Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Medically Supervised Weight Loss
We’re pleased to offer a highly effective weight loss program designed
to help you lose anywhere from 10 to over 100 pounds. Called Healthy Concepts,
this state-of-the-art weight loss system offers a choice of diet options
as well as every element needed for success: nutritionally balanced meals,
vitamin supplements, coaching, education and if needed, medical supervision
by our board-certified metabolic experts. Through St. Jude Medical Center’s
state-of-the-art Centers for Rehabilitation and Wellness, the program
also offers individualized physical activity and exercise programs.
Proven to create substantially greater weight loss than standard diets,
Healthy Concepts uses nutritionally complete weight loss foods, including
shakes, soups, nutrition bars and entrees. Unlike many diets, feeling
hungry is not part of the program: instead, you eat the equivalent of
five or more great-tasting meals a day.
Our program offers one-on-one education and mentoring to help you develop
new lifestyle skills and healthier behaviors. Weekly classes and frequent
monitoring offer support and encouragement.
The impact of Healthy Concepts on your health and well-being can be dramatic.
For example, diabetic patients are able to reduce their insulin needs
by an average of 50 percent after just a few weeks. Similarly, many patients
with hypertension no longer need blood pressure medications. Other improvements
include reducing cholesterol levels, decreasing joint pain and body aches,
and increased energy.
Find out more.
Our comprehensive and highly effective education program is successfully
helping those with diabetes prevent or reduce complications as well as
enjoy a more independent and higher quality of life. One of the county’s
only programs to be certified by the American Diabetes Association, our
four-week class offers critical information on dozens of topics: from
how to adjust your insulin based on your blood glucose levels, to the
importance of nutrition, whether cooking at home or eating out. Taught
by Certified Diabetes Educators and Registered Dietitians, this class
will give you the tools and information to successfully manage your condition.
For more information, call (714) 446-5677.
Our active involvement in promising clinical trials ensures we can offer
patients improvements in medications and therapies without delay. Clinical
trials provide the opportunity to try new treatments and receive ongoing
monitoring and support.
To learn more about clinical trials, including what trials are currently
open and the required criteria, click
here. If you are considering participating in a clinical trial, begin by talking
to your doctor.