Why OPTIFAST?

The OPTIFAST Program is a medically supervised weight management program that closely monitors and assesses progress towards better health and emotional well-being. The program utilizes a full meal replacement plan that transitions to self-prepared ‘everyday’ meals, in conjunction with comprehensive patient education and support. Locations that offer the OPTIFAST Weight Loss Program must be certified to administer the program. The New Horizon staff fully understands the OPTIFAST Weight Loss Program and provides all of the associated education and support required for patient success.
About one-third of adults in the United States are obese. The extra weight associated with obesity can cause a multitude of adverse side effects on the body, including dramatically increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Obese patients often suffer more than one health issue, creating a situation that can shorten life span and negatively impact quality of life. Obesity also has financial implications. Obesity-related medical costs include sick-leave, loss of productivity and excess healthcare costs.
Weight loss may significantly decrease the severity of risk factors for obesity-related diseases. Obesity is not defined by a single cause, but rather a range of contributing factors, including energy imbalance, genetics, inactive lifestyle, lack of sleep, health conditions, medicines, age, and emotional factors. The OPTIFAST Program succeeds because it treats the whole patient, focusing on more than just weight. Our goal is to provide patients with expert resources to help with behavior and diet decisions. When Body Mass Index (BMI), measures 30 or more, losing even some of the excess weight with OPTIFAST Weight Loss can make a difference in your life.

How the OPTIFAST Program Succeeds:
• Meal replacement diet
The narrowing of your food choices helps you work towards weight loss and management by controlling the amount and types of food you eat.
• Medical supervision
Medical supervision by the New Horizon physicians and nurse practitioners help you lose weight safely.
• Lifestyle education
Helps you achieve and sustain better health through nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes. The New Horizon staff has trained coaches, counselors, personal trainers and nutrition specialists.
• Counseling
Individual counseling by experts who understand your challenges will enable you to stay focused on your goal and provide the motivation needed to stay on track.
• Personalized support
Included during and after weight loss to help you achieve and maintain long term success.
New Horizon Medical is located in Norwood, MA and is one of the few locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to offer the OPTIFAST Weight Loss Program. Other weight loss doctors and weight loss clinics refer patients to New Horizon to take advantage of OPTIFAST. As a full medical facility, New Horizon also works closely with primary care, family practice and other specialists. Patients are required to pay for the OPTIFAST food products and the weekly OPTIFAST visits to New Horizon are covered by insurance in most cases. Our OPTIFAST patients have seen great success. Patients need to qualify for the OPTIFAST Weight Loss Program by meeting certain physical criteria.

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