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WellSpan Medical Weight Management

WellSpan Medical Weight Management

WellSpan Medical Weight Management
2339 S. George St., Lower Level
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-6207
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Schedule Change Wed, Nov, 26
Open 8:00AM - 1:00PM


Practice Accepting New Patients

Medical Weight Management is a physician-guided program that provides education on nutrition, healthy eating habits and improving obesity-related conditions. We also provide links to exercise and physical activity resources, support groups, psychological counseling, recipes, reading material and more.

It is important to realize that weight loss through our program is not a quick fix. For patients who need to lose a lot of weight (more than 50 pounds) it may take a year or more to achieve the goal. Our objective is to provide you with the tools that you need to manage your weight without the yo-yo's of dieting.

We offer specialized medical weight loss programs for both adults and children.


Obesity: You are not alone

According to the American Obesity Association, approximately 127 million American adults are over weight and 60 million are obese. Nine million have progressed to a more advanced condition, termed "morbid" or "clinically severe" obesity. Obesity places an individual at a greater risk for many different types of medical and emotional problems such as high blood pressure; heart attacks; stroke; blood clots; adult onset diabetes; severe arthritis and problems with mobility; lung and breathing problems and significant emotional and social distress.

WellSpan offers a comprehensive approach for individuals who would like to lose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. A medical weight loss program and a surgical weight loss program are available.


How much weight is too much?

Obesity is a condition that is controlled rather than cured. It is not weight alone which determines obesity, but rather Body Mass Index (BMI). Please refer to the accompanying chart to determine your own BMI or use the BMI calculator.

Body Mass Index Chart
  HealthyOverweightObeseMorbidly Obese
BMI 20 24 25 29 30 35 39 40 44
HeightWeight
4' 10' 96 115 119 138 143 167 186 191 210
5' 0" 102 123 128 148 153 179 199 204 225
5' 2" 109 131 136 158 164 191 213 218 240
5' 4" 116 140 145 169 174 204 227 232 256
5' 6" 124 148 155 179 186 216 241 247 272
5' 8" 131 158 164 190 197 230 256 262 289
6' 0" 147 177 184 213 221 258 287 294 324
6' 2" 155 186 194 225 233 272 303 311 342
6' 4" 164 197 205 238 246 287 320 328 361

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