Weight Management Program
480 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Obesity can adversely affect your health. Through education,
exercise and counseling, this program can help you identify and
modify your risk factors. Adverse health conditions
associated with obesity include:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- High Serum Cholesterol
- Respiratory Difficulties
- Muscular and Skeletal Problems
Our Weight Management Program is available to anyone whose body
mass index is greater than 40 or 35 with a comorbid condition;
i.e., diabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol.
You may enter the program through a referral from your
THE ROAD TO BETTER HEALTH
The program begins with a comprehensive evaluation by the Weight
Management Team consisting of:
- Nursing Assessment
- Nutrition Assessment
- Behavioral Health Assessment as needed
- Exercise Assessment
The results of your overall evaluation then become the basis for
your personal weight management plan. We offer structured
therapeutic exercise sessions, education classes, and both
individual and group counseling. The program meets twice per
week for up to 12 weeks at Beverly Hospital at Danvers.
During your therapeutic exercise sessions, we monitor your heart
rate, blood pressure, and symptomatic responses. These
sessions are designed to improve your flexibility and endurance and
promote weight loss. In addition, we will explain what
contributed to your obesity, health concerns and what you must do
to improve your overall health status.
The Weight Management Team will continually assess and modify
your program and is available to answer any questions or concerns
you may have.
KEEPING UP THE GOOD WORK
At Beverly Hospital at Danvers, our primary goal is to improve
the quality of your life. We consider your personal needs to
ensure the road to good health is a comfortable one.
Our interdisciplinary team of professionals includes physicians,
nurses, dietitians, behavioral health specialists, and exercise
physiologists. Together with your doctor, we develop a
program tailored to your needs and abilities.
Upon completion of our Weight Management Program, participants
may continue to participate in a maintenance program at the
Lifestyle Management Institute, at home or at any local YMCA.
We will teach you how to monitor yourself so you can exercise
safely and with peace of mind. From aerobic exercise to
healthy eating to physician lectures, our holistic approach to
weight management is geared toward you and your life.
Major health insurance coverage varies. Check with your
insurance carrier to insure eligibility for reimbursement.