A recent study from Cornell University found that, "obesity now accounts for almost 21 % of U.S. health care costs - more than twice the previous estimates." The study also reports that "an obese person incurs medical costs that are $2,741 higher than if they were not obese. Nationwide, that translates into $190.2 billion per year, or 20.6 % of national health expenditures. Previous estimates had pegged the cost of obesity at $85.7 billion, or 9.1 % of national health expenditures." Moreover, a similar study in March 2012 from the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, reported that, "obesity [now] adds more to health care costs than smoking does."
In an effort to support physicians as they offer safe and effective weight management programs to their patients, the IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com) has developed a tool to bring trained hCG physicians and patients together: the IAPAM's hCG Diet Clinic Directory (http://www.iapam.com/aesthetic-resources/hcg-diet-clinics). The IAPAM's hCG Clinic Listing offers the most comprehensive hCG Diet Clinic listing of physicians, all of whom have been expertly trained in hCG for weight loss, by the IAPAM.
Patients seeking physicians, who have completed the IAPAM’s hCG Training, can browse the directory to find an hCG expert physician in their area. All physicians listed on the IAPAM hCG Diet Clinic Directory page have:
1. advanced training in utilizing hCG for weight loss,
2. only offer pharmaceutical grade hCG, and
3. all their hCG patients use the IAPAM’s comprehensive hCG Protocol Patient Guidebook.
Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM, and a member of the expert faculty of instructors at the IAPAM's hCG Physician Weight Loss Training, comments that, "since being showcased on the Dr. Oz Show in February 2011 and March 2012, patient demand for medically supervised hCG weight loss has exploded. We are seeing a correlating increase in physician-demand for the IAPAM's hCG training, to capture this growing market." To date, "well over 21,000 patients have successfully lost weight on hCG using the IAPAM's Exclusive hCG Protocol (http://www.hcgtraining.com), based on Dr. Simeons manuscript, Pounds and Inches, and the IAPAM's hCG training is taught by a faculty who operate hCG weight loss clinics, allowing physicians and their staff to learn from the faculty's vast experience," shares Russell.
IAPAM's hCG Training is Complete and Comprehensive
Physicians who have attended the IAPAM's full day hCG training are the best trained hCG physicians in North America. In fact, the IAPAM's hCG Training is the only medical weight loss training approved for a special medical malpractice rate for those who have attended and have been certified by the IAPAM.
For physicians interested in adding hCG for Weight Loss, please note that all of the IAPAM's hCG Medical Weight Management seminars in 2010-2012 have sold out. To register for the next session in 2012, please visit: http://www.hcgtraining.com or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.
About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine
The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:
Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 708