Recommended for those who have tried diet
and use of medications to control appetite but are still
unable to lose the desired amount.
All plans begin with an Initial Consultation
with the physician.
At your initial consultation, let your
doctor know if you have any of these conditions:
elevated blood pressure
of a heart attack or stroke
are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
Chest pain = "angina"
are currently breastfeeding
are taking medications for depression (names?)
This visit lasts about 45 minutes and includes:
of medical/nutritional history
general physical exam
personalized Body Composition Analysis (evaluating %
of fat, % muscle mass, % water, target body weight, and
resting energy expenditure) to scientifically determine
your caloric needs
You will also receive:
to our computer based food journal
to help control appetite*
Follow up visits are structured to monitor response to
medication. They last about 20 minutes. Because of the
importance of nutritional self monitoring, you must bring
in your food journal at each follow up visit. Failure to
do so, may require that your appointment be rescheduled.
month requires weekly visits: $45/visit
month requires bi-monthly visits: $65/visit
month requires at least monthly visits: $100/visit
Included in each follow-up visit:
Physician Counseling to include Behavior
of food journal
of diet regimen and medications (if necessary)
to cover you until your next visit
/ B Complex vitamin shots
bi-monthly phone consultations once monthly visits established
At initial visit, please have:
- Completed health
history packet (forms can be downloaded
from this site). If you are unable to download these forms
you must arrive 30 minutes before your appointment to complete
them in the office.
- Recent 12 lead
EKG and labs (CBC, CMP, TSH) within 6 months. If you do not have them at this visit, you will
be given a prescription to get them done by your next visit.
for initial visit. Health
insurance often does not cover medically managed obesity
treatment and we do not bill insurance companies for
our services. We do accept cash, credit cards, and
NOTE: You may change plans at any time. Cost adjustments
will be made. Additional nutritional supplements are not
included in the cost of the follow up visits.
* Medications cannot be administered until you are medically
cleared. This includes review of your EKG and recent labs
as stated above.
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