HOW OUR PROGRAM WORKS?

1.- Scheduling

We work hard to make scheduling a new patient appointment efficient and simple. Call 850-696-4479 to schedule your pre-visit testing and initial appointment. You will need to complete paperwork prior to the visit.

2.- Pre-visit testing

The following tests will be scheduled at least one week before you initial consultation and can all be performed during one visit to the office that will last approximately 45 minutes:
  • Fasting blood work to test thyroid, kidney, and liver function and to screen for diabetes and cholesterol disorders.
  • Electrocardiogram to screen for heart disease prior to prescribing an exercise program or weight loss medication
  • MedGem is a state-of-the-art handheld device that accurately measures your resting metabolic rate. We need this number to create a successful diet and exercise plan

3.- Initial Consultation

The initial consultation begins by stepping on our body composition scale, which measures your weight, percent body fat, percent muscle, and percent water. You will then meet Jenny West, our nurse practitioner specialized in weight loss medicine. She will review your test results with you, conduct a focused medical evaluation, and see if any further testing is needed based on your medical history and physical exam findings. You will then discuss the following aspects of your individual weight loss program: behavioral modification, exercise goal, diet plan, weight loss medication if indicated.

4.- Follow-up visits

 The frequency of your follow-up visits will depend on your individual needs. We recommend a weekly visit for the first month of the program,  a visit every two weeks during months two and three of the program, and then a visit every three to six months to ensure you maintain your weight loss.

SAFE, EFFECTIVE, AND LASTING WEIGHT LOSS

Call To Schedule Your Appointment: (850) 696-4479