Recent studies show that 68% of Americans are overweight and those numbers are growing steadily. Comments circulate that obesity is a result of laziness and lack of self-control when in fact it is much more complicated of a condition. The truth is we need to treat obesity like a disease. If we focus on the causes of obesity and build a sound plan for combating it, we can help our patients return to a healthy weight. At the Center for Medical Weight Loss, we focus on rebuilding eating habits, not only to help you burn fat and lose weight, but also to help facilitate building solid eating habits and smart decision making so that you achieve a healthy lifestyle that doesn’t require frequent dieting. We offer results that no other commercial program can match since we help you lose weight safely and quickly, and most importantly, keep the weight off permanently. If you have struggled with weight, and want to live a longer healthier life, visit us and experience the personal support of our doctor-supervised weight loss program.
- What Makes the Center for Medical Weight Loss Unique?
- What the Weight Loss Program Entails
- Weight Loss Programs Available
- Types of Results to Expect
- Conditions Not Compatible with Medical Weight Loss
- Length of Weight Loss Programs
- Cost of Medical Weight Loss Consultation
- Cost of Medical Weight Loss Program
- Insurance Coverage for Medical Weight Loss
- Financing for Medical Weight Loss
I lost 56 pounds in 8 weeks!
I was skeptical yet curious about the Center for Medical Weight Loss, but I decided to give it a try. The monitoring, coaching and encouragement I got from Dr. Jodie and her team has been amazing. My weekly visits soon became victory parades as I shed the pounds. I could hardly believe the transformation. People from work, who I hadn’t even told I was dieting, started to praise my appearance. It’s been 8 weeks and I have lost 56 pounds. I am so happy! Dr. Jodie has changed my life.
Charles C. Mercer Island, WA
What makes the Center for Medical Weight Loss unique?
First and foremost, with our program, you do not have to battle your weight loss alone. Your weight loss program will be supervised by Dr. Reinertson; you will receive individual attention right from the start! During your initial visit you will consult with Dr. Reinertson and together create a plan so that you can shed pounds and burn fat, in a healthy manner, to achieve your target weight. We aim to help you lose fat, not water or muscle like other diets do by adjusting your individual program accordingly; you have our full support throughout the process.
What does the program entail?
A unique characteristic of our program is that each patient is treated as an individual; our weight loss plans are customized to your needs. During your in-depth consultation with Dr. Reinertson, we will build your program utilizing a comprehensive metabolic scale which indicates your metabolic rate and your body’s water, muscle, and fat composition. With these measurements, we will be able to accurately predict the maximum amount of weight you will be able to lose safely over a specific period of time. This is an ideal non-surgical approach to weight loss and weight management. You will begin to learn how to achieve greater self-control over your decisions surrounding food choices.
We can supplement your weight loss program with:
- Meal Replacement Powdered Shakes
- Meal Replacement Ready-Made Shakes
- Protein Bars
- Appetite Suppressants
- Metabolic Boosters
If your busy lifestyle requires food that can travel and is readily available, our program will accommodate your needs. Whether you need a little help or a lot of help, we have many useful tools to help you to achieve your goals.
What specific programs are available?
Our highly customizable weight loss programs are centered on three main options:
- Low Calorie Program: Our most intensive program utilizing high-nutrient foods designed for rapid, yet safe weight loss.
- Modified Low Calorie Program: A great option for incorporating the foods you love with our high-nutrient foods.
- Appetite Suppressant Program: A supplement program where you are monitored under a safe appetite suppressant to help curb your appetite.
What type of results can I expect?
There are many factors that will affect your results. The most important factor is your dedication to the program; lasting weight loss is not a quick fix. Patients that truly dedicate to the program and are motivated have the best results. Depending on your current weight and your goals for weight loss, we can help you lose 21 pounds in 4 weeks*.
Results vary from person to person but aggressive goals are achievable. Our goal is to help you build healthy habits so that you can successfully keep the weight off, permanently. If you are overweight, don’t give up, we can help!
Are there any conditions that are not compatible with Medical Weight Loss?
A great advantage to losing weight with the Center for Medical Weight Loss is that our program is safe for diabetic patients, safe for patients with high blood pressure, and other medical problems. The program is helpful in controlling further medical complications that are the result of other pre-existing conditions. It is also helpful in alleviating problems that are a result of obesity, such as: sleep apnea, high cholesterol, hypertension and heart disease.
How long do I need to stay on the program?
The duration of your program is determined by how much weight you want to lose. If you just want to modify your current eating habits and lose a smaller volume of weight, most patients are on the program for an average of 12 weeks. If you desire a greater volume of weight loss and have more aggressive goals your program duration may be longer. Some patients concerned about appetite control rather than the food they are currently eating, seek appetite suppressant assistance, in the window of 4-20 weeks depending on their goals.
How much does a consultation costs?
Consultations for Medical Weight Loss are $29. This is a small price to pay to meet one-on-one with Dr. Reinertson, receive a personalized metabolic report of your vital statistics, and also develop a plan of action for reaching your ideal weight. Consultations typically last 30 minutes but can go a bit longer depending on the number of questions and concerns you have regarding your weight loss goals.
What does the program cost?
This is a tough question to answer since our program is multi-facetted and completely customized for each patient. During the consultation with Dr. Reinertson we will discuss the options available, the cost involved with those options, and provide you with a quote for your unique weight loss plan.
Does insurance cover medical weight loss?
Generally speaking, insurance does not cover weight loss. There are changes frequently in covered procedures, so it is best to check with your eligibility department or your insurance manual to verify coverage. Since we are a private pay medical practice, we do not bill insurance. We can however provide the necessary medical documentation so that you can apply for reimbursement from your insurance provider. More information regarding reimbursement is available during your consultation.
I need financing, what are my options?
Financing is available from a third party group for patients requiring assistance. We offer special financing for our weight loss patients from Care Credit. For more information about the financing options available with Care Credit, please inquire with a member of our staff. Please note that we provide financing contacts as a convenience for our patients. CosMedic Skincare does not benefit from your relationship with this financial group. We encourage all patients to shop for the best options when making a financial decision such as this.
Where can I find more information about The Center for Medical Weight Loss?
Personalized consultations with Dr. Reinertson are the best and most direct form of education about our program. The one-on-one time with the doctor provides direct and immediate feedback and will specifically address your unique concerns and weight loss goals. For more information about the program as a whole, please visit the Center for Medical Weight Loss website.