For Medical Professionals

Coordinating Care with Medical Professionals to Improve Community Health

Your Healthcare Partner

CoreLife is the trusted partner for PCPs, surgeons, and specialists, who identify patients needing weight reduction and lifestyle modification in order to improve their overall health, optimize a surgical outcome, or to prevent, impede, or potentially reverse a diagnosis.

In 2019 CoreLife is expecting in excess of 250,000 patient visits, with 72% by physician referral.

Physicians

PCP, Nurse Practitioner, Local Care Coordinator

When PCPs identify overweight and obese individuals, CoreLife provides a trusted resource that previously did not exist. In addition, CoreLife identifies patients without a PCP or an undiagnosed condition that is then referred back to the PCP for further care and assessment.

Surgeons

Orthopedic, Bariatric, Abdominal Wall, General

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.

Specialists

ENT, Endocrinologist, Cardiologist, OB/GYN

For any specialist that determines BMI optimization and lifestyle modification would help improve, impede or prevent a diagnosis.

How CoreLife Coordinates Care With Physicians

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.

How CoreLife Improves 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 solely on BMI optimization and lifestyle modification in a singular, comprehensive, community based, center.

CoreLife is the specialist as it pertains to BMI optimization and lifestyle modification. We have the time, focus, expertise, and resources to treat obesity.

Our care delivery system has shown to be more successful because we work in support of the partnering physicians to coordinate care and maximize patient outcomes.

Educational Training for Healthcare Professionals

Interested in integrating weight management into your clinical practice?

Effective weight management interventions utilize a lifestyle approach, one that integrates physical activity, nutrition, behavioral management, and gives attention to psychosocial needs. As a respected leader in weight loss healthcare, CoreLife works with Physicians and Health Systems to incorporate weight management strategies into clinical practice.

Physician FAQ’s

How do you measure patient outcomes and success?

We measure patient satisfaction & success through outcomes data, ongoing surveys, peer reviews and the strength of our healthcare partnerships. We collect and review the following:
  • 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 experience many patients who engage in a 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 a program with family or friends are much more successful due to the enhanced support and accountability system outside of our offices.

Is CoreLife open to anyone?

Most patients come to CoreLife from a physician referral. We are open to anyone looking to improve health through weight reduction and lifestyle modification. We treat many patients that come from a friend referral, social media, etc.

What data can we expect to receive from CoreLife on a regular basis? Are we able to integrate any data into our systems?

The level of data/reporting is determined by the requirements as established by the referring provider. We will provide as much data on a detail or summary basis as the partnering healthcare provider require.

Please describe how we will support the mental/emotional health of the patients.

Our staff is trained in behavior counseling. We focus on behaviors and habits that are contributing factors to weight. We have internal protocols for when we refer to mental health. Counseling at CoreLife is delivered by all staff, with most being provided by Registered Dietitans and Behavioral Therapists (LCSWs).

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
  • NP/PA/MD
  • Medical Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Certified Personal Trainer and/or Exercise Physiologist
  • LCSW

Which commercial insurance contracts do you already hold?

Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare
Aetna
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
Medicaid
Johns Hopkins EHP
Priority Partners
Advantage MD
*May vary by region please call your local office for the most up to date information