OWINGS MILLS, Md., Sept. 30 // PRNewswire // -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) announced the grand opening of a Las Colinas, Texas, Medifast Weight Control Center, the 15th Medifast Weight Control Center to open in 2010. The Center is approximately 1,500 square feet and has six private counseling rooms. The Center is located in Suite 125 of the MacArthur Crossing Shopping Center at 7750 North MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, Texas, 75063. For more information and to find the nearest Medifast Center, log onto http://www.medifastcenters.com or call 1-888-Y-MEDIFAST.
"The backbone of the Medifast Weight Control Centers is one-on-one, highly personalized counseling," said Joseph J. DiBartolomeo, Ph.D., Senior V.P. of Medifast Weight Control Centers. "The Las Colinas Medifast Weight Control Center will provide accountability with weekly weigh-ins. Clients are provided the tools to eliminate unhealthy behaviors and create new, healthy habits."
Medifast Weight Control Centers' trained counselors help clients design a personal program based on their lifestyle. Together, the counselor and client determine an achievable weight-loss program based on an individual profile analysis and an in-body scan that shows exactly where fat is stored and how much recommended weight the client needs to lose, so there is no guessing.
Medifast Weight Control Centers offer the Medifast Program, which has been recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980. Medifast Weight Control Centers offer a proven, safe, and effective option for clients who need personal support during their weight loss.
"We're excited to add an 11th Medifast Weight Control Center in Dallas and the 24th in Texas," said Michael S. McDevitt, Chief Executive Officer of Medifast, Inc. "Texas has consistently proven to be a strong market. The newest Center takes us to 31 corporate-owned Centers and 20 franchise-owned Centers currently operating."
Medifast's corporate-owned Centers are located in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Texas; Annapolis, Baltimore, and Gaithersburg, Md.; Fairfax, Va.; and Orlando, Fla. Franchised locations of Medifast Weight Control Centers are currently operating in Minneapolis, Minn., Phoenix, Ariz., Birmingham, Ala., and San Diego and East Bay, Calif.
Medifast Weight Control Centers currently operates 31 corporate-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers in Florida, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia, and sold the rights to 20 franchise-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers in Alabama, Arizona, California, and Minnesota. Further information and locations can be obtained by calling 1-888-Y-MEDIFAST or visiting http://www.medifastcenters.com.
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