Business brief: Alliance Internal Medicine offers weight loss program


Dr. Gail O’Brien of Alliance Internal Medicine in Edgartown has announced that her office now offers a safe medically supervised program for losing weight and keeping it off, according to a press release.

The New Direction System combines nutritional, motivational, and exercise education with a nutritionally complete product to help obese and overweight people manage their weight safely, Dr. O’Brien said in a press release. The program is designed for women who are 40 or more pounds overweight and men who are 50 or more pounds overweight. It is particularly well suited to people who have obesity related medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. For more information, go to or call 508-627-3600.