As an endocrinologist. board certified internist, I have treated more than 40,000 overweight patients and those with metabolic disturbances and diabetes for the past 40 years. I believe that obesity can be a serious illness with genetic and environmental routes. For many people its a lifelong problem. Identifying children and teens who are overeating or overweight and making changes to prevent adult obesity is the ideal goal.
Dr. Richard Lipman, MD is a medical weight management doctor who practices in South Miami, FL. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 51 years. Dr. Lipman is affiliated with Larkin Community Hospital.