You will receive personalized and medically-supervised guidance to help you reach your weight loss goal, whether you have a little weight to lose or a lot. I want to make sure I can help you reduce your risk of medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cancers, arthritis, and sleep apnea before they happen. You will get a body composition analysis, Vitamin B12 injection and learn healthy eating, activity and behavior habits for weight loss.
If you choose medication to help you with weight loss, you will be able to remain on medication not only to help you lose weight, but also to prevent you from regaining weight.
You can choose to come in monthly without using any medications. The cost is $50 after the initial medical evaluation (which includes a body composition analysis, Vitamin B12 injection, and education on healthy eating, activity and behavior habits for weight loss) for $300.
Prescription Human Chorionic Gonadatropin (HCG) is available for individuals who are 18 years or older, who have a lot of weight to lose, would like to use this method for short-term weight loss or who have not responded well to other prescription medications. You can take it up to 8 weeks but then you will need to take a 6-week break from the medication. HCG is a hormone that is created by the placenta that can help rid the body of fat with the combination of a special diet. HCG is not approved by the FDA for weight loss, but it has been available for over 60 years with low side effect risks. The average weight loss is 1/2 pound a day. With the modified HCG diet, you will be eating 750-1250 calories, ensuring that you lose fat, are not hungry, and can still exercise. You do receive an injection of Vitamin B12, which may help with metabolism, energy and weight loss. If you're taking medications for diabetes and/or blood pressure, these medications may need to be adjusted as you lose weight.
Some common side effects of HCG include constipation, nausea, headache, irregular menses and an increased chance of getting pregnant for women and increased testosterone for men.
The initial medical evaluation costs $300 for new clients or clients who have not been seen in the clinic in the past year. In addition, the cost for the HCG program for 8 weeks is $400 and less if you choose to do it for shorter periods. These sessions include the evaluation, initial/mid/end body composition analysis, instructions, support, medication and supplies, and maintenance instructions.
If you have had blood tests such as thyroid, glucose, cholesterol, blood count, chemistry (liver, kidney and electrolytes) in the last year, please bring a copy with you to your first appointment. If you choose to do a second session and do not bring them in, you will be required to pay $50 for me to order and interpret the required blood test
Phentermine is one of the best medications available to curb your appetite and is FDA approved for weight loss. Although it is approved for individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30% and for over the age of 16, it may be offered to you if your BMI is less and/or you have other risk factors, and to prevent or help your diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or other weight-related illnesses. Phentermine can be used alone or combined with other weight loss medications for increased weight loss or plateaus. You will be able to eat regular foods but phentermine will help you eat less and choose healthier foods. The average weight loss is 5-8 pounds a month.
Phentermine is not an amphetamine but it is a controlled medication. It is not addicting as they initially thought but you may have more hunger and less energy if you miss a dose. It has been shown to work on the brain receptors, not the heart receptors like fenfluramine, the medication that caused heart-valve problems that is no longer available. Click on phentermine to learn more about this medication.
Phentermine is an adjunct for weight loss and you will have life-long success if you incorporate healthy changes such as healthy eating, exercise and stress reduction. You will receive education and support at each visit to help you change your lifestyle permanently. Also, you will get a body composition analysis at each visit to ensure you are losing fat and keeping/gaining muscle. You do receive a free Vitamin B12 injection with each visit, which may help with metabolism, energy and weight loss. The initial medical evaluation costs $350 for new clients or clients who have not been seen in the clinic in the past year. You will receive 30 pills of phentermine with this visit. The cost for each follow-up visit is $200 and includes 30 pills of phentermine. You cannot receive phentermine without a medical evaluation to ensure you are receiving the most effective medication and dose, safely.
Blood tests will be needed for your safety, to use certain medications, and to help decide which medications will work best for you. If you have had blood tests such as thyroid, glucose, cholesterol, blood count, chemistry (liver, kidney and electrolytes) in the last year, please bring a copy with you to your first appointment. If you do not bring them to your second appointment, you will be required to pay $50 for me to order and interpret the required blood tests.
Other medications available for weight loss are topiramate, metformin, naltrexone, bupropion, and liraglutide that may be used alone are in combination, that are either FDA approved or off-label use for weight loss. These medications may also help with other issues such as migraines, anxiety, prevent diabetes, pain, and smoking cessation. Click on each medication to learn more about each one. Most are available at the clinic and some need to be compounded or prescribed.
Peptides are amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. They increase the natural production of hormones in our body to help with various issues. There are numerous clinical research studies on the effectiveness of each of these peptides and no side effects, since they go directly to the cell they need to target.
In our thirties, we start losing human growth hormone (hGH). HGH increases metabolism, increases lean muscle mass and decreases fat mass, increases exercise performance, increases muscle strength, decreases the risk of heart disease, prevents joint deterioration, increases skin collagen, increases libido, and increase mood. There are growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) peptides available that stimulate production in the brain to release human growth hormone by the pituitary gland. These stimulators give us all the good effects but none of the side effects of taking actual Human Growth Hormone. It is an injection that you give yourself, and it is something that you would be taking for a few months for weight loss and/or the rest of your life if you want to feel the continued other benefits. You will need to get certain blood tests to begin treatment to make sure your growth hormones levels are indeed low. Furthermore, if your sex hormones (testosterone/estrogen, progesterone) are deficient, you will not respond well to this treatment. (Testosterone replacement therapy can be treated at the clinic.)
In order to receive GHRH, you cannot have a pituitary tumor or any form of cancer, retinopathy, untreated thyroid disease, or be pregnant.
The most common reactions to GRHR is related to local irritation around the injection site. The irritation can be redness, pain or swelling. There are other side effects which occur in less than one percent of clients. These side effects include severe drowsiness, hives, nausea, vomiting, hyperactivity, dizziness, distortion of perception of taste and flushing of the skin.
The cost of the initial visit is $300 which includes the evaluation, body composition, ordering of the lab tests and nutritional counseling. The follow up visits are $200 which includes the lab test results, evaluation, instructions, support and supplies. The follow up visits are every 2 months. The cost of the GHRH is $400 for one month supply and will be shipped to you from the pharmacy.
Methonine, Inositol and Choline (MIC) are minerals that you have in your body that help metabolize fat and can help with weight loss. You can receive an injection once a week.
The cost of one injection is $15. It can be mixed with Vitamin B12, B Complex and/or Vitamin C.
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