Dr. Ornish program at UPMC Hamot

Dr. Dean Ornish Program

The Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease® is a unique and innovative approach to treating coronary artery disease and diabetes. The program is designed for people who want to:

  • Prevent heart disease
  • Reduce risks for developing heart disease
  • Learn lifestyle changes to help manage diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease

The program is scientifically proven to reverse the progression of heart disease through lifestyle modification that includes:

  • Moderate aerobic exercise
  • Stress management techniques
  • Group, social support
  • A low-fat, whole-foods nutrition plan

Participants experience no increased health risks and in fact may reduce their need for invasive procedures. In addition, participants experience:

  • A reduction in blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Loss of weight and body fat
  • Decreased levels of stress
  • A reduction in the frequency and severity of angina (chest pain)

For more information on this program, call 814-877-5481 or email us.

The Dean Ornish Program is designed to help:

  • People who are considering bypass, angioplasty, or stents but are seeking an option that may reduce the need for these procedures.
  • People who have previously experienced heart procedures and want to minimize the chance of having repeat procedures.
  • People with diabetes (who are considered to have the same risk level for heart disease as those who have already been diagnosed with heart disease).
  • People with risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, or family history of heart disease.

​Contact Us

Dr. Dean Ornish Program

UPMC Hamot Center for Healthy Living
Sterling Square
3330 Peach St., Suite 211
Erie, PA 16508

Phone: 814-877-5481
Fax: 814-877-5489

Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday:
9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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