Healthy Transitions Initiative launches at UNC OB-GYN at Weaver Crossing

Dr. Wanda Nicholson, professor in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Aditi Sundaresan, MPH, began seeing patients through Healthy Transitions this fall.

The Healthy Transitions Initiative is an innovative, collaborative ambulatory care model offered at Weaver Crossing for women with or at risk for diabetes or chronic obesity at different phases of the lifespan –

• Patients with polycystic ovary syndrome prior to or in preparation for care with reproductive endocrinology
• Pre-pregnancy to pregnancy
• Postpartum to interconception
• Well-woman visits in reproductive-age women with pre-diabetes
• Gynecologic cancer survivors at risk for diabetes or obesity transitioning back to general gynecology care

Healthy Transitions provides a tri-level approach to care, targeting clinical, psychosocial and lifestyle (dietary, physical activity) behaviors.

This ambulatory care model represents a collaborative effort between General Obstetrics and Gynecology, psychiatry (Drs. Mary Kimmel and Edith Gettes) a health manager (Aditi Sundaresan, MPH), internal medicine and nutrition at UNC OB-GYN at Weaver Crossing. To ensure that patients are able to maintain their existing, well-established patient-provider relationships, the Healthy Transitions Initiative is able to provide a one-time consult visit or on-going care.

Healthy Transitions generally sees patients on Wednesday mornings at the UNC OB-GYN Weaver Crossing office. Patients can call directly to make an appointment or be referred by their primary physician (984-974-7005; option #5). Contact Dr. Wanda Nicholson directly or follow along on Twitter @ht_initiative

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