Physician-Supervised Weight Loss Program Helps Patients Lose One Million Pounds

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While obesity rates reach historically high levels in the United States, Medi-Weightloss Clinics® helps patients lose weight and become healthy. Medi-Weightloss Clinics® patients have collectively lost over one million pounds

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We are proud to provide a quality weight loss and wellness program to our patients and help make an impact on the obesity crisis in America.

Every company sets out to reach milestones. For McDonald’s, it was reaching the goal of serving one-million customers daily. But for Medi-Weightloss Clinics®, a physician-supervised weight loss company, the milestone is to help patients collectively lose more than one-million pounds. Medi-Weightloss Clinics® has now reached that milestone and continues to work with patients across the country every day to help people reach their own goals.

Obesity rates increased in 28 states last year and more than two-thirds have adult obesity rates of 25 percent or more, according to Trust for America’s Health, which recently published its annual report on the obesity epidemic in the United States. However, Medi-Weightloss Clinics® is working to reduce the rate of obese Americans by helping its patients lose weight and become healthier.

Since May 2007, Medi-Weightloss Clinics® began tracking patient progress – pound for pound – through its custom Electronic Medical Records system. Medi-Weightloss Clinics® is proud to have helped its patients lose over one-million pounds. In addition to losing weight, many patients now experience a reduced risk for obesity-related illnesses and diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes.

According to The Centers for Disease Control, more than 30 percent of adults in the United States are hypertensive. Approximately 7 percent of Medi-Weightloss Clinics® patients were classified as hypertensive before starting the Medi-Weightloss Clinics® Program. After its patients participate in the program and reach their goal weight, less than 1 percent of its patients were classified as hypertensive.

“Obesity has become a public health problem of unprecedented proportions in this country,” says Macklin E. Guzman, MPH, director of research & development at Medi-Weightloss Clinics®. “We are proud to provide a quality weight loss and wellness program to our patients and help make an impact on the obesity crisis in America.”

About Medi-Weightloss Clinics®

Medi-Weightloss Clinics® offers a physician-supervised weight loss program. The program is designed by experts in public health, medicine, nutrition, fitness, motivation and education. In our clinics, medical professionals guide patients every step of the way, providing individualized advice and direction; the program includes weekly individual consultations with a member of our medical team that focus on nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise. Medi-Weightloss Clinics® will educate patients on how to lose weight in the real world using real food, give recipes, shopping lists, and provide guidance and specific suggestions for dining out. Patients will learn how to overcome temptations and win the weight loss battle. The program helps patients shed unwanted and unhealthy pounds and make long-term weight loss goals a reality. When a patient reaches their goal weight, they start the wellness phase, specifically designed to help keep the pounds off.

Medi-Weightloss Clinics® offers employers a way to decrease healthcare costs and increase employee productivity through its Corporate Wellness Programs. Employees who participate in Corporate Wellness Programs tend to have increased job satisfaction, improved concentration and focus, more energy, less stress, and an overall healthier work life balance.

Medi-Weightloss Clinics® has more than 76 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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