Weight Reduction Program

Weight Reduction Program

Weight loss refers to a reduction in body weight due to loss of fluid, body fat, or lean mass. It can be achieved through a combination of diet and physical activity, or in some cases, medication, or weight loss surgery.

It is important to note that sustained weight loss requires long-term lifestyle changes, including healthy eating habits and regular exercise. Consulting with a healthcare provider is recommended before starting a weight loss program.

Weight loss pills

Weight loss oral pills are a type of dietary supplement that can help to reduce body weight. Some weight loss pills work by suppressing appetite, while others increase metabolism or block the absorption of fats or carbohydrates. You may see many advertisements on TV for these weight loss pills, many with dubious claims.

It's important to note that not all weight loss pills are effective or safe, and many of these products can have potential side effects. Additionally, most weight loss pills are not approved by regulatory agencies such as the FDA, so their safety and efficacy may not have been adequately tested.
We recommend you do your research on these products and take them with caution. We do not offer them to our patients, nor do we endorse using them.

Weight Reduction Programs we offer:


We offer two types of weight loss programs:

  • Medication Based: using the latest FDA approved oral and injectable medication available for rapid weight loss.
  • Diet and Lifestyle Based:  Customized nutrition-based weight Management program using food and exercise as a core component.

Our mission is to inspire and empower our clients to live extraordinary lives by nourishing themselves from the inside out. Our goal is to clear up the confusion around healthy diets and lifestyle and to promote disease prevention. We support our clients by helping them discover a personalized, natural way of eating that works for them and meets their health goals while providing them with the energy to enjoy a wonderful life. As a result, the positive changes they make can be sustained and integrated into their personal lifestyle and address the needs of their unique body.
Whether you are seeking treatment for a complex medical condition, or would like general information on improving overall health, you will leave your initial appointment with useful knowledge you can implement immediately into your life

First program we offer:

Weight loss medication and injectables for rapid weight loss.

Weight loss medication and injectables are prescription treatments that can help with rapid weight loss. These medications are FDA approved and work by reducing appetite, increasing metabolism, or blocking the absorption of fats or carbohydrates. Some commonly prescribed weight loss medications include:

  • Orlistat (Xenical)
  • Liraglutide (Saxenda)
  • Phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia)
  • Naltrexone-bupropion (Contrive)

Injectables for weight loss, such as liraglutide, work by suppressing appetite and reducing calorie intake.
It is important to note that weight loss medication and injectables are only recommended for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or for those with a BMI of 27 or higher who also have weight-related health problems such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.
Weight loss medication and injectables should only be taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider and should not be used as a substitute for healthy lifestyle changes, such as a balanced diet and regular physical activity. Additionally, these medications can have potential side effects and may interact with other medications, so it's important to be fully informed of the risks and benefits before starting treatment.

Our Top Injectable Choice: WEGOVY®

WEGOVY® is classified as  a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. Helps with weight loss for:

  • adult patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of
  • 30 kg/m2 or greater (obesity) or
  • 27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbid condition (e.g., hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or dyslipidemia) (1).
  • pediatric patients aged 12 years and older with an initial BMI at the 95th percentile or greater for age and sex (obesity) (1).


  • Administer WEGOVY® once weekly.
  • Inject subcutaneously in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm.
  • In patients with type 2 diabetes, monitor blood glucose during WEGOVY® treatment.
  • Initiate at 0.25 mg once weekly for 4 weeks. In 4 weeks, intervals, increase the dose until a dose of 2.4 mg is reached.
  • The maintenance dose of WEGOVY® is 2.4 mg once weekly.


Injection: pre-filled, single-dose pen that delivers doses of 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 1.7 mg, or 2.4 mg (3).

Wegovy side effects for weight loss?

Wegovy (Semaglutide) is a medication that has been shown to cause weight loss as a side effect. However, like all medications, it can also cause side effects. Some common side effects of Wegovy include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting

It is important to keep in mind that everyone reacts differently to medications, and not everyone will experience side effects. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, you should talk to your doctor right away.

How soon can I lose ten pounds with Wegovy?

Regarding weight loss, it's difficult to predict exactly how much weight a person will lose with Wegovy, as this will vary depending on the individual. However, some people have reported losing 10 pounds or more within the first few months of taking the medication. It's important to remember that weight loss should be viewed as a gradual process, and it's not recommended to expect rapid or substantial weight loss. Additionally, weight loss with Wegovy should be part of a comprehensive weight management plan that includes a healthy diet and regular physical activity.

How does Wegovy cause weight loss?

Wegovy (Semaglutide) causes weight loss by increasing the level of GLP-1, a hormone that regulates glucose and appetite, in the body. GLP-1 acts on the brain to reduce hunger and increase feelings of fullness, which can lead to decreased food intake and weight loss. Additionally, Wegovy helps to improve glucose control, which can also contribute to weight loss. However, it is important to note that weight loss with Wegovy should be part of a comprehensive weight management plan that includes a healthy diet and regular physical activity.

Second Program we offer:

Patient Medical’s Customized Weight Management Program

Achieving long-term weight loss has proven to be an insurmountable challenge for most people. Studies show that while some people can achieve short-term weight loss by combining restrictive calorie intake with exercise, a significant majority gain their weight back within two years or less. Most have not made any changes to their eating habits, lifestyle or how they think about food, so they revert to old habits as soon as they “finish” their “diet.”

We believe that a diet is not something you go “on and off” but instead is a part of your lifestyle, including not only what you eat but also your behaviors and thoughts around food. This comprehensive approach is what distinguishes our program. It not only helps to clear up the confusion around overwhelming and conflicting nutritional information but also equips you with the support, tools, and techniques you need to achieve permanent weight loss. We focus on eating healthfully and making lifestyle and mindset changes to reach and support ideal weight and health long term.

Patients Medical’s Program Centers on:

  • Assessment - Understand and define health concerns, the first key step to customizing your unique strategy and plan for success. This phase will include documenting your baseline weight, waist /hip ratio and goals. We also offer an optional Bioimpedance Analysis. Patients also have the option to choose a complete medical assessment to complement their program. This exam would include physical, complete blood work, identification of metabolic problems, Glucose Tolerance Testing, Lipid Profile, electrocardiogram (EKG), and bone density to assess any weight related conditions and co-morbidities. Such information can serve to solidify the key role of weight management in disease prevention, lifelong health and serve as additional motivation.
  • Education - Learn what types of food works best to achieve your weight loss goals and why. In this phase the Nutritionist would also address how nutrition and/or exercise can address any co-morbidity, if identified and applicable.
  • Relevant lifestyle changes - Develop habits that will sustain long term results. With individual support you can make progressive reasonable steps to secure habits that will insure lasting results. Understanding and making these behavioral changes are a key element of permanent weight loss.
  • Thought processes - Learn how to change your thinking about food. Understand how to identify and address your sabotaging thoughts about nutrition and lifestyle. Your mind is one of your most powerful tools and is an integral part of reaching and maintaining your goals. If you do not change how you think about food, you run the risk of lapsing back to old patterns. This key element is missing in most conventional plans.
  • Practical application - Understand how to consistently incorporate these foods into your life, no matter how busy or stressful it may be.
  • Maintenance -Work with your coach to define your acceptable weight range and create a follow up plan to ensure your results are sustained.

How Patients Medical’s Weight Loss Program Differs from Other Weight Loss Programs:

  • Our Extensive Staff of Medical Professionals
  • Since there is no magic pill for health and well-being, the road to total wellness requires a diverse, collaborative team of integrative health care professionals with a full spectrum of skills who are dedicated to addressing the needs of your whole being- mind, body, and spirit. From physicians and medical staff trained at the country’s most prestigious medical centers and institutions, to our full spectrum of licensed and certified health care practitioners, our multidisciplinary team of specialists is at the forefront of integrative medicine and holistic health care. Our nutritionist will collaborate closely with our physicians to ensure any medical obstacles to your weight loss success are addressed in developing your program.

B. Our State-of-the-Art Testing

  •  What makes our program unique is that our facility is equipped to provide detailed blood and urine testing. Testing can include a complete hormonal panel, metabolic profile, and glucose tolerance to identify root causes and help focus the plan of action to get you results that have been so difficult in the past.
  • Most weight loss programs do not offer such testing as they are not administered by a medical practice or managed by nutrition professional. As a result participants are unsuccessful in achieving their goals because of underlying health issues. If you have been on diets, Weight Watchers and other programs but they have not worked for you, please do not give up hope.
  • The good news is that once the testing is done and our physicians have addressed the underlying health issues, our nutritionist will work with you to develop your customized weight loss program which will encompass not only what food to eat to achieve a healthy weight, but what behaviors and thought processes will make your results lifelong. You owe yourself the gift of health and vitality!

C. Our Program Addresses Lifestyle Changes

  • In accordance with our philosophy of treating your total body and mind, we view weight loss as a key tool is ensuring that you live a vibrant, active life sustained by good health, high energy, mental clarity, full function, and absence of disease well into old age. If that’s what you want, our Health care team can help you.

FirstLine Therapy® (FLT) weight loss program

Patients Medical uses the patented FirstLine Therapy® (FLT) weight loss program because it works!
FirstLine Therapy® (FLT) is a supervised Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) program that is managed by our nutritionist with the support of our full staff of medical doctors. The FirstLine Therapy® program not only helps you reach a healthy weight permanently, but also teaches you to evolve into a lifestyle that arms you with a first line treatment to prevent common, chronic health problems. FirstLine Therapy is about making choices every day that will enable you to lose weight, and achieve a long, full, and healthy life.
By controlling your weight, you can not only prevent chronic disease in the future but also improve your health and the quality of life now.

How FirstLine Therapy Works

One of the reasons diets and exercise programs fail is they are one-dimensional—that is, they focus on weight loss one. FirstLine Therapy is not just about weight loss; it is about achieving a lifetime of good health. Instead of counting calories, you will learn:

  • Simple steps to help you take control of your specific health situation.
  • Effortless ways to track your progress, tips for success, reminders, and other support that will help you achieve your goals and maintain your health improvement.

FirstLine Therapy will help you:

  • Achieve and maintain a healthy weight, finally.
  • Address the underlying cause of common health problems.
  • Take control of your health by providing you with the necessary tools
  • Live your life in a way that improves your health.
  • Feel good now and maintain good health for years to come.

Why FirstLine Therapy Works
FirstLine Therapy has helped thousands of people regain their health, lose weight and live fuller, more vibrant lives. FirstLine Therapy works because:

  • Its basic principles are in accordance with the most current scientific research.
  • It addresses the underlying causes of disease, not just the symptoms.
  • It utilizes simple, progressive steps that you can make part of your lifestyle for life!

Which option will give me long term rapid weight loss, Wegovy or the  diet-based program?

  • The effectiveness of weight loss programs depends on several factors, including your starting weight, diet, physical activity, and metabolism. While Wegovy (a prescription weight-loss medication) may lead to rapid weight loss in the short term, it is typically recommended as part of a comprehensive weight-loss program that includes a healthy diet and exercise. A diet-based program that emphasizes healthy eating habits, portion control, and physical activity can also lead to sustainable weight loss over the long term.
  • It is important to consult a doctor or a registered dietitian to determine the best weight-loss program for you based on your individual needs and health status. They may also be able to advise you on the safety and effectiveness of using weight-loss medications like Wegovy.

For many patients, we offer a combination of both programs.  Start with the injectables for Rapid Weight Loss. Then in parallel, a nutritional support program to help keep the weight off when you stop the medication.


Begin Your Journey to Wellness with Patients Medical

Patients Medical is a superb place for women and men to secure integrative and functional health care from providers who give personalized care, partner with the patient to focus on the root cause of their illness, support their recovery, and help them maintain good health.

As the next step, to plan and schedule your weight loss program,  please first request your consultation with our physicians.
To schedule an in person on Tele-medicine appointment, please call our office at 1-212-794-8800 or email us at info@PatientsMedical.com   We look forward to hearing from you.

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