Clean Eating: The Dirt on a Popular Fad

By Robert P. Montenegro, M.D. ABOM, Family Medicine and Bariatrics Setting impossible goals for ourselves can make us reach for any shortcut, even if it hurts our bodies. Motivated by health, some people are cutting out entire food groups and depriving themselves of important nutrients in the process. Clean eating is a trend with very…

Video Connects Ambulance to ER

By Zach Anderson, Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times, February 20, 2017 Technology is constantly evolving, sometimes helping provide better emergency care. Glacial Ridge Health System Emergency Services will be able to provide better emergency care with its added secure i-Pad video feed that connects the ambulance to the emergency room. Emergency Services and Training…

The Weight is Over

By Robert P. Montenegro, M.D. ABOM, Family Medicine and Bariatrics If you’ve tried diet programs before that didn’t help you lose weight or keep it off and you’re overweight or obese, a medically supervised weight loss program may be the answer for long-term weight maintenance and improved health. Being overweight or obese can help explain…

7 Principles for Successful, Maintainable Weight-Loss

Make 2017 your best year yet. Here are seven of the many principles taught in the weight loss clinic that everyone can use: Nutritional needs fall into three major categories: water, macro nutrients (calories), and micro nutrients (vitamins and minerals). Water is an essential requirement for the body. Even a small amount of dehydration (too…

Medical Weight Loss Clinic Weekly Weight Checks

“Heather weighs me every week and she is so professional and helpful! She is prompt and eager to help in any way. I am very impressed with all the staff I come in contact with each week. Everyone seems to be very customer oriented.” – Cheryl Z., Starbuck

5 Tips to Resurrect Your Weight Loss Resolution and Succeed

By Robert P. Montenegro, M.D., ABOM, Family Medicine and Bariatrics So you made a new year’s resolution to lose some extra weight… and you’ve already broken it. “The Battle of the Bulge” is one of the favorite new year resolutions. You know weight loss can help lower your blood pressure, ease your sleep apnea, and…

A Year of Losing – They Helped Me Do It On My Own

“What I like about the Medical Weight Loss Clinic is the knowledgeable staff. They do not make you feel bad if you don’t do as well as you could. I also liked the way Dr. Montenegro goes about helping you lose weight. It’s not all about calories but controlling the carbohydrates you are eating each…

Sugar is the new nicotine

Sugar comes in two types, in a wide variety of forms and flavors. With the significant health risks associated with eating and drinking too much sugar, it’s important to be sugar savvy. Board certified in Family Medicine and Bariatrics, Dr. Robert Montenegro, will give this presentation at the 5th Annual Pope County Community Expo. We…

Have a guilt-free Thanksgiving

By Robert Montenegro, M.D., ABOM; Family Medicine Physician and Bariatrician Thanksgiving comes around once a year, it is the one day that is remembered as a family day, a stuff yourself with turkey and all the fixings day, and the day that inevitably ends most diets. Let’s face it, people hate limiting or completely avoiding…

Treating Obesity: The Weight is Over

If your health care provider has talked to you about obesity, they’re not trying to make you feel bad. It’s a medical term that means “too much body fat,” and being overweight or obese can help explain some conditions you may have such as: high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, joint problems caused…