Program Results

Each day our program participants prove they can take control of their own health, enhance future vitality, and reverse the effects of heart disease and diabetes. Our graduates report equally impressive results in their daily lives, their relationships, and their outlook, including:

  • Less depression and hostility
  • Improved exercise tolerance
  • Fewer coronary events
  • Less chest pain
  • Continued improvement of risk factors

Reported outcomes after one year:

  • Average weight loss of 17 pounds
  • Average LDL cholesterol levels below 100
  • 25% increase in exercise capacity
  • Decreased use of medications to control blood pressure and diabetes
  • On average improvement in depression and hostility scores of 31%

The tools learned to improve heart health last far beyond the initial, intensive learning phase of the program. Participants who experience the changes in their bodies and minds readily commit to a life of heart-healthy behaviors.

​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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