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FAQ’s

Will insurance cover the Medical W.E.I.G.H.T. Management program?

 Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not cover weight management programs. Since this program is strictly cash pay, we offer an affordable rate. Call 832-912-3717 for more pricing details.

How much weight should I expect to lose?

Most individuals should expect to lose 1-2 pounds a week and about 10% of weight loss over the course of 6 months. Studies have shown that those who maintain 1-2 pound weight loss a week are more apt to keep it off. *

Do you provide weight loss supplements and diet pills for the program?

For those who are interested, we provide recommendations for supplements such as meal replacement vitamins/minerals. We conveniently offer a selection at our on-campus North Cypress Village Pharmacy to better serve our patients. If you are interested in weight loss pills, a Physician can prescribe an appetite stimulant as long as you do not have a medical condition that would be a contraindication.

How does this program differ from other weight management programs?

This program was developed by North Cypress Medical Center’s Weight Management Physicians and Registered Dietitians who are knowledgeable and experienced in providing services of weight management. They are well qualified to assess your current health and wellness and provide scientifically proven dietary and exercise plans.

Who would be a good candidate for the Medical W.E.I.G.H.T. Management program? 

Whether you want to shed that last 10-15 pounds or need to lose 100 pounds, this program is suited for you.

What will I be taught from this program?

This answer depends on what works for you. For example, those with goals to avoid eating out as much will learn how to prepare healthy meals at home. Those who prefer to lose weight and still eat on the go will learn how to get the healthy choices while eating out.

How much time does this program involve?

Those who see the Dietitian and the Weight Loss Physician will have scheduled biweekly appointments. Those who are meeting with the Dietitian will have monthly appointments. Throughout the month you will have reading assignments, month goals, weekly food journals, and a diet plan to work on.

What type of diet plan will I have? 

Based on your estimated needs and nutritional assessment, you and the Dietitian will develop meal plans you can stick to.

What is the diet and weight loss research based off of?

The information that is provided to patients is based off of the scientific evidence from the American Dietetic Association.*

What if I haven’t lost all of the weight I wanted to in the 6 months?

Our goal is to equip you with the skills and the motivation you need so that when you are finished with the 6 months, you will continue to lose or maintain your weight on your own for life.

If you find you still need an additional tool to help you with your weight loss efforts and you feel that surgery might be the next step for you, the Medical W.E.I.G.H.T. Management program will put you ahead in the process of getting you ready.  In most cases it can be used as your supervised weight loss program that insurance companies will need for granting your coverage for medical weight loss surgery. 


*The National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute expert panel. ”Executive Summary of the clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults.” Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 98 (1998): 1178-1191. Print.

**Seagle, Helen M. MS, RD; Strain, Gladys Witt, PhD, RD;  Makris, Angela, PhD, RD, Et al. “Position of the American Dietetic Association: Weight Management.” Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 109 (2009): 330-346. Print.

 

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