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July 9, 2015

6 San Antonio Organizations Working Toward Reducing Obesity

Texas is one of the most overweight states in the country. Based on factors such as body mass index (BMI), type 2 diabetes, money spent on junk food and fast food patronage, Men’s Health magazine ranked San Antonio as the seventh fattest city in America in 2010. (Corpus Christi, El Paso, Dallas and Houston also made the […]

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June 10, 2015

Explore the most common weight loss surgery questions with BMI of Texas

There are a number of San Antonio weight loss clinic options for people to choose from when considering weight loss surgery. BMI of Texas of San Antonio sets itself apart with its continued dedication to creating and maintaining enduring partnerships with patients through education, support and compassion. We have listed many of the frequently asked […]

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May 29, 2015

Keep your cool with these healthy summer salads

Who wants to labor over a hot stove in the summer? With summer salad recipes on hand, you can ditch the stove and reach for your salad tongs instead. It’s easy to prepare these healthy summer salads right at home. Make a larger portion for a fun gathering or pack dressing on the side and […]

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May 12, 2015

What will your life look like after weight loss surgery?

If you’re thinking of working with weight loss surgeons to achieve a healthier weight, you’re on the right track to a happier, healthier life. According to MedlinePlus, life after weight loss surgery includes these benefits: Significant weight reduction Improved health Better quality of life Prolonged lifespan Before deciding to move forward with weight loss surgery, […]

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April 22, 2015

Local organizations making San Antonio a healthier place to live

San Antonio residents live in one of the best places in the country. Our city is known for its eclectic art, serene landscapes and strong cultural scene. There’s something new around every corner, and this time it’s about health. My San Antonio reported in April 2014 that San Antonio had the second-highest obesity rate among […]

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November 25, 2014

Celebrate a Local-Centric Thanksgiving This Year

If you’re putting together your Thanksgiving dinner menu, why not celebrate with a local-centric meal by shopping at a San Antonio farmers market? Strengthening the community is important, but that’s not the only reason to buy locally. Did you know local food is also healthier and tastes better? The food sold at farmers markets is harvested […]

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September 9, 2014

New Doctor Spotlight – Dr. Englehardt

BMI of Texas is wants to shine the spotlight on one of our surgeons, Dr. Richard K. Englehardt. We know you’re anxious to hear more about him and the path that led him to perform bariatric surgery in San Antonio, Texas. With that in mind, here is a quick rundown of the specifics of Dr. Englehardt’s training […]

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May 31, 2013

Essential Health Benefits

As part of the new affordable health care act the state has come up with a list of things that insurance for state employees will and will not cover. These are known as essential health benefits or EHBs. In Texas, at the present time, bariatric services are not among the EHBs. This is perplexing given […]

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November 28, 2011

ASBP Tackles Obesity

Having just returned from the ASBP’s Annual Obesity Symposium in Las Vegas, I have to say I’m finding it difficult to contain my enthusiasm and excitement about treating patients who are overweight and obese.   The conference is put on by an organization called the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, which I admit I didn’t even know […]

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July 9, 2010

Fix a Weight Loss Plateau

Fix a Weight loss Plateau Just make a few of these changes today and prepare to watch to pounds start disappearing from the bathroom scale. Call in a Support Crew Obesity seems to love company; your odds of packing on pounds rise when your friends, family, and neighbors start gaining. The good news is the reverse […]

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