Heart and Wellness Center

The NSMC Heart and Wellness Center is located at NSMC Union Hospital. The Center is comprised of a nurse practitioner (NP), several registered dieticians (RD) and a registered nurse (RN). Together, they provide patients with counseling on cardiovascular risk factors, exercise prescription and intervention, weight management, and chronic disease management.
Registered Dietician consultation

  • Non-surgical weight management candidates are scheduled for a one hour initial consultation with the registered dietician.  The RD will then set up six 30 minute follow-up appointments, which can happen weekly or bi-weekly.
  • After those follow-up meetings are completed, patients see our Medical Director, Klara Rosenquist, MD, for an appointment and evaluation. 
  • Patients then have an additional six follow-up appointments with the RD, followed by a second appointment with Dr. Rosenquist.

Food Journals

Patients are mailed a three-day food log, with instructions on how to complete these journals. The RD will review these journals.

 
Salem YMCA

Patients in our non-surgical weight loss program are eligible for three months of free membership in the Salem YMCA

Emotional and psychological support

If a patient is struggling with making changes to his or her eating patterns, or if a patient experiences emotional distress, anxiety, depression or other challenges, our physicians and clinical staff may refer the patient for cognitive behavioral therapy through NSMC's Outpatient Mental Health services

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