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February 19th, 2012 5:37 pm by Staff Report

Body Enhancement Medical Spa focuses on the patient's well-being

Kingsport physicians Dr. Rebekah Austin and Dr. Broughton Jolley opened the facility last October in Gray to provide an affordable option to patients seeking to lose weight and enhance their overall well-being.

GRAY, Tenn. - Body Enhancement Medical Spa focuses on "promoting patients’ well-being both physically and psychologically at an affordable price."


Kingsport physicians Dr. Rebekah Austin and Dr. Broughton Jolley opened the facility last October in Gray to provide an affordable option to patients seeking to lose weight and enhance their overall well-being. Both Austin and Jolley are board certified and continue to practice in their respective fields of medicine; Austin is a neurosurgeon and Jolley is an anesthesiologist.


Body Enhancement Medical Spa specializes in weight loss using Phentermine and the HCG diet, medical supervised Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Dermal fillers and Colon Hydrotherapy.


"We weren’t busy enough," Dr. Jolley laughed.


As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Austin was "super, super busy," but a stroke last year changed her practice and her perspective on medicine.


"Basically, we saw a need in the community," Dr. Austin explained. "There are many people in the community interested in looking and feeling better, but the cost is prohibitive. We have been able to develop a relationship with a local compounding pharmacy that enables us to provide the HCG diet and HRT at half the price of other weight loss clinics," Dr. Jolley said.


When a patient visits Body Enhancement Medical Spa, Dr. Austin or Dr. Jolley will interview the patient to determine their challenges concerning weight loss and design a program that is best for them.


"That can include the HCG diet or Phentermine, and we also do Colonic Hydrotherapy as an adjunct to weight loss," Dr. Austin said.


Colon Hydrotherapy is a water lavage used to cleanse the colon and it is often used to help patients who suffer from chronic constipation. Colon Hydrotherapy also aids in weight loss reduction, and body detoxification for patients who suffer from immune system deficiencies (i.e. Lupus) and skin diseases.


The HCG diet is based on a low-calorie diet combined with a daily injection of the HCG hormone in your stomach. Dr. Jolley explained that HCG is a natural hormone that makes a patient’s body burn fat first.


"HCG, combined with a low-fat diet, trains your body to burn fat yet maintain muscle mass," he said.


Patients who are not candidates for the HCG diet are provided Phentermine, which increases a patient’s basal metabolic rate and, at the same time, works as an appetite suppressant. While on the weight loss program, patients are also given VitaBurnTM shots, comprised mainly of B12, to boost their metabolism.


Along with weight loss therapy, Body Enhancement Medical Spa provides Hormone Replacement Therapy and Dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, raised scar depressions, enhance lips and replace soft-tissue volume loss. They also offer spray tans and Spider vein treatment.


"We are both doctors who want to help folks and their well-being, and make it affordable for people in our area," Dr. Austin said.


Body Enhancement Medical Spa is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday. Medical staff is available from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday; 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. The Spa accepts both appointments and walk-ins, and is located at 5583 Bobby Hicks Hwy., Suite 201. For more information, call 423-207-0571 or visit the website at http://www.bodyenhancementmedicalspa.com/.

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