About Melamed Weight & Wellness

Lose weight. Feel healthy. Look younger.

Melamed Weight & Wellness is a medical spa in Deerfield, IL that has been helping clients in the north shore area of Chicago lose weight, feel better, and look younger for over 15 years.

Dr. Julia Melamed’s staff at Melamed Weight & Wellness offers medical weight loss treatments, medical spa services, anti-aging aesthetics, and bioidentical hormone replacement. Her team includes a clinical psychologist, dietician, physician assistant, and an experienced spa team. The practice is limited to metabolic, anti-aging, and aesthetic medicine. Below are some of the services we specialize in to help you lose weight, feel healthier and look younger:


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Meet Dr. Melamed

Dr. Julia Melamed has been helping her patients lose weight, look their best, and feel their healthiest since 1998. She’s board certified in internal and metabolic medicine, certified in anti-aging medicine, and has a Honorary Fellow Designation with the Obesity Medicine Academy (OMA).

Dr. Melamed is a proud member of
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Dr. Melamed’s practice is designed around four key areas of wellness:

  1. Medical weight loss
  2. Medical spa services
  3. Anti-aging and wellness
  4. Bioidentical hormone supplementation

A leading expert in her field, Dr. Melamed uses only the safest, most cutting-edge technology in her clinic. Above all, she encourages her patients to live healthy lifestyles and is dedicated to helping them achieve their healthcare goals—be it to lose weight, eat nutritionally, balance their hormones, and/or participate in daily physical activity.

Meet The Team: The Weight Loss & Anti-Aging Experts

Our team consists of health, beauty, and weight loss experts. Together they’ve been helping patients achieve optimal health and wellness for over 15 years.

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Jan Wozny


A 24-year industry veteran, Jan carefully customizes each treatment to her patients’ unique needs. She has an arsenal of training in FDA-approved injectables like Botox, Dysport, JUVÉDERM, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Sculptra, and more. Jan’s background in aesthetic dermatology also includes 17 years of sclerotherapy, training in Cutera and laser therapy, as well as experience with the latest rejuvenating treatments, PRP FaceLift and PRP facials.

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Shadi Jafarian, RD, LDN

RDN, LDN, Licensed and Registered Dietitian

Shadi Jafarian is a driven Registered Dietitian, a graduate of Loyola University Chicago who holds a certificate of Training in Weight Management form the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Since 2000, Shadi has been providing nutrition education and counseling to individuals with a wide array of health concerns and wellness goals.  In evaluating the nutritional status of thousands of people during the past 20 years, Shadi has the expertise to effectively educate anyone interested in health topics including: Weight Management, Gastrointestinal Health, Fatigue management, Optimal Nutritional Supplements, Anti-aging, Immune Enhancing, and other therapeutic diets. 

Shadi is a passionate nutrition educator and counselor who believes in individualized research-based nutrition interventions to manage chronic illnesses and promote wellness.

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Julia Kizhner

Physician Assistant

Julia Kizhner is our physician assistant and has been working with overweight and obese patients since 2003. Her special interests include dietary and pharmacological modalities for resistant weight loss patients.