Blissful Wellness Medical Weight Loss Centers was created in Jacksonville, Florida by Elyssa Blissenbach, M.D., a Board Certified Internist who has practiced medicine for over 15 years. In 1996 she moved to Jacksonville where she set up her practice in Historical Riverside. Over the years Dr. Blissenbach became increasingly aware of the growing trend of obesity in her practice. Research data was making more and more evident that obesity was quickly becoming an epidemic in the United States Most importantly, people were developing all of the complications of obesity including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, infertility, and joint de- struction. Because of this, Dr. Blissenbach decided to embark on a mission to establish a medically supervised weight loss clinic within her practice focusing on the need to educate her patients about the misconceptions surrounding obesity and its causes. So many of her patients were unaware of what they were doing wrong and how to change their behaviors. She made it her goal, not only to set up a diet that would work, but to set up transition diets and maintenance programs that would ensure that her pa- tients would maintain their weight for the rest of their lives. She needed her program to be a life changing experience for them.
Based on her medical knowledge, Dr. Blissenbach knew that the only diets that would be effective were those that were low in carbohydrates. The fat free diet craze that was proclaiming itself to be the solution to weight loss was actually contributing to making obesity worse. Not only did she know that a low carbohydrate diet was imperative to successfully losing weight but she knew that not just one diet would work for all patients. In response to that need she decided to incorporate several different low carbo- hydrate diets into he program. Because she realized that so many people in the Jacksonville area were also facing the same chal- lenges, she felt compelled to reach out to the community that was so desperately in need of a Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program; a program that would provide each patient with a medi- cal healthcare provider to continuously monitor their health and intervene medically if necessary.
At Blissful Wellness Medical Weight Loss Centers, we have established a superb alternative to the rather tired formats used by many of our competitors. Our intensive use of state of the art technology and our highly qualified experts will lead to permanent solutionsfor those battling obesity. Dr. Blissenbach and the team at Blissful Wellness are committed to providing their patients with a medically supervised weight loss center that treats patients as unique individuals and provides its patients with every tool available to achieve what is important... A Life Changing Experience.