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About Us

Debbie and Katie

"Good nutrition plays a critical role in disease management and in maintaining overall health and wellness. We are excited to provide a unique, comprehensive approach to weight loss that is grounded in sound nutritional science within Bismarck and the surrounding communities. Medical Weight Loss Specialists of Bismarck is dedicated not only to helping patients reach their personal weight loss goals but also in managing and preventing chronic disease."

— Katie Horner, MSN, FNP-C & Debbie Zabel MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

Our Mission Statement

Our philosophy at Medical Weight Loss Specialists of Bismarck is that each patient will be evaluated individually. A weight loss and maintenance plan will be developed to meet the specific needs of every patient in accordance with the guidelines of the Obesity Medical Association. Honesty, respect, and medical safety for every patient are our highest priorities.

Successful Results and Experience

Medical Weight Loss Specialists of Bismarck is a member affiliate of Medical Bariatrics of America (MBA). The President of MBA, Dr. Allen Rader was voted the 2007 bariatrician of the year, and he is now tracking over 15,000 patients that have been treated in this program for over 15 years. Of these patients, 97.7% lose medically significant weight in the first month. The weight loss success of our program surpasses any other clinical results currently available.

Katie has specific training and expertise in treating Obesity and Metabolic disease. She is a member of the Obesity Medical Association, a member of the Obesity Action Coalition, and a member of the World Obesity Federation.

Health is a Priority

While we want to help you lose weight, we also want to make you healthy. These two ideas are not always mutually exclusive. There are many ways to lose weight and some of them are not necessarily good for our health. Our program is based on medical research and is proven to help you lose weight and improve many aspects of your overall health.

Compassion and Understanding

We understand that losing weight is a difficult task. Unfortunately, many of our patients have had negative experiences during past attempts to lose weight. We understand the complexities of weight loss and weight maintenance. Many conditions could have been prevented or made easier to control had the obesity been appropriately treated. Our mission is to give you the tools to be successful in losing weight and provide you with direction and support to meet your goals.

Our Team

          Obesity Medicine Association - Proud Member - Clinical Leaders in Obesity Medicine