Welcome to Medical Weight Loss of Jupiter!

August 1st, 2016

All biscotti are on sale for $12 this month! Stock up and save $$$. 

 

May 4th, 2016

Surprise office dinner for the new college graduate!! Our office manager, Megan, graduated with honors with her Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Management! Dr. Drourr and the girls, along with Megan’s husband and mom, managed to pull off the best surprise celebration Megan has ever had!

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May 1st, 2016
$12 Product special for the month of May!!

Includes;

Protein bars, Cereal, Pancake Mix, Soup, Oatmeal, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate, Pudding, and Biscotti! Stock up and save $$ 

March 11, 2016

 New Patient Special!!!

$250.00 for 4 visits!

(a savings of over $300.00!)

(includes: 1 initial consult, body composition/health risk assessment, EKG, B12 injection, and 1 visit per week)

 (New patients only, offer cannot be combined with any other discount, promotion expires 4/1/2016)

At Medical Weight Loss of Jupiter all decisions regarding your care and progress are made with the expert knowledge of Anne Marie Wade, PA-C and Dr. Catherine Drourr a board- certified internal medicine professional who is dedicated to your safety and long term success.

 (561) 427-2237

2151 S. Alt A1A Suite 950   Jupiter, Florida 33477

www.medweightlossjupiter.com

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January 5, 2016

We are so excited to welcome back our wonderful Physician’s Assistant, Anne Marie, who has been out on maternity leave! Congratulations on your new baby and welcome back- we all missed you!!

 

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December 31, 2015

Let us help you succeed at your New Year’s resolution to lose weight !

The good news: Those of us who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain our goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions. Also, 75% of people who make their resolutions are able to keep them through the first week of the new year.

The bad news: Only 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions are able to succeed at them entirely to their satisfaction. Let’s try to raise that statistic to a higher percentage, and at the very least, help to make sure you and I are among the 8% who succeed at our resolutions this year!

Source: LIVESTRONG.COM

 

Our very own Dr. Catherine Drourr featured on Health Minute! Click below to watch her informative video on the importance of having a Bariatrician monitor your weight loss.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/60z849wetoydhp9/HEALTH%20MINUTE%20-%20BARIATRICIAN.mov?dl=0

 February 27, 2015

The following links include videos and documentaries recommended by Dr. Drourr and The American Society of Bariatric Physicians. We hope you enjoy!!

http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/

http://carbloaded.com/

http://fedupmovie.com/#/page/home

 

March 3rd, 2013

Dr. Drourr was one of the featured physicians interviewed by ESPN radio during the Honda Classic on March 3rd, 2013. Dr. Drourr was chosen by Jupiter Medical Center to address proper nutrition and obesity.

Below is the link for the featured radio interview:

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April 9th, 2013

A very big “THANK YOU” to all who attended Dr. Drourrs lecture on the “Latest news on Nutrition and Weight Loss” at Jupiter Medical Center on April 9th.

Dr. Drourr, Anne Marie and Kathy will be attending Jupiter Medical Centers Health Fair on Saturday April 27th.  Come out and join us!

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July 10th, 2013

Original article published in Florida Weekly (original print date August 18th, 2011)

The key to beating obesity: Diet, exercise and your physician

Catherine Drourr, M.D, Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Bariatric Medicine at Jupiter Medical Center

The United States is currently suffering an obesity epidemic contributing to the premature death, sickness and suffering of millions of Americans. More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese as well as one of five school children. Ten percent of children ages 2-5 are afflicted with serious weight issues.

Overweight and obese people are at an increased risk for developing serious medical conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, sleep apnea and more.

Sometimes medical intervention is required in the battle of the bulge. Bariatrics is a medical specialty that studies obesity and weight problems, including their causes, prevention and treatment. Bariatric physicians oversee overweight and obese patients with a comprehensive program of diet and nutrition, exercise, behavioral therapy, and when necessary, medications. In more severe cases, when the patient’s weight has life-threatening consequences, bariatric surgery may be the best option.

How much is too much?

Keep in mind that obesity is defined by excess body fat. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure based on height and weight. To calculate your BMI, follow the formula: BMI = (weight in pounds)2/Height2 (in inches) X 703. A normal BMI is between 19 and 24.9.

Overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25 to 29.9. Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 to 39.9. Morbid obesity is when excess weight begins to interfere with basic physiological functions such as breathing and walking. It is defined as having a BMI of 40 or greater.

For many adults, measuring a BMI doesn’t provide an accurate story of their body fat. Measuring a waist to hip ratio — or the circumference of the waist divided by the hip — can tell if you are at a higher risk of developing obesity related diseases. Your physician can easily take these measurements and I find them critical when it comes to the management of my bariatric patients.

As surprising as it may sound, you can have a normal weight but actually have so much body fat that you’re considered obese — a situation known as normal weight obesity. And normal weight obesity means you may have the same serious health risks as does someone who’s obese.

In other words, you may have a normal BMI while your body fat percentage is dangerously high. Remember, obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat — not weighing too much. So, if you’re a woman who is 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters) tall and you weigh 140 pounds (63.5 kilograms), you would have a normal BMI of 23.3. But if 42 of those pounds (19 kilograms) are fat — 30 percent — you would have normal weight obesity. I measure body fat with not just the scale, but also by waist to hip ratio and by a device called a body composition analyzer.

When is Bariatrics necessary?

Overweight or obese people may need to seek medical treatment. While traditional programs can work for some, they certainly can’t help everyone. When a patient has failed traditional programs or has numerous serious medical issues, it is important to have a physician oversee the weight loss process. This is particularly important when the patient takes insulin or heart medications.

Throughout the weight loss program, patients are provided with counseling and follow-up on proper eating habits, exercise, behavior modification and other aspects of weight loss. The bariatric physician will review with the patient any potential benefits and risks of weight loss medications that may be required. Finally, once the patient’s weight loss goal has been realized, he or she is helped with maintaining the weight loss.

We are learning more about obesity every day and this area of research, I believe, will soon give us many more tools to help people who struggle with this disease. Hopefully we will be able to prevent the onset of it as well, especially in our pediatric populations.

Developing healthy eating and exercise habits is vital to maintaining weight loss over the long term. Choosing a bariatric weight management plan may be daunting for patients, so I recommend that it is physician directed and the physician is a member of the Society of Bariatric Physicians. It’s also important to be sure that the physician has a robust maintenance program.

I also tell my patients that changing old habits is simple but never easy. But, living a healthier life is worth that gift you give yourself.

— Dr. Catherine Drourr is board certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in bariatric medicine. She is also the founder and director of Healthy Kids of Jupiter, a not- forprofit initiative to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity. Dr. Drourr is on staff at Jupiter Medical Center.