The 3 Steps of our Weight Loss Program
Phentermine works by suppressing appetite. To lose weight quickly, you need to keep your metabolism running with healthy snacks and meals throughout the day.
You will also receive a Vitamin B12 injection at every visit. B12 is the energy vitamin. It helps with blood cells, nerve function, DNA, and is necessary for your brain and immune system.
Regular exercise throughout STEP 1 will insure continued progress. Patients remain in STEP 1 until they reach their goal weight and then enter STEP 2. Here the focus shifts to learning an individualized, long term weight management plan.
Initial evaluation includes:
- Complete history and physical examination
- Blood test panel
- First week’s medication
- Thorough program and dietary instruction
- Metabolic support injection
Weekly followup / refill visits include:
- Weight and BMI check
- Blood pressure and pulse check
- Assessment of progress & planning for the next week
- B12 Injection
- Next week’s medication
Healthy and safe weight loss.
Better athletic performance.
Criteria for Physician Weight Loss Programs
Patients must meet specific criteria for program participation which differ for men and women.
Use of prescription appetite suppressant medication in conjunction with diet and exercise for weight loss is strictly regulated by state and federal regulations. Body mass index (BMI = Weight in KG ÷ Height in M2), which is based on gross body weight, is used for initial evaluation and follow-up visits. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. BMI can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
Those who meet minimum criteria may schedule an initial visit at any time. Patients who do not meet minimum Step 1 participation criteria based on BMI may still participate in Step 1 if Dr. Williams finds a significant co-morbidity (associated illness) related to excess body weight, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis in weight-bearing joints.