Aspirus offers a variety of weight management programs that provide comprehensive treatment for mild, moderate and severely overweight adults. With so many choices, it’s easy to choose a program that is tailored to your specific weight loss goals and needs.
Ideal Weight Solution is a medically supervised, four-phase, partial meal replacement weight loss protocol that targets fat loss while preserving muscle mass.
Aspirus Bariatrics can help you begin the journey to a healthier life. Patients who need to lose a significant amount of weight benefit from the latest surgical techniques with proven results.
The Aspirus Diabetes Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Program (ADAPT) teaches you healthier eating and exercise habits to improve your health and reduce your chance of having Type 2 Diabetes.
At the Aspirus Nutrition Clinic Registered Dietitians provide individual nutrition education and counseling on general, prenatal nutrition and sports nutrition, as well as vegetarian diets, weight control, and modified medical diets.
Shedding those unwanted pounds and maintaining a healthy weight can be challenging. Traditional diets are often unsuccessful and the inconsistent results can leave people frustrated.
Learn how you can achieve success in your weight loss goals. When you join others who are benefiting from the Aspirus Ideal Weight Loss Solution, brought to you by Aspirus Cardiology.
The Ideal Weight Loss Solution is a medically supervised, four-phase, partial meal replacement weight loss protocol that targets fat loss while preserving muscle mass. It’s a temporary treatment plan available only through licensed healthcare professionals who provide one-on-one weekly support and education that help you not only lose the weight, but keep it off. A Health Profile and program synopsis are available if you’d like to learn more or you’re ready to get started.
The Aspirus weight management specialists are your resource to help you make lifestyle changes to promote long-term weight loss and improved health.
With the Ideal Weight Loss Solution, you will not only see results but also be provided with valuable educational nutrition knowledge to help you sustain your results on a long-term basis.
Call 715-847-2380 for information.
Ideal Weight Solution Clinics available at: Aspirus Cardiology - Wausau, Aspirus Cardiology - Rhinelander, Aspirus Doctor's Clinic - WI Rapids, Aspirus Kronenwetter Clinic, Aspirus Stevens Point Clinic.
Click below for more information on our staff:
After 20 years in private practice in cardiology I have seen way too often, firsthand, the devastation obesity and its
related problems bring to patients’ lives. I have seen people struggle mightily against this problem, often with limited results despite
all their efforts and energy. So I was very excited to work with our great staff to bring this program to life for the benefit of our
community here in central Wisconsin. The results that we see and smiles and hugs we receive truly make my day.
I grew up in Wausau with two younger brothers and parents who always made nutrition a priority. As I began college at
the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County I was excited to learn that my passion for nutrition could be a career. I transferred to UW-
Madison to pursue Dietetics and have now been a practicing Registered Dietitian for 8 years. During this time I have received certification
in adult, adolescent and childhood weight management. My passion in nutrition has always been geared toward weight loss because it can
change the whole person by improving the body and mind, reducing needs for medications and increasing quality of life.
Favorite Ideal Protein Food: White Cheddar Ridges
I am a very fun and energetic person that loves to help people reach their goals. I have been a Health and Wellness
Specialist with Aspirus Occupational Health since April 2012 and an Ideal Protein coach since May 2013. I am fortunate to have found my
passion in life and make it my career. My absolute favorite part about coaching is when I see someone have an “ah ha” moment and everything
starts to click for them. By using my health and wellness background I hope to encourage many others to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Favorite Ideal Protein Food: Chocolate Drink Mix
I’ve been a nurse for 8 years and on a daily basis I see the impact that obesity has on a person’s personal life and
health. A goal of mine has always been to take the best care of myself that I can, so that I can live a long healthy life and help others
to do the same. Working with Ideal Protein I get can tell patients that, due to a weight loss, they are able to stop medications that they
have been on for years. Weight loss has a very powerful and positive impact in our lives and I feel very fortunate to be involved with the
Favorite Ideal Protein Food: Southwest Cheese curls, Garlic soy chips and pre-made strawberry banana drink
I have a degree in Health Promotion/Wellness with an emphasis in Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. I have a background in Health Coaching for weight loss and started at Aspirus as a Health Coach in April 2015. Health and wellness has always been an important part of my life, and I now enjoy using my skills and passion to help others achieve their wellness goals.
Favorite Ideal Protein Food: Cookie Dough Swirl bar
I have always been interested in health behavior and why people make decisions based on how they were raised, where they grew up, and what they were taught at a young age. I strongly believe that socioeconomic factors have a huge impact on diet and exercise. I want to help patients maintain a healthy weight by encouraging them to recognize what habits cause their weight gain and loss. Dieting is a lot more complicated than eating healthy foods and exercising regularly. I understand that there are a lot of psychological challenges along the way when it comes to dieting. I am here to listen and help! I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Public Health and am extremely passionate about health behavior and wellness. I want to help patients be the best that they can be and live life to the fullest!
Favorite Food: Garlic and Herb Soy Crisps
I graduated from Upper Iowa University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration. I have been with Aspirus Ideal Weight Solution since September, 2014 as the administrative assistant working closely with the health coaches and patients. I have struggled with weight loss myself throughout much of my adult life and I am currently doing the program right along with the patients. I have lost 40 pounds so far and will continue until I reach my goal weight. I enjoy working with the patients on a daily basis in helping them reach their goals as well. In my free time away from work, I enjoy gardening, antiquing, motorcycling, spending time with family/friends and visiting my son in Denver, CO a couple times each year.
Favorite Ideal Protein Food: All things chocolate! Chocolate Drink, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Chocolate Wafers, and the Cookie Dough Swirl Bar.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, I have always had an interest in food; cooking, baking, healthy eating, etc. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in Buffalo and my Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Since moving to Wausau in 1986, I have been involved in a variety of weight management programs including group classes, individual nutrition therapy, liquid diet programs, weight loss surgery consultations, as well as the Ideal Weight Solutions Program. It is so rewarding to be able to help people impact their overall health by establishing life-long healthy eating and exercise habits, as well as positive behaviors that will enable them to maintain a healthy life.
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter Crunch Bar
I have been interested in health and nutrition for most of my life. I have a nursing background and worked as a nutrition educator for UW Extension-Lincoln/Marathon Counties before my current position as a health coach. I am lucky to have a job that allows me to work with people who want to make lifestyle changes and improve their health. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, gardening and all things food-related.
Favorite Ideal Protein Food: Chocolate Soy Puffs
I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with the Health Promotion and Wellness major in 2015. I started working for Aspirus in 2016 as a Nutritional Health Coach / Administrative Assistant and couldn’t be happier. I have always enjoyed studying nutrition, fitness and general health. I have had many opportunities to learn about all aspects of wellness through several classes, practicums, internships and through previous employment as well. I am grateful Ideal Weight Solution has given me the opportunity to help other reach their goals.
Favorite Ideal Protein Food: Salt and Vinegar Crisps
I received my Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Stevens Point in Health & Wellness Management as a non-traditional student and joined the Ideal Weight Solution’s team in 2014. I feel I never work a day in my life because I truly enjoy my position as a Nutritional Resource Health Coach. It is thrilling to have the opportunity to see so many positive changes weight loss provides: quality of life, confidence, happiness, energy and motivation to name a few. While not at work I am a busy mom of four sons who enjoy fishing, baseball, football, basketball and of course Xbox – but it’s all about balance. Weight loss is a journey and I am honored to be a part of it.
Favorite Ideal Protein Food: BBQ Soy Nuts
Pursuing and receiving a degree in Health Promotion and Wellness was an easy choice for me. I was raised with the importance of gardening and eating fresh, in-season foods that were grown right at home at a young age. Having a family of my own, I now try to do the same for them. Over the past 10 years, I’ve spent time teaching Yoga and Stress Management, which are also important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight. Seeing the joy of setting and achieving weight goals is such a rewarding experience; I look forward to being part of yours.
Favorite Ideal Protein Food: Cappuccino Drink
I began my wellness journey at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where I stumbled through many different majors before finding the perfect match for me. I knew Health Promotion and Wellness was the right choice when I found out that I could take all the aspects I’m passionate about and merge them into one. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science from Stevens Point in December 2015. I was beyond ecstatic to take a position with Aspirus as a Nutritional Resource Health Coach in May 2016 to continue this journey. Working as a health coach, I have been able to see others find their very own wellness journeys. I love being excited for my clients when they’ve reached a goal they’ve had in mind. I believe that having a goal brings out so many other great characteristics that you never knew you had inside. It allows you to take control of your life and center yourself when other things might lead you astray. I am grateful that Ideal Weight Solutions has given me this opportunity to help guide others to reach that goal.
Favorite Ideal Protein Food: Triple Chocolate Wafers
A lifestyle change program designed for people with pre-diabetes.
ADAPT teaches you about healthier eating and exercise habits to improve your health and reduce your chance of having Type 2 Diabetes. Aspirus ADAPT is a CDC recognized diabetes prevention program.
If you have pre-diabetes you can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes by making simple lifestyle changes. Diet and moderate exercise resulting in a 5-7% weight loss are often effective enough to bring blood sugar levels back down to a healthy range. The goal of the program is to develop long-term improvements in your nutrition and physical activity habits to prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
The educational and fun ADAPT program groups meet once a week with a trained instructor for 16 core sessions. After the core sessions you will engage in 8 post-core sessions of ongoing educational meetings over the next eight months. Groups learn about a variety of topics to help you ADAPT to your new healthier life. Class topics include:
You also get one hour of exercise in the Aspirus Cardiac Rehabilitation gym for each session that you attend to help keep you moving in the right direction.
Participants pay an initial fee of $75 to begin the 16 week program. If attendance and participation requirements are met, up to $25 of fee will be refunded.
weight is not just about a smaller number on the scale. It is about
changing your life for the better – becoming the person you want to be. If you have tried endless diets without success and still need to lose a
significant amount of weight, bariatric surgery can be an effective
treatment to help you make a change for health and for life.
For questions or to schedule a personal appointment call Aspirus Bariatrics at 715.847.0024