Phentermine is a stimulant similar to an amphetamine. It acts as an appetite suppressant by affecting the central nervous system. Phentermine is used together with diet and exercise to treat weight gain in people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
For your initial appointment, you will need to see our Nurse Practitioner for a consult and medical clearance. Make sure you bring or at least know EVERY medication you are currently taking. Jamie will then sit down with you to evaluate your overall health, address any questions/concerns you may have, discuss your weight loss goals, have you weigh in and then discuss your personalized weight loss plan. If Jamie sees a need for lab work she will write a test requisition form or prescription for lab work for you to take to a lab recommended by our facility. Results must be seen by Jamie before we can clear you to start our phentermine program.
Note: If you have a copy of current labwork that was done within the last 2 weeks we will accept that. Please be aware that any lab work requested will be at the cost of the patient.
*Important: Those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have glaucoma, an overactive thyroid, uncontrolled severe high blood pressure or heart disease cannot take phentermine. The FDA recommends that phentermine be used for NO MORE than 12 weeks at a time.
We also offer injections that are NOT included with the phentermine program, that are called lipotropic injections or better knows as “fat burners”. These can be done in addition to your phentermine program or for those that do not qualify for the phentermine program, they may be used instead. Lipotropic injections are shown to prevent excess fat buildup in the liver and the body. Injections are recommended and most effective if done weekly.
Note: If you have a sulfa allergy you cannot get these injections.
The injections we offer are:
- B12 Injection (gives you more energy and boosts your metabolism)
- Lipo-Den Injection (to help your body better metabolize fats/carbs)
- L-Carntine Injection (turns fatty acids into energy)
- Lipo-Den Plus (our most popular injection combining 13 different weight loss properties into one injection)