Diplomate Status In Bariatric Medicine
Louisville Center for Weight Loss
DR. STEGE, LOUISVILLE, EARNS DIPLOMATE STATUS IN BARIATRIC MEDICINE
Dr. George C. Stege III
George C. Stege, III, M.D., who practices at 1170 E. Broadway, Ste. 100, in Louisville, Kentucky, has successfully completed the requirements to earn the board certified status of Diplomate of the American Board of Bariatric Medicine (ABBM). Dr. Stege, who has a special interest in bariatric medicine (medically supervised weight control and treatment of obesity), has passed both an extensive written and oral board examination, as well as an onsite, peer-reviewed Patient Care Review to become board certified in bariatric medicine. Dr. Stege graduated from Princeton University in 1975 with a BA in physics and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1979.
The American Board of Bariatric Medicine, founded in 1970 and located in Denver, Colorado, is an independent medical specialty board responsible for certifying physicians in the field of bariatric medicine. Bariatric medicine is the medically-supervised treatment of obesity and its associated conditions. Obesity, declared a specific disease entity by the National Institutes of Health, is believed to affect more than 58 million people across the nation and has been established as a major risk factor in a number of associated health conditions including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and some cancers in both men and women. Bariatric medicine is coming into use more and more, and is documented by major insurers such as Aviva on the web, as well as the medical community and bariatric specialists' increasing roles in hospitals around the world.
Dr. Stege becomes the 274th physician to pass an ABBM onsite Patient Care Review and is the 236th physician who has earned the unique honor and designation of becoming board certified in bariatric medicine.