Regardless of your goals we have specialists at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center to guide you to success. Call us at 317-346-3866 and talk to our Coordinator, Eileen Williams, RN, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, she’ll help get you started.
Body Weight – The Foundation of Your Health and Wellness
The terms “overweight” and “obese” are mentioned frequently these days. We hear and see more and more discussion or advice surrounding both of those terms. It can be frustrating and discouraging.
A person is overweight if they have extra body weight compared to what is medically recommended for their height, gender and age. The extra weight could be in the form of fat, muscle, their bone structure and/or water. Obese refers more specifically to an unhealthy body weight due to too much body fat.
The most useful measure of overweight and obesity is the body mass index, or BMI. It is a measurement of your height, weight and gender and is used for adults, children and teens.
Find your BMI and what it means
Body Weight is a Key Indicator of Your Health
Being overweight or obese puts you at risk for many diseases and conditions. The more body fat you have the more likely you are to develop:
Your weight results from many factors; environment, family history, genetics, metabolism, behaviors and habits. You can't change most of those, but you can change your behavior and lifestyle habits.
Following a healthy eating plan, doing regular physical activity and limiting your time of inactivity are important. Surgery can also be an option for some people.
There is Hope, You Have Some Options
Our Non-Surgical Programs:
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
This is a 12 part program that covers cooking tips, behavior changes, healthy eating and physician recommendations.
Cost of program is $150.00
Classes are Thursday evenings from 5:15pm to 6:30pm at JMH
PERSONAL NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING PROGRAM
Includes a body composition analysis and lifestyle profile quiz. You’ll receive a personal review of your findings and a plan created just for you by our Center dietitian. You’ll receive four one-on-one visits with the dietitian.
Cost of program is $150.00
Our Surgical Weight Loss Program:
The Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass
Often the surgical approach is best for those with BMI of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 to 39 with health problems related to the excess weight.
Contact the Center’s Coordinator, Eileen Williams, RN, to discuss whether you might qualify for this procedure and for assistance in understanding how to qualify for coverage under your insurance plan.
We have special pricing and payment options for those whose insurance coverage does not include gastric by-pass surgery.
Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss
Surgical body contouring after major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue and removes excess sagging fat and skin. The result is a more normal appearance with smoother body contours. This is the final phase of your total weight loss experience.
We have a special pricing and payment option for those whose insurance coverage does not include body contouring.
Corporate Wellness Program
Addressing the health of your company’s employees is really an investment in the success of your company. Studies show that disease prevention reduces health care costs, cuts costs tied to absenteeism, improves productivity and increases employee satisfaction.
JMH Corporate Wellness Programs can be tailored to the needs of your company.
Our Medical Director:
Dana Lindsay, M.D., FACS, a board certified Surgical Specialist and a member of the Johnson Memorial Physician Network, has a long-standing interest in improved health and wellness through managed body weight.
A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and in the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, she pioneered weight loss surgery in South Central Indiana, bringing this specialty to Johnson Memorial 12 years ago.
A graduate of the University of Chicago’s medical school she completed her surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas.
A member of the Johnson Memorial medical staff since 1997, she practices at Franklin Surgical Associates with fellow surgical specialists Dr. Michael Boyer and Dr. David Wippermann.