Member Events: St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Weight Management Program Offers Free Informational Seminars
Event Date: May 8, 2012
Event Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Event Location: St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Franco Center, 44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, 48341
Event Contact: Denise Jones, 248-858-2475
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland’s (SJMO) Metabolic Nutrition and Weight Management (MNWM) Program now offers free, public informational seminars at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the hospital’s Franco Communications Center, 44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac.
The physician-directed seminars are for individuals interested in diabetes prevention or treatment, state-of-the-art lipid/cholesterol management and weight management. During the seminars, attendees will learn about the serious medical complications of being overweight and how the Metabolic Nutrition and Weight Management program can help them.
The seminars are conducted by Tom Rifai, MD, Medical Director of the MNWM program. Dr. Rifai earned his medical degree at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and sub-specialized in clinical nutrition. Dr. Rifai also is certified by and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.
In 2008, Dr. Rifai served as the Associate Medical Director for The Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, Fla. Upon returning to Detroit, he designed a comprehensive metabolic gourmet menu—called Andiamo Lean—for the Andiamo Restaurant Group with the group’s executive chefs. He also helped the Warren Consolidated Schools launch an ultra-healthy lunch program.
Dr. Rifai’s specialties are nutrition, prevention of chronic disease, weight management, nutritional and medical management of insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia and obesity.
Registration is required. For more information or to register for the seminars, call the Metabolic Nutrition and Weight Management Program, 248-858-2475.