OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Illinois

Pathways to Health

First Visit

At your first appointment, you will meet with the Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) for an assessment and to decide the best path for you. If you are a candidate for weight loss medication, this will be discussed at your first visit. You will also do a SECA test to measure your body composition.

The Pathways to Health program involves making changes to your habits such as sleep, hydration, nutrition, exercise, and stress management. 

At the end of the visit, you will be scheduled for monthly follow up visits, and can work through our education series online, starting with the orientation videos below.

Orientation Videos

Watch this series of short videos to help you get started.

These are presented by Jenny Reay, RD, LDN, registered dietitian, and Jenny Neal, exercise physiologist.

Welcome to Pathways to Health


Meal Planning Part 1 -
When, Why and How?

Meal Planning Part 2 -
Who, What and Where?

Safe Exercise

Getting Started with Exercise

Online or In-Person Education

To learn more, engage in the Pathways to Health Education Series.  There are 15 modules overall that encompass good nutrition, exercise, diabetes, stress, sleep, and heart health.  There are three ways to get involved:

  • Attend in-person classes, at the RiverPlex, on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
  • Join a live virtual class on Wednesdays at 5 p.m., or Thursdays at 7 a.m.
  • Or, browse the Education Portal for a self-guided experience.  

Monthly Shared Medical Appointments

Attend your scheduled follow up visits with the Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN), once per month for three months. This visit will be conducted in a small group setting. 

Group times are available on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 and 4:00 p.m. 

During these meetings you will:

  • have your vital signs checked by the nurse.
  • discuss any successes and challenges you have with your goals.
  • monitor your weight loss medication prescription (ie. dose changes, refills, etc), if applicable.
  • learn from others in the group, and set new goals each month.

Not Able to Attend Class?

Your schedule may not match ours.

If you cannot attend a group class, check out the

One-on-One Counseling

option instead.

These sessions are scheduled by appointment, and can be more flexible with your schedule.


Getting Started