Do you have 20, 40, 60 pounds or more to lose?

Good health isn’t a race, it’s a marathon.

Regardless of how much you weigh now and how much you need to lose, we can personalize a program to ensure you lose weight quickly and so the weight stays off. We offer peer support and expert advice from our physicians and registered dietitian.

All patients must be over 18 years of age and have a BMI greater than or equal to 27.  Patients are screened by the DECO Healthy Living staff, through medical history, lab testing and behavioral/diet readiness questionnaires. Once accepted, patients are regularly monitored by our physicians and registered dietitian to ensure safe, healthy weight loss. The medical staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while patients are enrolled in the program.

The number one predictor of long term success in weight management is regular exercise. The DECO Healthy Living Program provides patients with the knowledge they need to start and maintain an exercise program.

The Two Main Phases of the DECO Healthy Living Weight Loss Program

Safe, healthy weight loss.

REDUCING WEIGHT:

During this initial phase, patients consume high protein, low carbohydrate meal replacement shakes/bars, weekly medical monitoring with our registered dietitian and weekly classes/education materials that focus on long term weight management.

MAINTENANCE:

Patients continue to develop long term weight management skills with monthly medical monitoring with our registered dietitian as they experience the ups and downs of life after weight loss.

All shakes, bars and meal replacement products are available for purchase at our office. A variety of flavors and selections are offered.

Our Providers

Alma Simmons

RDN, LD

Alma received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with a concentration in Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at The Ohio State University. She has over 5 years of experience in nutrition counseling as well as  teaching and conducting nutrition and lifestyle courses to help people achieve a healthy weight and prevent chronic disease. She is also is fluent in Spanish.

She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Columbus Dietetic Association, and completed the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management through the Commission of Dietetic Registration in June of 2017. She is currently licensed and registered as a Dietitian-Nutritionist.

Alma lives in Delaware with her husband and 2 children.  

Jennifer Rittenberry

MD, F.A.C.E.

Jennifer Rittenberry, MD, F.A.C.E. attended medical school at the University of Texas and completed her Internal Medicine residency and Endocrinology fellowship at the internationally-acclaimed Ohio State University Medical Center (OSU). OSU is widely known for its thyroid cancer research, and actually created a thyroid cancer staging system, which is used worldwide.

Pallavy (Polly) Reddy

MD, F.A.C.E.

Pallavy (Polly) Reddy, MD, F.A.C.E., attended medical School at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida and completed her Internal Medicine residency and Endocrinology fellowship at the prestigious Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) in Detroit, Michigan. There, she was offered the honored position of Chief Resident and also served as Chief Fellow. Often hailed as the birthplace of the modern understanding of Bone and Mineral disorders, HFH is home to numerous experts in the field of Bone and Mineral Metabolism.

About DECO

At the Diabetes & Endocrinology Center of Ohio (DECO), we pride ourselves on providing high quality endocrine care with a personalized touch. We specialize in all facets of endocrine care. Although we offer the best, state-of-the-art technology, we strive to provide personalized care to every patient.

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“Thanks to the DECO Healthy Living Program my insulin and thyroid levels are down. I was able to discontinue one of my medications because my labs were good. I’ve gone from a size 20 to a size 12! I have gained energy, confidence and a new outlook on life.”
— Mel, Age 35