Mercy Weight Management Hosts OPTIFAST® Open House Sept. 16

Mercy Weight Management Hosts OPTIFAST® Open House Sept. 16

Posted on: August 14, 2013

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Weight Management is hosting an OPTIFAST® Open House from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 at Mercy Medical Center in the Cancer Center Atrium. Meet Mercy’s staff members, sample OPTIFAST products, and learn more about how to lose weight, adopt healthy habits, get in shape, and control diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol. Individuals who sign up at the open house to participate in the OPTIFAST program will receive 50 percent off initial medical testing. For more information or to register, call 330-588-4854 or visit

OPTIFAST Client Blogs About Weight Loss Journey

If you have ever dealt with physical, mental and emotional issues surrounding weight gain and loss, then perhaps you can relate to Eric Buwala’s story. He is one of Mercy’s current weight management clients, and he is blogging his weight-loss journey on our site. To read his weekly posts, visit

Buwala shares ­ in an open, honest and often humorous way ­ how he went from physically fit to morbidly obese and what he’s doing to change. Follow his journey each week and cheer him on! We hope you will be inspired by his story.

Proven Success

Mercy Weight Management offers OPTIFAST, a medically safe, weight-loss program that can help you lose weight and keep it off. OPTIFAST combines a calorie-controlled full meal replacement diet with behavior modification training, exercise program, nutritional education, support groups and medical monitoring. Documented results in more than 80 studies nationwide reveal participants experience, on average, over a 50-pound weight loss, 14 percent decrease in cholesterol and 11 percent decrease in blood pressure.

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see




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