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Dr. John Olsofka MD

  • Bariatric Medicine New Albany, IN

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About

Dr. John Olsofka, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New Albany, IN. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Olsofka is affiliated with Sts Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. He speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. John Olsofka has the following 1 area of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.

Bariatric Medicine

Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.

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Ashley M Lankford MD

2125 State St
New Albany, IN 47150

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