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Dietary Programs / Summary of Programs

Initial Visit

  • $150 for first visit plus cost of RFO nutritional products
  • Nurse will record weight, height, blood pressure, and pulse
  • Phlebotomist will draw a blood specimen for blood chemistries
  • Medical Technician will record the electrocardiogram (EKG) and bioelectrical impedance (BIA)
  • Physician will review of medical history, current medications, perform a physical examination, and prescribe desired diet regimen and necessary medications
  • Dietitian will provide a program orientation and fine tune the patient's diet regimen
  • Patients are monitored very closely, it is very important and essential to have comprehensive baseline information from which to build patient progress.

VLCD

  • $295 per month plus cost of RFO nutritional products
  • Nurse weekly
  • Nutritional products only (NO meals)
  • Potassium supplement required
  • Blood draws biweekly
  • EKG and BIA every 8 - 12 weeks
  • At least 2 MD visits per month
  • Appetite suppressant med may be prescribed
  • RD visits upon request
  • Weekly classes
  • 400 - 1000 calories per day

MVLCD

  • $295 per month plus cost of RFO nutritional products
  • Nurse weekly
  • Nutritional products and one meal per day
  • Potassium supplement required
  • Blood draws biweekly
  • EKG and BIA every 8 - 12 weeks
  • 1 MD visit per month
  • Appetite suppressant med may be prescribed
  • 2 RD visits per month
  • Weekly classes
  • 500 - 1000 calories per day

LCD

  • $225 per month plus cost of RFO nutritional products
  • Nurse weekly
  • Nutritional products and one meal per day
  • NO potassium supplement required
  • Blood draws, EKG and BIA every 8 - 12 weeks
  • 1 MD visits per month
  • Appetite suppressant med may be prescribed
  • At least 1 RD visit per month
  • Weekly classes
  • 1000 - 1500 calories per day

Maintenance

  • $400 per six months
  • 1 RD visit per month
  • MD visits $90
  • Appetite suppressant medications ONLY if previous usage in RFO
  • Weekly classes

 


Program Information
Overview
Reducing Caloric Intake
Physical Activity
Behavior Modification
 
Major Dietary Programs
Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)
Modified Very Low Calorie Diet (MVLCD)
Low Calorie Diet (LCD)
Maintenance Program
Summary of Programs
Fees