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Achieve a healthy body composition, improve your wellness, manage chronic conditions and reduce your risk of more serious health conditions with FirstLine Therapy®. In this professionally supervised program, you’ll develop and follow a lifestyle modification plan that meets your unique goals.

Comprehensive, Personalized Lifestyle Plan

You’ll meet with a registered dietitian to create a comprehensive nutrition and physical activity plan that’s customized for your health status and goals. Your plan may include:

  • Low-glycemic diet that helps you manage cravings
  • Medical foods (shakes and bars formulated and processed to help manage a specific disease or condition)
  • Dietary supplements
  • Physical activity recommendations
  • Lifestyle counseling

We’ll help you stay on track with ongoing monitoring, support and encouragement.

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Is FirstLine Therapy Right for Me?

FirstLine Therapy at the Marino Center for Integrative Health may help you improve your health if you experience:

  • Conditions related to overweight and obesity
  • Fatigue
  • Heart disease
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Prostate conditions
  • Stress
  • Type 2 diabetes

Getting Started: What to Expect

You’ll begin with a consultation with [a doctor/registered dietitian/other]. We’ll discuss your medical history and goals, and you’ll have an initial assessment. Your assessment will encompass a variety of tests, including a measurement of your resting metabolic rate and a noninvasive body composition analysis.

Does Insurance Cover FirstLine Therapy?

Insurance coverage varies. Contact your provider to learn what’s covered by your plan. If you were referred to the program by your physician or nurse practitioner due to a chronic health condition, office visits with our dietitian and associated lab tests may be covered just like office visits for any other medical condition.

You may be able to use your flexible spending account or medical savings account to cover the cost of the program. Contact your provider to learn what’s allowed under your plan.

Contact the Marino Center

To make an appointment or learn more about the Marino Center for Integrative Health, call 617-661-6225.

Your First Appointment

Before your first appointment at the Marino Center for Integrative Health, download and complete a new patient packet. Bring the completed packet along with any relevant medical records to your appointment. If you need to request medical records from another provider, use our medical records request form.

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