Sometimes a name says it all. Take, for instance, Medi-Weightloss Clinics, which has been in Mount Pleasant since 2009.
People who are looking to drop some weight experience the Medi-Weightloss Clinics’ difference from the moment they walk in the door and meet the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Many say they had tried everything to lose weight – to no avail – until they found Medi-Weightloss Clinics.
Rebecca Richards, office manager at the Mount Pleasant location, explained that physician supervision is the foundation of a proven weight loss program.
“Our patients receive the support, encouragement and tools they need to lose weight, and we provide the education to help our patients keep the weight off,” she said. “Our three-phase weight loss program has helped thousands of patients across the country lose more than 2.3 million pounds. In South Carolina, our patients have lost over 30,000 pounds alone.”
The individualized program works for a wide range of people, including triathletes, new mothers, those who are on medications and even those with more than 100 pounds to lose. Medi-Weightloss Clinics offers a private environment for patients; there are no group meetings. Patients eat real food and are provided with snack lists, recipes and grocery lists. The ultimate goal is to teach patients how to successfully maintain their weight and how to choose food items in any situation.
“We focus on providing customized care for anyone wanting to lose weight in a safe, controlled environment. We do not provide liquid meal replacements or rely on shakes only for weight loss,” she commented. “We develop a nutrition plan around each person’s preferences and challenges. For example, if you are attending a wedding or going out to dinner, we will teach you how to pick and choose foods that will keep you on track.”
The Medi-Weightloss Clinics program goes beyond counting calories; it focuses on long-term weight loss and maintenance that will improve all aspects of a patient’s health, addressing five keys to success: medicine, physical activity, nutrition, education and motivation. Phase one targets acute weight loss, beginning with a 90-minute consultation with a physician that includes a complete medical exam. Weekly appointments keep patients accountable and provide constant supervision and, when necessary, modification of the individualized plan.
Phase Two is a short-term maintenance phase as the patient approaches his or her goal weight. At weekly meetings, a counselor explains how to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Patients also have access to a members’ only website and signature supplements and products.
The third and final phase – wellness – consists of monthly consultations and advanced testing and analysis of the patient’s metabolism.
“The biggest misconception people have about this program is that it is a quick fix,” Richards explained. “Once our patients adhere to the program, it will change their lifestyle completely. We want all of our patients to reach the wellness phase because it gives them the opportunity to make their own choices for 30 days without our intervention. It is a great indicator on how they will maintain after the program is finished.”
To learn more about Medi-Weightloss Clinics, contact the Mount Pleasant office at (843) 388-6334 or visit www.mediweightlossclinics.com.