Weight Management

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Weight Management

Come get healthy with us!

Journey is a comprehensive weight management program starting in southwest Michigan. We have created a program that addresses ALL of the critical areas in weight management:

  • Health
  • Activity
  • Nutrition
  • Behavior Modification
  • Hormones
Our program is tailored specifically to your needs, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Journey Weight Management Program Includes:

Physician Managed

Monthly appointments with a physician to help manage medical issues and prescribe medications if indicated, including initial and final lab work.

PT Evaluation

Evaluation by a physical therapist to develop your own personal exercise plan and follow-up visits to fine tune what you are doing.

Dietitician Visits

Individual visits with a dietician to help figure out what you are eating and to help design a nutritional program that you like and can realistically sustain with follow-up appointments as needed.

Behavioral Specialist

Appointment with behavioral specialist to explore habits and thinking that may be getting in the way of success – with follow-up at scheduled intervals.

Hormone Consult

Consultation with pharmacist specializing in hormones to see if imbalances are present and follow-up visits to help correct these.

Weekly Meetings

12 Weekly weigh-in meetings where we will discuss a variety of topics to help give you resources and provide accountability.

Five providers have joined forces to bring you the best in support on your Journey. We all understand the pressures of work, children, time management, poor food choices and fatigue and we GET IT! We are looking for ways to help you become healthy and develop habits that will work for you!

Click any photo to learn more about our providers.

Susan Katz-Scheinker

Dr. Purvi Peake

Dr. Ellen Hector
Physical Therapist

Dr. Cara Alhgrim
Physical Therapist

Deb Imbrock

There is no other comprehensive program like this in southwest Michigan – As specialists in our fields, we are collaborating in a new and innovative way to give you the best care. We are so excited to be working with you on your journey towards better health!

Ready to Start?

Total Cost: $2,500

15 weeks and a 1 month follow-up Zoom meeting with all providers.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help!


Susan Katz-Scheinker

Registered Dietician

Susan Katz-Scheinker was born in the Bronx, NY. Her family moved to Michigan when she was very young. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University (1997) with a bachelors of science degree in dietetics and nutrition and passed the exam a year later to achieve the credentials, registered dietitian (RD). After practicing within the healthcare system for several years, Susan completed her MBA studies in marketing and management from Wayne State University (2003). Susan’s passion is working with people one on one or in groups/workshops to guide and support their understanding of eating/food/nutrition. In her spare she enjoys writing, reading, walking in nature and spending time with her husband and kids.

Purvi Peake


Dr. Peake was born in Toronto, Canada, where she lived until she moved to Michigan in 1998 to attend Ferris State University. She graduated from Ferris State University with her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2003.

Dr. Peake has been a consultant pharmacist specializing in women’s health at Portage Pharmacy since graduating in 2003. She has received advanced training in several aspects of women’s health including proper consideration and use of compounded hormones. She completed a fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine (FAARFM) affiliated with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) in 2007. She has extensive training in traditional pharmacy topics and is uniquely qualified to work with providers to customize therapies, including hormone therapies, specific to patients needs. Her passion is working with women one on one, using an individualized approach, to help them feel their very best.

“Being able to give an individual their Quality of Life back is the most rewarding part of what I do. The transition is truly amazing to be a part of!”


Dr. Ellen Hector

Physical Therapist

Dr. Ellen was born and raised in the Detroit area, and graduated from Central Michigan University with her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine / Exercise Physiology / Athletic Training. She then attended the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008. She holds specialties and additional certifications in Concussion Rehabilitation, Pre-/Post Natal Coaching, Manual Therapy, Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, Vestibular Therapy, Clinical Education, ASTYM, and Kinesiotaping. She is married to a very attractive lumberjack, has 2 beautiful sons, owns a dog and knows 2 cats who occasionally grace her with their presence.

Dr. Cara Ahlgrim

Physical Therapist

Dr. Cara grew up in Northern New York and studied Behavioral Neuroscience at Northeastern University, where she also played field hockey. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Vermont and is RockTape FMT Blades & Blades Advanced Certified. Her clinical interests include orthopedic and sports rehab, as well as injury prevention and manual therapy. Cara is currently studying to become a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) to enhance her ability to connect with clients and gym members. In her spare time she enjoys visiting craft breweries, spending time outdoors, skiing, and spending time with her family.
Deb Imbrock

Deb Imbrock


Deb Imbrock provides mental health services as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from Western Michigan University and has been in private practice for the past 20 years specializing in counseling for adults. She has experience helping clients with issues that include addictive disorders, life changes, grief and loss, stress management, depression and anxiety.

Deb’s belief is that even though we cannot control life’s events, we can control how we will manage our feelings, thoughts and actions. Her approach is to guide clients to pay attention to their thoughts, learn about themselves, and develop new life skills.

She uses her knowledge and life wisdom to help others become the person they want to be. She uses a light hearted perspective and compassion to support clients in their emotional work and creates a safe environment for self- exploration. Deb has experience in providing individual therapy as well as facilitating groups for personal growth.

Deb takes care of herself through her enjoyment of cooking for family and friends, gardening, walking in nature, kayaking on her favorite lake, caring for her dog and cat and raising chickens.