Albuquerque Physician Welcomes AMA's Declaration That Obesity Is a Disease


Albuquerque, NM -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/01/2013 -- Albuquerque weight loss expert Dr. Mark Holland MD predicts that the American Medical Association’s recent decision to declare obesity a disease will usher in a new era of hope for obese Americans. Dr. Holland has specialized in the medical treatment of obesity (called “bariatric medicine”) since 1991. “Back then” says Dr. Holland, “doctors such as me were viewed by a lot of people as quacks. But thing is that medical treatments for obesity really do work. People lose weight. And they get healthier.”

Dr. Holland noted that with the addition of two new diet drugs called Belviq and Qsymia the prospects for obese Americans have only gotten brighter. “We still don’t have a magic bullet for weight loss” he said, “but little by little we are getting better and better at treating this illness.” He predicts that because of the AMA’s decision to call obesity a disease “the pace of change will accelerate dramatically.” Dr. Holland indicated that within ten years, obesity treatment may be as routine and accepted as blood pressure management is today. “It’s a no-brainer” he said. “Obesity is harming more American than perhaps even tobacco.”

About Mark Holland MD and Holland Clinic
Mark Holland MD is a medical doctor who has practiced bariatric medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico for over twenty years. Dr. Holland is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, The Obesity Society, The American Medical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Holland’s personally developed and edited website on weight loss can be found at http://www.hollandclinic.com

Office information:
Name: Holland Clinic, Mark J. Holland MD
2301 San Pedro Boulevard NE, Suite B
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Email to: mjh@hollandclinic.com