FAQ’s

In order to make your experience as pleasant as possible, below are answers to frequent questions we receive from new patients.

After all...you have questions... we have answers!

 

Weight Loss

No. Our Medical Weight Loss program is strictly a non-surgical approach to weight loss and weight maintenance. Read more about what medical weight loss is.

Not only are our programs safe for weight loss, but they are effective in controlling, reducing, and even eliminating any side complications, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease, arm and leg/knee pain,  that are associated with being overweight or obese. More than this, because we are a multispecialty clinic, we can help alleviate many of the other conditions that result from obesity, including arthritis, headaches, back or neck pain and certainly the ever-common knee pain.  Just ask the front desk for more details.

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Again, it depends on the requirements of your individual weight loss program. However, over the years, we have noticed that patients who are seen weekly, tend to have the best results.  On your 'weekly weigh-in' visit, you will be weighed in, blood pressure and pulse taken, and a B12 injection (if appropriate).  You will also sit and review your progress, and have any questions or concerns answered.  Keeping you on track to reach your weight loss goals!

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How much you lose and how fast depends on your specific circumstances and current weight, most patients lose weight within the first two weeks and continue to reduce their weight as they continue though our program. Adding exercise to your routine can also help speed up your rate of weight loss.

How long do I have to stay on the program?
Usually care plans range from 1-2 months to as long as 4-6 months. The length of time you stay on any weight loss program depends on which program you are on, how much weight you need to lose and how motivated you are!   Weight loss is never a "quick fix."  The goal is to not only take off the weight, but to establish healthy eating habits you can follow for the rest of your life.  We have helped patients lose (and keep off) as little as 10-15 pounds, or as much as 150+ pounds!  With the right team, which includes YOU, anything is possible!

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There is no medication requirement. However, if medically appropriate, the doctor can prescribe a safe appetite suppressant to keep hunger at bay as you lose weight.  As a convenience, are able to dispense these medications in the office; making an extra trip to the pharmacy unnecessary.   The doctor will also take a look at any other medications you might be taking for another condition, that may also be interfering with your weight loss efforts. We also offer non prescription, natural appetite suppressants, as well as hormonal approach (Hcg), which can be taken either by self-injection daily or via oral tablets.

Participation IS however mandatory!  Don't worry, in a fun way.  You must be ready and willing to take an active roll in your weight loss program.  This means; paying attention to what you eat, tracking daily calories, learning about what healthy nutrition is.  We offer a wide variety of learning mediums: regular emails packed with valuable information, informative articles and links, tips and meal suggestions.  We also offer weekly live teleclasses, and evening classes such as yoga and cardio kickboxing.  We assure you, we are NOT a boring (and ineffective in our opinion) office that simply hands out prescriptions!

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We offer FREE consultations; so you can find out more about what we do, and if it is for you!  Just call the office to set up a consult time.  Program costs vary depending on the weight loss plan most appropriate for you.   At your initial consultation you will receive a full Body Composition Analysis report and a suggested personalized weight loss plan from the doctor. There is no obligation to continue with the program following your initial consultation.  Costs typically range anywhere from $100-$320 per month, depending on the type of care you receive.  Payments are either made at the time of service or prepaid.

 

 

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We do not require our patients to exercise during the weight loss care, but research consistently shows that exercise increases the likelihood of maintaining a healthy weight (as well as not regaining weight lost). Each patients' case is individually assessed, and if appropriate and safe our staff  will offer activity recommendations based on your body composition and physical abilities.

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We offers customized weight loss treatments administered exclusively by doctors and medical staff that is not only safe but highly effective.  Various tools help us help you to lose the unwanted extra weight, however without providing you the tools to keep the weight off, it will not be a success.  Therefore, we are devoted to not only helping you lose the weight; quickly and safely, but also ensure that you have the tools in order to keep that weight loss for the rest of your life!

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Not only is our program safe, according to all medical standards today, but it's also HIGHLY efffective.  Hey, we're good at what we do!  Our physicians and medical staff are highly trained, and all medications, injections and practices are approved by the FDA.  Most importantly, we act as a partner to your care, and we take the time to customize your care for YOUR needs, and not just some routine or protocol.  We want you to succeed in reaching your healthy weight goals.  We will get you there in the safest manner possible!

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