We offer weight loss programs in partnership with OPTIFAST- for total , partial meal replacement and short term
Patients can expect a 3-5 pound weight loss each week, depending on your starting weight. The ability to lose a
significant amount of weight safely and quickly allows patients to rapidly improve medical conditions such as high
cholesterol, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint pain, and diabetes.
Patients will meet with Dr. Dey or Dr. Kontos weekly. They will monitor their weight and adjust the doses of diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure medicine if necessary. As a result of their weight loss, many patients are not only able to significantly reduce their medications, in many cases, patients are able to eliminate medications including insulin.
While visiting the clinic weekly, you will participate in group lifestyle education classes. These classes are taught by a
registered dietitian, an exercise physiologist, and a behaviorist. They provide patients time to interact and learn from
experienced professionals as well as their peers.
The OPTITRIM program is a combination of OPTIFAST meal replacements with one calorie controlled meal. Patients
following the OPTITRIM program replace two meals with OPTIFAST meal replacements and are responsible for
planning one meal a day. Guidelines are given to help you make the best choices.
OPTITRIM is an excellent option for patients who have modest weight goals or whose job requires dining out
frequently. Also, patients with children often find that OPTITRIM works well for them because they are able to fit the
healthy meal into their evening meal routine. Having a meal provides the added benefit of gradually incorporating
the nutrition and meal planning skills patients learn during the program into their diet.
Patients can expect a 2-3 pound weight loss per week. The success of the OPTITRIM program requires planning and
preparing one healthy portion-controlled meal. A registered dietitian will take the time to orient you to healthy meal
choices and correct portion sizes. In addition, Dr. Dey will meet with patients every other week to monitor their
progress and adjust any medications. Weekly, patients will visit the clinic to be weighed and attend group classes. Our
classes are taught by a registered dietitian, an exercise physiologist, or a behaviorist.
Dr, Lucy Dey
Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Advanced Diabetes & Medical Weight Management Center
Many people gain weight despite eating healthier and getting more physical activity. If you are working hard at losing weight and are not seeing results, you may have a medical problem. We specialize in the medical and hormonal evaluation and treatment of abnormal weight gain and diet-resistant obesity.
Hormones and body weight are very closely related. Often times, a hormonal disorder can be the underlying cause of weight gain or failure to lose weight with diet and exercise. An evaluation with a board-certified endocrinologist can identify treatable hormonal problems that may be interfering with weight loss.
An evaluation typically includes obtaining a detailed history, physical examination , laboratory testing, body fat analysis, Metabolic testing and EKG.
There are many different medical problems that can cause weight gain or make weight loss difficult. Dr. Dey prides herself in performing a detailed evaluation to look for the common and not so common causes of abnormal weight gain.
After determining an appropriate goal weight, Dr. Dey will recommend one of the medical weight loss programs—
complete meal replacement, partial meal replacement or a calorie controlled meal plan—which will then be
personalized to fit your needs by our specialists.
Losing weight with one of our customized diet plans is just one part of medical weight loss. Modifying your behavior
and receiving adequate support and motivation to continue with your new lifestyle are equally important factors in
your medical weight loss journey.
For patients that prefer not to use a meal replacement program, a diet plan using foods
you prepare can be designed by our dietitian. All patients receive a medical evaluation with Dr. Dey. Then patients
meet with a dietitian to design a meal plan based on assessment of their medical history, lifestyle, metabolism, and
Patients participating in a calorie controlled meal plan are also enrolled in our group lifestyle education classes.
These classes are taught by a registered dietitian, an exercise physiologist, and a behaviorist. They provide patients
time to interact and learn from experienced professionals as well as their peers.
Total Meal replacement, Partial Meal replacement, Pre-operation or short term weight loss program