Kelly Wood, MD, MSPH recently received her certification from The American Board of Obesity Medicine, a Board that is dedicated to certifying physicians to prevent, treat, and reverse the disease of obesity, which is the most prevalent chronic disease in our society.

“Obesity Medicine is more about diet and exercise to lose weight. States Dr. Wood. It is treating the whole disease process and understanding the complex interworking of contributing factors that cause a person to have excess weight.  This is done to help find a lasting, permanent, solutions to obesity and making lasting changes that promote a healthy lifestyle. Many times this will involve multiple disciplines to achieve these results including a dietician, physical therapist, and psychiatric support as well as a certified medical professional.”

Dr. Kelly Wood is the Family Care Provider at Sparta Community Hospital’s Marissa Medical Clinic, located at 501 N. Borders Ave., #C in Marissa. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wood, please call 618-443-1DOC.