By Jessica Hoover
Local couple John and Margaret Baranowski recently opened the first Medi-Weightloss treatment center in Indiana. The facility is at 14350 Mundy Dr., Noblesville.
The Medi-Weightloss Noblesville/Fishers treatment center offers physician-supervised weight-loss programs for adults, adolescents and people with diabetes.
“The Medi-Weightloss program is evidence-based and we’re all about creating a lifestyle change,” John said. “We take each patient’s unique health profile into account and create individualized treatment plans to help people with obesity.”
The weight-loss program is based on the patient’s individual health and lifestyle evaluations, along with a review of prior medical history. The evaluations measure body mass index and screen for metabolic syndromes and high blood pressure. Licensed professionals then develop personalized dietary and nutritional guidelines and exercise plans, along with accountability and education protocols for each patient.
“More than one out of three adult Hoosiers have obesity,” John said. “We’re hopeful that we can impact that number. We can impact the thousands of people around here in central Indiana who have obesity. We address those conditions and improve all those other aspects of their health so they can be more active, live longer and have a better life.”
Margaret said by losing 5 to 10 percent of body fat, patients are able to effectively lower risk factors for cardiovascular issues, high cholesterol and diabetes.
“It’s not just about losing weight. It’s really a lifestyle change,” Margaret said. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring this proven method to central Indiana. We treat our patients with the utmost safety and respect and we work with them to conquer their weight-loss challenge.
“We’re really looking forward to celebrating, along with our patients, as they achieve their personal lifestyle goals.”