The Weight and Wellness Institute

The Weight and Wellness Institute

Rhode Island Accepting Online
The Weight and Wellness Institute - Cranston Accepting In-person
Updated December 12, 2022

The Weight and Wellness Institute provides a multidisciplinary approach to achieve weight loss goals and improve overall wellness.

Patients entering our program will initially meet with Dr. Vincent Pera, our clinical director. During this first visit, Dr. Pera will conduct a medical evaluation, including a basic physical examination. Dr. Pera has over thirty years of experience and has treated over 15,000 patients! Additionally, he and the team will provide patients with an overview of our program, gather and review pertinent medical and social history, provide education around eating, and, most importantly, listen to the individual goals of each patient. This information allows our providers and patients to determine the appropriate treatment program, tailored to each individual.

In addition to a medical evaluation, patients will meet with our Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Camille Gregorian, to address behavioral and psychological facets of the program. Patients will then have access to individual sessions with both our Nutritionist, Theresa Jerominek, and Exercise Physiologist, Arianna Centonze, to complete this wrap around care plan.

Our goal is to help our patients achieve theirs!


About

What services does your practice offer?

The Weight and Wellness Institute combines medical, behavioral and social support in order to best serve our patients. We offer programs tailored the individual needs of our patients. When appropriate, we utilize Optifast products as a part of our treatment plan, which can be purchased on site, or can be purchased conveniently on our website. Our team of professionals look forward to helping you achieve your personal goals! WWI is the exclusive provider of Optifast products in Rhode Island.

What are your practice's specialties?

We specialize in weight loss and overall wellness, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to ensure all aspects of our patients' wellbeing are addressed. Patients will have access to a medical doctor, exercise physiologist, LICSW and registered dietitian.

Why should I choose your practice?

Our team is committed to you as an individual. We are the exclusive provider of Optifast products in Rhode Island.

How does payment work at your practice?

We accept insurances for medical and behavioral visits. There is a one-time program fee which can be paid up front, or via a payment plan coordinated with our office. Please reach out for details!


Specialties

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Physical wellness - Improving the quality of one's life through exploring and expanding healthy and balanced eating, sleeping, and exercise routines; strengthening self-care and stress management skills

Weight loss & management - Healthy approaches to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; promoting positive body image

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $350 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tue 8:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wed 8:00am - 6:30pm
  • Thu 8:00am - 6:30pm
  • Fri 8:00am - 1200pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

The Weight and Wellness Institute - Cranston practice
1170 Pontiac Ave, Front of building, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tue 8:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wed 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thu 8:00am - 6:30pm
  • Fri 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Head of Practice's Licensure

Rhode Island: MD11767


Languages

English