How We Help You Lose Weight
Our clinic focuses on a multipoint program that addresses all aspects of weight loss.
At our Riverside, CA weight loss clinic we offer a wide variety of nutritional advice to help you to achieve your weight loss goals. We can advise patients on different types of diets that can span from a ketogenic, high protein, to a vegan diet and everything in between. We are not concerned with getting you onto just one diet but rather we want you to be on the one diet that is right for you. We also offer medical grade meal replacements as a tool to facilitate weight loss for some individuals. Items that we offer include shakes, bars, and meat products. The education we provide helps you to keep your weight off for the long term.
There is no doubt that exercise helps in the weight loss process. We encourage all of our patients to exercise regularly. However, we regularly find people who are exercising in the wrong way to promote weight loss. Often by making subtle changes to your exercise program, we can get you back on the right track to losing weight.
The cornerstone of any successful weight loss program is behavioral management. Utilizing a combination of strategies that involve motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior therapy we can address many common problems that are present in overweight patients. Additionally, treatment of any underlying psychiatric illnesses with appropriate medications allows for better weight loss and keeps the individual from using food as their psychiatric drug of choice.
WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATION
We provide appetite suppressants or “diet pills” to most of our patients. There are a variety of different medications to choose from depending on the specific condition of each person. These medications can range from phentermine which has been in use for over 50 years to the newer medications such as Contrave, Belviq, Saxenda, and Qsymia. Anorectic medications help you to avoid hunger, and enables dietary behavioral change. They may also help to increase your metabolic rate to help in weight loss.
Lipotropic and B12 Injections
Many patients notice a metabolic boost and improved weight loss with our lipotropics. We offer 5 different products to our patients. In addition to offering 3 different injections which help with energy production and fat burning, we also 2 special sprays that you can take with you and use on the go. One is a special sublingual lipotropic that is similar to our injections and another is a special energy production spray that aids in up-regulating the use of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) that is the molecule used by the body for biochemical reactions that require energy. The spray helps you to use more energy and pushes the balance of energy away from fat storage and towards energy utilization.
Weight Loss For Women
Common weight related problems associated with women include weight gain after pregnancy, peri-menopausal weight gain, and cyclical eating patterns related to both normal and abnormal menstrual cycles. There is also a greater likelihood of eating disorders such as binge eating disorder and atypical depression which is associated with mood related eating. Additionally, insomnia and anxiety can increase levels of hunger and decrease activity levels. It is time for you to feel good again. Our approach is to provide specific treatments for each of these problems. Treatments can include bioidentical hormone treatments, which help with anxiety and insomnia characteristic of peri-menopausal women; treatment of impulsive behavior patterns such as binge eating disorder; or treatment of more common ailments such as depression and anxiety using medications that do not cause weight gain. If you have been unhappy with your medications causing you weight gain, then we are here to help.
Weight Loss for Men
Weight gain in men often follows “andropause” which is associated with a decrease in testosterone in older men. Similarly, testosterone levels can decrease in men who suffer from problems of obesity at a younger age range. Typically, men will experience a decrease in strength, motivation, ambition, focus and libido. Some may even suffer from ED or erectile dysfunction. The decrease in testosterone can also be associated with the onset of diabetes or insulin resistance. Treatment for the low levels of testosterone can either come in the form of testosterone replacement therapy using testosterone injections, topical testosterone formulations, or pills that can boost testosterone levels. We can also offer medications that affect the way testosterone is processed in the body. This results in maximizing the effect of the testosterone which you have. Get your life back and regain your strength and motivation.
Many of our patients also have medical and psychological problems as well. It is extremely important to optimize the medications that are used for these problems to assure they are not causing a gain or failure to lose weight.
We find that regularly scheduled visits, usually at 2-4 week intervals, are important in keeping people on track towards their weight loss goal. We have yet to meet someone who does not stray from the program at some point. By having you come back regularly, we provide guidance and emotional support to solve problems that come up in individual program.
We realize that most of our patients work and scheduling is important for them. Between our three providers, we have two mornings that start at 7:00 am. If you work locally, then we offer a lunch clinic. Additionally, our clinic has early evening hours until 6:00 pm two days per week so that you can come in on your way home. We pride ourselves on our customer service and we are constantly working on making sure that your experience is positive and efficient.
When you have reached your goal, we will not forget about you. Because each person is different, the long term strategy for each individual is also different. There are many options to maintain long term weight loss success including tapering off of all therapies, maintaining less frequent visits, management of episodic weight regain, maintaining long term use of appetite suppressants, or long term management of psychiatric medications. There is no one answer to how maintenance is achieved. When you have achieved your goals, we will construct an appropriate maintenance plan for you.
Starting at just $74 for return visits and this includes 2 weeks of medication. This is just $37.00 per week to see an Obesity Medicine Specialist! If you want to come in monthly, then our pricing starts at just $84 per month. This is equates to just $19.39 per week.* An intake visit starts at $114. See our coupon page for our current offers. We are also proud to offer Care Credit. Please call for further information on Care Credit and our pricing.
We also accept PPO and Medicare insurance when you have health conditions related to your weight. To qualify, you need a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 25 for PPO insurance or greater than 30 for Medicare with weight related health conditions. Partial coverage may be available if you do not meet these criteria. Even if you have HMO/IEHP or even Kaiser, your laboratory workup is typically covered by your insurance. Please visit our pricing page or call for more details.