Physician-Supervised Weight Loss Program in Covington, GA
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, now is the time to begin your journey with help from the talented medical team at Alliance Weight Loss Center. Our physician-supervised weight loss programs will help you reach and maintain your goal weight.
Losing weight is the first step towards a healthy lifestyle. At Alliance, we realize that every patient’s weight loss journey is highly personal – no two experiences are the same – which is why we customize our physician-supervised weight loss program for your individual needs.
The dedicated staff at Alliance Weight Loss Center can provide the expert guidance and support needed to help you achieve your weight loss goals. You can learn about what we offer and what to expect below.
What’s Included in a Physician-Supervised Weight Loss Program?
A physician-supervised weight loss program involves putting a patient needing to lose weight on a regimen guided by a physician who is an expert in weight loss and management. The regimen may include guidance and instructions on making healthy lifestyle changes, recommending beneficial supplements, an exercise program, and medications to help lose weight.
Physician-supervised weight loss programs are customized to meet each patient’s specific needs and circumstances and often include making changes every so often to ensure the weight loss program continues to be effective. Most importantly, these programs require regular check-ins with the doctor to talk about progress and struggles. You will be expected to stick to your program as best as possible and will get the encouragement, support, and tools you need to succeed in your program.
Weight Loss Medications
One of the most effective tools doctors use to help patients needing to lose weight is weight loss medications. Our providers may prescribe one or more of the following medications, depending on your needs:
Phentermine, an appetite suppressant, is the most popular weight loss pill in the United States. There are several brand names for phentermine, including Adipex-P® and Lomaira®. In clinical studies, it has been shown to promote weight loss when used for a short time (up to 12 weeks).
Topamax (topiramate) has been used as a treatment for epilepsy and migraines for years, but it is also used off-label in combination with phentermine for weight loss. Many people who take Topamax experience appetite reduction or suppression as a side effect. Patients who take Topamax with phentermine are often able to lose weight faster.
Contrave is a prescription weight loss medication that may help adults who are overweight or obese lose weight and keep it off. It is believed to affect two areas of the brain to reduce hunger and help control cravings.
Belviq (lorcaserin) is a prescription weight loss medication that affects chemical signals in the brain that control appetite. It works by helping you feel full with smaller meals.
Saxenda (liraglutide) is an injectable prescription medicine that may help some obese or overweight adults who also have weight-related medical problems (e.g., high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes) to lose weight and keep it off. It is similar to a hormone that occurs naturally in the body and helps control blood sugar, insulin levels, and digestion.
It’s important to note that although Saxenda has the same active ingredient as Victoza®, an injectable medication for treating type 2 diabetes, Saxenda should never be used to treat diabetes and should not be used with insulin or any other diabetes medications.
GLP-1 targets areas of the brain that help regulate appetite, especially after eating. It also slows how quickly the stomach empties, which makes you feel fuller for longer. In addition to this, Wegovy enhances the production of insulin.
As with any medication, there are potential side effects that our trained medical providers will discuss with you, but we sometimes forget that obesity may result in even worse side effects (high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, etc.).
In most cases, the benefit of using these medications is greater than the risks. We will be sure to provide you with detailed information during your visit and address all your concerns. Each of these medications should be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
At Alliance Weight Loss Center, we believe in a step approach to medical weight loss. We only start you with as few medicines as possible at one time. We focus heavily on incorporating lifestyle changes, such as making nutrition changes and teaching you to be physically active. The bottom line is to lose weight and not reach a plateau as you have before.
Information About Your Follow-up Visits
Our 3-month physician-supervised weight loss program is quite affordable. The all-inclusive program costs only $125 a month.
Your first visit will consist of a visit with a board-certified medical professional, who will take your full history, perform a thorough examination, and order labs, as needed. A B12 shot will be given on-site along with a prescription.
During your follow-up appointments, you will receive an additional B12 injection, blood pressure check, consultation, and prescription refills as needed. Throughout your weight loss journey, we recommend you keep track of calories and your weight history for free with My Fitness Pal.
Medical Weight Loss Clinic in Covington & Norcross, GA
Ready to lose weight and keep it off once and for all? Call Alliance Weight Loss Center for physician-supervised weight loss in Covington, Georgia, at (770) 255-0123, or book an appointment online. We offer the guidance and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals.