Programs & Support
We provide coaching for dietary, behavioral and exercise habits while patients are monitored by licensed bariatric physicians. Because we understand that genetic, social, cultural and emotional factors lead to obesity, our patients are properly supported and equipped throughout their weight loss journey.
We provide two weight management programs:
Getting Healthy 900
Our most successful medical weight loss program provides a structured diet consisting of high protein, low calorie foods. It begins with a meeting with an internal medicine physician, registered dietitian and an exercise physiologist. This is a 24-week treatment program that is divided into three phases.
During the first phase, weeks 1-12, food intake is limited to 800-900 calories per day using high protein, low calorie food supplements. Weekly clinic visits include weigh-in and blood pressure check, reviewing periodic lab tests and physician or clinical staff visit. In addition, weekly group sessions offer behavioral intervention, nutritional education, social support and instructions on how to increase physical activity.
In the second phase, weeks 13-24, regular foods are reintroduced while the food supplements are gradually reduced. Weekly educational sessions promote skills and confidence needed to maintain weight loss. A dietitian provides additional support.
In phase three, week 25 and on, group support and education are available for all who have completed the program.
Getting healthy 1200
This medical weight loss program is a low-calorie diet of 1,200 calories per day. It begins with a meeting with an internal medicine physician, registered dietitian and an exercise physiologist. Following these initial visits, patients start on a customized meal and exercise plan. Regular group meetings over a 24-week period reinforce the behavioral intervention, nutritional education and healthy exercise practices that makes this program successful. At week 20, participants meet with a dietitian for support moving into the final weeks of the program and beyond.