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 surgical programs.
For more information on bariatric surgery, visit Mercy Bariatrics Center - St. Louis.
Mercy Clinic Weight and Wellness’ new weight management program will now be offering free evening classes, led by a nurse practitioner, 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. Please click here to download our class flyer.