Health problems related to obesity are a growing concern for health care providers. From diabetes to obesity-related cancers, those excess pounds can cause real trouble.
If you’re serious about losing weight, UT Health San Antonio has several programs that can help. The Employee Health and Wellness Center, located in the School of Nursing, offers a wide range of services, including nutrition counseling for diabetic management and nutrition counseling for weight management. (A referral is needed to see a nutritionist.) Many other wellness initiatives, such as lunch and learn talks and fitness challenges, are held year-round for faculty and staff.
UT employees receive discounts on copays and other services. There are parking spaces reserved for patients in Lot 5 near the nursing school. Call 210-567-2788 for information and appointments.
UT Health Physicians, the university’s clinical practice, offers many surgical and non-surgical weight loss options. UT Health physicians have performed bariatric surgery since the 1980s, making our highly experienced providers the providers of choice in San Antonio and South Texas.
UT Health Physicians also offers a monthly support group to help you reach your short- and long-term weight loss goals. The meetings are free and are for those who may be considering weight-loss surgery. Group members want to lose pounds and live a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
The weight loss support group meets at 6 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month in Conference Room B, Medical Arts & Research Center, 8300 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, 78261. If you have questions about the support group, call 210-438-8446.
Obesity is also the leading cause of diabetes. UT Health Physicians offers complete diabetes care with a dedicated practice at the Medical Arts & Research Center. Call 210-450-9050 to make an appointment.