Lifestyle Medicine Program
for Weight Management

Clinic Overview

A clinical service designed to help adult patients with a BMI >30 to achieve a healthy weight through diet and activity, staffed by a family doctor, psychologist and nutritionist.

A weight management and healthy living program based on healthy lifestyle choices, rooted in academic research, not focused on surgical or pharmacological options, and built on an interprofessional approach. The program staff is led by a family physician who has published extensive research on obesity and is board certified in Sports Medicine. The team is complemented by specialists in nutrition and behavior. By using a holistic approach, the team develops a customized treatment plan based on the unique needs of each patient. This is not a cookie cutter approach or “one size fits all” program. It offers a new option to help those who choose to create a healthier lifestyle. With the support and expertise of a medical team whose goal is a healthier and happier life for their patients, patients can find success. It’s unique, individualized and ideal for those whose weight has limited their function or impacted their health and activities.

This is a great option for those who are dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, back pain or joint pain, and those who are planning hip or knee replacement surgeries.
To schedule an appointment, call us today.
Program features

  • Team-based care with a family physician with extensive research credentials in obesity as well as expertise in sports medicine, additional team members include psychologists and nutritionists
  • Customized for each patient with individualized goal-setting and planning
  • Holistic approach that considers a patient’s total health status as part of weight loss
  • Strong emphasis on diet and physical activity
  • Not excluding, but not relying on surgical or pharmacological options
  • The program includes clinic visits that are based on the needs of the patient
  • Care is supported by a dedicated care coordinator and frequent phone or email contact in between visits as needed.

 


Location Info

Address

University of Minnesota Physicians
Smiley’s Family Medicine Clinic
2020 28th St. E
Minneapolis, MN 55407


Contact

612-638-1374

Our Team


 
 

Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600
 

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