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New Cornerstone Weight loss Program (Ages 12-65)

$200 (Includes office consultation to ensure the patient is a candidate.  We will review medical history and current medications the patient is taking.  This program includes the Cornerstone meal plans with food exchanges, and the written prescription for medications, along with a body composition analysis, medically designed meal replacement shakes, Metassist supplement, and access to online Cornerstone website.  Patient may require pregnancy test for a seperate $10 fee. Patients ages 12-17 may not receive prescription medication while on this program.

We also have various other medications to use in conjunction with or in place of Phentermine to better suite your weight loss needs. These will be determined during your initial visit.

** Phentermine is a stimulant and mild appetite suppressor.


Body Composition Analyzer

FDA-cleared bioelectrical impedance medical device with documented accuracy of +0.5% on average
Quick, easy and accurate measurement of body composition (body fat and lean body mass) with results instantly uploaded to Web-base record for physician and patient review.
Data used to estimate BMR and develop caloric requirements for meal plan.


Web Tools

The Cornerstone Wellness Website provides a powerful and effective suite of tools for managing your managing your patients’ weight loss efforts. The site interacts directly with the Cornerstone Wellness body composition analyzer offering a clear and user-friendly visual tool for both patients and physicians.

Custom meal planning tools makes it easy to create daily meal plans using an 8000 food item USDA data base
Meal plans provide data on calories, protein, carbohydrate, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, fiber and sugar based on serving size
Daily calorie consumption goal set at BMR minus 10% of BMR but can be over ridden to physician’s preference
Tracks and reports macronutrient consumption with alerts according to customized goals set by BMR testing and diet selection (e.g. Zone, Protein Power, Atkins, Mediterranean, Cornerstone Wellness, etc.)
Helps patients monitor the change in their body composition (fat and lean body mass) over time as a result of their diet and exercise.
A huge library of resistance movements, to aid in maintenance of muscle. Patient simply clicks on particular muscle group of a muscular “avatar” and a list of exercises with step-by-step photos and instructions pop-up
Also includes sporting and ADL activities that determine calories burned per unit time
A calorie mapping tool where patient enters zip code and finds starting point on street map or satellite map, clicks out a path to walk, run or bike, enters time elapsed and based on their personal factors it determines calories burned
Extensive personal journal function to help with goal setting and attainment
Patients are given username/password to access their data from home
Physician login provides access to administrative reporting as well as patient records

The Cornerstone Wellness nutrition program was developed by a team of internists, endocrinologists, bariatricians and Ph.D. level dieticians to address the particular metabolic aberrations seen in metabolic syndrome and excess adiposity. Every ingredient was thoughtfully chosen to support the goal of lowering elevated insulin levels, the primary offending agent in metabolic syndrome as well as overweight and obesity. Literally hundreds of peer reviewed medical and nutritional studies were utilized in the development of this program. Only the highest quality micro and macro ingredients were used in the creation of these nutraceutical formulations and they are manufactured in the United States in the finest, NSF-GMP certified facilities. They have been utilized by hundreds of physicians treating thousands of patients and their efficacy and safety is unquestionable. They are available only through physicians and cannot be purchased outside of a doctor’s office


Meal Replacement

Developed by a team of Internists, Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Biochemists and PhD Nutritionists, the Cornerstone Wellness Meal Replacement shakes are specifically formulated for fat loss, maintenance of lean body mass, satiety and management of metabolic syndrome co-morbidities.

These nutritious, all-natural formulas are available only through physicians in an all-natural vanilla bean and chocolate flavor which can be blended with fresh or frozen fruit for dozens of different delicious recipes.

NOT a liquid diet or very-low-calorie plan – patients use this delicious high-protein supplement in addition to healthy meals in order to insure adequate protein, vitamins and minerals

Low calorie/low carbohydrate vehicle to reach a daily protein goal of 1.5grams/kg body weight to provide fat loss with maintenance of muscle mass to preserve BMI

Published studies show meal replacement to be clinically more effective than usual care diets for weight loss, improvement of metabolic syndrome indicators and patient compliance

High protein content of 31 grams, using a whey/pea combination to provide a superior amino acid profile

High protein to carbohydrate ratio at 3 to 1

High vitamin/mineral content with all 72 trace minerals

High Vitamin D3 content at 800 IU per serving

Contains medium chain triglycerides for satiety/energy

Least expensive on a cost per gram of protein basis



MetAssist is a collection of several key nutraceuticals that have demonstrated clinical efficacy in multiple published, peer reviewed studies to lower insulin and serum glucose levels, lower inflammatory markers, decrease appetite and feeding behavior resulting in demonstrated loss of body weight as much as 5.4% in 8 weeks.


Hydroxycitric acid (HCA): Extracted from the tropical fruit Garcinia Cambogia, studies have demonstrated numerous effects of HCA::

partially inhibits hepatic conversion of glucose to free fatty acids (lipogenesis)
decreases absorption of glucose from the ileum .
lowers insulin levels, serum glucose, triglycerides, food intake, body weight, CRP and interleukin 6 and the development of insulin resistance in obese, male Zucker rats (experimental model for human obesity
lowers several inflammatory markers including HCA
increases serotonin levels in human subjects by 44%

Chromium polynicotinate (NOT picolinate) which is also known as glucose tolerance factor. It is the ligand that attaches the insulin receptor to the cell membrane and also aids in the phosphorylation (activation of the receptor) (7). Since most overweight patients have some degree of insulin resistance, this compound is of key importance. Studies report a drop in HbA1C of 0.6 in diabetics with chromium polynicotinate.

Gymnema sylvestrie: Herb used in Aryuvedic medicine for 2000 years for diabetes treatment. This compound interferes with the function of the sweet receptors on the tongue and also causes hypoglycemia in laboratory animals. Gymnema sylvestrie lowers cholesterol and triglycerides in laboratory animals.

Green tea extract: Acts as a mild thermogenic aid and also serves as an anti-oxidant.

Fenugreek seeds: Herb used since Egyptian times for diabetes. Been shown in human studies to lower serum glucose and 24 hour urinary glucose excretion by 54% and also to significantly improve glucose tolerance tests, lower LDL and VLDL while not changing HDL.

These ingredients all have a tremendous safety profile having been tested individually and in combination in multiple published clinical and animal studies.