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OPTIFAST® Weight Management Program


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The Southcoast Center for Weight Loss offers a new medically-supervised component to our weight loss program — OPTIFAST®. This is an important complement to our nationally-recognized weight loss surgery program.

Developed more than 30 years ago, OPTIFAST is a comprehensive weight management program that combines lifestyle education, meal replacement and medical monitoring to achieve significant results in weight loss.

At Southcoast, our program is located at Tobey Hospital in Wareham, where we have a recognized Center for Excellence in weight loss surgery and weight management.

OPTIFAST is a 22-week program that tackles weight loss in a number of different ways:

  • Comprehensive lifestyle education.
  • Medical monitoring with a physician, registered dietitian and nurse.
  • Specially-designed and nutritionally-complete food program.

Studies have shown that an average weight loss of 52 pounds has been achieved among more than 22,000 patients who completed the 22-week program.

Additionally, on average, these patients saw a 15 percent reduction in cholesterol, a 29 percent reduction in blood glucose and a 10 percent reduction in blood pressure.



Upcoming Free OPTIFAST Lectures

Monday, June 3
4:30 p.m.
St. Luke's Hospital
101 Page St., New Bedford
Cafeteria Conference Room

Monday, June 10
4:30 p.m.
Durfee Union Complex
283 Pleasant St., Fall River
3rd Floor Conference Room

Thursday, June 13
4:30 p.m.
Rosebrook, Medical Office Building
100 Rosebrook Way, Wareham
1st Floor Conference Room

Tuesday, July 16
5:30 p.m.
Durfee Union Complex
283 Pleasant St., Fall River
3rd Floor Conference Room

Thursday, August 15
5:30 p.m.
Rosebrook, Medical Office Building
100 Rosebrook Way, Wareham
1st Floor Conference Room

Wednesday, September 11
5:30 p.m.
Mashpee Building
49 State Road, Mashpee Building
North Dartmouth
1st Floor Conference Room

Monday, November 4
4:30 p.m.
St. Luke's Hospital
101 Page St., New Bedford
Knowles Auditorium 5th floor

Wednesday, November 13
4:30 p.m.
Durfee Union Complex
283 Pleasant St., Fall River
3rd Floor Conference Room

Thursday, November 21
4:30 p.m.
Rosebrook, Medical Office Building
100 Rosebrook Way, Wareham
1st Floor Conference Room

Monday, December 2
4:30 p.m.
St. Luke's Hospital
101 Page St., New Bedford
Knowles Auditorium 5th floor

Wednesday, December 11
4:30 p.m.
Durfee Union Complex
283 Pleasant St., Fall River
3rd Floor Conference Room

Thursday, December 19
4:30 p.m.
Rosebrook, Medical Office Building
100 Rosebrook Way, Wareham
1st Floor Conference Room


To register, please call 508-525-3114.



Weight Management Weekly Meeting Schedule

Fall River

    Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.
    Durfee Union Complex: 3rd floor Conference Room
    283 Pleasant St. Fall River, MA


Dartmouth

    Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m.
    Mashpee Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
    49 State Road, North Dartmouth, MA


Wareham

    Thursdays, 4:30 p.m.
    Rosebrook, 3rd Floor Conference Room
    100 Rosebrook Way, Wareham, MA


To register, please call 508-525-3114.



Maintenance Support Groups

Maintenance meetings are open to all participants who completed the Create Your Weight or Optifast Full or Partial programs.

If you have successfully completed the Optifast Full or Partial program and would like to pick up Optifast products at a maintenance meeting please place your order at least 24 hours in advance by calling 508-525-3114.

January 2013: Exercise

  • Tuesday, January 15: Durfee Union Complex, 3rd floor conference room, 283 Pleasant St., Fall River, 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 16: Mashpee Building, 1st floor conference room, 49 State Rd., Dartmouth, 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 17: Rosebrook, 3rd floor conference room, 100 Rosebrook Way, Wareham, 4:30 p.m.

February 2013: Heart Month, Fat, Cholesterol, Triglycerides

  • Tuesday, February 19: Durfee Union Complex, 3rd floor conference room, 283 Pleasant St., Fall River, 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 20: Mashpee Building, 1st floor conference room, 49 State Rd., Dartmouth, 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 21: Rosebrook, 3rd floor conference room, 100 Rosebrook Way, Wareham, 4:30 p.m.

March 2013: Heart Healthy Grains

  • Tuesday, February 19: Durfee Union Complex, 3rd floor conference room, 283 Pleasant St., Fall River, 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 20: Mashpee Building, 1st floor conference room, 49 State Rd., Dartmouth, 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 21: Rosebrook, 3rd floor conference room, 100 Rosebrook Way, Wareham, 4:30 p.m.



Our OPTIFAST Team

Our clinical professionals all have extensive experience in weight loss management, through our comprehensive bariatric surgery program and other weight loss services we offer at the Southcoast Center for Weight Loss.

Thomas Streeter, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Streeter is a board-certified surgeon who has practiced as a general surgeon at Tobey Hospital for more than 12 years. A graduate of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Dr. Streeter completed residencies at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has received advanced training in bariatric surgery. He has worked with Dr. Rayford Kruger to develop the bariatric surgery program at Tobey Hospital and is a Center of Excellence surgeon.

Stacy Medeiros, RD
Dietitian & Program Director

Stacey Medeiros, RD, is a Clinical Dietitian. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Rhode Island College. She completed a dietetic internship at Southcoast Hospitals in 2007. She has experience as a clinical and outpatient dietitian and special training in nutrition counseling for bariatric surgery patients.



508-525-3114

E-mail our OPTIFAST team with questions or comments




Southcoast Center for Weight Loss
100 Rosebrook Way
Wareham, MA 02571
508-273-4900
Fax: 508-273-4901




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