Your First Visit
One on One with a Medical Provider
At the first appointment, we will need your complete medical history. You will be asked about your medicines, past medical conditions, previous surgeries, allergies to medicines, smoking/drinking habits, and family history. Additionally, you will be asked about what you eat and how you exercise. Details about previous weight loss attempts will help us determine what will work best for you in the future. The questioning session will be followed by a physical exam and a blood draw for important labs.
Our medical staff will customize an individualized approach to weight loss and will be able to adjust the plan on an ongoing basis. You may be a candidate for meal replacement, medication management or bariatric surgery. Fat burner and vitamin injections will also be available. There are options for checking your *Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and doing a *Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). We even have a counselor available.
Your follow up appointments will be with a nutritionist or medical provider. They provide you with information about your progress and provide your medical staff with the opportunity to monitor your health status, food intake and exercise regimen. These visits are important because as you lose weight, your need for various medications (like blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol medications) may change.
*Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the measurement of how much food, or energy (in calories), is required to maintain basic body functions such as heartbeat, breathing, and maintenance of body heat while you are in a state of rest.
*Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is a test that analyzes your body’s content of fat, muscle and water. Having a test like this would allow you to see your body’s content changes over time with weight loss and exercise. As fat comes off and exercises increases, weight may not change due to an increase in lean muscle mass. This test can help keep the focus on fat loss and not just weight loss.