Medication Assisted Weight Loss Program
In this program, we add FDA approved medication to aid in the patient's weight reduction goals. These agents are classified as anti-obesity medications. They may be a safe and successful tool as adjunct therapy along with one of our dietary plans, which incorporates nutrition, behavior changes and exercise. Some examples of FDA approved medications that are used include Wegovy, Saxenda, Qsymia, and Contrave.
The use of anti-obesity medication in combination with a supervised nutritional plan leads to significantly more weight loss than either diet or medication alone. They also help patients maintain a reduced weight so it is important to understand that the use of these pharmaceuticals may be a long term solution. Adding medication alone will not lead to sustained weight loss. A commitment to regular follow up visits for medical monitoring and accountability are detrimental to success. A detailed medical history and exam will determine whether these pharmaceuticals are appropriate for you. Click the link below for further information.