“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 causing the illnesses that sent her to the doctor in the first place. She felt like a failure. She knew she had to do something about her weight and consulted Dr. Clark for gastric bypass surgery. From the beginning of her treatment, she noticed that her appointments with Dr. Clark were different from her other doctor appointments – Dr. Clark’s “relaxed and gentle bedside manner” made her feel at ease and confident.

Like Valerie, we are sometimes held back by the thought of being judged and scolded for what we have become. We, at Anchorage Bariatrics, believe that people come to us for help and that’s what we do – help. We understand there’s a reason for everything and that if you are willing, we can find a solution for you. All we need is your willingness to change for the better. Help us help you!

If you would like more information about how Anchorage Bariatrics can help you with a customized weight loss solution, or would like to attend a free informational seminar, please call us at 907-644-THIN.

Foods That Make You Happy: Black Beans

Black beans actually make you feel happy because they are packed with magnesium, which helps boost your happy hormones (serotonin)! Black beans are also rich in antioxidants, iron, fiber, copper, zinc and potassium.

Exercises to relieve knee pain

Calf Raises (Grab a chair or a partner!)

Stand facing the back of your chair.
Slowly raise your heels as high as you can, then lower.
Do 3 sets of 10 to 15 repetitions.