Miriam Hospital Weight Management Program

Miriam Hospital Weight Management Program
Miriam Hospital Weight Management Program 1 Hoppin Street Providence, RI 02903
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I'd like to make it very clear that this review is ONLY about Miriam Hospital's weight loss program. I have experienced surgery and follow up hospitalization there as well as being treated biweekly for 1.5 years in the Men's Health Center. So I want to make it clear that both hospital and staff are great in these programs. But my experience with the weight loss surgery program was disillusioning and also had many red flags that indicated it was MUCH more about making money than it was about the health of it's patients.
The first obvious issues arose in the orientation program that is the very first step in the process. Of the 20 or so people at the seminar about a dozen obviously didn't need something as drastic as surgery. Most were very young women who would be considered slightly overweight but who were nowhere near the point of needing such a drastic blow to thier healthy, young bodies as invasive surgery. All attendees to this seminar had suppossedly been screened previously to being invited.
The next red flag was that you HAD to lose some weight prior to the surgery and that you HAD to use thier protein shake program wherein YOU HAD TO BUY THE SHAKES FROM MIRIAM!! Even though the exact same Name Brand that they used was available much more cheaply in the retail market.
The final straw for me was the initial consultation with the surgeon who would perform the surgery. I had used protein shakes in the past and I had an issue with terrible heartburn. I expressed my concern at least 3+ times with the nurse and the surgeon and it wss compleatly ignored. The surgeon had a condescending attitude. He spoke from the perspective of assuming that I'm desperate for the sugery as I suspect that many of his patients are.
I truly feel that the program is a scam preying on people who are truly desperate to lose weight either for genuine health concerns or due to the societal brainwash that women must be anorexic to be attractive to men.
BEWARE of this program!!
by Lorent xxx.xxx.6.158
December 26, 2019
Did this provider answer all of your questions?
Yes
by Anonymous xxx.xxx.227.204
August 22, 2012
Did this provider have an entertaining selection of waiting room magazines?
Not at all! They were boring and outdated
Is this business handicap-accessible?
Yes, it was handicap-accessible
Did this provider ever take personal phone calls while in the appointment room with you?
No, they've never taken personal calls with me
Were the restrooms well-stocked at this provider's office?
Yes, they were well-stocked
Was this provider's office easy to locate?
Absolutely! It couldn't have been easier!
by Anonymous
November 29, 2011
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