Woman’s Metabolic Weight Loss Clinic: Options for 2020’s 20-Pound Gain

April 15, 2021

Baton Rouge, LA – According to a new study in JAMA Network Open, Americans gained nearly 2 pounds per month during 2020’s COVID-19 lockdown - that equates to a 20 pound average for many. Woman’s Hospital’s Metabolic Weight Loss Clinic, part of the hospital’s comprehensive weight loss program, offers individualized healthy weight options that include fitness, nutrition and medications.

Located at Woman’s Center for Wellness at the corner of Jefferson Highway and Bluebonnet, the new Woman’s Metabolic Weight Loss Clinic is led by Drake E. Bellanger, MD. Certified in obesity medicine, Dr. Bellanger works alongside a team of registered dietitians, certified health  coaches and fitness experts. The clinic offers medical weight loss solutions in a healthy lifestyle-focused setting.

“Weight loss is not a one size fits all, so Woman’s is dedicated to helping our patients find the best individualized weight loss option utilizing the latest innovations in fitness, nutrition, medicine and surgery,” Dr. Bellanger said. “This location places patients in a setting that holds them accountable and supported throughout their entire journey and into weight loss maintenance.”

Dr. Bellanger brings 25 years of experience in weight loss surgery and medicine. He is one of the few physicians Board Certified in obesity medicine in Baton Rouge.

Woman’s Metabolic Weight Loss Clinic offers physician-guided weight loss that includes lab tests to determine what medications may be appropriate and incorporates lifestyle interventions like nutrition counseling, medication therapy and fitness programs. The clinic also offers referrals to bariatric surgery options.

Woman’s Center for Wellness is located at 9637 Jefferson Highway. To learn more about Woman’s Metabolic Weight Loss Clinic and weight loss services at Woman’s, visit womans.org/solution.