Improving Your Health & Lifestyle Through Weight Loss

Frequently Asked Questions

Weight loss medications can be prescribed, depending upon the situation.
Testosterone can be considered when men display symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency and when lab work confirms low Testosterone levels.   In such cases, Testosterone replacement therapy can help patients achieve their desired weight loss.
Yes, the presence of a responsible adult is necessary.  Food planning many times requires the full participation of family members, especially the parents.
Yes, to members of certain organizations such as the Veteran’s, Police, Knights of Columbus.
No.  MMWL, does not participate with commercial insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid.  Many patients choose to use their superbills to request reimbursement from their insurance company on their own behalf.
Only FDA approved medications for weight loss are considered.  These include Qsymia, Phentermine, Ozempic, Saxenda, Contrave, and the equivalent generic formulations.  Click here for FDA approved indications.
We are familiar with the use of HCG shots but currently do not prescribe them.
We don’t typically suggest that patient’s use meal replacements as they are not part of the long term solution.  We like to begin with using the food types that you will enjoy using forever.
We honor any lab work done previously by other physicians or weight loss specialists.  If additional lab work is needed we utilize outside establishments such as Quest or Lab Corp.  Home based fingerstick options are also used when appropriate.
No, there is flexibility in when appointments can be made.  Not all 8 visits need to be completed in 8 weeks, so as to accommodate potential scheduling and lifestyle challenges.