The DFW Bariatric Institute offers a Medical Weight Loss program designed to kickstart weight loss through nutrition education and medical supervision. This program can be utilized by new patients and by patients who have previously undergone weight loss surgery. This comprehensive four-month program is comprised of appointments with a Dietitian and consultations with a Physician’s Assistant, who may prescribe medication.
How Does the Medical Weight Loss Program Work?
Patients in the Medical Weight Loss Program will meet with a Physician’s Assistant to discuss their weight loss goals and assess their overall health. The Physician’s Assistant may prescribe a prescription appetite suppressant. Patients will then have a series of one on one appointments with an experienced Dietitian who will create customized meal plans and answer questions about nutrition and weight loss. After four months, another appointment will be scheduled with the Physician’s Assistant to evaluate progress and determine next steps.
Am I a Candidate for the Medical Weight Loss Program?
To qualify for participation in the Medical Weight Loss Program patients must meet the following criteria:
- BMI of 30 or above
- BMI of 27 or above if also experiencing two or more obesity related conditions
- Patients who have had bariatric surgery must wait a minimum of 9 months
- Bariatric Gastric Balloon patient
Wondering if the Medical Weight Loss Program is right for you?
The team at DFW Bariatric Institute looks is committed to weight loss success. Contact us today for more information on non-surgical managed weight loss.
*Please note that the Medical Weight Loss Program is currently only available as a self-pay option, although prescribed medications may be covered by insurance.