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Nutrition and Wellness

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

WHAT IS WEIGHT MANAGEMENT?

Weight management means keeping your body weight healthy. This involves regular exercise and a healthy diet. The scope of a medical weight management practice is to assess nutrient intake and medical risk factors associated with weight.

WHAT WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED AT UIMC?

 

We currently offer four weight management options.

 

EZ Weight Loss

EZ Weight Loss is based on one-on-one visits with our Registered Dietitian/Certified Personal Trainer. This program is less structured in that it is ideal for the “take charge” individual who wants to have an active role in planning their weight loss strategies. It allows the patient to guide what is discussed at visits and make a more personalized plan for weight loss and health with the RD. 

 

NWC (AG) Weight Loss

This program offers a highly structured diet using meal replacements that can be bought at the grocery store. These make dieting easy and nutritionally complete
The participant will learn about all aspects of nutrition from weight loss to improving overall health through nutrition.

 

Conservative Weight Management

The initial visit to our clinic involves a thorough nutrition assessment by a Registered Dietitian (RD) followed by a medical nutrition evaluation with our Physician Nutrition Specialist (MD). Weight loss goals are then implemented with the patient and follow ups are made to assess progress.

 

Bariatric Surgery
Our Bariatric Surgery program offers several surgical options. Most insurance companies require “Medically Supervised Weight Loss” that consists of visits with our Physician and Dietitian prior to being approved for surgery. Additionally, a Bariatric Nutrition class is required as part of the learning process in preparation for long-term success.

REED BERGER-FLEISHMAN, M.D.
Weight Management Program Director
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
Physician Nutrition Specialist

 

ELIZABETH ZAWILA, RD LDN MPH
Registered Dietitian – EZ, Conservative Weight Loss, Bariatric

 

AMANDA WRIGHT, RD LDN
Registered Dietitian –AG, Conservative Weight Loss, Bariatric

 

BRENDA MURRAY, RD LDN, MS
Registered Dietitian Bariatric