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University of Kentucky

The HMR® Program in Cooperation with the University of Kentucky is one of three HMR Centers of Excellence that are wholly owned, staffed, and operated by Health Management Resources®, the nation's leading provider of weight treatment services to the medical community. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, we've helped thousands of dieters through our clinic programs and through our HMR at Home® Diet Kits.

Staff Dedicated Exclusively to Your Success

Our staff continually receives extensive behavioral and medical training so we are able to provide you the most state-of-the-art, effective weight-loss treatment possible. If you join our clinic program, our highly supportive staff of health educators, nurses, physicians, and program coordinators will work tirelessly with you to help you lose the weight you want. More importantly, you will experience a level of care, compassion, and dedication to your success that is truly unique. Even after the diet is over, we’ll continue to work with you to help you master the skills you’ll need to keep the weight off. Click here to meet the staff.

Offering the Best in Clinical Care

The Medical Director of our program is L. Raymond Reynolds, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E. Dr. Reynolds, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Division of Endocrinology, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He practices medicine at both the UK Medical Center and VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Reynolds has been with the HMR Program for Weight Management™ since 1999 and is Co-Chairman of the HMR Medical Advisory Board.

Award-Winning Program

HMR gold standard

Our program consistently receives multiple HMR Gold Standard Awards which recognize excellence in performance and patient care. We are among the top 5% of HMR Programs nationwide recognized for our outstanding patient care. Over the years, we have received awards in the categories of greatest weight-loss rates, outstanding group attendance, and best weight-maintenance data.

Local Patients Selected to be National Testimonials

We are extremely proud of the results our patients have achieved. Several of our patients have gone on to become role models for others, sharing their weight-loss stories on the national stage. Kentucky's own Debbie E., who lost 49 pounds with our Healthy Solutions® Program, even graced the cover of HMR's national brochure in 2008.

Breaking New Ground in Weight-Management Research

Some of the most important dieting breakthroughs in the weight-management field were discovered at our clinic as part of our ongoing research on the treatment of obesity and its co-morbidities. Under the direction of world-renowned endocrinologist and researcher James W. Anderson M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition Emeritus at the University of Kentucky and Chairman of HMR's Medical Advisory Board Emeritus, our program results have been featured in dozens of medical journals, including two recently published studies on patients who have lost 100 pounds or more.

 

We welcome the chance to work with you to help you reach your goals!

To Place an Order, call 877-467-5162
To Join the Program, call 877-807-7428
The HMR Program in Cooperation with the University of Kentucky

4071 Tates Creek Centre Drive, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40517
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Schedule an Orientation

We know that joining a weight loss program is an important and perhaps somewhat difficult decision. We want to make sure that you have all the information you need to make the right choice.

 

Join us at one of our information sessions where you can meet the staff and learn all about the program and the great results that are possible for YOU.

 

  • Learn how the diet works in more detail
  • Get information on the costs of the different diet options
  • Sample our delicious diet foods
  • Meet our highly trained and compassionate staff who will be with you every step of the way!

 

Register for an orientation session using the calendar below. If you don't see a time that works for you, please call us and we can schedule a more convenient time for you.

 

 

 

 

Meet the Staff


 

UK staff



Standing L-R: Sarah-Ashley Solie, Jennifer Alcala, Christi Cummings, Terri Collova, Mandy Stiers, Kim Berryman
Seated L-R: Renee James, Jennifer Collins, Jenny Bynum



Christi Cummings, RN, Program Nurse
How long have you worked with HMR? Since 2001
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? I lost 30 lbs when I started with HMR and am off meds and feel so much better. I love helping our patients get off of medications and live life to the fullest!! It is so much fun to see people get better.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? I love the Chicken Creole Entrée and the Mexican-Style Bean and Beef Enchilada Entrée mixed with a little garlic salt and some fat free sour cream. (Yummy!)
What do you like to do for fun? I love spending time with my family: my husband and 2 kids ages 5 and 7. I also love to scrapbook and sew!

Amanda Fort, RN, BSN, Program Nurse
How long have you worked with HMR? Since August 2012  
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Kinesiology/Exercise.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? I have had a very diverse career in nursing and the reason I love HMR so much is because I actually get to see patients get better. I get to assist taking patients off medications instead of putting them on medications. I love watching these patients achieve their goals, decrease their chances of associated risk factors, and feel better, right before my eyes. A lot of these patients leave our program and are able for the first time in their lives to live life to the fullest! It warms my heart every single day!! 
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? I love the Chicken Creole Entrée, the Cheese and Basil Ravioli, and my favorite is the 120 Vanilla Shake with lemon Crystal Light and fat-free, sugar-free cheesecake Jell-o. 
What do you like to do for fun? I love to be outdoors. I like to run, hike, and camp.

Ashley Kirkwood, Account Manager, National Trainer
How long have you worked with HMR? I started as a Health Educator with HMR in 2002.
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? I love the people that I work with every day and it’s so nice to work with others who are all working toward the same goal: helping our patients and clients change their lives and improve their health. I love hearing success stories from our patients and clients -- people who have a new lease on life after changing their behaviors and improving their health.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? I don’t think I have one favorite, but here are two I like: 120 Vanilla Shake with sugar-free vanilla pudding, a splash of sugar-free vanilla syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I also love the HMR Multigrain cereal, with frozen mixed berries and Splenda. I let it sit for a few minutes so it takes on the consistency of cobbler.
What do you like to do for fun? I love to be outside! Specifically, hiking and camping (but only in good weather – cool temps and no bugs) and running and walking with my Australian Cattle Dog, Max. Although I don’t have much time to do it, I also enjoy cooking and baking.

Sarah-Ashley Solie, RD, Program Operations Specialist
How long have you worked with HMR? I have worked for HMR since 1999.
What is your educational background? My educational background is in nutrition. I have a Master's Degree in Community Nutrition and I’m a Registered Dietitian.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? I like the fact that I can confidently say that we have a program that works. Many patients come in to our program with a history of failure. They have tried other ways to lose and maintain weight but have not been successful. It brings me great joy that I am able to play a role in helping people make positive changes that not only affect their weight but also their health.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? My absolute favorite is the Cheese and Basil Ravioli Entrée over spaghetti squash and topped with sautéed mushrooms and bell pepper.
What do you like to do for fun? I enjoy doing crafts with my daughter and sampling new recipes to use the vegetables that I get in my CSA share. I also love to run. I completed my first marathon in April 2011.

Jenny Bynum, Program Operations Specialist

How long have you worked with HMR? Since 2007
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education, Middle School Math and Science.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? Seeing lives truly changed and their quality of life improved.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? Hot Mocha Shake made with HMR chocolate shake mix, coffee, and sugar free butterscotch pudding mix
What do you like to do for fun? Hike, camp, and spend quality time with friends and family.

Jennifer Collins, Health Educator

How long have you worked with HMR? Since 2008.
What is your educational background? I graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree with a concentration in Nutrition.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? What I enjoy most about my job is being able to see people working really hard to make changes in their lifestyle every day, and being able to enjoy things they have never done before or haven't done in years. Not many jobs give you an opportunity to really make a difference in someone's life, but here at HMR we make it happen every day.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? My favorite HMR recipe is an HMR Vanilla Shake with cup of frozen mixed fruit and a teaspoon of sugar-free almond syrup.
What do you like to do for fun? I love hanging out with my family, cooking with my 2 year old, and putting on some good oldies music and dancing around my house. I also enjoy a good book every now and again.

Kim Berryman, RD, Program Operations Specialist
How long have you worked with HMR? Since 2006
What is your educational background? I have Bachelor’s Degrees in Journalism and Dietetics.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? That's easy! Celebrating the milestones with our patients. Sure we celebrate a big loss on the scale, and when someone hits the 50 pound mark. But I especially love when patients share what that really means - getting to fly on an airplane without having to ask for a seatbelt extender, or getting to wear a favorite dress they haven't been able to get into for years!
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? The Butterscotch Banana Shake made with HMR 120 Shake, a banana, sugar-free butterscotch pudding mix, and sugar-free English toffee syrup.
What do you like to do for fun? I love all sorts of physical activity, but especially racquetball, zumba, and riding my bike outside. I also enjoy playing in a band I recently joined called the Bats. At age 50, I am the youngest member! It's a mix of everything from rock-n-roll to cabaret and comedy.... we have the best time!!

Jennifer Alcala, Health Educator
How long have you worked with HMR? Since 2006.
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Organizational Communications from Indiana University and an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance, from Florida State University.
What do you like most about your job with HMR? The thing I love most about working as a Health Educator is seeing the wonderful life changes that our patients achieve through weight loss. It's amazing to support our patients to learn and practice healthy behaviors, often enabling them to decrease or eliminate the need for medications and have a much improved quality of life!
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? My favorite HMR recipe is simple and delicious! I love the HMR Vanilla Shake with frozen strawberries and frozen blueberries.
What do you like to do for fun? I love spending time with my family, hiking and exploring new places. I'm also a Registered Yoga Teacher and love practicing and teaching yoga.

Tracy Tighe, Account Manager
How long have you worked with HMR? Since 1993.
What is your educational background? I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Clinical Dietetics, Arizona State University (go Devils!).
What do you like most about your job with HMR? I love connecting with people all over the country who share my passion for helping others. Even though I no longer work directly with patients, through the staff I work with who do work with patients, I feel that I am in some way a part of the amazing difference they are making in their lives!
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? Spinach Ravioli Bake with fresh baby spinach and shallots, a touch of balsamic vinegar, then layered in a casserole dish with the Cheese and Basil Ravioli. Top with low-fat parmesan cheese and bake until bubbly. YUM!
What do you like to do for fun? Long walks with my husband and dog through our neighborhood and trails throughout our city. We also love to hike in the mountains. This summer we went to northern Georgia and hiked a tiny bit on the Appalachian Trail at the terminus on Springer Mountain.

Renee James, Clinic Manager
How long have you worked with HMR? Since 1990.
What is your educational background? Business Management
What do you like most about your job with HMR? Hearing both small and large improvements in our patients quality of life – whether it be something as significant as being able to buckle their seatbelt for the first time, or not have to ask for a seatbelt extension on an airplane, or something as simple as being able to play with their kids and grandkids.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? I like Cauliflower Soup made with HMR Chicken Soup, cauliflower, brown rice and garlic pepper.
What do you like to do for fun? Spend time with my “extended” family (husband, daughter, 3 dogs, 2 cats (really 4 cats - but we don’t count the 2 outside cats), fish, tropical fish and 2 hamsters!) I also love to work in the garden and to read.

Terri Collova, RD, Health Educator
When did you start working with HMR? April 2005
What is your educational background? I’m a Registered Dietitian
What do you like most about your job with HMR? Helping people learn the lifestyle skills to maintain their weight loss long-term.
What is your favorite HMR Recipe? Enchilada Soup made with Mexican-Style Bean and Beef Enchilada Entree, HMR Chicken Soup, black beans, canned diced tomatoes, corn, onion, green, yellow and orange peppers, cilantro and chili seasoning, topped with a dollop of light sour cream and tortilla strips. Yummy!
What do you like to do for fun? I like to hike, water ski, run with my dog, dance, and spend time with my family.




 

*HMR's data for the type of program Laina participated in shows 50-60 pounds average weight loss. Many people lose more weight.


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