Ask these questions:

  • Is the program physician supervised?
  • Do you see the physician weekly?
  • Is the physician readily available to talk to you?
  • Are the medications prescribed by your primary care physician adjusted, as necessary, as you lose weight and  may be no longer be required?
  • Are blood pressure and lab tests measured regularly and reviewed with you?
  • Are the support groups led by registered dietitians using motivational interviewing technique?
  • Are the groups an hour long once weekly?
  • Does a certified fitness instructor offer individual instruction?
  • Does a registered dietitian, rather than an unlicensed nutritionist, offer individual eating plans?
  • Does the program offer a comprehensive, long-term weight maintenance program with the registered dietitian and exercise therapist?
MEDICAL
NUTRITION
PROGRAM
JENNY
CRAIG
NUTRI-
SYSTEM
WEIGHT
WATCHERS
PHYSICIAN VISITS
EVERY WEEK
YES NO NO NO
REGISTERED
DIETITIANS
YES NO NO NO
FOCUS ON EATING
BEHAVIORS
YES NO NO NO
CERTIFIED
FITNESS
SPECIALISTS
YES NO NO NO
LABORATORY
MONITORING
YES NO NO NO
We are a physician supervised weight loss program and medical diet program serving clients serious about losing weight and keeping it off in Northern California and the south San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister, Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Milpitas, Fremont, and Santa Cruz.