What is Non-Surgical Medically Supervised Weight Loss and Who is a Good Candidate?

The Weight Loss Institute of Columbus Regional Health offers a Non-Surgical Medically Supervised Weight Loss (NMSWL) program. This program is a physician-supervised weight loss program that provides a weight loss alternative to bariatric surgery. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, modest weight loss can help decrease a person’s risk of developing chronic disease related to obesity. A modest weight loss of 5-10% has also been shown to improve blood pressure readings, glucose levels as well as cholesterol levels. Weight loss can be achieved many ways, but one of these can include enrolling in a Non-Surgical Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program.

The purpose of this program is to empower patients along their journey to a healthier weight by supporting the importance of implementing long-term lifestyle modifications. This program provides an evidence-based approach to weight loss utilizing a variety of resources. These resources include comprehensive evaluations and routine follow up, with both a nurse practitioner and registered dietitian. It also includes guides to meal planning, educational materials to assist patients along their journey, and use of weight loss agents, if indicated. Additional resources available throughout the program include the ability to complete visits virtually, access to an online exercise platform, and the option for a referral to the Wellness Center of Columbus Regional Health.

The NMSWL program is open to everyone 18 years and older with a BMI of 27 or above. A referral from your primary care provider is welcome, but not required. For more information, please visit crh.org/weightloss which offers the opportunity to sign up and attend a live information session as well as the ability to view a pre-recorded information session. Attending one of these information sessions noted above, is a requirement prior to enrolling in the program. For additional questions about the program or enrollment, please contact the Weight Loss Institute at 812.376.5640

Samantha Grider, FNP-C, CBN
Columbus Regional Health
Weight Loss Institute

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