The Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program is essentially a very . While on the diet, the patient’s only nutritional intake comes from the 100% nutritional complete meal replacements provided. The meal replacements come in the form of soups, shakes, and puddings. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about the program.
Because the diet is so low calorie we ensure all patients stay healthy with close from our expert weight loss specialists. Our medical supervision is three fold and requires patients to work regularly with our physician, nurse, and registered dietitian:
- Patients are required to attend monthly appointments with our physician and have lab work done.
- Patients must meet every week with our nurse, who monitors their health status.
- Patients attend a , during which a registered dietitian teaches them about in order to prepare them for the transition back into a whole foods diet and and management.
Patients that are faithful to the diet lose an average of 3-5 pounds a week.
Our weight loss program bills your insurance for the physician visits. We recommend that all patients contact their insurance companies before scheduling an orientation to verify if insurance will cover obesity-related physician visits. Food cost is never covered by insurance and typically runs around $95 a week. No outside food is needed.
Our program’s five week helps patients re-introduce whole foods and increase their calorie intake. During this period, patients meet with our registered dietitian one-on-one and learn how to slowly wean themselves off the meal replacements. Focus on this transition gives the body time to adjust to dietary changes and gives the patient time to experiment with putting healthy eating habits into practice.
The first step is establishing your eligibility. To sign up for one of our seminars for more information. If you are a suitable candidate for medical weight loss, you are scheduled to attend a mandatory orientation. At this orientation patients learn how to follow the diet, receive a lab order and schedule their first, initial consult with a .