We offer a variety of products and services that will support our clients through their weight loss process and ensure their success, including:
DoctorsPlace Medical Weight Loss Center proudly offers HCG which is short for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. HCG is a naturally occurring hormone that when used in low doses can have a positive effect on an area in the brain known as the hypothalamus. HCG acts on the hypothalamus to decrease hunger and cravings and also allows for rapid weight loss without jeopardizing muscle mass. By keeping the muscle mass intact, the patient’s metabolism does not decrease and patients are more successful in maintaining their weight loss. Additionally, HCG has been shown to aid in the reduction of abnormal fat stores. Therefore, patients are more likely to see a loss of inches from the abdomen, thighs and hip locations. Patients who have participated in our HCG program have been able to experience dramatic results without feeling hungry, deprived or fatigued. In fact, patients often report feeling better than they have felt in a very long time. Our HCG program is available to both male and female patients.
DoctorsPlace Medical Weight Loss Center uses various FDA approved appetite suppressants such as phentermine, also known as Adipex and Fastin. These medications help with weight loss by curbing hunger and controlling portion size. This allows for an easier transition to healthier and long term lifestyle changes. Prior to prescribing any medications, Dr. Cook will first review each patient’s medical history to help ensure the safety of the recommended regimen.
VITAMIN B12 INJECTIONS
At the DoctorsPlace Medical Weight Loss Center, we offer Vitamin B12 injections to help patients sustain a normal energy level while decreasing their food intake. Because vitamin B12 injections give a tremendous boost of energy, this generally helps people to maintain their diets, and motivates them to increase their physical activity level. Vitamin B12 also helps to fight stress and depression, which are symptoms that are sometimes associated with weight gain.
Vitamin B12, also called Cobalamine, is one of the eight water-soluble B vitamins. The B vitamin complex helps the body to convert carbohydrates into glucose or sugar, which is then used to produce energy for the body. The B complex vitamins are also essential for the breakdown of fats and proteins. In addition, they also help maintain muscle tone, protect the mucus lining in the digestive tract and mouth, and enhance the function of the nervous system, liver, skin, hair and eyes.
DoctorsPlace Medical Weight Loss Center provides multivitamins to further assist our patients in losing weight. Our multivitamins have all of the recommended daily allowances of necessary vitamins and minerals. Additionally, our vitamins have two added ingredients: chromium and methylcellulose. Chromium is a mineral that helps stabilize blood sugar levels and therefore can help ease cravings for sugar and carbohydrates. Methylcellulose helps curb one’s appetite in that it creates a “full” sensation by expanding once inside the digestive tract.
PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS AND MEAL REPLACEMENTS
At DoctorsPlace Medical Weight Loss Center, we understand that many of our patients lead a very hectic life and do not always have time to prepare a proper meal. Therefore, we offer protein supplements and meal replacements for those on the go. DoctorsPlace Medical Weight Loss Center has never required that any of our patients purchase our meal replacements; in fact, all of our meal plans are based on grocery store derived foods. However, we have found that many of our patients both enjoy and benefit from the meal replacements and supplements that we offer.