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New Mexico VA Health Care System

 

Weight Management Programs

Intensive Weight Management Program

Individualized treatment by appointment.  Classes are held in Building 41, Nutrition Clinic, Area A.

 

The Intensive Weight Management Program's mission is to provide a comprehensive approach to individual needs in weight management.  Record keeping is imperative and monthly visits provide consistent frequent support.  The sessions are run by Registered Dietitians and communication with the patient’s provider provides continuity of care.  Patients must maintain program protocol to remain in the program.

 

To register talk to your provider for a Consult and recent blood test:  TSH, fasting glucose and lipids; HbgA1c helpful.

MOVE! Program

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 Complete a MOVE! Questionnaire.
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Level 1:  Meet with professional and follow-up with telephone calls
    To register call (505) 265-1711, Select Option "5" and option “ 5" for Primary Care.
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  Level 2:  10 week group class meets on Thursdays (excluding holidays) from 10:00am to 12:00 noon
    To register talk to your Provider for a MOVE! Consult.
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  Level 3:  Intensive Weight Management Program (see above)
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MOVE Program Information

 

 

Weight Loss Support Group

Classes are held monthly on the 4th Monday of the month (excluding holidays) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Building 45, Spinal Cord Injury Area.

 

Conducted by a Registered Dietitian.  For patients who are working on weight loss or have already lost weight and trying to keep it off.  Focus of the sessions are based on patient requests.

 

To register talk to your Provider for a Consult.

Weight Reduction Class

Classes are held monthly on the 1st Thursday of the month (excluding holidays) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Building 39, Education Building.

 

Nutrition Clinic provides group classes that provide basic principles for Weight Reduction.

 

To register talk to your Provider for a Consult or call (505) 265-1711, select option "5" and option "5" for Primary Care.