Weight Management

Our weight loss program consists of regular office visits with our doctor, Brian Murphy MD, a prescribed appetite suppressant, and a recommended diet.  The doctor will review your health history, current diet and water consumption with you to determine the most appropriate appetite suppressant for YOUR unique needs.

 

We gladly accept cash, Visa, & MasterCard.  We also accept Flexible Spending Account cards.  While we don’t file insurance, we can provide you with a receipt for you to turn into your insurance to go towards your deductible.

 

Our mission is to educate each patient on a healthier lifestyle and provide the motivation needed to start the journey to better health.  We love to see our patients succeeding with their weight loss goals!  Dr. Murphy’s Weight Loss Program is known for successfully helping patients lose weight for over 30 years, but even more importantly, for building and developing long-term relationships with his patients to ensure they maintain the healthy weight they have achieved.  Weight management is a journey.  We realize there are ups and down and want to support our patients with encouragement and the appropriate medically guided response for longterm results.

Weight-Loss Facts

Normal Weight

Maintaining a normal weight can prevent gastroesophageal reflux and weight related joint conditions.

The Cure

According to the American Medical Association, of the 20 million type 2 diabetics, over half would NOT have this diagnosis, if they would maintain a normal body weight. Most physicians simply TREAT diabetes; Dr. Murphy helps CURE it!

Progesterone

Women typically crave sweets one week before and during their periods due to the increase in progesterone. This hormone causes women to crave sweets and not feel full.

Blood Pressure

The majority of overweight individuals may be able to stop or decrease their blood pressure medication by losing weight.

Reflux

The majority of people who have reflux will find relief when they lose weight.

Stress

Every pound you lose takes 3 pounds of stress off your knees and 6 pounds off your low back.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do insurance companies not pay for weight loss?

They don’t have to pay and it is not in their financial interest to do so.  Our country spends a trillion dollars+ a year on healthcare.  2/3 is spent in the last 3 months of life.  The average lifespan is now 77 years.  At that time, all the problems from weight, diabetes and/or heart disease are typically the cause of death.  Additionally, when you reach this stage, you become less of an insurance problem and more of a government problem with Medicare.

How can stress affect my weight?

It can increase cortisol which acts like predisone or provera (progesterone) and makes you crave sweets and can never feel full. However, it is relative. Stress bothers people in different ways. Some people gain, some lose, and some people’s weight is not affected by stress at all.

Will I gain the weight back when I stop taking the medication?

No, not if you follow the lifestyle change we have taught you.
Remember that the calories you take in versus the calories you burn determines your weight.  It’s really a simple formula.  Example: Goal Weight x 5, 6, or 7 = the amount of calories you should consume a day.  If you’re inactive, use 5.  If you’re very active, use 7.

Do you take walk-in appointments or do you have to schedule?

Yes, we take walk-ins but we do ask patients to call before they come in for a visit to ensure a provider is onsite during regularly scheduled office hours.

What are the weight restrictions for the program?

There aren’t necessarily weight restrictions. Whether you need to lose a few pounds or a lot of weight, we can help.

What are the age restrictions?

We can see teen patients with parental approval. There isn’t necessarily a cut off on age, however, it all depends on the patients’ medical history and the determination of the provider.

Can I do the program if I have high blood pressure?

Yes, we help many patients who also have high blood pressure. We always ensure that blood pressure is under control at each visit as well.

Can I do the program if I have heart related issues?

It depends on the heart condition. That’s why we are proud to have 1 doctor and 3 nurse practitioners at our office.  This is a medically guided, safe program.  Everyone’s health is individual and depends on the patient.  Once you visit with the provider, they’ll help determine next steps.

How long will it take me to get to my goal weight?

Every person’s weight loss journey is unique to him/her. The amount of time it takes you to meet your goal will depend upon many factors that our providers can discuss with you in detail.

How long does an appointment take?

Your initial appointment will be approximately 30-45 minutes. Follow up visits are usually 10-15 minutes.

How often do I come?

We schedule appointments monthly.

Is payment due at the time of service?

Yes, payment is due in full at the time of service. We do not file insurance or provide a payment plan.

Is weight loss medication an amphetamine?

No.

Can I take the medication while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No.

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