PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THEN WATCH BOTH VIDEOS FOR MEDGROUP2–THANKS!
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, I am shifting away from offering in-person group medical visits in my practice until it is safe to resume them. I am posting some of the educational content I would normally cover in Medgroup Program group visits on the Chef In Medicine website so it is accessible for my patients (and others) online.
The Medgroup Program aims to help those with overweight and obesity to lose weight and be healthier. This post is the second in a series of three posts covering Medgroup Program content. The 2 videos below cover introductions to evidence-based healthy diets for weight loss and behavioral medicine. Behavioral medicine in this context focuses on health behavior changes and how to make them successfully in order to meet your weight loss and health goals. The videos make up much of the educational content offered in the second visit of the Medgroup Program (Medgroup2).
For more details on the full Medgroup Program, go to the post on Medgroup1. To continue learning more about healthy weight loss diets and how to make diet changes that stick, go to the post on Medgroup3. Additionally, content similar to that covered in these videos is available in the Medgroup Binder you received if you are one of my patients and registered for this program through the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.
For patients, you should be scheduled for a brief phone appointment that shows up on your appointment scheduled as “MEDGROUP2-TELE”. To make the most of this appointment, please watch the videos below before your scheduled appointment.
If you are a Veteran and/or patient within the Veterans Affairs Health Care System and are not signed up for or using My HealtheVet, the Secure Messaging email system, please consider signing up if you have regular Internet access via computer or smart phone. This allows you to secure email me directly and is the best way to stay connected during remote visits and between visits. You can sign up by going to www.myhealth.va.gov , clicking on the green “Register” box (see image below), and following instructions on the page. If you have signed up previously but are having difficulties and need help, you can click “Contact” in the top right of the page shown below or call the following numbers:
My HealtheVet Help Desk (National) 877-327-0022 Monday-Friday 5am-5pm Pacific Time.
VA Palo Alto My HealtheVet Coordinator: 650-849-0393.
To cover the educational content for Medgroup2 please watch both videos that follow. This will take you about 1 hour, 30 minutes.
Please note the content in the presentation is not intended to be medical advice outside the context of an established, in-person, patient-doctor relationship.
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