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Can social workers help me lose weight?

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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Maybe

Peer pressure can help, that is why some commercial programs work.
If they can motivate you and keep you on track sure. Social workers are not designed to help in weight loss that i know of.

In brief: Maybe

Peer pressure can help, that is why some commercial programs work.
If they can motivate you and keep you on track sure. Social workers are not designed to help in weight loss that i know of.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Dr. Emil Shakov
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe, maybe not

Social workers can help a person get access to a primary care doctor, who can then evaluate and treat obesity, plus make referrals to dieticians and weight-loss programs.
Treatment is also available for depression and other stress-related disorders that lead to overeating. On the other hand, social workers also help people enroll in wic and food stamp programs, which will increase caloric intake.

In brief: Maybe, maybe not

Social workers can help a person get access to a primary care doctor, who can then evaluate and treat obesity, plus make referrals to dieticians and weight-loss programs.
Treatment is also available for depression and other stress-related disorders that lead to overeating. On the other hand, social workers also help people enroll in wic and food stamp programs, which will increase caloric intake.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
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