Mar 21

March Newsletter

Check out our latest Newsletter.

Mar 20

Avoid weight gain by making smart choices

The small, everyday choices you make accumulate and have a critical effect on your health and wellbeing. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight requires Making Good Choices in Your Life to Help Avoid Weight Gain. Read about it by clicking the link.

Mar 18

Considering weight-loss surgery?

Are you considering weight-loss surgery? Bariatric surgery can be a life changing, even a lifesaving tool, but only if the patient commits to long term changes in personal behavior. Read about it in “Behavioral Changes and Success in Weight Loss.”

Mar 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Have some fun, but remember that your diet includes what you drink as well as what you eat. If every day were St Patrick’s Day, this would be the effect on your yearly calorie count”: To an Irishman (or English, Welch, German, and many Americans), a ‘beer’ is a ‘pint’. According to the United States …

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Mar 15

Will insurance cover my weight-loss surgery?

Are you worried that your insurance might not cover the cost of weight loss surgery? Getting the ‘OK’ from your insurance carrier may be complicated, but our office insurance staff can help. Find out about the requirements and the process by clicking HERE.

Mar 14

How to Choose a Surgeon

If you have been told that you need surgery, or if you are considering an elective procedure, there is an important task at hand: choosing a surgeon. Even a ‘routine’ surgery like hernia repair can seem intimidating. This is something like a tax audit: it may be ‘routine’ to the auditor, but it is not …

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Mar 14

Great job to everyone on the Team

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center earns bariatric surgery accreditation

Mar 13

Vitamin Supplements after Weight-Loss Surgery

A healthy person eating a normal diet might need no vitamin supplements at all, but this is not always true after weight-loss surgery. Find out why you need vitamin supplements after some forms of weight-loss surgery by clicking the link.

Mar 10

Explore Dr. Birkedal’s Surgery Suite

The inside of a Laparoscopic Surgery Suite will amaze you! Explore Dr. Birkedal’s Facebook page and click on the link above to see what a modern surgical operating room looks like.

Mar 09

What Does Board Certification Mean?

American Board of Medical Specialties

Every doctor who is licensed to practice medicine has graduated from an accredited medical school, completed at least the minimum needed residency training requirements and passed the examinations required by the state in which he or she practices. This process takes two to three years after completing medical school, but there may be more to …

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