Weight Management

Is your weight affecting your quality of life? Winneshiek Medical Center offers an Individualized Weight Management Program for patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30+ to help you improve your health, with the continued support of registered dietitians.

Those who qualify could be eligible for up to 22 visits with a dietitian per year. WMC’s Individualized Weight Management Program may be covered by your insurance, under the benefit: “Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity.” This service is 100% covered by Medicare.

The 2019 Winneshiek County Health Rankings show 32% of Winneshiek County adults have a BMI of 30 or higher, meaning that nearly 1/3 of Winneshiek County adults may qualify for the Individualized Weight Management Program.

Lowering your weight can reduce your risk for health problems. These include:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Liver disease
  • Stroke
  • Some lung diseases
  • Some cancers
  • Mental health problems

Call Winneshiek Medical Center and ask to speak with a dietitian to learn more: 563-382-2911.