​Our medical program for the medical treatment of patients either overweight and/or in need of medical treatment in order to maintain a healthy weight as determined by a patient's body mass index was begun in our office practice located at 15150 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75248 in conjunction with a self designed website in 2002 in which we began using the Internet through our website location at www.absolutelythin.com .

We first became aware of the concept of Internet medicine in 1999 when I received an unsolicited email from the American Medical Association in which I (as well as each of the other 700,000-800,000 licensed physicians in the United States of America) was 
offered an annual subscription to a then new initiative of the American Medical Association which was developed, owned, and operated by the AMA to be called "MEDEM."
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