- Safe Care for Patients at the Center for Weight and Wellness
- Changes Due to COVID-19 and Support for Patients at the Center for Weight and Wellness
- Coping with Eating and Emotions During COVID-19
- Getting Started on Your Weight Loss Journey
- Services at the Center
- Our Team at the Center
- Weight Management Programs
- Patient Support
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Starting Strong on Your Weight and Wellness Journey
- Lighten Up! Teen Program
- Weight Loss Success Stories
- Center for Weight and Wellness Newsletter
Getting Started on Your Weight Loss Journey
Our free orientation session provides all the information you need to decide if one of our programs is right for you. Orientation sessions are usually held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Morning and evening sessions are available.
Please call 401-793-8790 (option 1) to register by phone.
We accept most major health insurance; however, health insurance plans vary on their coverage and your responsibility for program costs. We are happy to answer your questions about health insurance coverage in our free orientation session.
Consuming too many calories, insufficient physical activity, or certain medical conditions may contribute to weight gain. Individuals who are obese may also have one or more chronic medical conditions that need to be monitored during weight loss. Therefore, a comprehensive physical examination (which may include blood work or a cardiac stress test) is necessary to determine the appropriate treatment plan.
Weight and Lifestyle Evaluation
Some lifestyle factors can make weight loss more challenging, and need to be considered when developing an effective plan. During this evaluation, we identify those factors and recommend the appropriate support to facilitate success in the program.
Our exercise physiologist determines the ability level of each patient. An exercise program tailored to each individual’s ability level is developed and reviewed by the physician prior to implementation.
A typical weekly visit begins with a weigh-in and blood pressure check. Patients meet with our physicians on an ongoing basis throughout treatment. The frequency of these visits depends on the patient’s medical condition, medications being taken, and the type of treatment protocol.
During medical visits, progress in weight loss and other medical conditions are closely monitored. The weekly visit also includes a group session focused on education, skill-building, and support in behavioral strategies, nutrition, and exercise. During these visits, you can also purchase meal replacement supplements, if used.