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Dr. William A Rizk 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. William A Rizk has the following 1 expertise
- Gastric Bypass (Gastrojejunostomy)
Dr. William A Rizk is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr Risk was prompt but after getting done dr I was scheduled for the nutrionist who had someone in her office that was late or not scheduled and we sat and waited and waited 50 mins... Not real happy. Messed up my plans and skipped appt w nurse which was paid for as had to get going. They should not have taken the lady that was late. I was required to make a $500 deposit even though I explained my deductible was very close to paid, under $50. Was $20 upon final bill, got refund after asking twice.
Patients' Choice Award (2014)
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24 Years Experience
Sanford School Of Medicine The University Of South Dakota
Graduated in 1994
Central Iowa Health System
Dr. William A Rizk accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry IA PPO
- Coventry NE PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Medica Choice
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
- Wellmark Alliance Select
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