200 Groton Road, Ayer, MA 01432 978-784-9000
The Center for Weight Control at Nashoba Valley Medical Center offers medical options and support services to help our patients become healthier and achieve their weight loss goals.
All of the center's services are centered around weight loss solutions, including the OPTIFAST® Program, a medically monitored weight management program that closely monitors and assesses a patient’s progress toward better health and well-being as they lose weight. As part of the OPTIFAST Program, patients have one-on-one assessment visits with the Center for Weight Control's dietitian.
For patients being treated within the hospital, the center offers inpatient nutrition counseling, evaluation, and the preparation of sample meal plans for those patients with specific medical conditions.
In addition to our OPTIFAST Program and nutrition counseling, patients can take advantage of the Center for Weight Control's discounted memberships to local fitness centers to help them further reach their weight loss goals.
“I am extremely pleased with the OPTIFAST Program as it gave me a structured, supervised way to approach weight loss, and I began to see the results right away. It was especially helpful not to have to make decisions about what to eat – the only thing I had to do was to follow the program without cheating. Also, the educational tools were helpful in reinforcing good eating habits as I transitioned back into making food choices on my own.”
Denise Richards, program participant
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OPTIFAST® is a comprehensive, medically monitored weight management program clinically proven to provide results.
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