Make An Appointment

Congratulations! Simply by clicking this tab, you’ve taken the first step toward achieving your healthy weight. It takes dedication to lose, and even to maintain your weight, but I’m here to help. If you live in the Chicagoland area or on the north shore, please consider making an appointment.

To schedule an appointment, please email me directly at I see patients in my private practice at 5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300, Skokie, IL. (Immediately west of Old Orchard shopping mall, at the intersection of Old Orchard Road and the Edens expressway/94.)

During our initial appointment, we will work together, 1:1, to identify issues that have contributed to your current weight, as well as any health related consequences of excess weight. Based on our conversation, we’ll tailor a program best suited to your needs. This is not a “one size fits all” approach. Depending on their needs, I encourage my clients to consider walking appointments, home “kitchen” visits, grocery shopping trips and other unique experiences after our initial intake visit. Tools in my medical toolbox include cutting edge research on weight loss from the medical literature, nutrition, physical activity, behavioral & environmental modification, weight loss medications and referrals for weight loss surgery, if appropriate.

I do not accept insurance in my private practice, but will provide you with appropriate documentation to submit for out of network benefits, at your request.

Initial Consultation: $380 (typically 90 – 120 minutes)

Follow Up Appointments $180 (typically 45 – 50 minutes)

Calorimetry with interpretation $180

2 replies

  1. Hi Danni. My apologies that I didn’t see this comment from you. I wasn’t aware that there was the option for people to leave a note here as that hasn’t happened in the past. I’ve now set up my account so that I’m notified by email if someone leaves me a message here.

    To schedule an appointment, please email me directly at If you don’t use email, you can also call my office at 773.814.8598. I’d be very happy to set something up for you. The cost for an initial intake appointment is $350. The appointment is about 90 minutes long. The cost for a follow up appointment, which is about 45 minutes long is $175. I will provide you with an encounter form if you’d like to submit that for out of network reimbursement. In my experience, most people get some money back, depending on your plan and coverage. Occasionally plans have no coverage for weight related issues, as you mentioned.

    The number of visits we have is really up to you. The data on successful weight loss programs suggests that the more accountability (in terms of follow up visits) people have, the better the outcomes. I encourage people to start with appointments every 1-2 weeks initially. Then over time, we spread out the appointments to monthly and later quarterly. Eventually you won’t need me because your new lifestyle changes will be solidly in place. That “graduation” is the goal. I have people who find the every other week option doesn’t work for them, which is okay. I can be flexible and do my best to help you whatever your situation.

    Best wishes, Lisa

  2. Please email me directly at if you’d like to schedule an appointment. That will be more confidential than posting a reply here on my website. Thanks!

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