Contact Us: 734-712-3456

At St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, we offer services in weight loss, chronic disease management and nutrition education.

Weight Loss

At St. Joe’s, we realize not everyone is looking for the same results, and not every program works for each person. We offer choices so you can find a program that’s right for you. Participants in all of our weight loss programs improve their overall health, with:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Fewer medications needed
  • Higher energy levels

For more information, call us, or see complete schedule of free orientations on our website.

HMR Weight Loss

Contact: 734-712-5540

Lose twice the weight in half the time, without feeling hungry!  With oversight from a physician, this program uses low-calorie, nutritionally complete entrees, shakes, and snacks for rapid weight loss.  Includes intensive lifestyle coaching for long-term health and weight management. Learn more about HMR Weight Loss.

This option features: 

  • Weekly lifestyle classes and support
  • Meal replacements for rapid weight loss
  • Easy, decision free diet option
  • Medical supervision as needed
  • Personalized attention and intensive follow up
  • Long-term maintenance program

Nutrition Counseling for Weight Loss

Contact: 734-712-5800

Develop healthier eating habits to lose weight and improve your overall health.  Meet one-on one with a registered dietitian and learn how the foods you eat affect your health. Work together during one or more visits to achieve your health goals. Often covered by insurance, especially with physician referral. 

This option features:

  • Personalized dietary assessment
  • Meal planning tips
  • Nutrition education on food groups and portions
  • Setting gradual change goals for long-term success
  • Individual attention and follow up
  • Adaptations for culturally appropriate diets

ShapeDown Weight Management for Children and Teens

Contact: 734-712-5694

Learn together as a family how healthy eating, an active lifestyle and effective communication promote healthy weight and family well-being. Program includes weekly group classes led by a social worker, registered dietitian and exercise specialist. Learn more about Shapedown Weight Management for Children and Teens.

This program features:

  • Active involvement of the entire family to support a healthier lifestyle
  • Emphasis on healthy eating rather than dieting
  • Sessions for parents to learn positive role modeling techniques
  • Emphasis on improving the child’s overall self-esteem
  • Fun exercise and cooking activities
  • Group setting for parents and children to gain support from others

Chronic Disease Management

Center for Diabetes

Contact: 734-712-2431

Learn to manage Type I, Type 2, or Pre-Diabetes so you can enjoy a full and active life!  Through a combination of individual and group education, our Certified Diabetes Educators will teach you about diabetes and show you how to care for your health.  Family members and other support people are encouraged to attend, to help you maintain healthy diabetes self-care practices. Physician referral required; often covered by insurance. Learn more about the Center for Diabetes.

This program will help you:

  • Understand diabetes and how it affects your body
  • See how nutrition, exercise and medication can help control blood sugar
  • Learn how to check your blood sugar
  • Plan nutritious meals
  • Control your weight
  • Learn how to use insulin
  • Prevent diabetes complications
  • Plan for pregnancy, or manage care during pregnancy
  • Learn about insulin pump therapy

Nutrition Education

Develop healthier eating habits to lower you blood pressure or cholesterol, control your diabetes, lose weight, or manage a health condition affected by nutrition. In group classes or one-on-one with a registered dietitian:

  • Learn how the foods you eat affect your health
  • Learn how to make healthy food choices in a variety of settings
  • Gain skills for cooking healthy meals
  • Change habits gradually for long-term success
  • Learn how to cook for special diets, such as gluten-free

Our registered dietitians have expertise in:

  • Weight management
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal disease (like celiac)
  • Child/adolescent nutrition
  • Cancer