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Metabolic Medical Centers and Spa: Transformation Inside and Out

Unwanted weight gain has met its match! Utilizing some of the most comprehensive medical programs available, Metabolic Medical Centers and Spa has helped individuals throughout the Midlands effectively and successfully lose weight and manage weight levels for years.

            The Metabolic Medical Centers and Spa, with several locations across the state, was founded in 1995 by the late Douglas J. Jones Jr., M.D. Beginning his work while at the Medical University of South Carolina, Jones worked with diabetic patients to establish a healthier way of eating in order to control their disease. As a result of his work, he found that not only could patients control and manage diabetes, but most also lost weight and gained better overall health. His programs proved to be safe and effective for those wanting to maintain healthier lifestyles. Jones dedicated his life to researching the complexities of weight loss and weight management and used this invaluable information to develop weight-loss programs that have helped thousands lose weight across South Carolina.

            As health statistics and studies reveal, obesity is a serious issue in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of the U.S. adult population is obese. In 2008, the estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion—$1,429 higher per person suffering from obesity than those of normal weight. Obesity has negatively impacted children and adolescents as well. In fact, 12.7 million young individuals battle against obesity in some form or fashion. Obesity-related conditions include stroke, Type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, and heart disease—some of the leading causes of preventable death.

            Resident physician Dr. Peter Zvejnieks and the skilled and professional Metabolic Medical Centers and Spa staff fully understand the gravity of this situation and the need to provide effective solutions in the face of this emerging health crisis. The center’s health and wellness team has made a passionate commitment to help those in need and in pursuit of better health and wellness. More than just a successful weight-loss center, the innovative wellness facility offers a wide range of services, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, with saliva testing and compounded hormone cream tailor-made to an individual’s specific needs; laser skin treatments, from hair removal to tattoo removal to skin rejuvenation; and cosmetic injections and fillers (Botox, Xeomin, Belotero, Radiesse, Kybella and Vampire Facial Rejuvenation). Other great services include massage therapy (led by a wonderful therapist with 17 years’ experience) and a high-end MD skin care line developed by the center, which includes basic cleansers, a pigment-correction kit, and anti-aging and rejuvenation products.

            The Metabolic Medical Centers and Spa is ready to assist you on your journey to becoming a better you. States a center representative: “Once you make the decision to lose the weight, our weight-loss doctors can begin to determine exactly what will work best for you. There is oftentimes a logical medical reason why the weight is not coming off. Understanding test results, family medical history, current prescription medications, and your lifestyle conditions greatly increases your opportunity for healthy, long-term weight loss.”

Metabolic Medical Centers and Spa is located at 3608 Landmark Dr., in Columbia. For more information or to schedule a FREE health evaluation, call 803-758-5858. Also visit mmcdiet.com/columbia. 

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