When you decide you are ready to change, we will gladly schedule you for an appointment. In you first visit we will explain our program. The mainstay of weight loss is a low calorie diet, with emphasis on portion control to maximize your results. Consultations are one-on-one with plenty of time for questions and answers.
We have you answer some brief questions about past medical history and any medications or supplements you may be taking. The provider performs a brief physical exam, including blood pressure measurements.
For hunger control we use sustained release prescription appetite suppressants. They are not essential for weight loss, but most patients find them extremely helpful. Common side effects include dry mouth, jitteriness, and trouble sleeping. Most of these side effects will diminish over the course of a few days. We ask all patients to start with 1/2 of a tablet to help minimize the likelihood of side effects.
We also give a vitamin B-12 injection. B-12 plays an important role in nervous system functioning and food metabolism, but a majority of our patients like the added energy that they feel.
The initial consultation is $85. Return visits are $75. The fees include consultation, a 30 day prescription of FDA approved appetite suppressants, and a vitamin B-12 injection.
We see adults that are 18 years of age and older.