Clinical Nutrition Programs

Multidisciplinary Weight Loss Program

A medically supervised weight loss program that incorporates a multi-disciplinary team of providers to help you meet your weight loss goals. The average weight loss achieved is 1-2 pounds per week. With guidance, support and sound recommendations founded on the latest evidence based research; our team of providers will assist you in learning and practicing the skills necessary to create lifestyle changes for successful long term weight and health management.

Program Features

  • Comprehensive Initial Body Composition Assessment:
    • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Measurement
    • Height
    • Weight
    • Comprehensive Body Fat and Muscle Mass Testing
    • Full body Composition Analysis (weight, body fat %, body water%, muscle mass, basal metabolic rate, bone mass and visceral fat rating)
    • Segmental Body Composition Analysis
    • Waist Circumference
    • Blood Pressure
    • Pulse
  • Individualized Calorie and Nutrient Prescription
  • Follow-Up Body Composition Assessment (conducted at regular weight loss intervals)
  • Individualized Appointments with a Team of Providers:
    • Physician - thorough medical evaluation
    • Registered Dietitian - customized one-on-one nutrition counseling
  • Nutrition computer tracking program - utilized in conjunction with individualized nutrition counseling from a Registered Dietitian throughout the weight loss program
  • Pedometer - to track daily steps and encourage physical activity
  • Weekly Weigh-In

Nutrition Consultation and Lifestyle Medicine Health Coaching

The Registered Dietitians at the Division of Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Wellness and Weight Management Center are trained are qualified to align your health and nutrition needs with an individually-focused approach addressing environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to overall success in weight management. We recognize that losing weight is not easy and finding the right guidance, scientific clarity in diet trends, and developing ongoing skills to maintain weight loss is the key to sustainable lifestyle change and health improvement.

In addition, our team includes a Physician specialists in obesity who manages medication-based weight management and diabetes

Nurse practitioners and Physician Assistants who help patients with continuity of treatment and medication management.

Medical Nutrition Therapy includes:

  1. Performing a comprehensive nutrition assessment determining the nutrition diagnosis;
  2. Planning and implementing a nutrition intervention using evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines;
  3. Monitoring and evaluating an individual's progress over subsequent visits with the RD.

Nutrition services for a variety of diseases and conditions include:

  • Cardiovascular Disease: hypertension, dyslipidemia, congestive heart failure
  • Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, Gestational
  • Disease Prevention: general wellness, pregnancy, lactation
  • GI Disorders: celiac disease, cirrhosis, Crohn's disease, malabsorption
  • Immunocompromise: food allergy, HIV/AIDS
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics: infant/child feeding, failure-to- thrive, inborn errors of metabolism
  • Renal Disease: insufficiency, chronic failure, transplantation