By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2011
Those who were really serious about losing weight have achieved serious results with the help of Dr. James Campbell and Malissa Spacek at BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center.
Losing weight isn’t easy. For some people, it’s the hardest thing they have ever done in their lives. For those who wish to make it a top priority, BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center offers a solution. Men and women committed to a medically supervised program report impressive weight loss results, as well as positive new eating habits.
The most popular and successful program at BA Med Spa features a regimen of HCG injections. This hormone, naturally produced in the pituitary gland of both genders of all ages, has come to be known as the pregnancy hormone. During early pregnancy, HCG works to release fat cells from the mother’s body in order to nourish the fetus she may not know she is carrying.
Because HCG affects fat reserves rather than lean muscle, problem areas such as double chins, pot bellies and fat around the thighs are typically the first to go. These fat cells metabolize quickly so patients see results in pounds and inches almost from the beginning.
“Both male and female patients have used this treatment plan successfully,” says managing partner Malissa Spacek. “We provide them with a way to jumpstart weight loss while they learn to replace bad eating and living habits with those of a healthy lifestyle.”
The long-time aesthetics professional says she is troubled by national statistics in general, and the fact that Oklahomans are at the top of the charts when it comes to obesity. “I felt something had to be done to help people lose weight and keep it off, and to make it affordable.” Malissa and Dr. James R. Campbell opened BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center in January of 2010. Dr. Campbell has practiced medicine for more than 30 years and is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He has extensively researched weight loss programs and developed his own personal approach that is now offered at BA Med Spa.
“The program isn’t easy,” Malissa explains. “But for those who are committed to the treatments, diet plan and exercise, it works.” One patient reported losing 40 pounds after she quit smoking. Another lady lost 70 pounds and seven inches around her waist. “There’s a newfound self confidence when people feel as good on the inside as they look on the outside.”
Another patient agrees. He lost 78 pounds and said he is no longer embarrassed to go to the beach.
First-time patients undergo a physical assessment and blood panel with Dr. Campbell. Then a plan is customized according to the patient’s condition and needs. Diabetics, women who have just given birth and those with numerous other health considerations can be counted among the many patients who have reached and maintained their weight goals.
Sometimes vacations, birthdays, holidays and other celebrations temporarily stall progress. It’s a normal part of life that can be expected. “We are here to support them and get them back on track with their new behaviors,” says Malissa. This personal touch – knowing that someone is willing to sit down and talk with them – has kept many emotional eaters going when nothing else has worked.
First-time patients can call (918) 872-9999 for an appointment or to get more information. After the initial visit, patients are welcome to go in for treatment any time during business hours. The BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center, located at 500 S. Elm Pl., is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Fridays, it is open from 9 to 2
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.