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Valley Diabetes & Obesity Joins National Obesity Care Week 2019

Access to Care Week

Today, more than 93 million adult Americans are living with obesity. Many do not know obesity is a disease and that their healthcare provider can help them with weight-loss and maintenance. Others do not have insurance coverage to help them pay for these healthcare options.

Valley Diabetes & Obesity  is a proud Champion of National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) and believes that everyone should have access to obesity care that is not limited by a person’s size, weight or economic status. Having access to obesity care can lead to a more successful weight management journey.

The 5th Annual National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) takes place September 15th to 21st, and aims to improve access to comprehensive obesity care for everyone affected by obesity. Valley Diabetes & Obesity is proud to join the Campaign, which was founded by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), The Obesity Society (TOS) and Strategies to Overcome and Prevent Obesity Alliance (STOP).

Dr Gopika Gangupantula strongly believes that:

We need more voices – your voice – to reach our goal improving access to care. You can join us and pledge your support for access to care without barriers!

Additional information about National Obesity Care Week and ways to take ACTION, including information and resources, is available on

Mark your calendars, and join us in recognizing National Obesity Care Week, September 15th to 21st, 2019.

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Dr Gopika Gangupantula Dr. Gopika Gangupantula, MD, FAAFP is a Board-Certified Family Physician, Diabetes Obesity Specialist, and Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians. She has also received Fellowship training in diabetes to provide the utmost support for each patient. If you need help managing your Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes, please contact our clinic at http:/ or call us at (209) 497-4677. We are open Monday-Friday, 9AM – 6PM.

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