Bariatric

 

At Tarter Family Medicine, we offer a variety of patient centered bariatric services. We believe no two individuals are alike and your weight loss journey shouldn’t be either.

 

Lap Band Aftercare

 

Having difficulty finding someone to manage your aftercare because it was done out of state? Look no further, we are happy to help you with your journey. We will adjust a lap band no matter where and when it was placed. You do not have to be a primary care patient here to obtain lap band services. Dr. Tarter has been trained by Allergan and signed off by a lap band surgeon to provide lap band aftercare in the form of counseling, treatment of common complications and lap band adjustments. Click here for lap band tools to help with your journey.

 

Bariatric Surgery Clearance and Aftercare

 

If you qualify for bariatric surgery by meeting NIH criteria, we can help you complete all pre-op requirements including the letter of medical necessity that is often needed to obtain insurance authorization for surgery. Having difficulty finding someone to monitor your post weight loss surgery journey because it was done out of state? We are happy to help by providing laboratory and nutrition monitoring, management of common complications and communication with your original surgeon for optimal outcomes for you. You do not have to be a primary care patient here to obtain bariatric after care. Click here for links to bariatric support.

 

Whole Foods Plant Based Eating

 

The latest nutritional evidence regarding disease prevention and treatment is a whole foods plant based diet. If you are interested in transitioning to a whole foods plant based diet you can meet with one of your providers for nutrition counseling and resources to help you on this journey. Many patients have been able to stop all medications completely as their chronic conditions go into remission on this diet and others have been able to feel their best and meet their weight goals for the first time. The evidence to support this type of eating is overwhelming. Ninety percent of all disease can be cured or prevented on a whole foods plant based diet. Click here for resources to start your plant based transition.