Weight Loss Program
A LIFE-CHANGING SOLUTION
Weight Loss Treatment
Medical Wellness Solutions provides a weight loss program and maintenance solutions determined by each patient's unique medical needs, weight loss goals, and other individual requirements. Our program includes one-on-one nutritional and exercise counseling, prescription appetite suppressant (for those meeting the criteria), Vitamin B6 - B12 - Lipotropic Injections and additional support based on each patient's individual needs.
Together, we will change the self defeating behaviors that sabotage your weight, your health and your life.
” Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
- Albert Einstein
How We Work
Initial Weight Loss Consultation
One on one consultation with one of our physicians
Blood Work - to rule out underlying/ undiagnosed medical condition that may be affecting you
Weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) Analysis
Vitals - Blood Pressure and Pulse
Nutritional and Exercise Counseling- After we determine your weight loss goal, we will advise you on how we can help reach that goal through a realistic plan.
Written prescription to an FDA-approved appetite suppressant (If appropriate and patient desires.) Appetite suppressants can be taken by those who feel they need a little extra help controlling their appetite. The prescription appetite suppressant we most commonly prescribe is Adipex (generic name: Phentermine).
New patient introduction packet
Vitamin B & Lipotropic injections (one Lipotropic injection included in initial fee) – We give you the option to participate in our weight loss injections. The injections are prescribed to be administered one time per week in the upper hip on a consistent basis. Our trained medical staff will administer your injection for you during your appointments. Also, remember that you have the option to take more than one Vitamin B and Lipotropic injection per week and/or request double injections (with double the amount of the solution in each syringe).
Patients will also be informed regarding various supplements, which are are also optional, yet recommended and can be taken along with other parts of the program.
No more gimmicks!
Lose weight and
keep it off
Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program
• Review medical history /medications
• Review weight history
• Weight loss plan (handouts)
• Order labs/Rx's if appropriate
• Includes Lipoprotein injection - free with first visit
• Insurance - lab draw free
• Non-Insured - lab draw free
Follow Up Visits ( optional monthly).........$75.00
• Rx's if applicable
Lipoprotein Injections (once weekly).........$15.00
• Rx's if applicable
Medications prescribed - if appropriate
Bupropion +/- Naloxone
Q. Are both men and women welcome to participate in the weight loss clinic?
A.Yes, both men and women are welcome in the weight loss clinic.
Q.What is the policy regarding age of patients who are able to participate in the weight loss clinic?
A.You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the weight loss clinic.
Q.Do I need to make an appointment to come to the weight clinic?
A.Yes. For both physician visits and nursing visits/ injections.
Q.What should a new weight clinic patient expect during his or her first weight clinic appointment?
A.During your first "new patient" weight clinic appointment at MWS, you will be asked to fill out some medical paperwork and provide a copy of a valid ID to be kept in your file. We will weigh you and take your vitals. After your weight loss goal is determined you and the physician will review our program in detail. If appropriate, we will prescribe written prescriptions for appetite suppressant medications and lipotropic injections. Lab work will be done on the initial visit. The blood work is more thorough than the average blood work you have gotten in the past and focuses on looking for problems with metabolism that need to be treated in order to help you lose weight. The fee of the "new patient" appointment is $125.00, which includes 1 lipotropic injections, additional lipotropic injections are $15.00/weekly. Additional B12 injections are $10.00. We require you to come in every 30 days for a follow up visit in order to obtain a refill. The cost of each 30-day follow up visit is $50.00, plus the cost of lipotropic injections.
Q.Does the weight clinic distribute appetite suppressant medications directly to patients?
A.No. MWS does not distribute medications directly to patients. Patients are provided with written prescriptions that may be filled at any pharmacy. This allows our patients to use the pharmacy of his or her choice to have the prescription filled
Q.Can I become a weight clinic patient if I have any other medical problems or am taking other medications?
A.The answer to this question depends on the stability of your medical problems and the types of medications you are taking. Please be sure to include details about any medical problems you are currently being treated for and list all of your prescription and over the counter medications on your new patient paperwork. If any of this information changes while you are being treated for weight loss, please be sure to tell the nurse during your appointment. Please be sure to let the doctor and his staff know if you have any of the following conditions: uncontrolled blood pressure, chest pain (Angina), history of heart attack or heart disease, history of stroke, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Glaucoma, pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemic.
Q.How much are the Lipotropic and Vitamin B12 Injections?
A.Each Lipotropic injection is $15.00 and contains 1cc of the Lipotropic and the Vitamin B12 injection is $10.00 and contains 1cc of vitamin B12 solution. We recommend that our patients do at least 1 injection per week on a consistent basis (over several months) in order to see maximum results.
Q.Do I have to buy special food to participate in the weigh loss program?
A.No. MWS does not make anyone purchase special diet foods in the weight clinic.
Q.Is there an options for patients that do not want prescribed appetite suppressants or injections?
A.Yes. We have an all natural herbal product that naturally increases metabolic activity and decreases your appetite.
Q.If a return patient is only stopping for injections, does he or she have to pay a fee for the visit?
A.The patient is only required to pay for the cost of the injections themselves. We do not charge any additional fees to administer injections to our patients.
Q.Do you suggest that his patients do the appetite suppressant and weight loss injections (lipotropic injections) at the same time, or does the patient need to choose between the two options?
A.Our most successful patients take the appetite suppressant medication and participate in the weight loss injections at the same time. When it is time to come off of the medication, we recommend that you stay on the lipotropic injections to help maintain your weight loss and to continue receiving the many additional health benefits.
Q.How much does each 30-day follow up visit cost?
A.The cost of each 30-day follow up visit is $50.00.
Q.Does the weight clinic accept insurance?
A.MWS does not accept insurance for appointments. We accept the following forms of payment: cash, debit cards, credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).
Q.Can my prescription appetite suppressant medication be phoned in if I am a return patient?
A.No. MWS requires weight clinic patients to be seen in the office every 30 days in order to receive a written prescription refill on all appetite suppressant medications.
Q.Does the weight loss program incorporate any exercise?
A.In order to achieve your weight loss goals and to maintain weight loss, it is very important to exercise on a regular basis. MWS recommends an exercise program that is reasonable, based on your ability to exercise, current state of health, and other factors. For the majority of our patients, our weight loss program introduces a moderate amount of exercise that significantly improves overall health, well-being and quality of life.
Q.Will MWS provide me with a diet or nutritional plan?
A.Yes. Our physicians will help yu determine what you should eat each day based upon your current weight and weight loss goals. You will be given a weekly sample menu to help you choose healthy food. We suggest that you follow a low carbohydrate diet that consists of lean proteins, favorable carbohydrates and "good" fats. It is proven to lower blood insulin levels, which increases the body's ability to burn fat and curb sweet and starch cravings. MWS allows you to choose the foods you buy from the grocery store and does not make you purchase any special food.
Q.What are weight loss injections and what is the difference between the 3 different types of injections?
A.In addition to appetite suppressant medication and nutritional counseling, MWS recommends that his patients participate in the weight loss injections to help maximize weight loss efforts. These injections are administered directly into the hip muscle for increased absorption. The 2 types of weight loss injections available are:
1. Lipovite: This injection is a mixture of 13 different B vitamins, lipotropic fat burners and various supplements which boost energy, increase metabolism and help burn fat.
2. Vitamin B12 Injections - This injection contains only Vitamin B12, which is known as the "energy vitamin" because it is used in the metabolism of every cell in the body. It provides an energy boost and is commonly used to treat fatigue.
Q.How is the blood work MWS offers in the weight clinic different from the blood work I get at my yearly check up?
A.MWS requests blood work be done (if not already done).The blood work focuses on metabolism and other health issues which affect metabolism and weight gain/weight loss. The blood work is one of the most advanced and comprehensive tests available today and will explain if there are medical issues hindering your ability to achieve your ideal weight. Overall, the blood work focuses on testing many factors that may be causing you to gain weight that are not normally tested. The test gives our doctors the information they need to treat any disorders related to metabolism. Each patient will review the lab results with one of our physicians with a full explanation of the results and instructions on how to treat abnormalities detected in the results.
Q.How do the Vitamin B12 and Lipotropic injections help me reach my weight loss goal?
A.Vitamin B-12 injections are used to keep energy high during the weight loss process. Lipotropics, which are compounds consisting of amino acids, are used to break down fats and enhance fat metabolism. When vitamin B-12 is combined with lipotropic agents (such as the 3 lipotropic amino acids found in our lipotropic injections: methionine, inositol, and choline), fat metabolism is enhanced, and energy is increased. MWS recommends taking Vitamin B-12 and Lipotropic injections as part of your weight loss and maintenance programs.
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