Doctor’s Corner

Patients who complete our 2 phase treatment program lose an average of 50.5lbs or almost 22% of their initial body weight.  That’s the same success as surgical banding!

Our patients learn how to make long-term lifestyle changes. A recent JAMA editorial notes that such changes are critical for effective obesity treatment. (JAMA .2206 295:94-95)

 

MEDICAL OBESITY TREATMENT IN SALEM

Weight Management Program of Salem

  • Since 1991
  • 4704 Manning Dr NE  Salem, OR 97305
  • Douglas Carney, M.D.
  • Holly Russo, President/ Health Educator

Our Medical Results Are Equal To Surgical Gastric Banding!

  • Free consultations
  • Individual sessions tailored to your schedule
  • Weight loss using Health One meal replacement Low Calorie Diet
  • Lifestyle change using Health & NutritionTechnology, Inc. curriculum
  • Patients attend weekly–16 week Foundation(weight loss) and 1-2 years Practice(maintenance) classes

Weight loss with medically supervised Low Calorie Diets

  • Controlled studies on LCD’S show reliable weight loss (about –50 lbs in 6 months)*
  • About 50% regained at 1 year*
  • Salem clinical series results are better
    • 946 patients with avg. BMI 38
    • 50.5 lb (-22% IBW) in 19 weeks
    • 21% regain at one year
  • Surgical Gastric Banding:
    • 22% IBW with 20% regain at one year**
      Annals IntMed. 2005;142:56-65; *UCSD results

“HEALTH ONE” meal replacement

    • 800 cal/day = 3-5 lb wt. loss/week
    • No hunger if calories under 1000/day
    • HEALTH ONE tastes good!
    • Complete nutrition (75 g protein)
    • Costs same as “grocery store food”
    • Baking and cooking helps compliance
    • Not a “liquid diet”
    • Click here to visit the “HEALTH ONE” website

Salem’s Clinical Series Data:

  • 1055 patients enrolled from 1991-2004*
  • 946 continued treatment beyond 2 weeks
  • Average initial weight 237 lbs (BMI 38)
  • 70% completed 19 weeks Foundation classes
  • Average weight loss –50.5 lb (-22% IBW)
  • Average loss 2.7 lbs/wk
  • 37% continued Practice classes avg. 12.l mo.
  • Avg. weight loss at 1 year –39.9 lbs (-17% IBW)
    • *J Diabetes Science & Technology 2009; 3:1524-1526

Salem’s Clinical Series:

CURRENT RESEARCH using HEALTH ONE:

  • Salem Clinical Series
    • Published November 2009 in the Journal of Diabetes Science & Technology
    • Shows long term weight loss results up to 4 years
  • LOSS Study (Baton Rouge) 2004
    • Sponsored by State of Louisiana
    • Studying surgery vs. Health One-Results include effectiveness & costs
  • Buffalo, NY study (2006)
    • Similar to LOSS
    • Sponsored by Blue Cross New York