Medical Weight Loss
Behavioral Counseling is the at the core of what we do…
Premier Heart & Vein Center has partnered with the CMWL to provide a wellness program that combines weight management with medical science!
It is a fact supported by countless studies. In order to achieve a lifelong healthy weight you must engage in behaviors that promote weight loss and maintenance. But, easier said than done, right?
That’s why we created our personalized behavioral counseling system, which forms the foundation of any CMWL plan you follow. Dr. Stevens will customize a behavioral plan just for you using our library of 43 behavioral modules across 9 different categories. Change begins from within, and your counseling plan can help you overcome the root causes of your weight loss challenges.
What is medical weight loss?
Let’s first talk about what it is not…
Medical weight loss is not surgery or diet pills. It is weight management based on medical scientific evidence that targets the root causes of obesity and weight gain. Trained doctors or medical providers provide the treatment and guidance necessary to help you achieve weight loss and maintain it for life.
Who benefits from medical weight loss?
Anyone who is concerned about their health
The United State Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that all adults get annual weight screenings. Medical weight loss is designed to help any individual with his or her specific weight loss goals, whether to lose 100 pounds or those last stubborn ten pounds. It is especially beneficial for those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher because it can reduce the risk of other serious medical conditions.
What makes us different?
The tools that Dr. Stevens uses to help you manage your weight are very different from what you might find with commercial programs. We use your metabolism and body composition (mainly fat percentage) as true indicators of weight loss progress, something other plans can’t do. See the chart below for other differences…
* Insurance may cover your weight loss screening and follow-up behavioral counseling visits. Check with your insurance company and CMWL center for details.
Your decision to participate in the program is largely based on your motivation level to lose weight and your medical safety-risk profile. At your initial consultation visit, Dr. Stevens will review the CMWL plans you are eligible for and the cost of each personalized plan option. Again, individualized behavioral counseling is a part of any plan you follow, which will teach you the skills necessary to maintain your weight loss for the long term.
*Insurance may cover your weight loss screening and follow-up behavioral counseling visits. Check with your insurance company and CMWL center for details.
**Estimated weight loss of 21 lbs. in 12 weeks. Source: American Journal of Medicine June 2011.