CoreLife is the trusted partner for primary care physicians, surgeons, and specialists looking to improve outcomes for patients with obesity. Our comprehensive care model is proven to improve overall health, optimize surgical outcomes, and prevent, impede, or potentially reverse a diagnosis.
Your Healthcare Partner
Coordinating Care with Medical Professionals to Improve Community Health
When PCPs identify overweight and obese individuals, CoreLife provides a trusted resource that previously did not exist. CoreLife partners physicians to provide patient reports for a comprehensive review of a patient’s health and progress.
For any surgeon that determines weight reduction and management is necessary before a surgery (to reduce complication risk) or after a surgery (to avoid re-admittance and enhance outcomes). CoreLife can be bundled into the perioperative portion of the surgery.
For any specialist that determines BMI optimization and lifestyle modification would help improve, impede or prevent a diagnosis.
Meet with CoreLife
Request a meeting with our healthcare relations team to learn more about partnering with CoreLife to improve outcomes for your patients.
Schedule a time to meet in-person, virtually, or with your team.
Refer a Patient
Refer patients who:
- Have a BMI greater/equal to 30, or greater/equal to 25 with serious comorbidity
- Are interested in joint replacement with a BMI greater than 40
- Are interested in bariatric surgery with a BMI greater than 50
- Would benefit from BMI optimization to improve, impede, or prevent a diagnosis
The CoreLife Care Model
Our care plans are targeted to the unique needs of each patient, bringing together the four pillars necessary for long-term success: medical treatment, nutritional counseling, physical fitness and behavioral health. The plan adapts as the patient makes progress towards their goals, and our professional care team collaborates on an integrated approach for each individual.
Pillars of Care
What Your Patients Can Expect
- Once referral is received, the CoreLife patient navigation team reaches out to the patient within 24-48 hours. They educate the patient on the program, talk about why they were referred, and personal goals.
- Verification of benefits team confirms insurance coverage and provides information to the patient.
- New Patient Appointment is scheduled at a clinic local to the patient. Patient receives follow up information about the program and what to expect.
- Patient will meet with a Registered Dietitian and Nurse Practitioner at each visit. The frequency of visits (weekly or bi-weekly) will be determined by medical necessity.
- A movement consultation is encouraged for every new patient. A medical exercise specialist will determine current fitness levels and develop an appropriate exercise plan.
- Behavioral Health resources are available to patients who need them, and the nurse practitioner will make a referral for services.
- Most patients remain in the program for six months or more, and are seen an average of 15 times over 26 weeks.
- Once the patient has achieved weight management and health goals, they will continue to have access to CoreLife services for life. Our care team is available for maintenance visits as needed to ensure long-term success with weight management.
- The care team and physician liaison collaborates and coordinates with referring provider to report on patient progress and manage ongoing health conditions.
Physicians understand that obesity and lifestyle choices are at the root of many of the difficulties they treat. These physicians are living the overweight and obesity epidemic on a daily basis, but don’t have the time, infrastructure, or resources to provide ongoing treatment.
In response, physicians have sought out local partnerships and key providers within their community to address and treat the needs of their patients.
For years, these physicians have turned to CoreLife due to the credible, high quality and innovative programs being offered to their overweight and obese patients.
Since CoreLife operates on a local level, we are down the road and around the corner from the providers and patients that we support.
Improving the Healthcare Model
Healthcare is moving away from previously-existing models based on episodic and acute care, and towards a focus on maintenance and prevention.
Value is increasingly based on actual outcomes: impacted health and well-being. We know the factors that affect an individual’s overall health go well beyond medical interventions and genetic predispositions.
It is estimated that nearly 75% of an individual’s health status is determined by environmental and lifestyle factors. Care management systems that cultivate collaboration among providers, patients, and families help optimize treatments and protocols to achieve better and more sustainable outcomes.
CoreLife provides the first healthcare model that focuses specifically on BMI optimization and lifestyle modification in a singular, comprehensive, community based, center.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes. CoreLife accepts most insurance, although coverage varies based on the individual plan. We verify benefits prior to the first appointment and provide patients with expected coverage and cost information.
How do you measure patient outcomes and success?
- Objectively: BMI, Weight, and a variety of other health markers
- Subjectively: Satisfaction and feedback through surveys to new and existing patients
- Quality Control: We internally audit every chart on a monthly basis for care gaps, documentation, compliance, and to facilitate patient care coordination with our partners in the community
- Partnership: The commitment and integration of CoreLife and our healthcare partners is critical to the success and outcomes of the patients
Do you offer family programs?
We have many patients who participate in the CoreLife program with their spouse, friend, children, parents, siblings, etc. It’s something that we highly encourage and discuss early on. We also find that patients who engage in the program with family or friends are much more successful due to the enhanced support and accountability system outside of our centers.
Once participants meet their goal, do they continue, or are there options/resources for transition?
Maintenance is, in many ways, the most critical component. We understand that the single best predictor of regain is how long you can successfully maintain weight loss. We employ a free maintenance program consisting of physical weight check ins and consistent remote engagement through email, phone, and text. We employ safeguards to help catch potential regain and, if necessary, re-engage the patient into a program.
Do you have programs for pediatric patients?
We service pediatric patients on a case by case basis. Family programs are common and more likely than individual pediatric patients.
Example of the typical staffing model.
- Practice Manager
- Front Desk Coordinator
- Consultation Specialist
- Medical Assistant
- Registered Nurse
- Registered Dietitian
- Certified Personal Trainer and/or Exercise Physiologist
Where are you located?
Currently, CoreLife has over 30 offices located in Maryland, Delaware, and North Carolina. View all locations.