Appetite Suppresants *
Who Qualifies for Obesity Medications?
Although everyone is hopeful for a fast and easy way to lose weight, nothing has been shown to replace a prudent, calorie-controlled diet along with behavior modification and an increase in physical activity as a cornerstone for all obesity treatments. Other options, such as the use of weight-loss medications, can be considered if weight-loss levels out at a still unacceptable range or if medical problems are not adequately controlled.
The next tool that can be used to achieve weight-loss and health improvement is medication. Medical Weight Management may be offered to individuals affected by obesity who have failed to achieve weight-loss through diet and exercise alone.
Currently there are several medications that are approved by the FDA for weight-loss:
Please note that there are regulations guiding physicians in the use of appetite supressants. A body mass index of (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 is required in order to qualify for this treatment.
*Doctor's visit and labs may possibly be covered by insurance depending on your medical condition
|Qsymia||$75 + (free 2-week trial)|
|Belviq||$75 + (free 2-week trial)|
|Contrave||$70 / $60|
|Physician Initial Consultation||$100|
|Labs: CBC, CMP, lipid, TSH, EKG||$50|
|Lipo B-12 Injection||$25|
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In addition to Primary Care, Dr. Jarin has been helping patients achieve their weight loss goals since joining Albert Canas MD & Associates. She is an advocate of, and committed to Preventive Medicine. She will motivate you to reach your goals whether it's for weight loss or for simply having a healthy lifestyle.
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