Dr. Richard Younge is a family physician at the Herman "Denny" Farrell, Jr., Community Health Center in Washington Heights where he treats patients of all ages and backgrounds. (http://www.nyp.org/services/acn_morgan_practice.html)
Q: What are healthy ranges for you BMI?
A: Body Mass Index (BMI) is the ratio or comparison between a person's height and their weight. There are some calculators online, I carry one around in my personal digital assistant because it's too hard to do in your head. People with a BMI of over 30 are really at much higher risk for complications of obesity. For people with a BMI of between 25-30 we would consider them overweight and try to counsel them to try to get it down below 25.
Read more from Dr. Younge by clicking the links below:
- Family medicine
- Screening for blood pressure
- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test
- Success story handling challenges
- Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
- Blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar - Part I
- Blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar - Part II
- Screening for cholesterol
- Annual checkups
- Dr. Younge's ideas about healthcare
- Addressing different patients' needs