What does the initial consultation consist of?
When a new patient makes an appointment, we reserve one hour for him or her to meet with Dr. Cederquist or Adriana. A thorough weight management history and medical history is obtained and this is followed by a physical exam. The doctor will determine if it sounds like there are medical issues, metabolic issues, hormonal issues, lifestyle issues, or behavioral issues (such as binge eating) contributing to the weight gain. She may also consider vitamin deficiencies or food allergies as a potential contributor to the problem. She will then arrange for blood tests to evaluate these metabolic and medical concerns. If you come to the appointment fasting, lab work can be drawn at the time of the exam, unless it is in the afternoon or if you prefer to return at another time for the tests.