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Rapid Medical Weight Loss | Kokomo, Indiana | Dr. Michelle Haendiges' Weight Loss Center

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How Do You Measure Up?

Did you know that your waist circumference alone is a predictor of your risk of Diabetes?

Did you know that being on a statin drug increases your risk of Diabetes?  There is NO Magic Pill for Every Ill! There NEVER will be so quit waiting for it!

 If you want the answers and the science behind these two questions, come to my Weight Management Seminar on Tuesday at 5:30 at my office!  These answers, and more, are waiting for you at our popular Weight Management Seminar each week.  If you have a medical problem that can be resolved with just 10% weight loss, you are entitled to a 20% discount on the Tuesday night seminar!  Don’t Bury Your Head In The Sand!   For more information or call 765-459-8248 to enroll today.  Seating is very limited! Act NOW!


Common Questions

Why should I see a Bariatrician for weight loss?

How much weight can I expect to lose while on this program?

What is unique about a medical weight loss program?

How much does the program cost?

Are medical examinations necessary when losing weight?

Is there a way to chart my progress as I lose weight?

What makes this program different?


1. Why see a Bariatrician for weight loss?
A Bariatrician is a specialized physician who has undergone specialized training to help people to lose weight. This is much more involved than just presribing a diet or weight loss medications.  Dr. Haendiges is a board certified physician who has undergone extensive education to help her identify the special needs and risks of the overweight or obese patients.  The doctor and her team know that being obese is a true medical problem and the professional medical dedication is absolutely necessary to aid the patient in a successful journey to permanent weight loss. There needs to be a specialized attention to the dietary needs and laboratory evaluations that might occur with progressive weight loss. This is really only safely accomplished with specialized medical guidance. Dr. Haendiges will address the patient with a very comprehensive program of diet, nutrition, motivation, and guidance for permanent lifestyle change that is absolutely necessary for maintenance of a healthy weight.  Dr. Haendiges has that training and her staff has also been trained on the treatment of obesity and overweight. Our office is a very supportive and educational office.
It is very important to see a Bariatrician if you:
  • If you need to lose weight.
  • If you need to lose a large amount of weight:  Over 20 pounds you will need to utilize the guidance of a specialist because of the physiological changes that can occur.
  • If you have any chronic health conditions.
  • If you are on medications for hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol medications or any other chronic conditions.
  • If you have not succeeded at other attempts and you are tired of going from one yo-yo diet to the next.
  • If you have any medical disabilities that hamper your attempts to exercise.
  • If you fear failure and you want the supportive, educational, and experienced staff that Dr. Haendiges and her team of specialized nursing staff can help you.
  • If you lack comprehensive knowledge on how to eat, when to eat, and what to eat. If you desire a deeper understanding of your body and why the odds in many ways are stacked against you.
  • If you want to understand the keys to successful and permanent weight loss.
  • If you want to belong to a group of people that understand what it is like. Everybody at Dr. Haendiges' Medical Weight Loss has been overweight and obese. We have taken control of our weight problems and want to see you accomplish your goals too. This team wants to share with you the keys to successful permanent medical weight loss.
2. How much weight can I expect to lose on this program?
Keep in mind that overweight and obesity is a very complicated condition.  There are many factors that affect your speed of weight loss.  Dr. Haendiges is also a specialist in hormones, thyroid disease, and adrenal fatigue. If you have no other conditions that can interfere, you can expect to lose anywhere from 1-5 pounds per week. Our average weight loss the first week is 7.8 pounds.  However, there is usually a lot of water weight that is lost also the first week. This is in response to you withdrawing from processed food and fast food.  You will really start to feel the difference in how much better your body is doing within 1-2 weeks. After about 2 weeks you will be amazed at how satisfied you are with your nutrition.  This is really a very exciting time in your life.  The real benefits is the reduction in your medical risks. The best side effect for you is watching the pounds fall off!
3. What is unique about a medical weight loss program?
Our program is highly successful with education and rapid weight loss.  Dr. Haendiges has been there. She lost 27 pounds in 6 weeks. If those 27 pounds took 27 weeks to lose, she would have given up.  In designing this program, she understood the psychology behind weight loss. The program is designed to be SAFE, SMART and SPEEDY. There is much more involved with a medical weight loss program than generic or fad diets. She uses her medical expertise to guide the patient on a safe program of medical observation, rapid medical weight loss and education wrapped in a warm and motivating atmosphere. Come see the difference. You will!
4. How much does the program costs?
Dr. Haendiges believes wholeheartedly that weight loss is a necessary part of life for those who are overweight or obese. With the costs of co-pays, medications and the uncertainty of the future of health care, there is no time to waste in initiating a program of rapid and safe weight loss. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of the program is less than the average American spends on food. Dr. Haendiges also believes in rewarding those people who make a commitment to take charge of their health. The program is significantly less expensive than EVERY comparable program.  As many of you know, there are programs out there that cost $2000 for the initial consult.
Other programs will charge $350 for the first visit. We charge a $49 consultation fee for the initial visit. You will be scaled with our very accurate scales that measure more than just your weight. We can determine your body's unique composition, BMI and metabolic rate. This visit will include an hour long seminar that is loaded with tons of information. We have different weight loss programs of varying duration and methods. Our more advanced programs include discounts that will even waive your consultation fee upon activating your membership. Third party financing options are available to those that qualify.

5. Are medical exams necessary when losing weight?

There are certainly some medical exams that need to be done. As part of the progress, most everyone will get an EKG and lab work. We draw standard labs but we also look a little closer at the thyroid as well as some other markers for inflammation and nutrition.  We may do frequent labs as we go depending on the individual. An otherwise healthy person may not need to have any repeat labs. That is the beauty of our medically supervised program. We care about the individual and follow the medical progress.  We want you to lose the weight quickly and safely. Our goal is your significant reduction in medical risks factors. We want you to live while you are living.
6. Is there a way to chart my progress as I lose weight?
Dr. Haendiges and her team has assembled an interactive forum to ask questions of the doctor as needed. Also, we are in the progress of putting up a Patient Portal so that you can track your progress with graphs and charts. You will be able to connect from home and track your progress. This is a great opportunity for patients to participate in their healthcare.  We want to help you in this permanent positive life change.
7. What makes this program different?
We are dedicated to the success of people in this community and beyond. We have patients that have traveled from out of town because they have heard of our success. You are not just a number to us. That is our difference. We understand what it is like to be tired, hungry and gaining weight out of control. We want to help you to make that permanent change in your life. Dr. Haendiges went into medicine to help patients. She has a burning passion to help you to make those changes in your life so that you can achieve the goal of permanent weight loss.  If you can believe it, you will certainly achieve it.  Dr. Haendiges and her team are here to help you in that process.



Whole-body health is integral to Haendiges’ gynecology practice

Whole-body health is integral to Haendiges’ gynecology practice

Tipton , IN -
Patients who see gynecologist Michelle Haendiges, MD, may be surprised to get advice about their health habits along with conventional forms of treatment. But spend even a few minutes with Haendiges, and you’ll quickly see how it all fits together. She should know—she was her own first patient.

Five years and 86 pounds ago, Haendiges was scrubbing for a delivery when she realized how exhausted and ill she felt. She had all but lost her voice, which had been written off as a gastric reflux problem. That didn’t make sense to her, so she started researching her situation. What evolved from that was an entirely new focus to her practice.

Today Haendiges’ goal is to treat the cause of a problem, not just the disease. And, ideally, she wants to prevent the problem to begin with.

So, if someone comes into her office complaining of heavy monthly bleeding, she’ll gladly discuss the ablative surgery she can do—as well as health strategies (including weight reduction, when appropriate) to ameliorate the problem.

“I don’t care what a person’s weight is per se, Haendiges explains. “But I do care deeply that obesity greatly increases a person’s risk of infertility, breast and uterine cancers, fibroids, heavy bleeding and endometriosis.”

Haendiges quit the obstetrics portion of her practice to become board certified in bariatric medicine, then completed further training to learn best practices for risk reduction. “Mammograms and PAP smears are early detection tools for problems that already exist,” she notes. “But taking vitamin D, for example, can reduce one’s risk of developing those problems in the first place.”

And that’s the key.

Haendiges, a skilled surgeon, is proficient in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, including laparoscopic hysterectomies, which can get patients back to work a week after surgery. But she’d rather keep her patients so well that they don’t need her surgical skills to begin with. Her holistic approach to women’s health blends the best of technology with individualized regimens that may include prescriptions for bio-identical hormones and pharmaceutical-grade vitamins, as well as coaching on behavior modification, food choices and painless ways to sneak exercise into one’s day.

Haendiges clicks off the downward spiral of events that can affect our health before we’re even aware of it. Bad food choices contribute to our body storing toxins. Weight gain enables fat cells to store more toxins. That creates a pro-inflammatory environment—the predecessor of many diseases, including most of today’s leading causes of death. Haendiges’ mission is to help patients understand this so they can take better care of their bodies.

Haendiges practices surgery at Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital two days per week and maintains offices in Tipton, Cicero and Kokomo . She also devotes one day a week to weight-loss coaching.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Haendiges, call 765.459.8000

Additional Information for Scheduling an Appointment with Dr. Michelle Haendiges


Indiana University Health Medical Offices at Tipton

1060 South Main Street, Suite 5

Tipton, IN 46072

Office Hours: Monday Mornings


Indiana University Health Medical Offices at Cicero

1160 S. Peru St. S.R. 19
Cicero , IN   46034
Office Hours: Wednesday Afternoons



Did You Know?


Did you know?

* Americans spend over 50% of their food budget on meals outside of the home

* Portion sizes over the past 15 years has increased significantly in restaurants.

* Over 67% of the adult American population is obese or overweight.

* Caloric intake from soft drinks has increased by 135% per person since 1977

* Regular soda has about 150 calories per 12 ounces

To Your Health

 Dr. Haendiges


Dr Haendiges' Indiana Medical Weight Loss Center

We Are Your 1st Choice for Weight Loss

Dr. Haendiges uses the latest techniques available in the field. Hundreds of patients from all over Indiana have already seen great success with our programs and you will too! With high quality nutritional products available only to medical doctors and the latest FDA-approved prescription weight loss medications, we have an advantage over every commercial program when it comes to helping you lose weight. Patients have lost over 10,000 pounds on our proven system.

Each patient is treated as an individual with customized medical weight loss programs, personal counseling, and careful monitoring designed to help them achieve both short and long term goals.

Our primary goal is to assist you in reaching your target weight quickly and easily but our focus is for you to permanently maintain your weight loss.

If you are serious about losing weight, you will find Dr. Haendiges to be an expert in subjects of obesity, nutrition, fitness, prescription medication, exercise, behavior motivation, weight loss counseling and weight related illness.


Webinars on HEALTH

Full day seminar with Dr. Haendiges on August 4th, 2011.  Topics will be all topics that are related to health and wellness. This includes hormones, weight loss and weight gain, obesity, metabolic syndrome, food sensitivities, thyroid imbalances and disorders, and many, many other topics!  Register now!  You will see the link below!  Seating will be limited so please put your name on the list below!

Also announcing WEBINARS ON HEALTH!  This is a medical webinar series that is conducted by Dr. Haendiges. It is available to everyone--all you have to do is just sign up!

I look forward to these sessions and I think you will find them to be incredibly valuable!

To your health,

Dr. Haendiges

If you know for certain that you are READY to attend this Inaugural Event, then click on this link:  http://medicalseminars.kajabi.com/sales_pages/5812-seminar-full-day?pt=eYsgjVxE4sKpC4pijx2&art=http://www.kajabi.com/admin/funnels/9394

Yes, Please send me more information on the webinars and the seminars!  I am ready to take action when it comes to my health!


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Natural Supplement Store

Research proves that we do not have all of the essential minerals and vitamins in our food. In fact, we are no longer eating our "designed" diet.  As Hunters and Gatherers, we are now only hunting at the grocery store.  We consume tons of garbage a year and expect our bodies to operate just fine.  I ask you this question: "What is the difference between food and medicine?'  If I gave you a cheeseburger straight out of the bag, you most likely would eat it. However, if I handed you 5 pills, even from me, most likely you would not take them!  Food is medicine!

Do you ever experience side effects from medicine?  Sure, it is possible. Have you ever thought that maybe the reason you don't feel well is because you don't eat well.  Would you expect your car to run great if you put in bad gas? Of course not! Then why, might I ask, do you expect "your engine" to run great?  It really is kind of silly, isn't it?

Take charge of your health!

Inform yourself! If you want more information then please, send us your email and name.  As always, I assure you, your email and name will NEVER be shared! I respect your privacy and I respect your health!

To your health,

Dr. Haendiges


Weight Loss With a Degree of Difference, A Medical Degree.
Dr. Haendiges' Medical Weight Loss | America Be Thin
2030 West Boulevard Kokomo, IN 46902
(765) 459-8446

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