The principal objective of Gerfin Medical Group is successful weight loss. However, even more important from a medical perspective, is the cessation of smoking. We encourage everyone, including our patients, to stop smoking at the earliest time. The list of benefits is lengthy, however the six most important are a significant reduction of risk and/or prevention of the following:
1) Blood clots of the legs eventuating in a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs)
2) Severe atherosclerotic narrowing of leg arteries resulting in amputation.
3) Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
5) Emphysema (COPD)
6) Lung and mouth cancer
Gerfin Medical Group or your personal physician can assist you in making this needed change.
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