me create a strong foundation upon which I was able to build the practice of Bariatric Medicine. Combining the two specialities enables me to better understand the needs of my patients and take care of them in a more comprehensive manner. Being able to treat obesity and its co-morbid conditions and seeing my patients achieve a much better overall state of well being gives me a lot of satisfaction.
This website is a further attempt to educate the readers about the importance of treatment of obesity and its related conditions, the frontrunner being cardiac problems. Heart disease is the number one cause of death among men as well as women in the United States. Controlling one's weight makes the heart stronger and enables one to live a longer and healthier life. This is the foremost reason why everyone should "becomefit". That's why we have two hearts in our logo and the name of our website as www.letsbecomefit.com. Do check it out. We hope you will like it.
Varinder K Singh, MD