By Michal Baird, M.D., Medical Director Metabolic Medical Center
"I want to lose weight–I need to lose weight"–How many times have you said these words to yourself? "I’ll do better tomorrow"– and you do…until late afternoon or evening hits and it all falls apart. This scenario plays out again and again.
Those of us at Metabolic Medical Center understand. We will guide you through that
never-ending cycle of:
I'm tired, I'm too busy, Oops-what's there to eat?
Soon you’ll be saying, "I’ve got more energy than I’ve had in 10 years!"
Your new cycle will be:
I'm busy, I have a plan, I'm eating healthy food and have energy!
How Do We Do It?
We begin by getting to know you—your preferences and your lifestyle. Then we proceed to a medical evaluation that includes:
■ A full metabolic blood panel
■ An EKG
■ Body measurements
■ Blood pressure, pulse, weight, and height
You will visit with a technician who reviews all of our eating plans with you. A physician continues the evaluation by reviewing your medical history and performing a physical examination. We then provide you "your" customized eating plan.
As a full time physician with a full time family, I know what it is like to be busy. We will help you fit a healthy mindset into your contemporary American lifestyle, a lifestyle that is full of toddlers or teenagers (or both!), ballparks and weekend travel, and the demands of single parenthood. You’ve got precious little time for your health, or so you have come to believe.
Good Health and More Energy in Just Two Weeks
Metabolic Medical Center can get you on track for good health and more energy in as little as two weeks. We’ll address your needs and customize our eating plans to fit your personality, even if you say:
"I’m a picky eater!"
"I love my wine!"
"I love to graze and eat tailgate food!"
"I have to eat out for work."
"I eat what my kids eat (or don’t finish)."
You name it. We will help!
Most of our plans involve a blend of protein supplements and food. We get many compliments on our shakes. They are so good that a number of out-of-state folks order them online. We also have developed our own concoctions, such as Dr. B’s Magic Shake, a local favorite.
Our Goal For You
The eating plans also include vitamin supplements. We choose these with your current medications and needs in mind. Some of our patients take appetite suppressants; others do not. This option is guided by the patient’s medical history. Our goal is for you to have fun, lose weight, and get healthy and love life!
Metabolic Medical Center was born in 1996, lovingly put together by Dr. Douglas Jones, a local endocrinologist. Dr. Michal Baird came on board in 2003 and has been medical director since December 2005. We are one of the oldest weight loss centers in the Lowcountry, and our continued success bears out our experience and expertise. We opened our first office in Mt. Pleasant. Some of our patients were driving quite a distance to see us, so we opened satellite offices in West Ashley, Bluffton, Murrell’s Inlet and Columbia. The programs are the same, and you will see many of the same faces staffing each satellite. We encourage continuity. We are not a franchise. We are proud to be locally born and bred.