Your Support Team
The ARC Weight Management OPTIFAST® Program is a medically-supervised weight loss program that began in 1988. We are here to support your journey to a healthier you.
Our program monitors your weight loss progress with weekly weigh-ins, vitals checks, and one-on-one coaching. In addition, weekly group sessions are facilitated by a licensed counselor to explore the psychological aspects of your relationship with food, assist with discovering ways to create a healthier lifestyle, learn about nutrition and exercise, and develop long-term strategies to maintain your weight loss*.
The members of your support team are below:
Hillary Miller, MD
Medical Director, ARC Weight Management
Dr. Miller oversees the weight management program, which she helped start in 1988. She is board certified in Family Medicine and graduated from Harvard Medical School. She joined ARC in 1986.
Program Director, ARC Weight Management
Lindsey leads the weight management support team that helps you create long-term lifestyle changes to manage your weight. She graduated with a Bachelo'rs Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas.
Deanna Engbar, M. Div.,LPC, OTR
Deanna's role is to lead the groups and help patients identify the reasons behind food usage. She is a licensed counselor and has been with the Weight Management program since 2004.
Nancee Lottmann, LPC
Nancee also leads the weekly group meetings in gaining problem solving skills surrounding long-term weight management.
Location & Hours
We are available to meet with you Monday through Friday to discuss program options and for Nestle product purchases. However, please email us in advance to ensure availability.
ARC Far West
6835 Austin Center Blvd.
Austin, TX 78731
Group sessions are also available in the evenings and may meet weekly or monthly, depending on the program. We will help you determine which group session will best meet your goals. Email us for more information.
Weekly Group Sessions
Check in starts 60 minutes before the start of each session.
Tuesdays 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Wednesdays 11:15am – 12:15pm
Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
*ARC Weight Management OPTIFAST® patients who actively participate in a 26-week program typically lose approximately 50 pounds with weight-loss related improvements in blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.