Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dr. Terry Simpson - Background

Dr. Terry Simpson is known as Arizona's weight loss doctor. He resides in Phoenix, and performs lap-band (gastric band), and gastric sleeve weight loss surgeries.  In addition to his patients, his great passions are cooking, research, writing, surgery, and above all, his son.  He received his bachelors, masters, and medical degree from  The University of Chicago . He has authored a number of scientific papers, as well as books, and a several blogs.  
When not in the kitchen or researching, Dr. Terry Simpson can be found in the operating room where he sees a small, but select group of patients.  While he performs weight loss surgery, his first rule for his patients is that they make changes to their lifestyles. ”I spend more time teaching them to cook than I do operating on them." 
Dr. Simpson is deeply involved in Alaska Native affairs, currently sitting on the board of the Alaska Native Regional Medical Center, and South Central Foundation, a primary care center, where he advocates for better health care for all Alaska Natives.  The primary care center they run has won many awards,  most recently the Baldridge Award, and is often cited as an example of how primary care centers should be run (during normal hours patients can see a primary care physician within 30 minutes).

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