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Crozer-Keystone Physician Establishes Center for Medical Weight Loss

In Brief

  • Crozer-Keystone internal medicine physician Nancy Horvitz-Rist, M.D., recently established a Center for Medical Weight Loss. The Center offers men and women an individualized, medically supervised approach to losing weight – and keeping it off.
  • The Center is located at the Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake, 300 Evergreen Drive, Suite 150, in Glen Mills. 
  • Each fully individualized program is supported with ongoing one-on-one care, including nutrition, fitness, medication, behavioral modification and counseling. This includes access to high-quality nutritional products only available to physicians.

Crozer-Keystone internal medicine physician Nancy Horvitz-Rist, M.D., recently established a Center for Medical Weight Loss that offers men and women an individualized, medically supervised approach to losing weight – and keeping it off.

 

Nancy Horvitz-Rist, M.D. 

 

Horvitz-Rist sees weight-loss patients at the Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake, 300 Evergreen Drive, Suite 150, in Glen Mills. 

Horvitz-Rist’s Center is part of a national network of physicians bringing medical expertise to the field of commercial weight loss. Originally founded by Michael S. Kaplan, M.D., a nationally known specialist in bariatric medicine, the Center for Medical Weight Loss offers clients a long-term weight-loss approach managed with the full support of a certified medical professional.

Kaplan says, “Excessive weight needs to be treated as the disease that it is – medically. Unlike leading consumer weight-loss programs whose staff require no medical knowledge or training, Center for Medical Weight Loss physicians are certified professionals. They fully understand the complex factors that are related to weight gain – individual psychology, contributing illnesses, prescription medication and the genetics of individual body composition.”

The Center’s program aims to help clients break food addictions and reach a healthy target weight quickly while learning healthy habits that will help them to maintain their weight loss permanently.

The Center’s approach begins with a comprehensive consultation and measurement process. “Whether clients are suffering from severe health issues due to excess weight or are looking to lose 15-20 pounds for cosmetic reasons, all receive a full medical consultation with detailed scientific measurement of their body mass and basal metabolic rate,” Horvitz-Rist says. “The consultation and measurement allow me to accurately predict weight-loss results based on each client’s individual body composition analysis.”

Each fully individualized program is supported with ongoing one-on-one care, including nutrition, fitness, medication, behavioral modification and counseling. This includes access to high-quality nutritional products only available to physicians. Clients will also have access to the latest, FDA-approved weight-loss medications.

Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Horvitz-Rist earned her medical degree at the Temple University School of Medicine. She also completed her residency training at Temple. The native of Cherry Hill, N.J., is also working toward her certification in bariatric medicine. In addition to years of experience caring for overweight patients, Horvitz-Rist has received extensive training from the Center for Medical Weight Loss.

“I’m proud to bring the Center for Weight Loss to Crozer-Keystone Health System and the communities we serve. Losing weight can have many health benefits, such as lower blood pressure, decreased dependence on diabetes and cholesterol medications and reduced risk of such chronic diseases as congestive heart failure, clinical depression, sleep apnea and lymphedema,” Horvitz-Rist says. 

When appropriate, Horvitz-Rist will work closely with other Crozer-Keystone physicians and programs, including Leon Katz, M.D., and the Comprehensive Weight Loss Program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Center for Medical Weight Loss, call (610) 761-9695.

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