Biometrics Specialist

Transform Weight Loss -  - General & Bariatric Surgery

Transform Weight Loss

General & Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss located in Lynnwood, WA & Kirkland, WA

Losing weight is a process that’s unique to each person. That’s why Peter Billing, MD, FACS, a bariatric pioneer, uses biometrics as part of his analysis when he customizes your weight loss program at Transform Weight Loss in Lynnwood and Kirkland, Washington. To learn more about the relationship between biometrics and weight loss, call the office or use the online scheduler.

Biometrics Q & A

What are biometrics?

Biometrics are the unique physical and behavioral characteristics that make you who you are. They include your height, gender, fingerprints, facial expressions, hair color, voice patterns, DNA, BMI, height, and the cadence of your speech.

What is a biometric screening?

Because obesity is a multifaceted condition, Transform Weight Loss conducts biometric screenings to learn all about you, discover the probable underlying cause of your weight problem, and to help craft an individualized weight loss plan.

What does a biometric screening include?

Your comprehensive biometric health screening and evaluation includes:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood pressure
  • BMI and lean mass measurements
  • Waist circumference
  • Lipid profile
  • Fat percentage
  • Hemoglobin A1C measurements
  • Fasting glucose level
  • EKG
  • Aerobic fitness level

With your assessment in hand, Dr. Billing and his team go to work to map out your custom wellness plan to help you achieve long-lasting weight loss.

In addition to physical characteristics, the screening gives the team insight into behavioral factors, too. For instance, your sleep patterns, eating habits, and stress levels all contribute to your weight and overall health. Your biometric assessment helps single out risk factors and helps you partner with your doctor to put preventive measures in place.

What can I expect at a biometric health screening?

A biometric health screening is a great way to get a snapshot of your overall health in order to understand your current and future risks. As the team at Transform Weight Loss monitors your health markers over time, biometric screenings are their go-to tool to do so.

When you arrive for your initial appointment at Transform Weight Loss, you should plan to stay for about an hour for the comprehensive biometric assessment. Your evaluation includes the full scope of body measurement, as well as a blood draw and urine specimen.

Prior to the test, it’s important to fast for at least 8 hours. Your results are more accurate when you’re in a fasted state.

To get started with your comprehensive biometric evaluation at Transform Weight Loss in advance of bariatric surgery, call the office to book an appointment or use the online scheduling feature.