The purpose of this program is to establish a healthy physician-supervised non-pharmacological and nonsurgical weight management program. This program recognizes the importance of weight control for achieving and maintaining better health, with the ultimate goal of preventing and controlling cardiovascular disease. Given the complexity of various medical conditions and complications that arise from these conditions, it is the goal of this program to include both adults and selected pediatric cases with preexisting illness or metabolic disorders (such as diabetes). Our multidisciplinary qualified healthcare team will closely monitor the parameters of each illness to ensure proper medical care is also being maintained.
While the benefits of weight loss are clearly well documented, each participant is strongly encouraged to discuss their plans with their primary care physician and other physicians who may be directly or indirectly involved in any aspect of their medical care, prior to the initiation of this or any weight loss program. They are also encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes a low-fat diet combined with regular physical activity.
This program focuses on the health benefits of weight loss associated with a healthy lifestyle that should lead to improvement of various cardiovascular health measurements (i.e. serum cholesterol and blood pressure). This program does not recommend use of pharmacological agents which are approved for weight loss, nor are bariatric surgical procedures recommended as the first line of treatment for this program. After a thorough evaluation and participation in this weight management program, bariatric procedures may be discussed as an option for additional treatment. The primary emphasize of this weight management program is to have each participant achieve and maintain realistic weight loss goals for a lifetime. This program is not intended to be utilized as a short term “fix” for the individual’s weight problem. It has been well documented that the maintenance of even small weight losses may be associated with improvements in cardiovascular risk factors. In addition, the achievement and maintenance of realistic weight loss goals are paramount in the overall success of the individual’s and program’s long term goal.
As a Registered Dietitian I work in the treatment and prevention of disease by administering Medical Nutrition Therapy as part of our multidisciplinary team.
Our Weight Management Program is based on a combination of diet, physical activity and behavior modification therapy. Changes in dietary habits and weight loss can yield substantial health benefits. There are many reasons for obesity and approaches to weight loss must be tailored to each individual person. I create meal plans and realistic goals based on a person’s medical history, lifestyle and food preference. A healthy weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight is our goal and together we can make a difference!
What Is a Registered Dietitian?
A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:
- Bachelor's degree with course work approved by ADA's Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education. Coursework typically includes food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry.
- Completion of an accredited, supervised, experiential practice program at a health-care facility, community agency or foodservice corporation.
- Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Completion of continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
- Some RDs hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice, such as pediatric or renal nutrition and diabetes education. About half of all registered dietitians work in clinical settings, private practice or health-care facilities.
Maintaining a healthy life style and weight loss is associated with a reduced risk of illnesses
- Hypertension - medical term for high blood pressure
- Lipid Disorders - medical term for high blood cholesterol and triglycerides
- Diabetes, Type 2 - a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels
- Coronary Heart Disease- narrowing of blood vessels that supply blood & oxygen to the heart
- Stroke - an interruption of the blood supply to any part of the brain
- Gallbladder Disease - Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder)Cholelithiasis (gallstones)
- Osteoarthritis - a condition which causes the bones to become weak and at higher risk for fracture
- Sleep Apnea - disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep
- Respiratory Problems - the respiratory system's job is to bring oxygen into the body and remove carbon dioxide
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