Medical Weight Loss

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, advanced practice practitioners, registered dietitians, and psychologists will help you design an individualized treatment plan within a supportive and nonjudgmental environment. Our goal is to help you reach and maintain a healthier weight and body composition.
 

What to Expect

Prior to scheduling your first visit, you will need to have your healthcare provider (this could be your primary care provider or a specialist) send our office a referral.

Before to your first visit, you will fill out a detailed intake form which asks questions regarding your weight and general medical history. Please answer these questions as honestly as possible. Your answers will help our team design the best and safest treatment plan for your lifestyle and medical history. In addition to the completed forms, please bring a list of all medications and over the counter supplements to your initial visit. We also encourage patients to check with their insurance plan regarding coverage for registered dieticians (nutritionists) before their initial consultation (please note: if you have Medicare, a visit with a registered dietician will only be covered if you have diabetes or kidney disease).

Your initial consultation will last approximately 60 minutes. One of our healthcare providers will ask you detailed questions regarding your weight history, your general medical history, your daily lifestyle, social situation, and cultural preferences. You will also have a focused physical examination. Based on your history and physical exam, we may recommend additional testing regarding medical issues directly related to excess body weight.

Our team will then work to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that best fits your needs and lifestyle. We use multiple treatment approaches to assist with weight loss, including nutrition education, physical activity, and/or medications. There will be frequent follow-up visits in the active weight loss phase. As you lose weight, we may adjust some of your medications as needed as a safety precaution. For example, if you have diabetes and are injecting insulin, you will likely need less insulin as you lose weight, so we will adjust your dose based on your blood glucose data. However, please be advised that the long-term care of your chronic medical conditions will continue to come from your referring provider and/or your primary care provider.