After trying every diet plan out there, and seeing absolutely no results, I thought I should just give up. I was 276 pounds. Now that I am 180 pounds, I truly thank Dr. Jabaly for coming up with the program. It's not hard at all. I actually thought that I would have loose skin after losing the weight, but it’s actually tight. The pounds are still melting off. I began July, 2007, and it’s now August, 2008. I am very pleased.
MAYIA T. Toledo, OH
I have been suffering from weight issues for a very long time. I was dramatically overweight. After coming to Dr. Jabaly with my problem, he found out that I have metabolic syndrome; that is what made me obese. Ever since starting his weight loss program, which I have to say, is incredibly easy to follow, I have lost over 81 pounds. He is a great doctor; very caring. He has been the best so far.
I went to the hospital with renal failure for two days, only to be "blessed" with a cruel nurse. She went out of her way to be rude and harsh with me. She actually told me that she would not give me my lunch, and that she was going to give me my medication late. I was furious. Anything I would say to her, she would cuss me out. This was a first! I contacted Dr. Jabaly. He came in and settled me down. After I explained my situation at St. Anne’s Hospital, he saved me like always. He checked me out, and offered to follow me and my husband home, to help me get settled. This was after midnight! I could not believe this man's generosity. He visited me the next night. He has been my doctor for many years now, and my seven year old son refuses to see anyone but him.
CONNIE G. Sylvania, OH
About a year ago, I came to Dr. Jabaly weighing in at 240 pounds, with a 38" waist; I was miserable, and no doctor ever paid attention to the fact that I was suffering from metabolic syndrome. I could not sleep. Within a year, I have lost 30 pounds and feel healthier than ever before, thanks to Dr. Jabaly. I have not felt like this since high school. It is truly amazing what the doctor has done. I could not be happier.
SCOTT Y. Oregon, OH
Hello, my name is Linda Bliss. I would like to take a moment and tell you about my personal experience with Dr. Georges Jabaly. About a year ago, I was looking for a new family Doctor, in the Toledo area. My daughter-in-law said that she was taking my grandchildren to a practitioner that she felt I would like, so I made an appointment. The first thing that I noticed about Dr. Jabaly was that from our very first greeting, he treated me with respect and kindness. At the time I met him, I was weighing 318 lbs, diabetic and little did I know; Dr. Jabaly found it, that my pancreas was not functioning properly.The first thing that Dr. Jabaly did was to put me on a low fat diet that was designed for my blood type, as well as medication to help control my diabetes and weight. My weight at the time was a huge problem in my life. My knees are bad and I have to walk with a cane so having the extra weight was really limiting my ability to move and my quality of life. To this date, 24 months after I first met him, I have lost 104 lbs. and more importantly, I have learned how to eat properly. My energy level, ability to move and breathing have all been increased since he helped me lose the weight. I am alive again. My ultimate goal is to get down to 145 lbs. which was my weight when I got married.I would like to recommend Dr. Jabaly to anyone that is looking for a Doctor who understands that losing weight is more than just diet and exercise. Dr. Jabaly understands how give his patients the winning edge when it comes to weight loss as well as a game plan for future healthy living.Thank you Dr. Jabaly for saving my life, I know that with the love of my family and your guidance that I will be able to hit my goal of 145 lbs. Giving my freedom back has been one of the most precious gifts that anyone could have given me, thank you again.
LINDA BLISS Ohio
As any overweight person knows, going to see a doctor is a nightmare. First you weigh in amidst eye rolls and sighs (I once had a nurse slap the slider on a balance beam scale all the way to 400 as I stepped on and say "It will be faster if we start from this end!"). Whether you are there for a head cold, acne or amnesia it all comes back to your weight. There is a preconceived notion in health care providers that if you are overweight you are lazy, stupid and you don’t care about your health or your appearance. This unfair and untrue sentiment spreads out to the world and to society. I don't remember a time in my life when I didn't have a weight problem. In preschool I was the "fat girl." Preschool! I think of the pressure I felt so young to lose weight and how by the time I was in fifth grade I was desperate and it is no wonder to me that I grew to despise myself so much. So over the course of the last sixteen years (I’m 26 now), I've done every fad diet that I could find and follow. I’ve done grapefruit, cabbage, cottage cheese, meetings, pills, frozen foods, diet bars, protein shakes, smoothies, colonics, starvation, purging, and countless punishing workout routines. Everything I did came with fine print. "Results not typical" was something I was used to ignoring.When I was eighteen and fed up, I went to a medical doctor for help with my weight. I was given a brochure for gastric bypass and ushered out the door. I sat in the car and cried before driving home. It was the bleakest message I had ever received. With so much life ahead of me, I was told my only choice was permanently life altering surgery with a good chance of social isolation, nerve damage, anemia, hernia, ulcers, and death! I was depressed and my weight only skyrocketed.I found Dr. Georges Jabaly at the MN Angels Clinic through a colleague at the university. I tossed and turned the night before going. Every new weight loss plan comes with its own element of excitement, hope, and trepidation. I wasn't sure if I was ready to go see a doctor again after my last attempt. I went anyhow and I was nervous and scared and biting back tears in the office as I waited because I was ashamed of myself for having to be there, and who I was and what I looked like.The office staff at MN angels was kind and professional. The nurse who took me back and weighed me was pleasant and upbeat. I appreciated their conduct and geniality. I waited for the doctor in the room and went over a script in my head. I thought of how I should begin. I should start with an apology, I thought. Start by saying I knew I was obese and I was sorry and I was ready to change.I didn't get a chance to apologize. In fact, I don’t think I said a single word to Dr. Jabaly. He came in and started talking. He looked at me and told me he knew I was hurting. He told me what was going on with my body just by looking at the skin on my neck, my hands and the way I was shaped. He told me exactly what I was going to do and how I would do it. He didn’t ask me to explain myself or expect me to talk. He looked right at me and told me that I would be 220 pounds by Christmas of 2010 (Just one year). At over 300 pounds, I was shocked that he could make me a statement like that without a disclaimer. I hung on his every word.Dr. Jabaly is a special person. He made me feel like he cared about me from the moment he met me. He treated me like a person—not an overweight person, not a lazy person or a hopeless person—just a person. This time, when I got in the car and cried, it was because I was happy. I knew things were changing. I felt capable and real and worthwhile.Three months have gone by and am now 45 pounds lighter. I am so close to being 250 pounds. My body feels better; I am stronger, leaner, and more agile. I have better mental focus and I am proud of myself. I actually like myself (I can't remember the last time I could smile and say I like myself and mean it!). My body has changed in other ways, too. Focusing on the habits that Dr. Jabaly has taught me, my gums and teeth are healthier. My fingernails and hair have luster. I'm sleeping soundly and all the way through the night. More than anything, I feel a surge of self-confidence each morning as I get dressed. Oh, did I mention I've already lost five inches off my hips?I can't wait to continue my journey with Dr. Jabaly. I am successful because he has given me the tools I never knew existed. I am becoming mentally, physically, and emotionally fit. It is impossible express my appreciation in words—I cannot say how deeply this clinic has shaped my life and my well-being.I would recommend that anyone who has been suffering with weight problems go and visit Dr. Jabaly as soon as possible. Right now, he is helping me save my own life.
DUSTY MILLER Ohio