Marquette General Bariatric & Metabolic Institute
the Weight Management Professionals - Submit Your Question
you will find a link to an input form where you can submit
a question to Ask the Weight Management Professional.
you submit a question, you might like to check in the archive
section first, to see if your question has already been answered.
remember that Ask the Weight Management Professional can only
give generic advice. No individual diagnosis or second opinions
can be sought or offered.
the right to edit your questions to be published on-line for
space or content. It is imperative to consult your own doctor
if you are in any way concerned about your health.
- Ask the Weight Management Professional
the Weight Management Professional" provides visitors a way
to submit a question electronically, to an experienced Weight Management
Professional. We do not guarantee that a Weight Management Professional
will respond to any electronic mail that you transmit to us or that
any response will be timely. Questions of general interest may be
posted to this web site in the Archived Question Section of the
Weight Management web site. Weight Management Professionals will
not reply directly to the person who submitted the question.
IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION THAT NEEDS AN IMMEDIATE
ANSWER, YOU SHOULD CALL YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
AND IF YOU ARE CONFRONTING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, CALL 911 OR OTHER
LOCAL NUMBER USED FOR EMERGENCIES.
Before you communicate with our Weight Management Professionals,
you must read our terms of service and agree to them. By clicking
on the below button marked "Accept," you acknowledge that
you have read and are bound by the provisions below. Furthermore,
if you are not at least eighteen years old, you may not use this
This service is not intended to provide information on which anyone
should rely to diagnose or treat a medical condition or to delay
seeking medical attention about any such condition. This service
is of no value with respect to any medical condition that needs
prompt attention. If you have a question that needs an immediate
answer, you should call your physician or other medical professional
and if you are confronting a medical emergency, call 911 or other
local number used for emergencies.
Furthermore, we urge you always to seek the advice of a physician
with whom you have a doctor-patient relationship regarding any medical
condition or treatment, and you should not disregard, discount,
or delay seeking the advice of a physician because of any response
posted on this web site.
This service is intended to assist you in obtaining general weight
management information. This general weight management information
may help you to communicate more effectively and efficiently with
the treating physician and other health care professionals involved
in the diagnosis and treatment of the condition.
In responding to any electronic questions, our Weight Management
Professional is not providing health care services to any individual
and has not established a doctor-patient relationship with any individual.
The information that our Weight Management Professional may provide
you is not substitute for professional health care services provided
by or under the supervision of a physician with whom you have established
a doctor-patient relationship. The information posted on this web
site will contain only summary information on a subject and may
not reflect all recent developments or all material information
about a subject. Thorough consideration of a medical subject as
applied to your circumstances can and should only occur through
consultation by you with your physician.
You should be aware of the following regarding the status of the
information that you may include in your electronic question to
us, since these facts could affect the extent to which you are willing
to disclose information to us in your electronic question:
Because the information is not part of a "medical record,"
it will not be protected against disclosure by laws that protect
the confidentiality of medical records.
2. We use certain encryption technology to protect against any unauthorized
access to the electronic question sent to us through this service.
We cannot assure you, however, that this encryption technology will
always be effective. Although we believe that the type of encryption
technology that we use is reasonable for this type of Web site,
more powerful encryption technology is available.
3. We will have the right to include the information provided by
you in a database maintained by us. The information in this database,
however, will not include identification of any person whose individual
characteristics are the source of the aggregated information in
the database. We also may use the database in our own businesses.
More generally, by using this service, you authorize us to use any
information submitted by you in any way that we choose provided
that we do not disclose your identity to any person who is not employed
by, or under contract to provide services to, us or any entity affiliated
Information posted in response to electronic questions is provided
"AS IS". No one makes any representation or warranty about
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fitness for a particular use, non-infringement of any copyright
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we might have (whether such liability is for direct, indirect, special,
incidental, consequential, or other damages) for any such claim.
You represent that you are at least eighteen years old. You agree
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or language which is obscene, defamatory, abusive, fraudulent, or
will infringe anyone's copyright or other intellectual property
or ownership right, or will contain any virus, worm, Trojan horse,
or other material that could damage or adversely affect the operation
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and all officers, directors, and employees of Marquette General
Hospital against any liability, expenses (including without limitation
attorneys' fees) and damages arising out of any claim based on your
use of this service. We will notify you as soon as reasonably practical
of any such claim and will allow you to participate in our defense
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participation if, in Marquette General Hospital's reasonable opinion,
your participation is likely to become harmful to our interests.
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unenforceable, then any such provision shall be severable and the
other provisions shall remain valid and enforceable. We have made
no representation, warranty or other promise to you in connection
with this service other than as stated in this agreement.