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Healthy Weight, Healthy You Program

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Healthy Weight, Healthy You Program
UT Family Medicine
1100 East 3rd St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403

For help registering, scheduling, or making payment, call:
423-778-DOCS (3627)

Join us for an evidence-based, supportive program to help you achieve a healthier weight and a healthier you!

Have you been looking for some help to lose weight and improve your health? Are you tired of dieting on your own and wanting support to adopt a sensible and sustainable eating plan that is evidence-based and medically supervised?  Dr. Steven Fox and his team would love to share with you how a plant-based approach can give you the answers you’re looking for.

Who Is Eligible?

BMI Calculator

When and Where?

Initial 2024 Program Dates

Monday afternoons from 1-2:30 PM:

What to Expect?

You will join a group of 15-20 patients with similar goals to:

In between classes, you will also receive messaging via the Erlanger MyChart patient portal on resources, recipes, and inspiration as well as a phone call from a health coach. You will also be given a three-ring binder to set your goals, track your progress, and store resources and recipes. 

What is the Cost?

How to Register?

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Video - Brian's Story
It's a Wrap! - Cooking Demo Photo
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Veggie Bowls - Cooking Demo Photo
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Super Shakes! - Cooking Demo Photo
Bean Bowl - Cooking Demo Photo
Video - What to Expect
Crazy Good Cornbread - Cooking Demo Photo
Spice up Your Breakfast - Cooking Demo Photo
Video - Weight-loss Medications
Cool Smoothies! - Cooking Demo Photos
Veggie Bowls - Cooking Demo Photo
Veggie bowls are a great way to 'eat the rainbow.'

Meet Our Instructors

Steven Fox, MDSteven Fox, MD
Family Medicine Physician and Program Director
Dr. Steven Fox is a certified Lifestyle Medicine provider and family medicine physician with UT Family Medicine. As director of the Healthy Weight, Healthy You Program. Dr. Fox partners with dietitians, nutritionists, clinical pharmacists, and health coaches to provide you with the information, tools, and skills needed to adopt habits in line with your individual goals. He has been a faculty member for the University of Tennessee Family Medicine Residency program since 2013 and completed a longitudinal Faculty Development Fellowship Program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 2015.  Go to Dr. Fox's full bio and videos.

J. Lacie Bradford, PharmD, BCPSJ. Lacie Bradford, PharmD, BCPS
Family Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Bradford received her Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University and then obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She currently practices in collaboration with the UT Family Medicine academic teaching service in both the acute care and primary care settings, where she serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents. She contributes to medical resident and student education as a faculty member with the Family Medicine Department of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Chattanooga. In her free time, she enjoys baking, being outside and spending time with her husband and two children.

Dorthea SarliDorothea Sarli, MS RDN LDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Dorothea enjoys helping clients reach their health goals through nutrition. She does this through seeing patients at her nutrition counseling practice, developing and sharing healthy recipes, and teaching nutrition to university students. Dorothea holds a masters degree in human nutrition from Andrews University and is a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She is a registered dietitian and is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Georgia. 

Crissie Smith, RNChristine “Crissie” Smith, RN
Registered Nurse, Health Coach and Food for Life Instructor

Crissie Smith stays busy meeting one on one with clients who desire guidance and support as they discover successful steps toward their health goals. She also teaches a Food Rx: Using Food as Medicine Class, inspiring participants to shop, prepare, and enjoy the benefits of a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet. She and Dr. Suzannah Bozzone, MD co-own True Health Journey, a Lifestyle Medicine Practice. They work together with clients  treating the root cause of disease, empowering clients with the knowledge, support and tools they need to create a healthier, more vibrant life. Crissie takes the time to personalize plans for each client. 

Ashley Williams, PharmD, MBAPhyllis Smith, MSNE
Co-founder of the health outreach program, Dinner with the Doctor (, a whole food, plant-based curriculum that emphasizes nutrition as medicine in the prevention and reversal of lifestyle-relate chronic diseases. Phyllis has coordinated large-scale health fairs and a city-wide health and dental clinic. She has taught cooking classes for many years and developed recipes for vegan and whole food, plant-based lifestyles. Phyllis earned a Masters degree in Nutrition Education from The American University, in Washington, DC, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Health and Wellness.


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