Dr. Joy Collins MD

  • Bariatric Medicine Philadelphia, PA

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About

Dr. Joy Collins, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. She has 12 years of experience. Her specialties include Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Joy Collins has the following 1 specialty and 2 board certifications.

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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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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