WVU Medicine is home to West Virginia’s first and only multi-organ transplant center, making heart and kidney transplant at an academic medical center a reality for people across the state and Did you know that suffering from obesity is usually much more than a lack of willpower? Complex physical, mental, and social factors contribute to our weight and eating habits.
The Medical Weight Management Clinic offers a non-surgical, weight management program that provides each patient with a team of highly trained healthcare professionals who specialize in safe and healthy weight management. We are the first center in West Virginia to receive advanced designation in obesity medicine as an accredited center through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
We can create an individualized nutrition and daily living plan that you will be able to maintain for life. Our team will assess your medical history, eating and activity habits, sleep patterns, and stress level, and perform comprehensive medical evaluations to help identify any barriers to weight management that you may face.
What to Expect
The Medical Weight Management Clinic is open to adults of all fitness levels and various states of health. During the program, you’ll learn personal lifestyle skills, such as self-monitoring of food intake, movement, sleep, and stress. We help you find what works for you, and make adjustments to achieve your weight management goals.
Every person’s weight management journey is different, so this program is individualized to help you achieve the results you’ve been looking for. Weight management is hard, so the last thing you need is to worry about being judged. You can feel comfortable knowing that our staff treat people of all sizes with respect. Your success is important to us, and you can remain in our program as long as you need our support.
Our program has four areas of focus, including:
- Dietitian handbook
- Nutrition counseling and individualized healthy eating plans
- Medical nutrition therapy (interventions for specific medical conditions)
- Meal replacement option with Fresh Steps Meal Replacement Program
- Movement handbook
- Individualized physical activity programs
- Exercise monitoring
- Fitness and metabolic testing in partnership with the WVU Human Performance Lab
- Goal setting
- Strategies to help turn goals into permanent habits
- Medical and psychological evaluation to help promote safe and healthy weight management
- Addressing medical conditions, like diabetes, that may affect weight
- Optimizing medications
What’s the first step?
All Medical Weight Management participants must attend a program orientation session. We offer our mandatory program orientation as a pre-recorded session that is available for viewing here.
After watching the orientation video, complete the intake form.
Review the Medical Weight Management welcome packet.
Call 304-598-4890 to get scheduled.
If you would like more information about our program, please email email@example.com.
Appointments and Directions
Eat Well, Live Well Group Visits
The Eat Well, Live Well group program is an eight-week weight management and health promotion course designed to help our patients improve their wellness. Based on the latest nutrition science, participants are provided weekly ideas on what lifestyle changes would best benefit them. Through interactions with the dietitians and the other group members, small, weekly goals are set and often achieved. Together, we encourage members to eat healthy, increase movement, and help to establish behaviors that will last.
Eat Well, Live Well classes occur every Monday and Tuesday from 4:30 – 5:30 pm via MyChart. Please join us in our next session and receive your road map to success. To register for the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask your provider at your next appointment.
Continue to Eat Well
We offer a monthly support group for those who have completed the eight-week Eat Well, Live Well series. This group offers encouragement, shares success stories, and provides tips to help empower one another on their journey. Once you have completed the Eat Well, Live Well course, make sure to sign up with Judy Siebart or email email@example.com.
Eat Well, Live Well Support Group
Judy Siebart will lead a monthly support group to review the lessons learned in the Eat Well, Live Well group visits. Join us on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the support group virtually. To access the group, use the following login information:
Meeting ID: 214 269 332 660
Lunch and Learn Group Visits
We are offering an informative and fun lecture series via Microsoft Teams every second and fourth Friday of the month from noon – 12:30 pm. Our providers will present conversations on current weight management strategies. Topics range from medications for weight loss to the meal planning and recipes for success. Our staff, including doctors, advanced practice providers, and dietitians, will present the thought-provoking topics to help you gain a deeper understanding on your journey to establish lifelong healthy habits. Click to join the meeting.
Join Us On Facebook
The Medical Weight Management Clinic offers a private Facebook group for peer support.