What is the St. Elizabeth Weight Loss Program?
Our program’s foundation is built on behavioral and lifestyle modification with a medical “jump start.” Our weight loss program in Dickinson, TX provides medical assistance in weight loss to help patients lose a significant amount of weight in a fairly short period of time, but also provides long-term behavioral modification techniques to continue weight loss after the program is completed.
Weight Loss Program in the Dickinson, TX Area
Initial Medical Examination Includes:
- Medical History Review with Provider
- Blood Work (as needed)
- EKG (as needed)
- Diet Plan Outline
- Prescription for 30-Day Supply of Appetite Suppressant During Visit
- B-12 Injection
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Realistic weight loss is 15-35 pounds per each 12-week session, with an average loss of 20 pounds. Patients within the St. Elizabeth Program in Dickinson, TX may continue with the program to achieve their weight loss goals as long as progress continues. Losing weight is a lifestyle change and this program is not a quick fix solution.
What prescription medication is used?
Phentermine is the prescription medication utilized in the program. This FDA-approved medication should not be confused with the popular “Phen-Fen” combination that was used about 7 years ago. Phentermine has been approved by the FDA for appetite suppression and weight loss and is not linked to any of the adverse heart valve problems seen with other appetite suppressants. The side effects of phentermine may include insomnia, constipation, dry mouth and sometimes fast heart rhythm. During the program, each person will have a scheduled appointment with the medical staff and is monitored closely.
What are B-12 Injections?
B-12 helps in the formation of red blood cells and is essential for nervous system function. B-12 creates a significant energy boost for the body which ultimately creates more movement for the patient which helps burn more calories. At Wellnow Weight Loss Clinic we provide the B-12 injections with initial consultation and for any follow up visits shots will also be available FREE of charge!
Can I enter the St. Elizabeth Weight Loss Program if I am taking other medications?
This will depend on the stability of your medical problems and types of medications you are taking. Certainly, weight reduction will help control hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and a number of other medical problems. We have many patients enrolled in the Wellnow program who are taking blood pressure medications, antidepressants, diabetic medications and a number of other prescription medications. We will be happy to discuss this with you on the initial consultation.