The Johns Hopkins Healthful Eating, Activity & Weight Program focuses on working with patients to make long-term lifestyle changes to prevent chronic disease and improve their health. We combine scientifically proven strategies with a compassionate and supportive approach to deliver high-quality care for women and men.
Our program uses a variety of evidence-based tools to help achieve these goals including group and one-on-one behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity, meal replacements, psychological services including cognitive behavioral therapy, and eligibility for bariatric procedures including surgery. Medication management, including the prescription of anti-obesity or other medications, may also be a part of the treatment plan. Patients work with a team of specialists including specialty physicians, psychologists, health coaches, nutrition specialists, and nurses.
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What Is Gluten and What Does It Do?
Gluten seems to be in just about everything, from bread, pasta and beer to cosmetics and nutritional supplements. There’s lots of buzz around avoiding gluten, but what is this common ingredient and is it really bad for you?
How to Maintain a Balanced Diet as a Vegetarian or Vegan
Going vegetarian or vegan can have many health benefits, but these diets also come with risks if they aren’t properly balanced. Learn how to get the key vitamins and nutrients you need if you go meatless or plant-based.
Gluten-Free Diet: Is It Right for Me?
There’s a lot of buzz around going gluten-free, with everyone from celebrities to pro athletes touting the benefits of a gluten-free diet. But these diets aren’t for everyone. Explore the risks and benefits of cutting gluten.
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.
Many existing patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider. To help your provider deliver the best care during your telemedicine visit, we ask that you complete two tasks the day before your appointment: 1) weigh yourself, and 2) complete this intake form (you must be on a computer to download, complete, and save the form). Please send a My Chart message to your provider the day before your appointment that has your weight value and attach the completed intake form to that message. Learn more about video visits