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FAQ2022-09-21T11:33:31+00:00

Payment

  • Do you take insurance?

    We do not process any insurance. Unfortunately, most insurance companies refuse to cover medical weight loss, but we are happy to provide invoices for reimbursement if your insurance does. Some patients are able to get reimbursed for the visit.
  • Can I pay with FSA/ HSA?

    Yes! Medical weight loss treatments and medications can be paid for with your pre-tax flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA)
  • What form of payment do you accept?

    We accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, flexible spending account (FSA) cards, health spending account (HSA) cards, and care credit in all of our offices. We do not accept checks. Payment is due in full at the time of the visit.
  • Are there any discounts?

    Patients can get $20 off when you refer a friend. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to learn about any current promotions.

Medical Weight Loss

  • Does it really work? What kind of results can I expect?

    Other weight loss places may make promises and guarantees, but instead of gimmicks we prefer to let the results speak for themselves. Results are dependent on individuals, so come and find out what you can achieve.

    On phentermine a lot of the weight loss happens toward the beginning of treatment. On semaglutide, once you reach the full dose at 9-16 weeks, it is typically a steady 1-3 pound of weight loss a week.

  • How fast can I expect to see results?

    With phentermine you can start to loose weight fast. It is common to lose 7-10 pound in the first two week. With semaglutide, although some people see results right away, you may not start losing weight until 6-8 weeks of treatment. This is because the dose of the medication needs to be slowly increased to the full dose over the first 9-16 week.
  • Is it actually safe?

    Phentermin has been FDA approved and used safely since 1959. It is not addictive and does not have serious or long term side effects. Some people are scared of weight loss medications because of a different weight loss drug fenfluramine that was found to be dangerous and pulled off the market in 1997. That medication was commonly mixed with phentermine (Fen-Phen).Semaglutide is newly approved for weight loss, but it has been approved and used to treat diabetes since 2017. This class of medications (similar medications to semaglutide) has been approved since 2005. Semaglutide is also not addictive and has no known serious or long term side effects

  • Why isn’t everyone doing this then?

    Lot of people are, they just did not tell you. There are about 7 million prescriptions for phentermine written every year in the US.
    Semaglutide is a new medication, so people are only starting to learn about it.
  • Do you take insurance?

    We do not process any insurance. Unfortunately, most insurance companies refuse to cover medical weight loss, but we are happy to provide invoices for reimbursement if your insurance does. Some patients are able to get reimbursed for the visit.

B12 Injections

  • Can I come in just to get a B12 Injection?

    Yes! You do not need to be part of our medical weight loss program to get our B12 Injections.

  • What does Lipotropic mean?

    Lipotropic is a medical term for a substance that affects fat burning in the body.

  • Why would I get an injection when I can just take a supplement?

    Vitamin injections bypass your gut completely and go directly into your muscle tissue. This ensures 100% absorption of the nutrients.

  • What is the Lipo Extreme shot?

    The Lipo-Extreme is a B12 injection with four lipotropic ingredients and four B Vitamins: Methionine, Inositol, Choline, Carnitine, Hydroxocobalamin (B12), Pyridoxine (B6), Riboavin (B2), and Thiamine (B1). Ingredients are NON-GMO and vegan.

  • Who benefits most from our B12 injections?

    Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible for B12 Injections. While most of our patients who try the injections feel great benefits from them, the following people are particularly likely to feel the positive effects of B12: vegans, vegetarians, patients whose primary source of protein is chicken, patients who have undergone gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery, and patients taking diabetes medication, acid reflux medication, or antibiotics.

  • Are there any side effects?

    The most common side effect is a slightly sore arm. The needle is the same size as the ones used for the flu shot. Some people also taste vitamins within minutes of getting the shot.

Phentermine

  • Am I a good fit for this treatment?

    This treatment is a particularly good fit for you if you are budget sensitive, have never been on stimulant medication before (no ADHD medication etc.), and/or need super fast results.

    You can not be treated with phentermine if you:
    • Already on another stimulant medication (like ADHD medications)
    • History of stroke, heart attack, heart disease or uncontrolled high blood pressure (unless cleared by cardiologist)
    • Chronic kidney disease (unless cleared by nephrologist)
    • Nursing, Pregnant, or trying to get pregnant
    You can still use phentermine if you have any other medical conditions not listed above.

  • What are the common side effects?

    • Lots of energy
    • Dry mouth
    • Insomnia
    • Constipation
    • Moments of feeling hot and sweaty
    • Irritability

  • What do you recommend if I have taken phentermine before?

    If you have been on phentermine (or any stimulant medication like for ADHD) you may have built up a tolerance to the effects of the medication. We recommend you consider trying semaglutide.

Semaglutide

  • Am I a good fit for this treatment?

    This treatment is a particularly good fit for you if you are looking for a long term solution, you have taken phentermine or another stimulant medication (like ADHD meds) before, and/or you need to lose more than 10-15 lbs.
    You can not be treated with phentermine if you have:
    • Medullary Thyroid cancer
    • Multiple endocrine neoplasia
    • Type 1 Diabetics
    • Type 2 diabetics already taking a GLP-1 medication
    • History of pancreatitis
    • Chronic kidney disease (unless cleared by nephrologist)
    • Nursing, Pregnant, or trying to get pregnant
    You can still use phentermine if you have any other medical conditions not listed above.
  • What are the common side effects?

    Short moments of nausea,
    Constipation or diarrhea
    Fatigue
    Takes away desire for alcohol
  • Is the injection really painless?

    Yes, unlike vaccines or many other shots you may think of, this injection is done with a tiny needle that only goes under the skin, not into muscle. Patients often don’t realize we already gave the shot.

More Questions?

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