Frequently Asked Questions About The Weight Loss Program

Frequently Asked Questions About The Weight Loss Program

How much does the program cost and what is included?

The North Texas Clinical Weight Loss Program utilizes an appetite suppressant medication as a willpower tool to help patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 27 or above to achieve their weight loss goals with the objective being to not only help lose the weight, but to keep it off for the long term. Our proven approach to losing weight incorporates honest, sensible dietary & nutritional counseling together with practical, “real life” tips and information that have worked for us, personally, as well as our patients.

Initial visit cost is $200.00 (excludes medication).

Qualifying patients* will receive a prescription for a 30 day supply of the appetite suppressant medication, Phentermine, which can be filled at any pharmacy. With our free prescription discount card, a 30 day supply of the medication is usually under $25.

Weight loss patients are encouraged to weigh in weekly, and if desired, can receive B-12 shots weekly.

Weekly weigh-in’s are free & B-12 shots cost $10.

There are no hidden costs or long term obligations; however, since most patients will take the medication daily, they will need a refill of their medication monthly. In order to obtain a refill of the medication, a follow up medical evaluation visit is necessary. A vitamin B-12 injection is included with the follow up at no extra cost.

Follow up visits for prescription refills are $125.00.

Until the desired weight goal is reached, patients may take the medication for three months consecutively, and then must take a one month break before starting anew. The one month break, taken in accordance with FDA guidelines, helps prevent the patient from developing a tolerance to the medication. During the month off, patients may continue to weigh-in weekly and receive weekly B-12 injections.

*The complete list of disqualifying conditions are listed in the New Patient Forms.

What if I can't take the medication because of a disqualifying condition?

Those persons who don’t qualify for or don’t choose to take the appetite suppressant medication can participate in the NTXCWL Modified Weight Loss Program, by attending a new patient presentation, which includes the same sensible dietary & nutritional counseling and incorporates the same proven weight loss approach as the Regular Program, just without the medication. The Modified Program, which has no minimum BMI requirement, includes a vitamin B-12 shot, but does not include the medical evaluation or prescription for the appetite suppressant medication.

No follow up visits are necessary, however, participants are eligible to weigh-in weekly for free and may receive vitamin B-12 shots at the program rate of $10.