Weight management


Park Nicollet offers a variety of programs to help you successfully manage your weight. We have programs specifically designed for children and adults of all ages and body types. We even offer a program that is designed just for Medicare members. Use the chart below to find the program that is right for you.

To calculate your body mass index (BMI), use the BMI calculator.


  One-time dietitian visit Personalized weight management  Medical weight management  Bariatric surgery  Intensive behavior therapy for obesity  FLASH FWD 
Age and BMI guidelines All ages; BMI over 25 All ages; BMI over 25  Adults; BMI over 25

Adults; BMI over 40 (over 35 with medical complications)

Medicare members; BMI over 30 Kids age 2 to 18 and their families
Overview One-time visit with a dietitian provides an ideal starting point Provides accountability and support (less intense than medical weight management)  (This program is currently in development) It will offer frequent visits and a more intense alternative to personzlied weight management; may include medication
Three types of surgical procedures: adjustable gastric band, gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy Created specifically for Medicare members Designed for children and their families
Frequency One-time dietitian visit 7 sessions with a dietitian (last 5 can be done by phone) Visit with a dietitian and doctor every other week for 6 months, then 6 monthly visits Preoperative visits, follow-up care after surgery Visit with a dietitian weekly for 1 month, then every other week for 5 months (continue monthly if weight loss is greater than 6.6 pounds) 
Visit with a dietitian and doctor once a month for 6 months, then follow-up at 9 and 12 months 
Appointments 952-993-3333 952-993-3333  Not yet available 
Free online seminar  952-993-3333  952-993-2300 
Online resources  Learn more Learn more Not yet available  Learn more  Learn more Learn more 



Personalized weight management
This program is designed for patients of all ages with a BMI over 25. Our dietitians know how difficult it can be to change eating and activity habits. Our personalized approach to weight management includes an assessment of your current behaviors and education on ways to make lifestyle changes. Discussion topics include: menu planning, portion sizes, timing of meals, beverage choices, label reading, restaurant eating, grocery shopping and food preparations. Call 952-993-3052 to learn more.

Intensive behavior therapy for obesity
This program is specifically designed for Medicare members with a body mass index (BMI) over 30. Offered at eight convenient Park Nicollet Clinic locations, the program provides personalized nutrition services with a registered dietitian to create a successful weight-loss plan. We will help you identify what will work best for you as a unique individual and support your success.