Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss

North Ottawa Community Health System offers Medical Weight Loss services within our Bariatric Clinic. Medical Weight Loss is a non-surgical, medically supervised treatment program that helps patients lose weight safely and maintain their weight loss.


We offer three comprehensive weight loss programs overseen by our Medical Director, Dr. Jennifer Sandy. Dr. Sandy is Board-certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. We will help you determine which program is best for you based on your current health and weight loss goal at an initial consultation. We offer a high protein food supplement option and also a modified lifestyle option where you can use grocery store food with the program. Each program requires weekly class attendance and offers support from our team.

Finding the non-surgical strategy that’s best for you...

Slim & Trim
The Slim & Trim weight loss option is a 16-week program that includes a 1,200 calorie a day diet designed for you, by you and our dietitian. You will be able to eat three meals a day with snacks using grocery store food. Sample meal plans are provided for you for your grocery shopping convenience. Weekly class attendance is required with this program.

Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)
The VLCD is a 16-week program that focuses on using high-protein program foods, a low calorie diet (800-900 calories a day) and physician supervison along with support from our dietitian, behaviorist and exercise physiologist to help support your weight loss goals. This program also includes a mentor and weekly class attendance is required.

Whole New You
This program focuses on an approved food list of whole foods and gradually transitions by phases to help you continue clean eating and regular physical activity in your long term weight maintenance plan. Meal planning and prep are a focus of this program, but you will not count calories. 



Jennifer Sandy, DO

NOCH Medical Weight Loss

Medical Director

Our team includes: 

  • Board-certified Obesity and Internal Medicine Physician
  • Board-certified Physician Assistant
  • Medical Weight Loss Coordinator
  • Dietitians
  • Behavioral Consultants
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Medical Assistants 






For more information or to enroll, please call 616.847.5489.

You may download forms for your next appointment here


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