Helpful and Educational Information

The internet is a vast treasure chest of information, especially medical information, and it’s a challenge how to choose what's best for the specific individual needs. There is also way too much social communication in healthcare and it is difficult to follow and filter information. For this reason, Dr. Thaxton has created this Helpful Information Blog to share what he feels is relevant information about your health and your issues with weight. As you can see in the column at right below, this information is organized into subject caterogies. The latest posts are always shown at the top and you can also search for information. Please check back here often for new information or to learn more about what we do, how we do it, the tools and medications we use and the subject of medical weight loss in general. The information in this section is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only.

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Don't be Fooled by Low Fat Claims

Posted on December 13, 2017
If you're trying to lose weight, you've probably been avoiding cheesecake and fries. Although this is a good start, there are many foods out there that may seem "safe" when, in fact, they are actually very high in calories or fat. The following foods are actually not as good for you as you may have thought. Continue Reading →


Posted on December 13, 2017
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Diabetes can be associated with serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications. Continue Reading →


Posted on December 13, 2017
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your body. It is needed for the body to function normally and is found in all cells of the body. Your body makes enough cholesterol for its needs. Continue Reading →

Weight Loss and Grocery Shopping

Posted on December 13, 2017
If you are like most people and you buy food, you will eventually eat it. Stocking your kitchen with healthy foods — and keeping junk food out of the house — is key to meeting your health and weight-loss goals. But navigating the grocery store when you’re trying to lose weight can seem like a losing battle. Here are some tips for grocery shopping that will help you stay on track with your health goals and stay away from unhealthy foods. Continue Reading →

What is A Bariatric Physician?

Posted on December 13, 2017
Bariatricians, or obesity medicine specialists, are physicians trained to treat the disease of obesity and its related conditions. Weight loss doctors dedicate their practice to helping people lose weight, keep weight off and recover from obesity-related illnesses like diabetes. Every medical obesity specialist must first be educated in another medical field. These physicians have backgrounds in obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, internal medicine and other specialties. Continue Reading →