Navigation Links
Methodist Weight Management Institute Brings NBC's 'Biggest Loser' to Dallas and Mansfield

DALLAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Germanakos, the 4th-season winner in the popular reality TV series The Biggest Loser will be the special guest at two weight management workshops Saturday, January 24 at Methodist Dallas and Methodist Mansfield Medical Centers. The workshops, hosted by Methodist Weight Management Institute, are designed to inspire, motivate, and educate people who want to make a healthy change through medically-managed or and surgical weight loss.


"I became half the man, so that I could be twice the man," says Germanakos, who lost 164 pounds. After having been re-educated about diet and exercise, his goal is to "pay it forward" by helping educate those who also struggle with obesity.

The first workshop will take place Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Hitt Auditorium at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Following a private lunch with participants from the Methodist Weight Management Institute's Coaches Challenge (, Germanakos will speak at a second public weight-loss workshop Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. Participants at the events will also be eligible to win one year's tuition in Methodist's To Life! (TM) Program, a physician-led, multidisciplinary lifestyle change program that combines behavioral modification with nutrition and fitness, a $1,695 value.

Both events are free of charge with complimentary parking. Reservations are suggested. To register for this event, call 214-947-0004 or 866-500-1852. Or visit or more information.

Note to editor: Photo of Germanakos available at

About the Weight Management Institute

The Methodist Weight Management Institute is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. It is believed to be the only comprehensive program in the Metroplex to offer or arrange for the full gamut of behavioral, medical and surgical options for obesity. Services address the many facets of weight management and include: lifestyle change management, a supportive program that teaches methods for managing food consumption and making the proper choices for long-term weight management; psychological counseling to address the pivotal role that self-esteem and psychological health play in weight management; nutritional counseling for patients who need guidance in developing healthy diets and recipes; support groups for sharing like experiences; programmed rapid weight loss for dangerously overweight individuals needing to lose 20-50 pounds in advance of surgical procedures; and weight loss surgery for qualified patients. For more information about the Methodist Weight Management Institute, visit or call 214-947-0004.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) uses some of the latest medical technology and research to bring quality health care to individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.

SOURCE Methodist Health System
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Medical Simulation Corporation Announces Partnership with Methodist DeBakey Heart Center in Houston
2. SIEMENS, AlliedBarton, Methodist Hospital, and Family Planning Council Win Human Resources Department of the Year Awards
3. Methodist Health System Foundation Announces Largest Single Gift
4. Digirad Corporation and The Methodist Hospital in Houston Sign Letter of Agreement
5. Methodist Mansfield Celebrates First Year
6. Peninsula United Methodist Homes Completes Enterprise-Wide Deployment of AccuNurse Voice-Assisted Care
7. New York Methodist Hospital to study airway bypass treatment for emphysema
8. Methodist Healthcare - Memphis Hospitals Announces the Commencement of the Tender Offer for Certain Designated Maturities of:
9. New Sleep Diagnostic Center Opens at Methodist Mansfield
10. Ben Barber Career Tech Academy Leaps Forward With Help From Methodist Mansfield
11. Methodist Healthcare - Memphis Hospitals Announces the Extension of Tender Offers
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs ... College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. ... treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding ... of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. ... James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health ... of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards ... at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set of ... or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, Serenity ... event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, guilt, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned during ... two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and patient ... recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary hypertension ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 , , , ... 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , , ... , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s ... Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program ... global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in ... America . ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today that ... Supplier Horizon Award . One of ... was recognized for its support of Premier members through ... clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... this recognition of our outstanding customer service from Premier," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: