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Patient stories

Real patients. Sharing real stories.

At Prevea, we value our patients’ experiences. When our patients’ share their challenges and success stories our team is provided with the information needed to continually improve the quality of care everyone receives when they walk through our doors.

Whether you’re showing up for a routine checkup or emergency care, our physicians’ aim is the same, to take care of people with passion, pride and respect.

We know our patients have options when it comes to choosing a doctor or health care facility in Wisconsin. This is why the stories our patients share with us about the care they received means so much to our organization. After all, one of the most powerful ways to learn about Prevea and our team of providers at HSHS, is to hear the firsthand experiences our patients were willing to share.

Below, are testimonials from patients who experienced health care challenges and choose Prevea to provide them with much needed care. Their heartfelt stories of passionate nurses going the extra mile and expert physicians trouble shooting complex situations, showcases the high level of care which our providers strive to give every last patient.

In 2020, and at just 30-years-old, Jeff found himself weighing more than he ever had. He could barely fit into his own car, was out of breath constantly, and experiencing aches and pains in his back, feet and knees. Jeff estimates he weighed about 568 pounds in 2020. During that time, he and his parents increasingly had concerns about how his weight was impacting his health.

“Most days I’d come home after work and I’d lie down in bed right away because I struggled to stand for more than a few minutes at a time,” Jeff said. “I passed up so many opportunities with friends, family and coworkers to do fun things because I know I’d be embarrassed trying to keep up with them.”

In an effort to lose weight and regain some of the independence he once had, Jeff enrolled in Prevea Health’s medically supervised weight loss program,  Ideal Weigh in December of 2020. The program teamed Jeff up with a coach who organized an exercise regiment, a nutrition program and the support he needed to start the process of losing anywhere from one to ten pounds on a weekly basis.

“The Ideal Weigh diet was restrictive, but it was exactly what I needed,” said Jeff. “If you can keep up with the restrictive diet, the coaches and staff will help and support you the whole time and keep you accountable while the weight comes off.”

At the beginning of Jeff’s weight loss journey, it was admittedly difficult to resist some foods and to start the process of walking upwards of a mile a day. But, just four months into the Ideal Weigh program Jeff had shed 100 pounds through the mentorship provided by his Prevea health coach. Additionally, Jeff had the ambition to lose even more weight and within less than a year’s time of being enrolled in the program he ultimately lost a total of more than 300 pounds.

“I’m doing things I never thought I’d be capable of just a year ago,” said Jeff. “I’ve struggled for years with multiple other weight loss programs trying to get my weight under control. Ideal Weigh gave me exactly the tools I needed to lose the weight. Ideal Weigh changed my life and I’ll never be able to thank them enough.”

Jeff’s weight loss journey is not over. He hopes to soon start running the 3-4 miles a day that he is currently tackling through walking. He also hopes his story of weight loss will inspire others to consider the  Ideal Weigh program through Prevea Health.

“Many days I catch my reflection in the mirror, and I am shocked by the thin guy looking back at me,” said Jeff.
*Ideal Weigh follows the Ideal Protein protocol which is a medically designed plan. This protocol offers the optimal amount of protein, vitamins and minerals to ensure the body systems function properly. The goal is to provide the body with the proper amount of protein to preserve lean body mass, while reducing the intake of carbs and fats. This allows the body to lose body fat, not muscle. Prevea’s certified coaches are able to monitor patients’ lean body mass by utilizing the Ideal Protein scale and our 3D body scan to ensure that they are not losing muscle.