Physician Directed, Full Featured Weight Loss Program
Helping you to reach your desired body size and image is one of the core services of WISE Medical Center. Both as the primary focus for many patients and as an adjunct to our other image enhancing services- we offer a wide array of weight loss options. All are truly medically supervised. You will have an evaluation to determine if there are reasons why your approach to weight loss should be modified. Our medical director has over 30 years of experience in bariatrics (the medical specialty for treatment of obesity). We know the history of all the popular alternatives. The method most appropriate for you, and within your budget, will be recommended and facilitated.
Various appetite suppressants, such as phentermine, can be used for a limited period of time for fast weight loss in overweight people when appropriate. In the absence of contraindications, we make appetite suppressants available when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
HCG- (Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin) is available when desired and appropriate. Contrary to popular belief, HCG does not necessarily increase the amount of fat loss. It does seem to make losing fat easier and the specific undesirable fat is believed to be mobilized, preferentially. Some people just truly feel better while using HCG. However the weight loss is a function of caloric restriction, primarily. In pregnancy, HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a natural hormone produced in large quantities during pregnancy to ensure proper nutrients to a developing baby. For both girl and boy babies, HCG allows the baby to derive energy more effectively from burning mother’s fat.
Meal Replacement Plan
We make available formula diets only marketable via a doctor’s office. These nutritionally complete shakes, puddings, or soups provide in the range of 15 gm of protein with only 50-100 calories, thus allowing for very rapid weight loss of up to a pound a day.
Lipotropic (Fat Burning) Injections – Contain B vitamins, including B12, and amino acids. – These injections contain cofactors for fat metabolism to make burning fat as fuel more efficient. It is also believed to export fat from the liver and speed up the overall metabolic process. Patients report experiencing increased energy when receiving these injections.
Common Sense Diet
For patients not in a hurry, or for those who reach the maintenance stage, our medical director’s common sense regimen is appropriate. Developed in 1984, by our own medical director, patients have used this protocol for successful losses of 2-3 pounds per week. Many have been successful in losing 50 to 100 pounds on this regimen over the years.
We assist patients using other protocols as well, depending on personal preferences and your unique medical concerns. With prescribed medications, or other appropriate medical supervision, we will help you attain your goals.
What Your Weight Loss Program Will Include:
Your management will usually consist of an initial evaluation and at least a 6 week period of aggressive weight loss.
- Baseline assessment including the initial exam- Weight, BMI, Body Fat Analysis and general health assessment. Goal Setting and realistic expectations are established during this visit.
- 6 week minimum period of Medical Weight Loss monitoring- (medications/prescriptions, if indicated, are provided)
- Weekly office visits for weigh-ins as well as Lipotropic Injections & Doctor supervised assessment of your ongoing care.
Call us today at 770-680-2197 to set up your initial weight loss evaluation!