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Why You Should Lose Weight with Us: MUSC versus the Others

(Employee Wellness)
Josh Brown, PhD 792-2273

We are the MUSC Weight Management Center. Because we know there are a lot of weight management programs out there, the following is an "Us vs. The Others" analysis that should make it a much easier choice for you.

Who You'll Meet With:
- Us: You'll meet with a variety of weight management professionals - faculty and staff who are specially trained in their weight management disciplines (i.e., dietetics, exercise, psychology, medicine).
- The Others: You'll meet with staff who will attempt to teach you how to lose weight, often with minimal to no training in the necessary disciplines. Or you'll meet with someone who became a program leader by virtue of having gone through the program themselves, but who has no training in the science or practice of weight management.

How Much Experience They'll Have:
- Us: We have been doing this for over 39 years right here on the MUSC campus. The years of weight management experience of our faculty and staff is second to none at the state level or nationally. In fact, we have staff who are recognized as leaders in their fields on both the state and national level.
- The Others: Simply put, the others are less experienced.

Your Program Options:
- Us: We have a full range of programs and services, both individual and group, to fit all weight loss needs. Need an even more tailored plan? We can make that happen, too. We will help you find the program that will be most effective for you, both for losing weight and keeping it off long-term.
- The Others: Typically have one standard program, with a few variations of it. Often interested more in "upselling" you than helping you build the best program for your needs; inadequate attention to teaching sustainable lifestyle changes.

How You'll Pay:
- Us: MUSC/MUHA/UMA employee (and spouse) discounts. Employees also have the option of payroll deducting (no down payment, no interest) for up to 12 months; employees can even deduct for friends and family, even if the employee doesn't do the program. Other discounts available, as well.
- The Others: Pay out of pocket.

These are just a few of the ways we're different from every other weight management program around. Certainly look into other programs, but we're confident we offer you the absolute best weight management options, whatever your needs. So, visit us online or call us to schedule a free consultation so we can help you decide which of our programs would be best for you.

Whether you've got a little or a lot to lose.

MUSC Weight Management Center

171 Ashley Avenue · Charleston SC 29425 · (843) 792-2300