1. There is always hope and a solution.

    Take care of your body because you only have one. No matter how badly you may feel, there is always hope and a solution. U-turns are allowed in this situation! Start by assessing yourself - Ask, 'When did I start gaining weight?' and 'What triggered this?' There are many factors in our lives that could contribute to weight gain, including medical conditions, psychological issues, sleep problems or…Read More

  2. Officially a Bariatric Center of Excellence!

    Last week, Drs. Justin Clark and Sean Lee, owners of Anchorage Bariatrics, became verified surgeons through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), the only nationwide accreditation and quality improvement program for metabolic and bariatric surgery. Our doctors worked tirelessly alongside administrators and medical staff at Providence Alaska …Read More

  3. Drs. Clark and Lee Recognized as Verified Surgeons Through National Accreditation Program

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 27, 2018   Anchorage Bariatrics facilitates accreditation of state’s only Bariatric Center of Excellence Accreditation allows many insured Alaskans to now have bariatric surgery instate   ANCHORAGE -- Earlier this month, Justin J. Clark, M.D., founder and co-owner of Anchorage Bariatrics and director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Providence Alaska Med…Read More

  4. Finding a Weight Loss Buddy

    Are you tired of trying to motivate yourself to lose weight? It is true that there are just some things that we can do better with a buddy! Studies show that having a weight loss buddy leads to a high rate of success, but there are things to consider when choosing your partner. Your best friend is not necessarily "it." You have to be brutally honest with yourself when choosing your buddy. Here are…Read More

  5. Kat H.

    Kat H. Tour Guide At 367 pounds, Kat, a mother and grandmother, could barely make it through the day. The joint pain and fatigue from carrying around that much weight was really taking its toll, and Kat knew she needed to make a change in order to survive. “A simple trip to the grocery store would wear me out,” laments Kat. “After I got back home my knees would hurt so badly that I would hav…Read More

  6. Dorothy S.

    Dorothy S. Retired One day in 2012, Dorothy S. was at work when she suddenly passed out, dropping to the floor and nearly hitting her head in what could have been a tragic accident. Thankfully, she was OK and wound up in the emergency room with only minor injuries. While she was there, she was given the news that she had full-blown Type 2 Diabetes, a disease brought on by her weight and unhealthy …Read More

  7. Teresa C.

    Teresa C. Mom Getting healthy can be a family affair. Just ask Teresa C. who, after years of struggling with her weight, found the courage to make a change after her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. “I’ve had body image issues most of my life, dating back to high school. When I had difficulty with birthing my two children, the weight just crept on. Being a mom is stressful, and I w…Read More

  8. Kristi N.

    Kristi N. Registered Nurse Have you ever thought that no one understands how you feel about your weight? Kristi is one of those people who can relate - she’s someone who truly knows what it is like to be overweight and unhappy about it. She is also someone who had the courage to make a change and is now living her best life for it. “The summer after fourth grade, I went to stay with my grandmo…Read More

  9. Patrick J.

    Patrick J. US Air Force Veteran Imagine having to get off a crowded elevator because you caused it to be over the weight limit. Or not being able to participate in a zip line adventure on your family’s vacation to the Philippines. This is what Pat, a decorated former member of the US Air Force, was dealing with after a decade of gaining weight. Ashamed of his body, Pat would sneak away when it w…Read More

  10. Cindy M.

    Cindy M. Property Manager Cindy first heard about Dr. Clark and gastric sleeve surgery through a co-worker. “I knew I needed to do something. I was up to 250 pounds. Even going on a walk with my husband was difficult, I would get too easily winded. I had tried Weight Watchers and Tops Club, but none of the programs worked for me in the long-term. We have five grandkids and I wanted to be able to…Read More

  11. Valerie C.

    Valerie C. Artist, Stay-at-Home Mom “Growing up, I was often bigger than most of my friends. I wasn’t ‘the fat girl,’ but I always felt like I was fighting my weight - but it was a fight that never went anywhere. Things took a turn in my mid-thirties, though, when I went on medication and began treatment for high blood pressure. Everything seemed to be creeping in on me. I knew things need…Read More

  12. Sarah B.

    Sarah B. Flight Attendant Meet Sarah, a busy wife and mother of four who found herself at the end of her rope after steadily gaining 114 pounds over the course of 15 years. Like so many women, she struggled with her weight after having children. “After my kids were born, it was like my body rebelled against me. My hormones were so out of whack that I couldn’t lose any weight no matter what I t…Read More