Albert Canas MD

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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:


  • phentermine products (Adipex-P® or Suprenza®)*
  • orlistat (Xenical® or alli®)†
  • lorcaserin HCI (Belviq®)†
  • naltrexone HCI AND bupropion HCI (CONTRAVE®)†
  • phentermine- topiramate ER (Qsymia®)†
  • liraglutide injection (Saxenda®)†
  • *Approved for short term use
  • †Approved for chronic(long term) use


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.

* Disclaimer: Individual results may vary

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*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
Follow-up visits$50
Labs: CBC, CMP, lipid, TSH, EKG$50
Lipo B-12 Injection$25

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Marlene Jarin MD - Family Medicine-Adult Medicine

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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