Partnering with patients to create lasting change


The Johns Hopkins Healthful Eating, Activity & Weight Program focuses on working with patients to make long-term changes to improve their health by preventing or managing chronic disease. We combine scientifically proven strategies with a compassionate and supportive approach to deliver high-quality care.

Our program uses a variety of evidence-based tools to help achieve these goals including one-on-one counseling, group visits to promote a healthful lifestyle, and meal replacements. Medication management, including the prescription of anti-obesity or other medications, may be a part of the treatment plan. We also work with patients before and after bariatric procedures, including surgery. Patients have the opportunity to work with a team of specialty physicians and other staff. After the initial in-person visit, our physicians follow up regularly via video visits to make care more convenient for patients. Follow up visits may also take place in clinic.

Meet Your Team

Our health care providers are members of one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, bringing you the latest in care by pushing the boundaries of clinical innovation and biomedical research. By delivering personalized health insights rooted in the latest advancements in medicine, we help you achieve a healthful lifestyle and weight.

How to Schedule Your Appointment

If you are a new or existing patient, please call us at 410-616-7420 to schedule a visit.

For new patients, you will typically be scheduled for an in-person visit. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our doctors and care teams are taking extra precautions to make your visit as safe as possible through screening procedures, the use of masks and protective equipment, cleaning and social distancing.

Learn more about our COVID-19 safety precautions

We encourage most existing patients to have video appointments (telemedicine) with their provider. We have found that a blend of video and in-person follow up appointments works best for patients. To help your provider deliver the best care during your telemedicine visit, we ask that you complete two tasks the day of your appointment: 1) weigh yourself, and 2) check your blood pressure (if possible).

Learn more about video visits

How to Donate


To make a gift or pledge online, please complete our secure online giving form. Under "Select your gift destination," choose Healthful Eating, Activity & Weight Program Fund.


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