Healthy 4 Life Center

Patient Testimonials

Jennifer Johnson

35, Valparaiso
Success with Medical Weight Loss
Heaviest Weight: 291
Current Weight: 209 and still losing!

“The best part is I’m not just watching my family play on the dunes. Now, I am right there with them!”


When Jennifer Johnson had reached almost 300 pounds her cardiologist sat her down for a thoughtful conversation about her health.

“My cardiologist was very caring, but basically asked if I wanted to see my kids grow up,” Johnson said. “When he said I could lose weight now and start enjoying life with my kids rather than waiting until they were older; it just clicked. I knew I was ready.”

Jennifer made an appointment with Omar Shamsi, MD, medical weight loss specialist at Healthy 4 Life. As a specialist in bariatric medicine, Dr. Shamsi focuses on medical weight loss options for patients to achieve healthy lifestyles – with or without surgery.

“Surgery wasn’t for me,” Johnson said. “But Dr. Shamsi laid out a plan for me to get healthy again. Since then, I’ve lost more than 80 pounds and am still going!”

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