By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Options Increase for Weight Loss Patients
Gwinnett Medical Center broadens weight loss program   

Duluth, Ga. – Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) recently announced Eileen Javellana, MD has joined the Center for Weight Management. In addition, weight management services have also broadened to include non-surgical patient options.


As of 2013, Georgia was ranked 8th for highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America. Georgia's adult obesity rate is 30.3 percent, up from 24.5 percent in 2004 and from 10.1 percent in 1990, according to the study.

“Providing the community the tools they need to be healthy is the premise for program growth,” said Debra Proulx, GMC’s director of the Center for Weight Management. “We hope patients find this new solution relevant and effective.”

The program includes:
•Weekly support classes with licensed professionals
•Low calorie meal products
•Personalized weight loss treatment plans

“Medical weight management provides another health resource,” said Dr. Javellana. “Because weight loss is extremely complex for an overweight patient since they might face multiple health issues, a low calorie meal plan with physician-oversight can be ideal.” 

Dr. Javellana earned her medical degree at Wayne State University and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Javellana is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. She will see patients in Duluth. 

About Gwinnett Medical Center
Gwinnett Medical Center is a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth. Offering cardiovascular, orthopedic and neuroscience specialty care as well as a full continuum of wellness services, GMC’s 4,800 associates and 800 affiliated physicians serve more than 400,000 patients annually. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, visit http://www.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org or follow us at http://www.facebook.com/gwinnettmedical, or http://www.youtube.com/gwinnettmedical.