Puentes Medical Consultants is a comprehensive weight loss management and mental health care provider in San Antonio, Texas, and St. Petersburg, Florida. With board certification in psychiatric mental health, Bobbi Bridges, AGACNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, has worked with many adults, helping them address their mental health conditions and develop the skills they need to lead a fulfilling life.
Bobbi completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas Arlington. She then went on to complete her graduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. with critical care internships at Baylor Medical Center Dallas and Trauma Critical Care Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center San Antonio.
The team at Puentes Medical Consultants opens the door to weight loss management and mental health care, offering access to their therapeutic services through telemedicine.
While obesity is primarily a physical condition resulting from an imbalance between caloric intake and energy expenditure, research has increasingly shown that there is a strong link between obesity and mental health disorders. For example, depression, anxiety, and stress can contribute to weight gain and difficulty losing weight, which can lead to negative self-image, low self-esteem, and a decreased quality of life.
Other mental health conditions, such as binge-eating disorder and night eating syndrome, can also contribute to obesity. These disorders are characterized by recurrent episodes of overeating and lack of control over eating behavior. Treatment for obesity as a mental health disorder may involve identifying the underlying factors that contribute to overeating, such as emotional triggers, negative self-talk, and low self-esteem. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common approach used to develop healthier coping strategies and behaviors around food and emotional regulation. Other treatments, such as medication may also be used in conjunction with therapy for obesity.
Some insurance plans are accepted for mental health care however, weight loss management is through membership pricing only. We can provide documents to you for direct insurance reimbursement and you can use HSA and FSA funds for your monthly membership costs.
People throughout Florida and Texas use telemedicine to seek holistic care for their mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Puentes Medical Consultants often diagnose and treat clients with anxiety, depression and sleep disorders.
Bobbi also specializes in working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). She understands the challenges facing this large group of disorders and aims to provide care and improve quality of life for the individual.
To learn more about the exceptional care Puentes Medical Consultants provides, call the office or use the online booking feature to request a telemedicine appointment.