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New Weight Management Center Opens At Wellington Regional Medical Center

The newly renovated center includes a community classroom, where support groups and informational sessions are held monthly, a fitness center and eight private consultation rooms. “Our programs are unique in that they are physician-directed and personalized to each person’s goals,” explained Dr. Emily Harrison, medical director of the Weight Management Center. “We start by learning the person’s story to understand the root cause of the weight gain, and then customize a program to help them be successful.” The customized weight-loss plans include four-week and 12-week programs, as well as programs for people who have had bariatric surgery. After an initial evaluation, followup appointments may include meeting with a registered dietician, a fitness instructor or a health psychologist. “Depending on the program chosen, we focus on things like stress manage-


Wellington Regional Medical Center recently held a grand opening celebration for the Weight Management Center, which provides personalized, physician-directed weight management solutions.

Medical Director Dr. Emily Harrison, Program Coordinator Amy Noe, Chief of Surgery Dr. Srinivas Kaza, Registered Dietician Andrea Schorr and Health Coach Charity Wilson.

ment, relapse prevention and exercise readiness, and offer services such as nutritional counseling, personalized fitness plans and cooking classes,” Harrison said. As medical director, Harrison focuses on educating patients and helping them set personal goals to improve their overall health. Her passion for preventive medicine and focus on lifestyle modifications provide an approach that

addresses medical, nutritional, physical and behavioral components. To complement the individualized programs, a health coach may recommend additional services, such as metabolic testing to determine the calories or energy the body uses each day without activity, meal replacement therapy or pharmacotherapy. “Our team approach is designed to help people change their weight and improve their lives,” said Amy Noe, program coordinator of the Weight Management Center. “Together, we provide our patients with the most comprehensive weight management experience possible.” The Weight Management Center also hosts support groups and informational meetings for those interested in learning more about weight management options. The team discusses weight-loss topics and provides information on programs offered and insurances accepted. To set up a free, introductory visit to discuss weight-loss needs, contact a health coach at (561) 798-8587, or visit www.wellington wellington the magazine | march 2018


Wellington The Magazine March 2018  
Wellington The Magazine March 2018  

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