WellSpan Medical Weight Management - Gettysburg
450 S. Washington St., Suite 1090
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 812-6301 Fax
WellSpan Medical Weight Management
2339 S. George St., Lower Level
York, PA 17403
(717) 741-3027 Fax
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.
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.
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.
This search will provide you with WellSpan Medical Group and Northern Lancaster County (Ephrata) Medical Group primary care physicians and specialists. If we don’t have a WellSpan Medical Group physician to meet your criteria, the search will expand to include community physicians who partner with WellSpan Medical Group physicians through the WellSpan Provider Network or provide care to patients on the Medical Staffs of WellSpan’s Hospitals.×
Use your MyWellSpan patient portal any time to view available appointments, and pick the date and time that best suits your schedule.
If you don't have a WellSpan primary care provider and would like to schedule a new patient appointment with a provider who is accepting patients, just log into your MyWellSpan account, and go to the Appointment Center section. As you progress through the scheduling process, you will be able to see the offices that are accepting new patients in relation to your zip code. If you are not enrolled in MyWellSpan, go to www.mywellspan.org, call 1-866-638-1842 or speak with a member of the staff at a participating facility to sign up. New patient scheduling not available at all practices/programs.
If you already have a relationship with a WellSpan practice, simply log into your account, and go to the Appointment Center section. As you progress through the scheduling process, you will be able to schedule an appointment with any provider or practice that already counts you as a patient. Online scheduling varies by practice/program.×