Firelands Weight Management

Weight Management and Nutrition Clinic

The Weight Management and Nutrition Clinic team at the Center for Coordinated Care assist in the management and treatment needed to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Weight management is a challenge for an ever-increasing percentage of our population, largely due to genetics and the environment; it’s not just a lack of willpower and dependent on diet and exercise. To learn why weight gain starts with the brain, we use evidence-based, scientific strategies to deliver a comprehensive, individualized plan that meets the needs of each person.

How we can help

We have a board-certified physician, dietitian, nurse practitioner, board-certified pharmacist, and an exercise physiologist team to:

  • Support and monitor your progress
  • Teach life skills necessary to sustain goals
  • Help you overcome the 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

The team also provides optional group support targeted at education, fellowship and faith.

Meet the team

Dr. Cundiff

Donald Cundiff, MD

Donald Cundiff, MD, has been specializing in medical weight loss for over ten 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.

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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 the identification and correction of clinical issues contributing to weight and monitors health conditions associated with excess weight. She works collectively with patients and the team to create tailored plans of care to meet the needs of each individual.

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Deborah Scally, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Heather Missler MSN, FNP-C

Heather Missler MSN, FNP-C

Heather Missler MSN, FNP-C recognizes that lifestyle change can be challenging, especially in the busy, fast-paced world we live in today. Collaborating with a team of knowledgeable professionals, she helps guide patients to successful weight loss and maintenance. She utilizes several techniques to provide customized tools and support as well as to make achievable and sustainable goals suited for real-life. She looks forward to working with you to achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall health and longevity.

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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 also Board Certified 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 with 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.

Contact Us

Give us a call at 419-557-6992 and find out how we are different than other weight loss programs. Anyone can join. You do not need a doctor’s referral.