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THE STEP AHEAD PROGRAM

Struggling with weight loss?

Say goodbye to failure.

We understand. We are here to help.

A HIGHLY INDIVIDUALIZED,
3-PRONGED APPROACH FOR WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS

  • A medically supervised weight loss program based on almost 30 years of healthcare experiences that takes your medical history, metabolic rate, and caloric rate for eating and exercise into the meal plan.

  • A nutritional program tailored to your lifestyle and health needs.

  • A nationally recognized 10,000-step exercise program

Our program is based on providing a well-balanced, high protein, high fiber, low-calorie meal plan that’s medically-supervised and tailored to your lifestyle. At Step Ahead Wellness Center, we work together to develop individualized meal plans.  Are you wondering how many calories you need to eat in a day to lose weight? We determine an appropriate caloric plan based on your metabolic rate and health concerns. We can prescribe nutritional supplements and weight loss medications as needed.  We offer intensive nutritional counseling, diet education, and behavior modification with compassion to keep you motivated.   There are no gimmicks – just the support and guidance to help you succeed!

OUR WEIGHT LOSS PROFESSIONALS

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DR. DEBORAH NEIMAN

Step Ahead Wellness Center weight loss clinic was started over 15 years ago by Dr. Neiman. She believes that we can help you find the right approach to weight loss and make lifestyle changes to help you lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Dr. Neiman has been active in her local community and professional organizations to promote her weight loss approach to achieve a healthier and happier you! She has been nominated as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly since 1997. Dr. Neiman received her BS at Barnard College, Columbia University, and her MD degree at New York Medical College. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is associated with many of the Bariatric and Obesity Societies.  

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CORINNE CHOU, MSN, NP-C

Corinne Chou is a certified Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in Public Health and later a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University. She spent over a decade at the bedside in medical-surgical, step down, and critical care units of the hospital. After obtaining her Masters of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University, School of Nursing, she joined Dr. Neiman at Affiliates in Internal Medicine and soon after on the Step Ahead Wellness team. Corinne was a member of the Obesity Medical Association and completed the Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine at Harvard University.

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Marissa is a certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. After graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachelors degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a minor in Health and Wellness, she quickly earned her Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Saint Elizabeth two years later. During this time she also completed 1200 supervised practice hours in the clinical, community, and foodservice settings of dietetics. She has extensive experience in medical nutrition therapy after practicing bedside for three years in long term care facilities and at Overlook Hospital. She has also provided nutrition counseling services to Overlook Family Medicine patients, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics employees, and University of Saint Elizabeth students. 

Marissa Dankosky, MS, RDN 

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