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Metabolic, Weight Management & Lifestyle Center

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438 E. Vann Rd
Greeneville, TN 37743
(423) 278-1800
36.150223
-82.84525669999999

 

A better life is possible.

The Metabolic, Weight Management & Lifestyle Center in Greeneville can help.

At the Metabolic, Weight Management and Lifestyle Center, Erick Bulawa, MD, and the rest of our team follow a comprehensive, compassionate and evidence-based approach that applies the most up-to-date information in the fields of healthcare and obesity.

Education is key

We strive to educate you about the causes of your illness and the biochemical and metabolic changes in your body that can contribute to weight gain and make weight loss difficult.

Empowerment is critical

Ultimately, our goal is to empower you to change your life – and the lives of others.

Once you learn the cause of your weight challenges and other health issues, you will have an easier time doing the work necessary to lose weight and improve your health.

Empowering those you love

From there, you can teach your family, friends and co-workers, helping us spread knowledge and improve the lives of people in our community.

Could you benefit from our care?

If you want to lose weight or embark on a healthier life, the Metabolic, Weight Management and Lifestyle Center welcomes you.

We help patients with a variety of needs and conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Metabolic diseases and syndromes
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Weight management

Our treatment can also benefit people who need “pre-habilitation” before surgery. Pre-habilitation has been shown to decrease the risk of complications and improve postsurgical recovery.

Your initial weight-management assessment

To complete your initial evaluation, our team uses state-of-the-art equipment.

Our body composition analyzer and indirect calorimetry machine determine your basal metabolic rate.

And our advanced metabolic lab assessment ensures we understand any potential biochemical disorders, which can cause excess weight gain.

The Eight Points of Light

The Metabolic, Weight Management and Lifestyle Center follows an Eight Points of Light treatment plan, which also includes the Obesity Medicine Association’s Four Pillars.

  1. Diet
  2. Physical activity
  3. Behavior modification
  4. Medication
  5. Stress reduction
  6. Sleep evaluation
  7. Faith assessment
  8. Surgical consultation (if needed)

Our faith

Research shows a positive relationship between religion/spirituality/faith and health, including:

  • Decreased anxiety, depression, coronary disease and cancer
  • Increased participation in beneficial health behaviors, such as exercise and healthy eating habits
  • Improved cholesterol panels and cardiovascular function
  • Overall decrease in mortality

Our dietary approach

We don’t have a “one size fits all” approach to diet and eating habits. Instead, our center can recommend a range of nutritional approaches, such as:

  • Calorie-restricted
  • Low-carbohydrate
  • Low-fat
  • Mediterranean
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Our providers will develop a diet plan for you. And we continually monitor your progress and adjust as needed.

Schedule a consultation.

Doctors and healthcare providers can refer patients to the Metabolic, Weight Management and Lifestyle Center any time.

And patients can contact us directly to schedule an appointment – call (423) 278-1800.

 

What's New

Friday, May 17, 2019

Ballad Health unveils renovated Bristol Surgery Center, offering care for a variety of outpatient surgical needs

Bristol Surgery Center features four operating rooms and one minor procedure room, ample parking and comfortable waiting areas. Renovations also included new flooring, doors, ceilings, furniture and artwork, as well as upgrades to its HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems.  ... read more about Ballad Health unveils renovated Bristol Surgery Center, offering care for a variety of outpatient surgical needs.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Inaugural Unicoi County Hospital junior board of directors helps community tell stories through time capsule

Today, a special time capsule – created by the hospital’s inaugural junior board of directors – was sealed and will be placed inside the hospital for the next 25 years. The junior board is comprised of students from Unicoi County Middle School. Its members range from sixth through eighth grade ... read more about Inaugural Unicoi County Hospital junior board of directors helps community tell stories through time capsule.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ballad Health reports nine-month results: Strong financial performance, capital investment and major regional collaboration

Ballad Health has facilitated what may be the nation’s largest Accountable Care Community ACC, spanning two states. The ACC reflects involvement from more than 200 local community organizations, churches, businesses and not-for-profits ... read more about Ballad Health reports nine-month results: Strong financial performance, capital investment and major regional collaboration .

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What's New

Friday, May 17, 2019

Ballad Health unveils renovated Bristol Surgery Center, offering care for a variety of outpatient surgical needs

Bristol Surgery Center features four operating rooms and one minor procedure room, ample parking and comfortable waiting areas. Renovations also included new flooring, doors, ceilings, furniture and artwork, as well as upgrades to its HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems.  ... read more about Ballad Health unveils renovated Bristol Surgery Center, offering care for a variety of outpatient surgical needs.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Inaugural Unicoi County Hospital junior board of directors helps community tell stories through time capsule

Today, a special time capsule – created by the hospital’s inaugural junior board of directors – was sealed and will be placed inside the hospital for the next 25 years. The junior board is comprised of students from Unicoi County Middle School. Its members range from sixth through eighth grade ... read more about Inaugural Unicoi County Hospital junior board of directors helps community tell stories through time capsule.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ballad Health reports nine-month results: Strong financial performance, capital investment and major regional collaboration

Ballad Health has facilitated what may be the nation’s largest Accountable Care Community ACC, spanning two states. The ACC reflects involvement from more than 200 local community organizations, churches, businesses and not-for-profits ... read more about Ballad Health reports nine-month results: Strong financial performance, capital investment and major regional collaboration .