Weight Management Program

Welcome from the Director
dagostino In an effort to take a heart healthy approach to weight loss, St. Francis Hospital has launched a new weight management program. The six-month medically supervised program offers a customized approach for achieving weight control. Options include a choice of diet meal plans, nutritional counseling, exercise planning, and psychosocial support.

- Mhroos Peters, M.D., ABFM, ABHPM, FHM, ABOM, Director of the St. Francis Weight Management Program

Department Overview

Our personalized plans offer a variety of options to achieve your weight loss goals.

  • A six month medically supervised, customized weight management program.
  • Registration fee includes weekly educational meetings, medical management, (co-pay applicable), psychosocial support, nutritional counseling, and exercise planning.
  • In collaboration with St. Francis Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program located at the DeMatteis Center, patients have the option of adding medically supervised exercise to their personalized weight management plan. Other physical training options are also available to participants to suit their needs.

Treatment Options

We offer three meal plan options under
The New Direction® Weight Management System

New Direction® Very Low Calorie Diet

  • Medically supervised rapid weight loss program
  • Complete meal replacement plan using New Direction® meal replacement supplements
  • Variety of great tasting products
  • Average weight loss of 3-5 pounds per week
  • Weekly educational and peer support seminars
  • Monthly medical supervision
  • Physical exercise consultation as needed

New Direction® Low Calorie Diet

  • Medically supervised weight loss program
  • Partial meal replacement using New Direction® meal replacement supplement and grocery meals
  • Weekly educational and peer support seminars
  • Monthly medical supervision
  • Physical exercise consultation as needed

Individualized Diet Meal Plan

  • Consultation with our Registered Dietitian
  • Individualized grocery shopping strategy to help you reach weight management goals
  • Weekly educational and peer support seminars
  • Monthly medical supervision as needed
  • Physical exercise consultation as needed

Contact Us

The St. Francis Weight Management Program is located at:
2200 Northern Blvd., Suite 150
East Hills, N.Y. 11548
Phone: (516) 563-7940
Fax: (516) 563-7941
E-mail: SFweightmanagement@chsli.org

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