Recently, the clinic has added a calculation of the body mass index (BMI) to the vital signs displayed for patients during their clinic visit. The BMI is a calculation of weight status which is based upon weight and height. Patient will notice this number being displayed on reports that they receive during their appointment. Also, patient may be asked about their diet and amount of exercise performed to coincide with an elevated BMI. It is hoped that by raising awareness of weight, obesity, poor diet and the lack of exercise advances in good health can be achieved. We continue to offer assistance with weight loss with dieticians through Sioux Falls and the MOVE program. Feel free to stop by or call to request an appointment to discuss weight loss options.
John Sneden, MD