What to expect during the first visit to our clinic
For the first visit, you should allow 2 1/2 hours. This allows time for you to fill out papers, get checked into exam room (blood pressure, etc.), VSAT (30min), blood work, EKG on some and a visit with the doctor that takes an entire hour by itself.
For most patients, the first visit is 95% a full-fledged medical evaluation. This includes going over your medical history, medications, medical conditions, symptoms and evaluating you for a prescription appetite suppressant. All of this is typical medical practice and should be paid for by medical insurance as long as we are addressing any of the concerns that we find.
For most patients, we find quality-of-life issues that have not been addressed. For example: poor sleep, low energy, anxiety, depression, mental fog, poor sex drive, hot flashes, night sweats, weakness, constipation, hair loss, dry skin, PMS, binge eating disorder, compulsive eating, addictive eating…… hypothyroid symptoms and spite of normal blood tests…… the list goes on and on. And most of this is usually easy for us to treat and not expensive for you.
If you have significant medical problems or just quality-of-life symptoms, this is our main focus the first visit. If we have time, we would be discussing diet/exercise but at least need to review how to use the appetite suppressant (if you qualify/most do).
If you have no quality of life issues nor medical concerns that you let us address for you, insurance will not be applied…so in that case the first visit is $250. If you have no insurance or have insurance that we do not accept, the first weight loss visit costs $250.
For those paying the cash price ($250), this includes blood tests (we won’t have to stick you again if you have recent basic labs), VSAT/EKG if needed, an hour with the doctor (M.D., P.A. ,or N.P.). The very popular, anorectic drug, Phentermine is included at no extra charge as well.
Most people will be able to start appetite suppression the next day.
To call and make an appointment: 765-471-1100.