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#4: Obesity (ft. Dr. Sajida Ahad)
Episode 419th February 2024 • Healthcare Insights • Captive Health
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Today's guest is Dr. Sajida Ahad, Bariatric Surgeon and Medical Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Health Program at Mercy in Cedar Rapids, IA. Dr. Ahad discusses obesity, including the clear definition of obesity, some of the pitfalls surrounding managing your weight, current weight loss options including new and popularized weight loss drugs on the market, and the risks and benefit surrounding bariatric surgery.

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About Dr. Tim Sagers: A family practice physician by training, Dr Sagers has spent much of his career focused on disease management, care model innovation and wellness promotion. Dr Sagers graduated from the University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine and completed his residency with the Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation. Dr Sagers is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. In addition to his 20 years of clinical practice, Dr Sagers has 10+ years’ experience with business health, employee health programming, and telehealth service provision and program development.

DISCLAIMER: The thoughts and opinions of the host and guests of this podcast are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. In addition, guests are participating in this podcast in an individual capacity and may not be representing or intending to promote the organization in which they are employed. 




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