Lakeland, FL – Lilliam S. Chiques, MD, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist at Watson Clinic Main in Lakeland, recently achieved certification by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). This certification as an ABOM diplomate affirms that Dr. Chiques has achieved the highest standards of expertise in the treatment and management of obesity.
“As many as 2/3 of American adults are overweight or obese, and the condition is threatening an increasing percentage of our younger population as well,” says Dr. Chiques. “It’s crucial that we as a medical community acquire the specialized skills we need to combat this epidemic.”
Obesity is a leading risk factor for many of our most common life-threatening conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. In recent years, the understanding of this complex condition has matured, and new approaches have been formulated to effectively manage its threat. The ABOM certifies physicians who distinguish themselves in their knowledge and competency in obesity care.
Dr. Chiques received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, and completed her internship and residency at Harvard University/Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Chiques is currently accepting new patients from Watson Clinic Main at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland. Call 863-680-7190 to schedule an appointment.
About Watson Clinic LLP: As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities. First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 220 board-certified physicians representing more than 40 medical and surgical specialties. The Clinic is proud to deliver quality healthcare to every generation from our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, as well as at multiple convenient locations throughout Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at: www.WatsonClinic.com.