Health transition clinic is a physician directed weight management program for the purpose of treating chronic medical diseases including type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, chronic GERD, fatty liver, chronic back pain and degenerative arthritis and other chronic diseases.
Health transition clinic is also a medically supervised program focused on a nutritional cure for type 2 diabetes mellitus.
The key components of this program are an aggressive low carbohydrate diet combined with close monitoring. Anticipate frequent re-evaluations of medical needs, and reduction in medications at appropriate times. Exercise is introduced later in the program, in order to maximize the likelihood of long-term success. Throughout the 10 month program, you will be reevaluated weekly by the clinic nurse or health educator, and seen by the physician regularly. Weekly visits are necessary for accountability, to adjust medication, and to ensure that any intercurrent problems are addressed in a timely manner.
The health transition clinic program is labor intensive, requiring frequent visits to the clinic. Substantial and dramatic changes in lifestyle will often lead to marked changes in need for prescription medications. By paring lifestyle change (typically noncovered services) with close medical supervision, covered by health insurance, many people achieve better health with less medication. The majority of the educational part of the program will be delivered to you through a series of video lectures, presented to you monthly through a professional web-based learning management system. This will be augmented by information you receive through frequent interactions with our nurse and health educator, as well as the intermittent visits to the physician. You will also receive a variety of video cooking demonstrations, educational handouts, and quizzes at the end of each segment. You can view all the course materials on your computer, tablet, or phone. You will also be given access to a library of low carbohydrate recipes, which will hopefully allow the successful transition from the Standard American diet high in sugar and processed carbohydrates, to an LCHF diet (low carbohydrate, high fat), high in wholesome, unprocessed real food.
Monitoring of blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight are essential to make this process safe. Particularly for patients with diabetes, it is absolutely necessary to frequently monitor blood sugars, and to make rapid changes in medication doses. Daily entry of your data in the tracker system, and weekly review with the clinic provides you with the feedback necessary to understand the importance of your dietary behavior, as well as the safe transitions toward fewer medications.
The program cost is nine monthly installments of $99 ($891 total), which includes access to monthly educational material including video lectures, cooking demonstrations, educational handouts, and a quiz – all presented in a professional web-based learning management system. This does not include the costs for physician and nurse visits, which are billed though your insurance. Copayment and deductibles apply, as with any other covered medical service. You are under no obligation to complete the full program, and may choose to stop at any time, and monthly installments will be discontinued. We are confident that once you start the program, you will want to complete it.