Bradenton Fl, January 25th 2023—Inda Mowett, MD has been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as an ABOM diplomate. Inda Mowett is one of 338 of ABOM diplomates in the state of Florida and was the first in Manatee County. ABOM diplomates are physicians who undergo rigorous training in obesity medicine and an extensive examination process to achieve this designation.
The American Board of Obesity Medicine serves the public and the field of obesity medicine by maintaining standards for assessment and credentialing physicians. Certification as an ABOM diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice of obesity medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved competency in obesity care.
Currently, there are more than 6,725 ABOM diplomates throughout the United States and Canada.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 42 percent of U.S. adults cope with obesity, which is associated with a higher risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke and other musculoskeletal and vascular problems. Obesity has been officially recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association since 2013.
In Bradenton, FL practicing urgent care medicine, Dr. Mowett saw the need of a physician supervised weight loss program in Manatee County. Dr. Mowett has had a special interest in Preventive Medicine and Healthy Aging. She believes the best way to prevent illness and premature aging is to concentrate on health and wellness. In other words – work from the inside out. In 2005, Dr. Mowett opened The Aesthetic & Wellness Center, a medical facility specializing in comprehensive medical weight loss, medical skin care services, and now medical fitness training.
Dr. Mowett is Board Certified in Family Medicine and, the first physician in Manatee County, Florida to earn her certification in Bariatric Medicine (non-surgical weight loss) by The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). She obtained her recertification in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine in 2022.