200 Groton Road, Ayer, MA 01432 978-784-9000
OPTIFAST® is a comprehensive, medically monitored weight loss program. The weekly Lifestyle Education Series (R) in combination with a low calorie diet is designed to help someone change their eating and exercising habits. The OPTIFAST Program succeeds because it treats the whole patient, focusing on more than just weight.
Patients work with a team of health care professionals, including primary care physicians* (PCP) and Nashoba Valley Medical Center's dietitian to help then achieve long-term weight loss. The program, which usually lasts between 18 to 26 weeks, utilizes a full meal replacement plan that transitions to self-prepared “everyday” meals in conjunction with comprehensive patient education and support. During this time, the dietitian and patient's PCP track and monitor the patient's weight, lab work, and other factors.
The OPTIFAST Program is designed for the severely obese, those with a body mass index higher than 35.
The OPTIFAST Program is clinically proven to provide results. Typical Results for OPTIFAST participants include:
The OPTIFAST Program provides tools and support to help patients lose weight and keep it off. These include:
Learn more about OPTIFAST by reading our in-depth frequently asked questions.
Call 978-784-9313 to schedule an appointment with our dietitian or register to attend a free information session.
*To participate in the OPTIFAST Program, you will need to obtain a referral from your PCP.
Request an Appointment
Meet Sara Schwarz, MS, RD, LDN, the dietitian at Nashoba Valley Medical Center.
Need to refer a patient? Fill out and fax this referral form to the Center for Weight Control at 978-784-9889.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center
200 Groton Road
Ayer, MA 01432