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Resources for Doctors' Weight Management Program Participants

The following are some helpful resources to help you join and stay on track during your weight-loss journey while you are on the Doctors' Weight Management Program... and beyond.

Required Orientation Session

Prior to joining one of our clinic based programs (Santa Barbara) we do require that you join us for a free session where you'll learn about the program: how you can be successful, what you can expect to see as far as weight loss, costs, and time commitments. View the Orientation schedule - Doctors' Weight Management Program Orientation and then call (805) 563-6190 to register for a session. (No cost, no obligation.)

Pre-Diet Program Requirements

We require some medical tests prior to enrolling into our medically supervised clinic program. Here is a list of the requirements. Look here to find the closest Pacific Diagnostic Lab.

Sansum Cardiology Electrocardiograms

In most cases, we require patients to have a pre-diet EKG. Additionally, patients are to have an EKG done at 50-pound weight loss increments. Contact the Cardiology Department at Sansum Clinic for more information.

HMR Products

Pre-Order HMR Products for Pick Up at DWMP by downloading and completing the Doctors' Weight Management Order Form. You can email, call (805-563-6190) or fax (805-563-6119) us. We will have it ready for you.

Need to have HMR shakes and entrees shipped to you? Going on a trip and need to have your meal replacements ready when you get there? HMR will ship products directly to you! To purchase products or join our HMR Self-directed program, visit HMR Program. **Please note: when you are enrolled in our Phase 1 Program, you are required to purchase products directly from us at the clinic every week.**

Free Fitness

Did you know that your Medicare coverage may offer a free gym membership to the YMCA, 24-Hour Fitness, Curves or The Gym Next Door? Visit the Silver Sneakers website to find out if your health plan provider participates in this program.

Quick Snacks

Check out our Quick and Easy Food Solutions guide when you need some ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. These recipes, submitted by our Phase 2 patients, are healthy and satisfying and some are on-the-go for warding off that hunger when you're out and about.

Healthy Tips

Get healthy tips from participants in the Doctors' Weight Management Program on what you can do to make a change.

Support Community

Visit our partner, The HMR Program to find resources, including recipes, success stores, and a community of dieters to help with supporting you throughout your HMR diet and beyond.

Funds for Weight Loss

Many patients ask us about using their Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) for weight loss expenses. Visit the IRS Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts under Weight-Loss Program to learn about qualifying expenses.


Check out your changing Body Mass Index (BMI) as you lose weight with this calculator.

Register Today

View the Orientation schedule Doctors' Weight Management Program Orientation and then call (805) 563-6190 to register for a session. (No cost, no obligation.)