Maintaining a healthy weight and nutritious diet can be challenging, but with the right support, it’s far from impossible. At Baptist Health Weight & Nutrition Center, we offer the education, resources, and encouragement you need to lose weight, improve your overall health, manage a chronic health condition, or control a food allergy.
From our comprehensive, personalized weight loss program and our grab-and-go meals to our cooking classes, Baptist Health Weight & Nutrition Center provides the support you need to achieve your wellness goals.
Healthy, successful weight loss requires a plan customized to your unique needs, and we offer you a range of tools to create a strategy that will work for you. With registered nurses, exercise physiologists, registered dietitians, and behavioral health and wellness professionals, our team is able to offer the comprehensive, whole-person approach you need to lose weight and create a happier, healthier life. Whether you enroll in our three-phase program or simply want a metabolic test and one-time consultation, we can help you get on the road to safely losing excess pounds.
Our team is medically-equipped to help those with a wide range of concerns lose weight, and we help those with a variety of chronic conditions manage their symptoms through nutrition. We also offer services such as cooking classes to support those in our community on their wellness journeys.
A sustainable, healthy lifestyle can’t be complicated. At Baptist Health Weight & Nutrition Center, we make pursuing wellness simple. Whether you want to purchase healthy entrees or protein shakes to make healthy eating easy or need a weight loss program that can be worked around your schedule, we offer the conveniences you need to make a healthy lifestyle feasible.
Through a comprehensive approach to diet and exercise, we help our members make permanent transformations and enjoy a healthier, happier life.
Dr. Teresa Bau is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. Working as a hospitalist, she spends most of her time taking care of the sickest of the sick in the hospital, the majority of whom have long-standing chronic illnesses that likely could have been prevented by making dietary or lifestyle changes.
Dr. Bau was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, however her medical studies and life experiences have led her to immerse herself in a variety of patient populations across the globe – from India to Eastern Asia, across Europe and the Caribbean, and of course, the South — and there is one common thing that helps to strengthen the bond across all cultures: FOOD! We all like to eat, however food can either destroy us or nourish us. As a self-proclaimed “foodie,” Dr. Bau enjoys helping others to try to find that balance in their lives.
Dr. Bau doesn’t believe in a cookie-cutter approach to treating disease, and strives to see each patient as a unique individual with unique circumstances. She wishes to educate people enough so that they feel empowered to become their happiest and healthiest selves. Health shouldn’t simply be measured by vital signs or lab values, but also by incorporating one’s emotional and spiritual well-being, in addition to community support.
When Dr. Bau isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, brainstorming creative recipes in the kitchen, or planning her next destination half-marathon or backpacking adventure. She is excited to be working with this excellent team to make strides towards a healthier Arkansas!
My name is Matt McCabe. I am a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine, and also am a Certified Functional Strength Coach. I completed my Master’s of Exercise Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I completed my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, camping, and canoeing. I also work on various projects around the house and building different projects.
My name is Veronica Click. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Baptist Health Weight Loss Program. I am passionate about helping our patients make sustainable healthy lifestyle changes that are tailored to their goals. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Florida and completed my dietetic internship in Atlanta at Emory University Hospital. I am a new Arkansas resident and I enjoy trying new foods, exploring nature, and cooking at home.
My name is Matthew Rose. I have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition. In my free time I like to watch sports and enjoy the outdoors with my dog.
My name is Kristen Shores. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Baptist Health Weight Loss Program. As a born and raised resident of Arkansas. I graduated with my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Central Arkansas and completed the dietetic internship program at UCA. I am excited to be working with patients who are ready to make healthy and positive changes in their eating plans and overall well-being. That kind of optimism is what drives our patients to be most successful. I really enjoy spending quality time with my family, husband, and son in my spare time. We enjoy being active in our church, camping, hiking, fishing, and cheering at our son’s ball games. In addition, I love cooking for my family, reading, being outdoors, and exploring new places and foods.