Weight Management & Nutrition Clinic
The Weight Management and Nutrition Clinic at Firelands Regional Medical Center is here to assist individuals in the management and treatment that is needed to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Weight management is a challenging issue for an ever-increasing percentage of our population, largely due to genetics and environment. It’s NOT just a lack of willpower, as so many of you have heard over and over again. At Firelands, we use evidence-based, scientific strategies to deliver a comprehensive, individualized plan that meets the needs of each specific person.
How We Can Help
We have organized a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of a board-certified physician, dietitian, nurse practitioner, board-certified pharmacist, and an exercise physiologist. This highly qualified team will:
- Support and monitor your progress
- Teach life skills necessary to sustain goals
- Help you overcome the many barriers to long-term success
- Help you understand the complex reasons that lead to weight gain
- Give you the tools to maintain your healthy weight
Learn why weight gain starts with the brain. Weight loss is NOT only dependent on diet and exercise! The team also provides optional group support targeted at education, comradery, as well as faith.
Meet the Team
Donald Cundiff, MD
Donald Cundiff, MD has been specializing in medical weight loss for over 9 years and is passionate about helping people find their healthy weight. He has trained and worked in some of the best programs in the country and wanted to bring his expertise back to his hometown of Sandusky, OH. His approach to weight management focuses on treating obesity as a disease that needs specialized care, just like any other health condition. Dr. Cundiff is dual board-certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine.
Andrea Traut is a Weight Management Dietitian at the Firelands Center for Coordinated Care. She is a registered dietitian, licensed in Ohio, since 2017. She is working towards a Board Certification in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM). Andrea is a big advocate for whole, unprocessed foods that provide the body with optimal nutrition. She helps at whatever pace you are ready to proceed with, including the foods that best accommodate your lifestyle at that time. She recommends small, manageable goals that will lead to habit changes to improve your nutritional intake. Each visit is unique to the individual, meaning that there is no lesson plan to follow, or meal plan to give. The visit is led by you, and built for your needs. Food should be enjoyable, and weight loss does not mean hunger. The changes discussed are often healthy for the entire family. Healthy eating isn’t just for losing weight, it is to maintain a healthy life and provide your body the nutrition it needs to run as efficiently as possible. Everyone can benefit from the recommendations this team provides. Weight loss is a desired side effect, but healthy eating means so much more than just losing weight.
Deborah Scally, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Deborah Scally, RN, MSN, FNP-C is empowered to assist patients with their complex struggles with weight management. She helps work toward identification and correction of clinical issues contributing to weight and monitor health conditions associated with excess weight. She works collectively with patients and the team to create tailored plans of care to meet needs of each individual.
Give us a call at 419-557-6992, or fill out the form below, and find out how we are different than other weight loss programs. Anyone can join. You do not need a doctor’s referral.