Medical Weight Loss
If you or someone you know struggles with their weight or has been told by a physician to lose weight, we can help. Community Bariatric Services offers a medically-supervised, non-surgical weight loss and wellness program for individuals who seek to lose weight—from 10 lbs to hundreds of pounds. The program is offered at both our North and South clinics.
Do I Qualify?
Community's non-surgical weight loss program is appropriate for individuals 18 years and older (minor must be accompanied by adult) who want to improve their health and lose five to 30% of their current body weight. We can also help if you are considering bariatric surgery, or want to maintain your weight after weight loss surgery. Individuals can self-refer or, depending on their insurance, a physician referral may be needed.
To learn more about if you may be a candidate for medical weight loss, start with our free online evaluation tool or attend a free seminar.
To learn more about participating in Community's weight loss and wellness program, please call one of our locations:
- North: 317-621-7771 or toll-free 866-621-7771
- South: 317-887-7771 or toll-free 855-277-7771
Patients receive a detailed medical history and assessment, diet plan, ongoing support and follow-up appointments tailored to their individual needs to help them achieve long-term wellness through healthy weight loss.
Our physicians are specially trained in bariatric medicine for patients who seek non-surgical, medical weight loss solutions. Dr. Whitney Blakley sees patients at our north program and Dr. Eileen Thomason sees patients at our south program.
In addition, we offer:
- Collaboration with family physician/specialty physician
- Consultation support with behavioral health coach, exercise physiologist and dietitian
- Ongoing support from the weight loss and wellness team
The program adheres to guidelines set forth by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and is designed around identifying and treating the disease processes of obesity.
Individuals may desire to lose weight for a variety of reasons:
- Improve general health
- Reduce risks for other surgical procedures, such as total joint, hip or knee replacement
- Maintain weight loss after bariatric surgery
- Maintain long-term weight loss
- Manage medical conditions, such as:
- High blood pressure/cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Physician visits are billable to insurance and can be reimbursed, provided your benefits allow. Supplements and meal replacements may be covered. Please contact your insurance company to determine if you have coverage. (Does not include routine co-pay, deductible, or co-insurance for physician visit.)
Support services provided by the behavioral health coach, exercise physiologist and dietitians are free. Participants can attend optional exercise classes at a cost of $12 per class.*
Community Bariatric Services accepts cash, major credit cards and debit cards for payments.
*Health coach, exercise physiologist and exercise classes available at North only.