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Weight Management

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Weight Management

Hattiesburg Clinic Weight Management provides specialized care to individuals who have an increased body mass, with the goal to improve health by addressing excess weight as a chronic disease.

Weight Management

Abnormal or excessive fat accumulation can negatively affect an individual’s health. These conditions are determined by body mass index (BMI), which is a weight-for-height index that is typically used to classify overweight or obesity in adults. A BMI greater than or equal to 25 is overweight; and a BMI greater than or equal to 30 is obese.

According to the World Health Organization:

  • Obesity has more than doubled worldwide since 1980.
  • More than 1.9 billion adults, ages 18 and up, were overweight in 2014; and 600 million of those individuals were living with obesity.
  • Worldwide, overweight and obesity are linked to more deaths than underweight.
  • In 2013, 42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese.
  • Obesity is preventable.

There are major risk factors for individuals who are considered overweight or obese. These include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Certain cancers
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (osteoarthritis)

At Weight Management, our mission is to help the individual combat excess weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, ultimately improving his or her quality of life.

Some of our services include:

  • Ongoing consultations and evaluations
  • Meal replacement programs
  • Diet and exercise recommendations
  • Referrals for physical therapy

Weight Management also offers a support group where individuals who are struggling with their weight can come together to share their stories and get help and support in their efforts to be a healthier version of themselves.

Pathways to Improving Your Health

Hattiesburg Clinic Weight Management will provide healthy tips and information each month. To be notified of an update via text message, opt in by texting the word WEIGHT to 57711.


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“I believe obesity isn’t just a problem. It’s a disease that warrants serious evidence-based treatments. Nutritional and physical activity guidance. Intensive behavioral counseling. Drug therapy. And surgery. I agree to learn more and help more. I treat obesity seriously.”
– Quote taken from www.TreatObesitySeriously.org



(601) 261-1560


Weight Management
6813 Highway 98 West
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.