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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.

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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) 296-2833


6414 Hwy 98 W, Suite 120

Hattiesburg, MS 39402


Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:00 am – 12:00 pm