Doctor Oz introduced us to a 700 Pound Woman named Colleen Williams in his first segment today (here is the recap in case you missed it: 700 Lb Woman Colleen Williams). Then Dr Oz continued to take the first steps with Colleen on her way to getting healthy. She went for medical tests for the first time in 15 years to the Arizona Weight Loss Solutions Clinic, met her mentor Ruby Gettinger, received help from eating addiction specialist Kim Lipsman and got a full year membership with a personal trainer at Valley Total Fitness.
Dr Oz: Arizona Weight Loss Solutions Clinic
Dr Oz took Colleen Williams to the Arizona Weight Loss Solutions Clinic to meet with a whole team of specialists. Dr Steven Simon and Dr John Houston, specialists in morbid obesity, were the first to meet with Colleen and told her that she would need nutritional training and then someone to check to make sure she is applying it to her daily living. Next, Nancy DeLuca, a dietitian, said that one reason obese individuals feel hungry is because they are overweight but undernourished, which triggers you to eat. Then Colleen met with Kevin Olen, a psychologist, who told her that her relationship with food must shift so that she only uses food for nutrition and to live.
Dr Oz: Biophysical 250 Blood Test
Perhaps the most emotional part of the entire show was watching Colleen Williams struggle over the idea of having blood drawn, which would really give the doctors a good idea of what is going on inside of her. Dr Oz explained to her that with the Biophysical 250 blood test, it is just one needle stick and they draw all the blood that they need to do 250 different tests. Colleen was crying and nearly hysterical because she was scared and anxiety and panic was overriding anything her brain was trying to tell her. Dr Oz asked her to trust him and to say that she wants the needle stuck into her skin and blood drawn so that she can get help. Eventually Colleen overcame her fear and they drew quite a few tubes of blood. Dr Oz said that this was the biggest transformation from a needle stick that he has ever seen in his life.
Dr Oz: Colleen Williams Truth Tube
Dr Oz shared with Colleen some of her medical test results from being at the Arizona Weight Loss Solutions clinic.