1. Why Weight Management is Your Best Defense Against Diabetes

    Did you know that about 90% of people living with Type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity? Type 1 diabetes is due to the body's inability to make insulin; type 2 diabetes is due to the body's inability to react properly to insulin. Type 2 diabetes is more prevalent than type 1 diabetes and tends to be diagnosed in adulthood. What's the relation between weight and diabetes? Overweight or obe…Read More

  2. Saving Money & Focusing on Health with Aetna

    Anchorage Bariatrics, Alaska’s leading bariatric clinic, announced that we have entered into an in-network contract with Aetna, one of Alaska’s - and the nation’s - largest health insurance providers. Effective February 1, Alaskans covered by Aetna insurance could see a significant reduction in out-of-pocket costs when receiving care at Anchorage Bariatrics. “We are pleased to make thing…Read More

  3. We are now in-network with Aetna!

    We are pleased to announce that we are now "in-network" with Aetna, one of Alaska’s - and the nation’s - largest health insurance providers. Effective February 1, Alaskans covered by Aetna insurance could see a significant reduction in out-of-pocket costs when receiving care at Anchorage Bariatrics. “We are pleased to make things a little easier for Alaskans who are struggling to lose excess…Read More

  4. Invest In Yourself And Be The Best You Can Be

    In your list of priorities, where do you fall? Are you first or last? Are you even there? Often, we put ourselves last because we think "I can wait," but as life happens that list just gets longer and longer until "you" fall off the bottom. Don't let that happen. Like Warren Buffet said, "The best investment you will ever make is in yourself." Think about it, if you don't invest in yourself and …Read More

  5. Achieving Goals: Start Small & Succeed!

    It's the third week of 2019 and it's the third week we're fulfilling our New Year's resolutions! Totally forgot about it? Yup, that's normal, especially with all the post-holiday cleaning and preparing to go back to our normal routines. But now that you remember, it's a good time to re-start! You might get anxious looking at your list but don't stress yourself out about it. Start small. If you su…Read More

  6. Fulfill Your Well-Being New Year’s Resolution

    Our next Support Group is TONIGHT! Wednesday, January 2 and the topic is Your Fitness Journey presented by Anthony Baynard of Body Renew. Support groups are FREE and open to everyone! The meeting will be from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM in the Willow Room (adjacent to the cafeteria) at Providence Hospital. Click here to register! Bet you have a New Year's Resolution! It's a new year, a new beginning…Read More

  7. Don’t Stress Out Over The Holidays!!

    The holidays are here again and it's the season of fun and merriment. It's also the season of parties, reunions, preparations and clean-ups. There's a lot to do during this time of the year and it could get REALLLLLY overwhelming. Now, don't do that - don't stress over the holidays because stressing is just bad (best word to describe it). First of all, stress and weight-gain are best friends (b…Read More

  8. Want to get bariatric surgery but worried about the cost?

    Want to get bariatric surgery but worried about the cost? Don't worry just yet (worrying can add to your weight!). Try researching first. Do you really need surgery? Consulting with your family doctor or attending one of our free informational sessions are great places to start. If the answer is yes, research more on what procedure is recommended for you and the average cost of that procedure. Our…Read More

  9. Thanksgiving

    Can slim, fit and happy really be in a single sentence especially this Thanksgiving? Absolutely! There really are ways to be slim, fit and happy this week! We've got a few suggestions so you can enjoy Thanksgiving without falling too far from what you've been working on weight-loss wise: Don't stress on it. Cortisol alert! Remember stress makes you want to eat more! Enjoy the moment and the compan…Read More

  10. Forbes Bariatric Article

    Extensive research has proven that lifestyle changes and proactive follow-up care make a big difference for bariatric patients. Surgery is only the first step and what comes next is just as important, both in the short- and long-term. At Anchorage Bariatrics, we believe in supporting our patients all the way through their weight loss journey and beyond. This support comes in the forms of twice mon…Read More

  11. He did it, so can you!!

    “If you’re considering a weight loss surgery, don’t be nervous,” shares Jabiel, our latest Success Story participant. “Listen to Dr. Clark, he’s got all the information. The Anchorage Bariatrics system is easy to follow; they have a really good program and educate patients very well. Just do everything they say and the weight will disappear. No need to go anywhere else!” ~Jabiel C. H…Read More

  12. Why consulting a human expert is better than consulting Google

    Information today (we think) is at the tip of our fingers. Want to know something? Google it. Want to exercise? Search for an exercise routine on Youtube - you'll find everything from yoga to extreme sports. Diet? Google has it all. But does it work? Not always because Google doesn't have the first-hand human experience. It's written or uploaded by experts, but they're not exactly tailored for you…Read More