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About New Start Wellness and Weight Loss Center

Once you are a patient at NSW we are here for you forever!! Our staff is available for you on nights and weekends to help answer any questions or concerns you may have.

New Start Wellness & Weight Loss is about you, the patient. We believe that helping patients is about more then just losing weight.  We strive to help our patients to be healthy and feeling good about  themselves. NSW  works with our patients to have the energy to do the activities they enjoy. Maybe its playing golf, tennis, or taking a walk on the beach.  It may be playing with your children or grandchildren without becoming out of breath or getting so tired so quickly.  Patients may want to wear a certain size in their clothing or fit in an outfit for a special occasion.  Maybe its health related. Whatever the reason, at NSW we pride ourselves on being a caring and compassionate staff that listens to our patients. Weight loss can be an emotional, exciting journey, and we promise to be there for you every step of the way. NSW wants to help you become the person you know and want to be!

Unlike other franchised weight loss centers where plans are pre-packaged and SOLD to you along with unrealistic expectations and unhealthy results, Dr. John D. Horowitz and his knowledgeable staff at the New Start Wellness and Weight Loss Center is here to assist you in achieving a healthy lifestyle change that, if followed, can produce long term realistic weight loss results.

New Start Wellness and Weight Loss Center offers CUSTOMIZED programs for our individual patients needs.  This is MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS UNDER A PHYSICIAN’S CARE.  Each patient is personally seen by Dr. Horowitz, a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the architect of what will soon become your 4 phase personalized weight loss approach.  Whether it is determined a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD), a Low Calorie Diet (LCD), or a Hybrid Diet is right for you, each plan prescribed will provide you with the proper amount of protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals your body will need throughout your weight loss journey.  We have designed a safe and effective way of losing weight.  


John Horowitz MD FACS

Position: President
Dr. John D. Horowitz was born in New Jersey and received his BA degree Cum Laude from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. He attended the Temple University School of Medicine in Pennsylvania where he graduated in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He stayed on at Temple to complete residency training in Surgery. From there, Dr. Horowitz went to the Ohio State University Hospitals for Fellowship training in Peripheral Vascular Surgery. Dr. Horowitz is Board Certified in both General and Vascular Surgery and has received academic acclaim with numerous publications and teaching faculty appointments. Dr. Horowitz has been practicing Vascular Surgery in Orlando since 1993 and has recently concentrated his practice on minimally invasive vein therapies and endovascular treatment of arterial disorders. Dr. Horowitz is active in many societies, including the Southern Vascular Society, the Florida Vascular Society and the American College of Phlebology.
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Terri Martz

Position: Program Director
Terri is our Program Director and Senior Weight Loss Counselor. She is a Medical Assistant specializing in Nutrition and Exercise. Terri works closely with Dr. Horowitz concerning patients health and progress. Terri also attends Bariatric and Obesity conferences to continue her knowledge and education of new, safe and effective weight loss alternatives and products for our patients. Her passion for her field is felt by the patients the moment they meet her. She takes tremendous pride in encouraging patients to reach their goals, get off prescription medications such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes to name a few. Terri's goal is to get patients approved for maintenance as quickly and safely as possible.
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Serious Weight loss made simple


Is obesity threatening your health, your spirit – even your life?

Fight back, with a Very Low Calorie Diet – time tested, well documented, and endorsed by
numerous health organizations.

Our plan is:
•  medically supervised
•  simple to follow
•  designed for maximum results


We are here with AND for you, during your LIFESTYLE CHANGE.  
We are here to help you realize that you CAN lose those unwanted pounds and be the healthier, more active person you have always wanted to be.  
We are here to assist you by providing you with the medical assistance you may need through helpful injections, supplements, meal replacements and the information needed to make your program a success.
We are here to help you maintain results, long after your initial weight loss success.

We Have Three Convenient Central Florida Locations

Ocoee/Winter Garden
10000 West Colonial Drive Ocoee, FL 34761
Suite #495
The Villages
1503 Buenos Aires Blvd. The Villages, FL 32159
Bldg. #123
Kissimmee/Hunters Creek
3302 Greenwald Way N. Kissimmee, FL 34741

Several Convenient Office Locations
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