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- What is Medical Weight Loss at AMA?
Medical weight loss at AMA is a unique approach to weight loss that is very different from what you might see at big-name weight loss clinics. As a medical weight loss provider, I do not believe in restrictive diets, pre-packaged meal kits, or strenuous workout schedules. Rather, I believe that it is important to take the time to get to know my patients, make sure I understand them and their unique history. I make sure that all of my patients feel seen, heard, and valued. You won’t find blame or shame here. Lasting, lifelong changes in weight take time and incorporate many different factors in a patient’s life. This holistic approach to medical weight loss ensures that I address all of the many reasons that caused the unwanted weight gain. I talk with patients about their unique environmental factors, health conditions, genetics, sleep, and mental health. We discuss food intake and activity levels to determine energy consumed and energy spent. The time it takes to understand a patient’s full history is so necessary because then I can create a unique weight loss plan. I know that patients have often tried many avenues for their weight loss and have ended up feeling unsupported, frustrated, even defeated. Weight loss is deeply personal and emotional, and the social stigma associated with being overweight can lead to years of judgment, shame, blame, and accompanying self-isolation. My goal as a medical weight loss provider is to recognize your struggles, celebrate your successes, and help educate you on how to create lasting positive change in your life. One thing that separates AMA’s medical weight loss from other types of weight loss is the incorporation of medications and mental health care. I have the ability to address the underlying factors associated with weight gain, including hormones, food processing disorders, or genetic conditions. I will meet with you regularly to see how you are progressing, make any needed adjustments to medications, and provide ongoing patient education. We also have in-house mental health providers who can provide ongoing support. Book an appointment today to start your medical weight loss journey.
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- About | American Medical Associates
About Our practice would not be the successful, welcoming environment that we strive for if it weren’t for our hardworking and dedicated staff members. Our Team Javid Farooqi Chief Operating Officer Raheel Khawaja Clinical Manager Mary “Missy” Galinas Billing Manager Jazmin Cervantes Front Desk Manager - Bilingual Nancy Garcia Billing Coordinator Nisha Henderson Medical Assistant Training Manager Haley Fontaine Front Desk Receptionist Sharmane Solomon Referral Coordinator Misty Gonzales Medical Assistant Supervisor - MHD Deanna Helgason Registered Nurse Stacy Hernandez CCM Coordinator Bonnie Fonner HR Manager Zach Rizzo Software Engineer Manager Traniece Greer Medical Assistant Liliana Arellano Front Desk Receptionist - Bilingual Aaron Hughes Inventory Management Specialist Mikel Warner Medical Assistant - MHD Shannon Lawrence Medical Assistant Chandler Lindsey Garcia Office Manager Alex Lerma Medical Assistant-Bilingual Andrea Cervantes Medical Assistant - Bilingual Yobanna Ortiz Front Desk Receptionist Bilingual Maricopa Our Story Dr. Ehreema Nadir is a highly experienced Primary Care Provider with over 15 years of practice in the East Valley. She co-founded American Medical Associates (AMA) in 2012, which has grown from a single-patient clinic to a multi-specialty healthcare center offering comprehensive services. The clinic prioritizes the care of geriatric patients and those with chronic health conditions, with a focus on preventative medicine and holistic health, taking into account the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of patients. As a full-time hospitalist, Dr. Nadir is on the front line of medical issues in the community, providing her providers with diverse healthcare experience.
- Careers | American Medical Associates
Back Office Assistant GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Performs administrative duties including verification of medical benefits in order to process prior authorizations, provides back up assistance with specialist referrals, properly routes incoming faxes, as well as answers telephone calls and retrieves voicemail messages. • Contacts insurance companies to ensure verification of benefits and prior authorization and/or specialist referral approval requirements are met. • Process faxes and voicemail messages by creating telephone encounters and sending these to the appropriate recipients. • Assist with answering telephones. • Other clerical tasks as needed. • Support back office as a Medical Assistant on an as-needed basis. Duties/Responsibilities: • Contacts insurance companies to ensure verification of benefits and prior authorization and/or specialist referral approval requirements are met. • Process faxes and voicemail messages by creating telephone encounters and sending these to the appropriate recipients. • Assist with answering telephones. • Other clerical tasks as needed. • Support back office as a Medical Assistant on an as-needed basis. • Maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to all HIPAA guidelines and regulations. • Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Skills: • Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly. • Communication – Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. • Computer Skills – Proficient ability to use a computer and electronic medical record. • Confidentiality – Maintain patient, team member and employer confidentiality. Comply with all HIPAA regulations. • Customer Service Oriented – Friendly, cheerful and helpful to patients and others. Ability to meet patients and others needs while following office policies and procedures. • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task. • Flexibility – Ability to adapt easily to changing conditions and work responsibilities. • Multi Task – Ability to handle more than one task at the same time. • Positivity – Display a positive attitude and is a positive agent for change. • Teamwork – Work as part of a team and collaborate with co-workers. • Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations. Education/ Experience: • High school diploma or equivalent required. • Completion of a medical assisting course preferred but not required. • Two years of relevant experience preferred. • Strong customer service focus. • Effective verbal and written communication skills. • Teamwork oriented. • Organized and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. • Good judgment. • Resourcefulness in problem solving. • Able to take and follow through with delegated tasks and accountability. Benefits: Job Summary: After successful completion of a 90-day probationary period, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as an opportunity to accrue sick and paid time off will be offered. Job Type: Full-time/Part-time Pay: $17.00 per hour JOB CLOSING DATE: May 27, 2023 x Apply Online
- Weight Loss | American Medical Associates
At American Medical Associates, one of our main objectives is to support individuals in achieving their weight loss goals. If you're looking to lose weight in a safe and effective way, then you've come to the right place. We specialize in weight loss medical management, which means we use medical techniques to help our patients achieve their weight loss goals. In this blog post, we'll share some of the top reasons why you should consider visiting our clinic for your weight loss journey. Weight Loss SCHEDULE WEIGHT LOSS APPOINTMENT Bailey attended PA school at AT Still University, where she graduated in 2001. After a few years in pediatric and adolescent medicine, she moved to Family Practice. She is also on the Arizona State Board of Physician Assistants Student Outreach Committee. Bailey is committed to continuing education and is a distinguished fellow with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, as well as a recognized clinical preceptor for the AAPA. Bailey continued to further her professional knowledge in support of her patients by becoming a Certified Obesity Medicine Specialist with the AAPA Bailey enjoys all aspects of acute and chronic family practice, including women’s health, chronic conditions, metabolic syndromes, overweight and obesity medicine, to name a few. She is passionate about helping people meet their health and wellness goals Bailey spends her free time with her family, gardening, being active outdoors, crafting, and building with power tools. She loves new experiences, adventures, traveling, and seeing new places and cultures. Bailey Freed , PA-C Personalized Treatment Plans At our clinic, we understand that every patient is unique and has different weight loss goals. That's why we create personalized treatment plans that are tailored to your specific needs. Our team of medical professionals will work with you to create a plan that takes into account your health history, lifestyle, and weight loss goals. This personalized approach ensures that you receive the right treatment for your body, which leads to better results. Our Approach At our practice, we understand the importance of a comprehensive approach to weight loss that considers the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various weight-related health conditions. Our team of experienced weight loss specialists and healthcare professionals are constantly up-to-date with the latest advancements and technologies in the field of weight management, to provide our patients with the highest quality of care. We believe in a holistic approach to weight loss that takes into account the physical, emotional, and social well-being of our patients. Our commitment to growth in the field of weight loss has allowed us to offer a wide range of services that cater to the unique needs of our patients. From routine weight checks to complex weight loss procedures, we are dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of all those who entrust us with their care. Comprehensive Approach At our clinic, we take a comprehensive approach to weight loss. We don't just focus on one aspect of weight loss, such as diet or exercise. Instead, we take a holistic approach that addresses all aspects of your health and lifestyle. This includes nutrition counseling, exercise planning, behavior modification counseling, and medical interventions when necessary. By taking a comprehensive approach, we ensure that you receive the best possible care and achieve lasting results. Proven Results Our weight loss medical management approach has been shown to be highly effective in achieving weight loss goals. Many of our patients have successfully lost weight and improved their overall health under our care. Our team is committed to helping you achieve the same success, and we'll work with you every step of the way to ensure that you reach your goals. If you're looking for a safe and effective way to lose weight, our clinic is the right choice for you. With our personalized treatment plans, professional guidance and support, medical supervision, comprehensive approach, and proven results, we're confident that we can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Schedule a consultation with Bailey Freed DMSc, PA-C and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you. Medical Supervision One of the biggest advantages of weight loss medical management is that it's done under the supervision of medical professionals. This means that you can be confident that your weight loss plan is safe and effective. Our team of medical professionals will monitor your progress and make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed to ensure that you're achieving your weight loss goals in a healthy way. Professional Guidance and Support Losing weight can be a challenging process, and it's easy to get discouraged if you're not seeing the results you want. That's where our team comes in. We provide professional guidance and support throughout your weight loss journey. Our team of experts is here to answer any questions you have and provide you with the motivation and encouragement you need to stay on track. Semaglutide: The Latest Breakthrough in Weight Loss Treatment At our clinic, we understand that every patient is unique and has different weight loss goals. That's why we create personalized treatment plans that are tailored to your specific needs. Our team of medical professionals will work with you to create a plan that takes into account your health history, lifestyle, and weight loss goals. This personalized approach ensures that you receive the right treatment for your body, which leads to better results. Is Semaglutide Right for You? Semaglutide is not a magic pill, and it's not suitable for everyone. It's important to speak with your healthcare provider to determine if semaglutide is the right choice for you. Semaglutide is a prescription medication that is typically used in combination with diet and exercise to achieve weight loss. Like any medication, semaglutide can have side effects, including nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. It's important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions carefully and report any side effects immediately. Semaglutide is a promising new treatment for obesity that can help you achieve your weight loss goals. It works by reducing appetite, increasing feelings of fullness, and slowing down digestion, which can all contribute to weight loss. If you're struggling to lose weight on your own, make an appointment with Bailey Freed DMSc, PA-C to determine if semaglutide is the right choice for you. What is Styku? The Styku machine is a state-of-the-art tool that uses 3D imaging technology to provide an accurate analysis of your body composition. This includes measurements of body fat percentage, lean muscle mass, and other vital health metrics. By providing a detailed analysis of your body composition, we can better understand your unique health needs and develop a customized plan to help you achieve your goals. Personalized Fitness and Nutrition Planning Once we have a complete understanding of your body composition, we can create a personalized fitness and nutrition plan that is tailored to your individual needs. This includes recommendations for exercise, dietary changes, and other lifestyle modifications that will help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. With the help of our Styku machine, we can create a plan that is specifically designed to work for you and your body. See Progress With Exact M easurements We are excited to offer a revolutionary technology, the Styku machine, which allows us to provide our patients with a comprehensive evaluation of their body composition. Why should you consider visiting our clinic and being evaluated with our Styku machine? Cutting-Edge Technology One of the biggest challenges of achieving weight loss and fitness goals is staying motivated and accountable. Our Styku machine provides regular updates on your body composition, which can serve as a powerful motivator to help you stay on track. In addition, our team of medical professionals is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to achieve your goals. If you're looking to achieve your weight loss, fitness goals, and overall wellness, our clinic is the right choice for you. Our Styku machine provides a comprehensive analysis of your body composition, which allows us to create a personalized plan that is tailored to your individual needs. With the help of our team of medical professionals and cutting-edge technology, we're confident that we can help you achieve your goals and improve your overall health and wellbeing. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you. What is Semaglutide? Semaglutide is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. It works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called GLP-1, which is naturally produced by the body. GLP-1 helps regulate blood sugar levels and promotes feelings of fullness and satiety, which can help reduce food intake and promote weight loss. How Does Semaglutide Help with Weight Loss? Semaglutide has been shown to be highly effective for weight loss in clinical trials. In a recent study, participants who took semaglutide lost an average of 15% of their body weight over a period of 68 weeks, compared to just 2.4% in the placebo group. Semaglutide works by reducing appetite, increasing feelings of fullness, and slowing down digestion, which can all contribute to weight loss. In addition to its weight loss benefits, semaglutide has also been shown to have other health benefits. It can help improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, and improve overall quality of life. Personalized Fitness and Nutrition Planning Once we have a complete understanding of your body composition, we can create a personalized fitness and nutrition plan that is tailored to your individual needs. This includes recommendations for exercise, dietary changes, and other lifestyle modifications that will help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. With the help of our Styku machine, we can create a plan that is specifically designed to work for you and your body. Motivation and Accountability One of the biggest challenges of achieving weight loss and fitness goals is staying motivated and accountable. Our Styku machine provides regular updates on your body composition, which can serve as a powerful motivator to help you stay on track. In addition, our team of medical professionals is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to achieve your goals.