Choose to Lose

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Randolph Health Internal Medicine in Asheboro
237-A N. Fayetteville Street

Asheboro, NC 27203

336-625-3248

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Stephen D. Campbell, MD

Greta F. O'Buch, PA-C

Stephanie C. Hudnell, FNP-C

Randolph Health Choose To Lose

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We are chunky! Not just we Americans, but we North Carolinians and especially we the citizens of Randolph County. Chunky is a very technical term and we're using it to include obese and overweight adults. Based on the data enclosed in the 2013 Randolph County Community Health Needs Assessment, Randolph County is above the state average and has over 71% of the adult population as overweight and over 25% as obese. These are large numbers. But why do they matter?

"People who are overweight and obese, compared to those with a normal or healthy weight, are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions, including: high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, etc., which all lead to a low quality of life," said Dr. Stephen Campbell, Randolph Health Internal Medicine in Asheboro.

Most people know that being overweight and obese isn’t ideal for health, but finding a successful path to weight reduction has been something that most people struggle with. Often, you can find short-term success followed by increased weight gain. If you are tired of watching your weight yo-yo up and down and you are fully committed to making a change – then Randolph Health Choose to Lose might be the perfect fit for you.

So, what is Randolph Health Choose to Lose and what makes it different from other weight loss programs? "This program is a tailored, medical approach, where an expert clinical team creates a program based on your personal history and your goals," said Dr. Campbell. "The program includes counseling, education and, if necessary, medications that can help create lifestyle and diet modifications helping patients achieve their personal goals."

At Randolph Health Choose to Lose, after an initial assessment, the medical team in partnership with the participant, creates a customized weight reduction program. "Each program can be very different as we need to address the participant’s current health and provide tools to move them toward their goals," said Dr. Campbell. Plans might include the use of personal and/or athletic trainers, counseling with a licensed nutritionist and/or medications. Participants visit the clinic monthly where their status is reviewed, with changes and/or additions being made.

Although Randolph Health Choose to Lose is a new clinic in Randolph County, Dr. Stephen Campbell and Greta O’Buch, PA-C, are not new to providing this service. Actually they have over 20 years of experience and have seen great success. So, what does success look like?

"Success is slow and steady," said O’Buch. "With a slow and steady path, we often see that participants are more able to sustain the change and actually embrace the new lifestyle modifications. In most cases, we look for our first success measures around the 90 day mark and what we tend to see is that participants have lost between 5 to 10% of their body weight."

Of course the goal with any successful program is to have a motivated participant. "Participants have to want to lose weight and they have to follow the program," said Dr. Campbell. "We can’t make participants lose weight, but we can create a program based on their needs and goals that can give them the necessary tools and motivation to succeed."

Losing weight isn’t easy and the older you get the harder it gets. Added weight comes with increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions. If you are looking to make a personal change and are looking for the resources to help you on your journey, then Randolph Health Choose to Lose might be the right program for you.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call Randolph Health Choose to Lose at 336-625-3248.

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