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Danbury Hospital Diabetes Education Program Presents “The Psychology of Weight Loss”

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - Danbury, CT

Andrew Tucker, M.D.

Andrew Tucker, M.D.
Behavioral Medicine
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Western Connecticut Medical Group Behavioral Medicine Specialist Dr. Andrew Tucker will present a program regarding "The Psychology of Weight Loss" on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Danbury Hospital Medical Arts Center located at 111 Osborne Street in Danbury. The program, hosted by the Danbury Hospital Diabetes Program, will take place in the second floor conference room at 7 p.m.

Making changes to one's lifestyle is not an easy thing to do. If it was, we wouldn't have an obesity epidemic in this country. "The Psychology of Weight Loss" program is open to anyone struggling with weight issues and/or chronic diseases such as diabetes. Attendees will learn how to manage their health in a practical manner with changes that will last a lifetime. The program will address:

  • Why information and awareness just aren't enough
  • Why we sometimes struggle to make the right choices
  • What tools are needed to make long-term behavioral changes
  • How to maintain motivation
  • What "tricks" to use that will reinforce success

Space is limited. If you plan to attend "The Psychology of Weight Loss" Program on Tuesday, September 9th, please RSVP by calling (203) 739-4980.

About the Speaker

Dr. Andrew Tucker served as Director of the Behavioral Medicine Program for Western Connecticut Medical Group and was Administrative Director for the Danbury Hospital Sleep Disorders Center. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Dr. Tucker received a doctoral degree in Clinical Health Psychology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. He acquired nearly 15 years of training and experience at the acclaimed Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Tucker has lectured extensively on behavioral medicine and sleep medicine and has been interviewed for ABC World News Tonight, Men's Health Magazine, and the New York Post. Dr. Tucker currently works in private practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. With this recent affiliation, the organization is now anchored by three nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the three hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes numerous medical practices and sub-specialties across the region, home health care services, a nationally renowned biomedical research institute, the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, the Norwalk Hospital Foundation and other affiliates. For more information, visit Share your comments with us at; and/or