Grand View Health Visitor Policy: Updated March 24, 2023.
The Main Entrance and Emergency Department are now open at the Pavilion at Grand View Hospital.
Losing weight, and keeping it off, is a lifelong struggle for many of us. When you’re ready for a fresh start, turn to the Weight Management Program at Grand View Health.
If you’re trying to lose weight and establish a long-term wellness regimen, our medical weight-loss program can help with proven, effective tools that will change what you see in the mirror and change your life. Your journey to weight-loss and wellness begins with a complete health history and physical examination and a review of your eating habits, food preferences and lifestyle. From there, we’ll talk about about your goals and then develop a plan customized just for you.
Grand View’s medical weight-loss program is led by an experienced, specially trained physician and certified physician called a bariatrician. Your weight-loss program may include any combination of diet, exercise, behavior modification and medication.
We are pleased to offer a variety of options based on your specific dietary needs and preferences. While our goal is to help you develop positive habits based on everyday traditional foods, depending on your current health and weight-loss goals, meal replacements may be a part of your plan. Other available options include:
If all this sounds a little scientific, don’t worry. We’ll help you understand the pros and cons of each one so that you can decide what works best for you.
Evidence shows that people who exercise regularly are most successful at losing weight and keeping it off. We’ll work with you to develop a specific plan with measurable, achievable goals as you transition to a healthier lifestyle.
Grand View Health has a special program for patients enrolled with our weight management programs called Lifestyle Fitness. Participants pay a modest monthly fee for this program which is supervised by registered nurses and exercise physiologists.
Following your initial visit, one-on-one counseling and other tools will help you identify and modify your food and lifestyle choices. Identifying high-risk situations, understanding your “triggers” and developing coping strategies will help you sustain long term success when managing your weight.
Depending on your overall health and medical conditions, you may be a candidate for anti-obesity medications to assist with weight-loss and weight maintenance. If medication is determined to be appropriate, we will provide consistent monitoring to assure the medication is contributing to your success.
Food diaries, journaling and weight-tracking all play an important role in your success. Through our free app, you will have a tool to help you manage all of the important aspects of your journey. You will receive communications from your health team including information and inspirational content. The app is a valuable resource you and your medical team can review together at appointments to monitor your progress.
Physician Certified in Obesity Medicine: At Grand View Health, medical weight-loss is carefully supervised and monitored by a bariatrician, a physician who undergoes additional education and certification in obesity medicine.
Registered Dietitian: Our registered dietitian is here to assure your make healthy choices and to assure your diet is nutritionally balanced with options and preparation techniques to keep you on track.
Psychologist: Obesity is often related to emotional and behavioral challenges. One on one counseling can help you identify behaviors that can sabotage your success and provide guidance to help you overcome these obstacles.
All medical and surgical weight-loss patients are also supported by a dedicated Patient Navigator and Weight Management Coordinator.
We participate with many insurance plans. Check with your insurance provider to confirm your coverage to participate in a medical weight-loss program. If required, please get a referral from your primary care physician. Many insurance carriers require a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or greater to participate in a medical weight-loss program. We do offer a self-pay model for patients who do not have insurance coverage. If you are a self-pay client, please note we can accept you into the program with a BMI as low as 25.
Depending on your weight, health and overall goals, many clients participate in the program for 6 months to a year to achieve long term, sustained successful weight-loss.
Megan Zakarewicz, DO
Medical Weight Loss
Health Center at Chalfont
700 Horizon Circle
Chalfont, PA 18914