Our Services

Dr. Colantonio's Medically Supervised Weight Management Program uses appetite suppressants (Phentermine or Phendimetrazine), exercise, meal plans, nutritional counseling, stress-reduction, and behavior modification. Your wait is over! If you're overweight, don't wait! Call us NOW to be on your way to a happier and healthier life, at home and at work!

 

The Practice

Physician-supervised weight-loss programs provide treatment in a clinical setting with a licensed medical doctor such as Dr. Colantonio who is Board Certified. These programs typically offer services such as nutrition and physical activity counseling and behavioral therapy.

 

The Initial Consult

Dr. Colantonio provides the initial consultation. The initial consult involves a focused medical evaluation for diseases related to obesity and causative factors, along with a physical examination. Many patients come to the clinic with undiagnosed diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid disorders, abnormal liver tests or obstructive sleep apnea.

 

Weight Management may include:

  1. Behavior Modifications (diet and exercise)

  2. Pre-packaged Meal Replacement Plans

  3. Pharmacotherapy (weight-loss medications)

 

Behavior Modifications

Regardless of treatment choice, lifestyle modification through diet and exercise is essential to the success of any weight-loss program.

 

Diet

We just need to control the calories that we consume. Unfortunately, deprivation from foods we are used      to eating is difficult to accept by our bodies and minds.

 

Physical Activity

An important addition to diet, as it boosts metabolism and increases weight-loss. Physical activity is particularly important in helping to maintain weight-loss.

 

Pre-packaged Meal Replacement Plans

A medically supervised weight management program that utilizes meal replacement products and behavior change counseling to help patients reach and maintain their weight-loss goals.

 

Medical Weight Management

Who Qualifies for Weight Loss Medications?

 

Although everyone is hopeful for a fast and easy way to lose weight, nothing has been shown to replace a prudent, calorie-controlled diet along with behavior modification and an increase in physical activity as a cornerstone for all weight loss treatments. The next tool that can be used to achieve weight-loss and health improvement is medication. Medical Weight Management may be offered to individuals affected by being over-weight who have failed to achieve weight-loss through diet and exercise alone.

 

Phentermine products (Adipex-P® or Suprenza®)

Available by prescription and work on chemicals in the brain to decrease your appetite and help control       cravings. It also has a mild stimulant component that adds extra energy, and helps improve focus and           concentration. Phentermine is a pill that is taken once a day in the morning time. Common side effects         are dry mouth and sleeplessness.

 

A person’s blood pressure and heart rate may increase when on this medication; therefore, you must be       monitored closely by a physician who is experienced in prescribing this medication. It cannot be used in         patients with some heart conditions (such as poorly controlled blood pressure), glaucoma (increased             pressure in your eye), stroke or overactive thyroid. There is some concern for abuse, but this is minimal if     the medication is appropriately used as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Follow-up Visits

Determined on a patient-by-patient basis. Frequent visits (every 3 to 4 weeks) are encouraged until initial weight-loss goals are achieved. Since being over-weight is considered a chronic life-long problem for many individuals, periodic continual follow-up is recommended.

 

Patients are required to come in monthly for weigh-ins, blood pressure checks and review of food and exercise logs. During the monthly meetings, patients receive education on new forms of eating, cooking and grocery shopping as well as exercise habits and programs.

 

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