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Dr. Lee A Schmitt has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
Dr. Lee A Schmitt has the following 3 expertise
- Gastric Bypass (Gastrojejunostomy)
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Lee A Schmitt has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Lee A Schmitt is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. Schmitt performed my Gastric Bypass surgery. I am so happy I researched his experience and expertise. The most important thing everyone should do prior to their surgery is to find out how many surgeries your Dr. has performed. Not only is he ranked the top in Alabama but is on the United States listing . He is kind and cares. He is the best. I love my Doctor
Dr. Schmitt is great! He explained my surgery and answered all my questions. He and his staff are very professional. I had weight loss surgery 3 years ago and have lost a total of 150 pounds! My surgery went well. I have had no problems. In fact I was able to come off all my diabetic medication immediately after surgery. I feel better than I have ever felt. I appreciated the way he answered all of my questions before my surgery. He made me feel very confident that I was doing the right thing by having gastric bypass surgery.
Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
28 Years Experience
University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1990
University Of Alabama Hospital
Dr. Lee A Schmitt accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- BCBS AL PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsAlabama Weight Loss Surgery, 52 Medical Park Dr E Ste 307, Birmingham, AL
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