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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

 

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.

Success stories

If you are interested in learning about others who have changed their lives, you can read their stories on our weightloss stories page.

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 your consultation today.

Call us directly to schedule an appointment – (423) 278-1800.

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

 

What's New

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Stephanie Cook promoted to chief nursing officer of Franklin Woods Community Hospital

Ballad Health has selected Stephanie Cook to serve as its new chief nursing officer of Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee ... read more about Stephanie Cook promoted to chief nursing officer of Franklin Woods Community Hospital.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Pam Austin named Ballad Health’s senior VP/chief information officer

Ballad Health has named Pam Austin, a 23-year veteran of the health system, as senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) ... read more about Pam Austin named Ballad Health’s senior VP/chief information officer.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Moody’s affirms Ballad Health credit rating

On Wednesday, Moody’s Investors Service affirmed its Baa1 revenue bond rating with a positive outlook for Ballad Health. ... read more about Moody’s affirms Ballad Health credit rating.

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What's New

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Stephanie Cook promoted to chief nursing officer of Franklin Woods Community Hospital

Ballad Health has selected Stephanie Cook to serve as its new chief nursing officer of Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee ... read more about Stephanie Cook promoted to chief nursing officer of Franklin Woods Community Hospital.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Pam Austin named Ballad Health’s senior VP/chief information officer

Ballad Health has named Pam Austin, a 23-year veteran of the health system, as senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) ... read more about Pam Austin named Ballad Health’s senior VP/chief information officer.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Moody’s affirms Ballad Health credit rating

On Wednesday, Moody’s Investors Service affirmed its Baa1 revenue bond rating with a positive outlook for Ballad Health. ... read more about Moody’s affirms Ballad Health credit rating.