Meet Dr. Stephen Gullo
“A new breed of diet guru.”
Since beginning his practice four decades ago, Dr. Stephen Gullo has gained worldwide acclaim for his pioneering approach to weight control.
Dr. Gullo received his doctorate in psychology from Columbia University, and for two decades served as a professor and researcher on the health sciences faculty at Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Gullo served as a special advisor to a Congressional commission created to establish practice guidelines for American medical care and was honored with a prestigious Schoenberg Award for “the development of unique and creative modes of weight control.”
Dr. Gullo’s first book for popular audiences, Thin Tastes Better, was a national best seller; People Magazine hailed Dr. Gullo’s second book, The Thin Commandments Diet, as one the “best diet books of the new year.” Dr. Gullo is currently working on his third consumer diet book. Dr. Gullo is a familiar figure on television, radio, print and digital media—he has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, Larry King and Barbara Walters, and made numerous appearances on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and ABC News among many others.
When the New York Times conducted a survey of the nation’s leading weight experts for their prestigious T-List, there was a consensus of just two names in the field of weight control—Dr. Gullo was one of those two.
Dr. Gullo was the first person to apply the motivational strategies of the advertising world to the field of weight control, and remains one of the most engaging and innovative voices in the field. He is currently president of the Center for Health Sciences in New York City.
About The Practice
Whether your home address is Lagos, Riyadh, London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami or New York City, you’re bound to meet one of your neighbors in Dr. Gullo’s busy waiting room. Indeed, people regularly travel thousands of miles, often crisscrossing the globe, just to consult with Dr. Gullo.
Fees And Schedule
Patients must see Dr. Gullo at his office at the Center for Health Sciences in New York for an initial consultation which lasts 1.5-2 hours. Afterwards, they have the option of visiting in person or scheduling a phone conference, as many patients elect to do because they live a great distance from New York City. All patients must submit a weekly food diary, which can be done in person or via fax or email, as well as a weekly photograph of their scale or in lieu of the photograph, their weekly weight.
During the first visit, Dr. Gullo designs a lifelong, behaviorally-based nutrition program and records a powerful, 10- minute long motivational message on a patient’s cellphone, which is designed to be listened to daily. The message is highly individualized and based on the patient’s dialog with Dr. Gullo. Patients also receive a personalized eating plan to lose weight quickly and safely and choose from a selection of delicious snacks from Dr. Gullo’s list of “America’s Best Light Foods” that illustrate his philosophy that losing weight is not about deprivation but substitution.
The initial consultation is $1650. Follow up visits are $375 for 30 minutes. Most patients come once a week for 6 weeks and then space their visits out until their goal is reached. During each subsequent consultation, Dr. Gullo creates a new, 2-3 minute long motivational message specifically tailored to their lifestyle issues and what if any food challenges may be coming up in the week ahead. Each session is part of an intensive training program designed to reshape a person’s eating habits and reprogram his/her fundamental thinking and feelings about food. This is why Dr. Gullo is not viewed as a traditional diet doctor but as America’s first and only food strategist.
*This program is not covered by insurance.
To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Gullo, call 212-734-7200. Dr. Gullo only asks that you call if you’re willing to give your best effort. Together, you’ll build the infrastructure to change the direction of your life. All other inquiries should be directed to http://drgullo.com/contact/.