Frequently Asked Questions
Weight loss varies based on a variety of factors; however, patients should expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week. Results may vary.
BMI (Body Mass Index) is a standardized mathematical equation that relates your weight to your height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fat percentage and is used in conjunction with federal guidelines to determine if you qualify for our program.
Our physicians may prescribe an appetite suppressant that will decrease your hunger. This is designed to help patients stop making unhealthy eating choices and start the process of developing new healthy eating habits.
Our program recommends 3 meals and 1-2 snacks a day. Smaller portions of healthy food throughout the day will help maintain your metabolism and assist with weight loss.
New patients pay only $89 or less, which includes both the office visit and prescription medication.
Yes, we offer a $10 additional discount for all active and retired military personnel and spouse. We do request a military ID.
We do accept both Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) debit cards. We do not accept health insurance for our program. In many instances patients do not see much of a difference between the cost of our program and what their co-pays for both the office visit and medication would have been if insurance was accepted.
No, patients can stop our program at any time.
The length of time patients participate in our program is dependent on a variety of individual factors and weight loss goals.
- All physicians are board certified and specialize in weight loss.
- Prior experience includes family practice, OB/GYN, emergency medicine in both public and private entities.
- The combined experience is over 50 years.
- Dr. Weckenbrock (our Medical Director) is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and American Board of Obesity Medicine.
- Our doctors are individually dedicated to helping you achieve your weight loss goal.
- The doctors’ individual credentials can be found here: Our Physicians
You may start our program six weeks after giving birth, and you must be released by your OB GYN physician.
It must be over 30 days from the time your phentermine prescription was filled before we can prescribe another new prescription of any of our medicines.
We will perform an EKG in-house for patients with one or more of the following conditions: BMI of 50 or higher, for anyone who has passed out for no apparent reason, or the sudden death of an immediate relative. We do charge a nominal fee for performing an EKG.
Convenient office hours for each location are here.