We at JourneyLite Physicians know that there is not one weight loss program that will work for every patient out there. Therefore, in addition to offering procedure-based weight loss, we also treat many patients for medical weight loss. Medical weight loss is usually defined as participating in a physician-and-dietitian supervised weight loss program, often involving the use of prescription appetite suppressants. The classic medication typically used in the past has been Adipex (generic: phentermine), because it is affordable and effective. However there are several newer medications now available, each having its own pro’s and con’s. Patients who enroll in one of our medical weight loss options must commit to monthly office visits, regular exercise, and healthy diet options.
Explore the pages in this section to learn about our medical weight loss programs to help you lose weight without surgery, or lose MORE weight after a surgical weight loss procedure!
We offer many different medical weight loss programs based on weight loss medications that act as appetite suppressants including:
- Adipex (phentermine)
- Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate)
- Contrave (naltrexone/bupropion)
- Plenity (superabsorbent hydrogel particles in capsules)
- Saxenda (liraglutide)
- Wegovy (semaglutide)
- Gastric Balloon
In some cases different regimens can be combined to achieve maximum results.
NOTE: There are certain restrictions (which are different in Ohio and Kentucky) for the use of Adipex, Qsymia, and Contrave. Check out our Medical BMI calculator to see if you qualify! Success with weight loss medications require a disciplined program including healthy diet, exercise, and regular dietary counseling. Our team has the experience to help you succeed!