A medical weight loss clinic is a specialized facility that provides supervised weight loss programs under the guidance of healthcare professionals. These programs are designed to address the unique needs of individuals struggling with obesity or weight-related health issues.
Medical weight loss clinics employ healthcare professionals to create personalized weight loss plans. These plans often include medical evaluations, prescription medications, and ongoing monitoring to ensure safe and effective weight loss.
Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or those with a BMI of 27 or higher with obesity-related health conditions, may benefit from a medical weight loss program. However, eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis through a comprehensive medical evaluation.
Medical weight loss programs typically start with a thorough medical evaluation, including a review of medical history and laboratory tests. Based on the assessment, a personalized plan may include a combination of dietary guidance, physical activity recommendations, prescription medications, and behavioral therapy.
Yes, in some cases, prescription medications may be recommended to aid weight loss. These medications are prescribed by healthcare professionals based on individual needs and health considerations.
Yes, physical activity is often a component of medical weight loss programs. The type and intensity of exercise recommended will depend on the individual’s health status, preferences, and fitness level.
The duration of a medical weight loss program varies depending on individual goals, starting weight, and overall health. Programs are designed to be sustainable and may involve both active weight loss and maintenance phases.
The goal of medical weight loss programs is to achieve sustainable, long-term weight loss. However, success depends on individual commitment to lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, after completing the program.
Coverage varies by insurance provider and plan. Some aspects of medical weight loss programs, such as provider visits or certain medications, may be covered. It’s advisable to check with your insurance provider for specific details.
To get started, contact our clinic to schedule an initial consultation. During this consultation, our Physician Assistant will assess your needs, discuss your goals, and determine the most suitable weight loss plan for you.
The cost of medications in a medical weight loss program can vary depending on the type of medication prescribed, dosage, and your insurance coverage. Some insurance plans may cover certain weight loss medications, while others may require out-of-pocket payments. During your initial consultation, our healthcare professionals will discuss medication options, their potential costs, and any available insurance coverage or assistance programs.