Mercy Clinic Weight and Wellness Center in Ballwin, Mo. provides patients with options to create the best program for their lifestyle and weight loss goals.
Treating obesity is more than about getting rid of the extra pounds; it’s also about decreasing associated illness and improving quality of life. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30-39. Morbid obesity is defined as a BMI of 40 or greater. Calculate your BMI. Studies have shown the higher the BMI, the greater risk for associated illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, fertility problems, arthritis/joint pain and others.
At Mercy we believe in personalized medicine, not “one-size-fits-all.” Our team evaluates each patient with a thorough physical and medical exam, a review of your diet and exercise history, and a review of your goals as a patient. We take an integrated approach to weight management by providing behavioral counseling, dietary counseling, disease management, exercise counseling, pharmacotherapy, psychological counseling and weight loss surgery. Learn more about our medical weight management and weight loss surgery.
Mercy Clinic Weight and Wellness’ new weight management program offers free evening classes, led by one of our providers on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m.
Classes will meet in the 3rd floor conference room in the Mercy Clinic Clayton/Clarkson building: 15945 Clayton Rd., Ballwin, MO 63110
Topics covered will include weight loss-related information and wellness coaching such as:
You do not have to be a patient in our practice to attend the classes.
For any questions, please contact us at 636-893-1356.
Mercy Clinic Weight and Wellness in Ballwin, Mo. offers a variety of options for creating individualized medical weight management programs that meet all of your needs. This may include:
The healthy living medical team will perform a thorough physical exam including blood work, biometric screenings, and other diagnostic tools. The dietitian will then assess your diet and nutrition history, create a plan with you and provide support and guidance for your healthy eating plan.
We continuously monitor your progress through follow- up appointments and our smart phone application. This application allows you to track your diet, exercise, and weight. It also allows our team to communicate, deliver support, and educate you, using secure messaging and video messaging; keeping you comfortable in your own environment.
Ideal Protein is a medically developed weight loss program that helps you gain control of your diet and lose weight. Replacing traditional meals with Ideal Protein helps you target fat loss and maintain lean body mass, all while you learn the science behind weight loss, healthy eating habits and the benefits of an active lifestyle.
Throughout the process, your coach will work with you, providing continued support beyond the four phases.