San Antonio, TX- Medi-Weightloss® franchise owners Kelly and Jim Wickens open a second location in Westover Hills. Since opening their first franchise in 2011, they have reached several milestones including helping their patients lose a substantial amount of weight. The San Antonio location alone has also lost nearly 50,000 pounds.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 32 percent of adults in the state of Texas have obesity. Individuals with obesity increase their risk of developing a host of life-threatening diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. With the opening of Medi-Weightloss® Westover Hills, those in the community seeking a healthier lifestyle now have a powerful and knowledgeable resource ready to help.
About Medi-Weightloss® Westover Hills Staff and Owners
Kelly Murphy-Wickens, Owner
Kelly serves as the office manager for Westover Hills and enjoys meeting every patient that comes into Medi-Weightloss®. She has an extensive background in fashion, personal styling, and coaching. Influenced from working in couture with Marshall Fields and St. Johns Knits, she refers to Medi-Weightloss® as the boutique in weight loss.
Kelly is the author of Are You Listening? This book was inspired by the loss of little Kloey at 21 months, in a sudden accident in their home. Honoring Kloey by sharing her story, Kelly has spoken to church and mom groups in the San Antonio area. She also shares how her faith carried her through an unthinkable circumstance.
Her hidden talent is twirling fire! She is a proud native Texan and graduated in 1980 from Odessa High, where Friday Nights was born.
Kelly received her BBA in Marketing from Texas Tech University in beautiful Lubbock, Texas.
Jim Wickens, Owner
Jim has worked as a division manager in the field of industrial construction overseeing the construction of major facilities and equipment related to power plants, cement plants, sugar mills, and mines. He is a Civil Engineer graduate from the University of Illinois, home of the fighting Illini! After his successful 36-year career, he found a way to pursue other passions in health and fitness by becoming a franchisee of Medi-Weightloss®.
Jim has always had an interest in nutrition, healthy eating, and fitness. His fitness has been an inspiration to many, especially as he always competes with himself to be better, even as he celebrated his 60th birthday. Jim also enjoys the thrill of competing in half marathons and some mini-triathlons.
In his spare time, Jim is a coordinator and motivator for Peloton Team Building. He assists corporate and other organizational teams to improve their group's dynamics and efficiency by using team-building adventures coupled with classroom soft skill content.
Jim’s personal testimony to an alternative to weight loss surgery lends passion to his work here at Medi-Weightloss®. At age 23, he and his five sisters lost their mother who died from complications following a stomach stapling. She was only 47 with so much love to give. If there had been a safe and effective way to lose weight, like Medi-Weightloss®, she probably would still be here today.
Bianca Montes, MSN, FNP-BC
Bianca was born and raised in New Mexico; however, she has been in San Antonio over ten years and considers San Antonio her home. Upon graduating high school, Bianca obtained her esthetician license, only to find herself wanting to continue her education. Bianca graduated in May 2012, from San Antonio College with her associate’s in applied science nursing. Bianca began her nursing career, after completing her AORN preoperative course, where she started working as a circulating nurse in the operating room and continued working in the operating room for five years. Furthering her education again, she perused her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the UT Health Science Center of San Antonio, graduating in May 2014. Bianca was presented with the opportunity to continue her education at the UT Health Science Center, where she graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing in August 2016. She is currently an ANCC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Bianca has had a long-term passion for enhancing the self-esteem of others through aesthetics and promoting a healthy lifestyle. She is eager to help transform lives, bodies, and improve the health of others at Medi-Weightloss®. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and traveling. She especially enjoys watching a good movie and cuddling with her two Shih Tzus, Fonzie and Telula.
Cynthia Ayala, CMA
As a native San Antonian, Cynthia brings her 17 years experience along with her smile, strong will, and drive to our company. Her passion for helping patients and seeing results is mirrored by her dedication for raising her two children, on her own.
She began her career at a family practice clinic, but has experience in many different areas including
Dermatology, Oncology, and Pain Management. Her previous work experience has taught her how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, while continuing to live and enjoy life to its fullest — lessons she has never taken for granted.
Cynthia is excited to work at Medi-Weightloss®. As a Medi-Weightloss® patient herself, she is a true advocate and is excited to share her journey with patients.
Cynthia loves spending time with her two children, going to the river, bike riding, and reading. Being one of five children, Cynthia was raised with strong family values and dedication to her faith, which helped to create the resilient loyal medical professional that we see today!
Established in 2005, Medi-Weightloss® offers a physician-supervised weight loss program. Physicians and medical professionals provide individualized care based on patient’s goals, health, and medical history. The program includes weekly consultations that focus on nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise. In addition to weight loss programs for adults that have resulted in more than 3 million pounds lost nationwide, Medi-Weightloss® has specialized weight loss programs for adolescents and diabetics. The company also offers a Corporate Wellness Program, InterActive Exercise, and Signature Supplements & Products. Currently, there are over 130 franchises sold in 31 states.
The Westover Hills office is welcoming new patients.
11212 State Hwy 151
San Antonio, TX 78251