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Online weight management program helps physicians manage overweight adult patients

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Virtual Lifestyle Management provides 24/7 online access to summaries and graphs of each patient’s progress, so physicians can treat numerous people in less time

 

Virtual Lifestyle Management is an online weight management program that can help physicians manage their overweight adult patients. With 24/7 online access to summaries and graphs of each patient’s progress, physicians can treat numerous people in less time and at lower staffing levels.

Over the 12-month program, patients will learn and adopt healthy behaviors by taking lessons, completing workbooks, and tracking their physical activities and nutritional intake. VLM can enroll users in 6 weeks using existing staff within a practice or DPS Health’s trained coaches.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, VLM is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program’s (DPP) lifestyle intervention, an in-person weight management approach developed by the University of Pittsburgh and funded by the National Institutes of Health.

 

DPS Health  (310) 44-0636  www.dpshealth.com

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