You know what’s crazy? A lot of people who seek medical care end up feeling shamed by their healthcare provider because of their size. And years later, they’re likely still too afraid to talk about their weight in healthcare settings because they’re worried about how they’ll be judged. Sound familiar? Well, weight bias is actually the fourth most common way people get discriminated against in the United States—so you’re not alone. In fact, almost 43 percent of American adults categorized as overweight or obese have reported experiencing weight stigma at some point in their life. And it’s getting worse. In the past 10 years, weight bias has gone up 66 percent in the US in places like school, work, and health care. Despite these numbers, only about one percent of docs are certified in obesity medicine. So, most primary care physicians aren’t trained to treat obesity and give you the support you need. But hear us out—it doesn’t have to be this way.
Found is the first doctor-led weight care solution that addresses underlying biological factors of weight. This online weight care program has providers trained in obesity medicine, health coaches, and a supportive community hosted in an easily accessible app–it’s all right at your fingertips. Get started by taking a quick health quiz to begin your personalized weight loss treatment.
1. Found providers are trained in obesity medicine
Most health care providers get little to no training in obesity medicine. And it’s not that your doctor doesn’t want to: a study published in the journal BMC Medical Education found that in over four years of medical school, the curriculum includes only 10 hours, on average, of obesity education. And in the same study revealed that about 30 percent of the medical schools surveyed required little to no education in nutrition or behavioral interventions for obesity.
Found’s health care providers are specifically trained in obesity care. This means Found’s clinicians understand that weight is not the patient's fault, and they understand the impact weight bias has on patients, so empathy is a given at Found.
2. Found providers consider your unique biology
Depending on your genetic makeup, Found providers may prescribe weight loss medication. Found providers take factors like medical history, weight history, hormones, and sleep into account. Your provider at Found takes the guesswork out of the complicated weight puzzle by drawing on their clinical expertise and the latest obesity science to provide you with a wide range of treatment options so you know it’s right for you.
3. Found providers are with you every step of the way
Found providers listen to your weight experience—what you’ve tried, how long you’ve struggled, and your individual symptoms or health patterns. They know that obesity is a chronic, complex disease that requires a multifaceted approach. So they’re focused on partnering with you to help you find success—tracking your progress along the way. Think of it like your weight loss journey sidekick. This means that they’ll work with you to create a personalized path—that can be adjusted as you go—to meet your individual needs.
4. Found providers are in your pocket
Easily access medical consults from the Found mobile app at all the right moments along your journey. Keep tabs on your prescription, receive refill reminders, and effortlessly complete refill requests all in one place to make your weight care journey easier. No more waiting on hold or leaving the house to get in for a doctor’s appointment.
Found is among the largest medically-supported weight care clinics in the country, serving more than 200,000 members to date. To start your journey with Found, take our quiz.