Obesity is a major health risk that is serious and costly. According to
the CDC, more than three in five Americans are overweight. One-third of
those overweight are considered obese. Obesity related conditions include
heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, type 2 diabetes,
and certain types of cancer. Like other chronic diseases, obesity requires
responsible, comprehensive treatment, including ongoing care.
A New Option for Weight Loss
The Atlantic General Hospital New Direction Medical Weight Loss Program
provides the treatment needed to achieve long term success. The goal is
to help our patients achieve permanent weight loss through lifelong changes
in dietary, behavioral, and activity patterns.
Customized diets tailored to each individual’s weight loss goals. These diets will be supervised by a nurse practitioner, dietitian, and
Education. Information and guidance will be provided by our nurse practitioner, dietitian,
behavioral specialists and certified fitness instructor about health,
nutrition, exercise and positive behaviors.
Ongoing medical oversight. There will be weekly weight and blood pressure monitoring with periodic
lab tests, and EKGs.
Support. We will offer professional and peer group support and education to help
form new eating and exercise habits that promote weight management skills.
here for more information and answers to some of our commonly asked questions
about the New Direction Medical Weight Loss Program.
Whether you want to lose a lot of weight or those last 10 pounds,
we can help.
For more information, or to schedule your consultation, call
Atlantic General Bariatric Center at