Weight Loss Programs
We offer many different diet and weight loss programs to our patients in order to help them shred the extra pounds. By losing just a few pounds you can highly decrease you’re your chances for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory problems, cancers, and many more health related risks. We are a physician supervised weight loss program and we teach lifestyle change through nutrition and exercise counseling, but we also provide the necessary supplements and diets.
All of the items listed above work together to help accelerate weight loss and suppress hunger which is the biggest problem for people when they are trying to lose weight. Our program is designed by experts in medicine, nutrition, fitness, motivation, and education. In our clinic, the Physician and Dietitian prescribe your weight loss plan based on a patient’s goals, current condition, and medical history.
We have a two-phase system of evaluation and administration of appropriate medicines, followed by development of a sustainable exercise and nutrition program. The first visit lasts about 45 minutes and includes a medical examination and medical history, along with a EKG, blood work, and a weight and BMI measurement. The dietitian will also sit down with you and discuss a in-depth meal and exercise plan. We do not teach low calorie diets that will “starve” you. Our meals plans are balanced and nutritionally designed to help you lose weight and keep it off.
What’s our success rate? Every patient is different, and there are no guarantees, but typical weight loss is between 15-20 pounds the first month and then it typically levels off to 2-4 pounds a week afterwards. It’s a non-surgical, physician supervised weight loss program that actually works.
Lipotropic B12 Weight-Loss Injections
Lipotropic/MIC B12 injections are administered to help burn fat, increase metabolism, and reduce weight. Lipotropic B12 injections combine B vitamins to boost energy. The shots convert carbs into glucose, which can increase energy while decreasing fatigue. It also can help regulate the nervous system to reduce stress and depression, maintain digestive systems, curb unhealthy cholesterol levels, and improve the appearance of hair, skin, and nails. Associates MD recommends getting the injections twice a week for best results.
Management Diet Plans:
- Low-Cholesterol Diet Plans
- Low-Sodium Diet Plans
- Diabetes Education and Diet Plan
- High Fiber Weight Loss Diet Plans
Carissa Vega, L.D.
Carissa Vega, LD is a dietitian with more than 15 years of experience in the nutrition field. As the nutritionist for Associates MD, Carissa offers nutrition consultation for individuals and groups. She has designed programs and guidelines for all types of interests and levels, using the most up to date information on healthy eating, weight loss, exercise, and wellness. Her field of expertise is in: Weight loss and weight management, Lipid management with diet, specific disease management with diet: HIV/AIDS, GERD, Gastric Reflux, Foodservice menu design and analysis, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes, Sports nutrition and increased performance, Childhood Obesity, Prenatal Nutrition, and Vegetarianism.