1. You’re not the only one who feels that way

    "Dr. Clark was uncommonly kind and nonjudgmental every step of the way. He is so mellow and accepting and he offers you solid routines for how to adjust to your new life. You never have anything to be ashamed of when you’re in his care." ~Valerie C. Like many other people, Valerie was terrified of doctor appointments because she had bad experiences in the past - mostly because her weight was cau…Read More

  2. Stuck between Y.O.L.O. and your weight loss plan?

    Do you find yourself yo-yo dieting and wondering why? It may be because you were not completely mentally prepared. You probably started very serious with your weight loss and diet, but possibly tired of it and didn't see immediate results - so you just throw your hands up and yell YOLO (you only live once)! If you tell yourself YOLO every now and again, then you are not mentally prepared! Okay, so…Read More

  3. You’ve got to see it to believe it!

    The phrase "to see is to believe" is very popular among people who have doubts. The effectiveness of bariatric surgery is one of those things that a lot of people happen to doubt... Let us introduce you to Russel F. He is one of our success stories and someone who "saw and believed." He saw others achieve success with bariatric surgery which inspired him to learn more and later have surgery himsel…Read More

  4. What we REALLY think when a patient walks in to our clinic

    Have you ever decided that you're going to do something about your weight, but did not see it through? You have the time, you have the motivation, but then just decided not do it? That is perfectly normal. It's a big decision. One of the biggest reasons why we tend to step backward is our fear that we're going to be judged. It's like stage fright. At Anchorage Bariatrics, we understand that and we…Read More

  5. Old School Journal Writing as a Weight Loss Strategy

    Write it down. While it's not very common these days to use a pen and a paper, hand writing things really does work when you're trying to accomplish a goal. There's a psychology to it. That is why we have our patients keep food journals. Try it out with your personal weight loss journey. So, what do you write in that journal? Start with where you are now along your weight loss journey. Are you jus…Read More

  6. Little things to prevent weight gain

    Too busy to do something big for losing weight? There's no magic for that, but there are some things that you can do to help you not gain more. Simple tweaks in your daily life that would not exactly give you the results of a complete workout or diet, but would help you maintain your current weight or make small losses: Chew more. Take smaller bites. Eating fast will make you gain more weight beca…Read More

  7. “Is this the best I can do?”

    "Before my surgery, I couldn’t even walk 150 yards. I couldn’t do anything with my children. Now I’m walking 2-3 miles a day, climbing 12-15 flights of stairs. I have a lot more energy and I’m a lot happier." ~Russell F. Every person at some point is curious, "Is this the best I can do?" Why do we ask? Because we know we have limits, but there are some limits that we can extend. Take Russe…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Medical issues that cause weight gain

    Sarah is sharing her story to help dispel the myth that bariatric surgery is for lazy people who want the easy way out. “Obese people are real people with real issues; sometimes their weight problems are rooted in a medical condition. People think that bariatric surgery is a quick-fix so you can continue to eat mashed potatoes and watch TV all day. That’s not the case. If you are serious about…Read More