We work with other primary care offices throughout the area who refer
their patients to us. Our integrated primary care approach is unique
and works well as a continuum of care with other primary
care practices in the area.
Monterey Bay Center for Integrated Health offers health professionals and their patients:
Comprehensive medically designed and supervised weight loss program
MBayCIH’s team understand the complex factors that contribute to obesity, overweight and 60 related chronic diseases. Our program employs a medically designed and scientifically proven protocol developed in France 23 years ago by Dr. Tien, a MD, PhD whose research focused on insulin and metabolic syndrome related diseases. The Ideal Protein program was FDA approved and introduced in the United States in January of 2008. Ideal Protein Method targets prevention of and solutions obesity, overweight and metabolic syndrome related diseases.
Patients can expect quick, healthy, long-lasting weight loss (2-5 lbs for women, 4-7 lbs for men per week) while maintaining muscle mass along with reduced cravings and better appetite control. In addition, patients can expect to see reduction of Syndrome (Metabolic) X risk factors such hypertension, bad cholesterol (LDL), Triglycerides, Blood sugar, Blood pressure, Acid reflux (GERD), C-reactive protein, inflammation; increases in good cholesterol (HDL) and significant improved insulin resistance. (see MBayCIH’s Nutritional Health and Weight Loss /Management Program Overview)
Science based ongoing nutritional education leading to healthy diets
To achieve sustainable changes in obesity and weight loss, patients need a highly structured program with weekly health coaching and ongoing science based nutrition education that will help them overcome the brain’s dependency upon excess sugars and carbs and further supported by familial and cultural dietary habits. Besides weekly encounters, patients receive daily video emails that help them understand the role that diet and nutrition plays in health, disease, lifecycle and aging. (see MyIP Dieter Video Handout)
Personalized fitness assessment planning and one on one fitness training
Many patients with obesity and overweight or metabolic syndrome related chronic diseases have little or no experience with regular fitness or exercise programs. To help patients create sustainable lifestyles, MBayCIH has developed a personalized fitness assessment that includes an assessment of labs, biometrics, strength, cardiovascular, flexibility, endurance, balance, gait and movement analysis. MBayCIH provides a personalized fitness and exercise plan tailored to individual’s interest and capacity. Additionally, patients receive one-on-one fitness training with a Health Coach.
Chronic care management (CCM) for Medicare beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions.
This program is designed to support CMS’ Chronic Care Management (CCM) program that went into effect January 2015 and reimburses physicians for providing chronic care management services to Medicare patients who have 2 or more chronic conditions. MBayCIH’s interdisciplinary team of geriatric and chronic care management specialists have extensive experience providing continuity of care coordination in acute care, primary care, home health, community based services and long term care settings. MBayCIH offers turnkey care coordination services with specialized EHR automation and integration to meet CMS’ reporting and billing requirements for referring physicians and their Medicare patients.