Weight Loss and Weight Management
Our metabolism is regulated by a multitude of factors including the balance of our gut microbiome, inflammation, stress, hormone regulation, toxins and various lifestyle factors.
Utilizing lifestyle assessment and advanced testing when needed, we will get to the root of resistance to weight loss and design a personalized program to restore your metabolism to balance.
The most important component of an effective weight-management program must be the prevention of unwanted weight gain from excess body fat.
Increased physical activity is an essential component of a comprehensive weight-reduction strategy for overweight adults who are otherwise healthy.
The use of behavior and lifestyle modification in weight management is based on a body of evidence that people become or remain overweight as the result of modifiable habits or behaviors, and that by changing those behaviors, weight can be lost and the loss can be maintained.
Medications like Semaglutide can be an additional benefit to your new lifestyle management. Semaglutide was originally created to help lower blood sugar levels for patients with diabetes, but new studies have also proven its effectiveness as a weight loss medication. This injectable medication imitates a hormone called GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) that regulates your body’s appetite. Semaglutide can help by decreasing your appetite, overeating and calorie intake will be reduced which can help you lose weight faster. This medication should be paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.
After a 30-minute consultation, your doctor will determine if you’re a good candidate for Semaglutide. You will then receive a 10-week supply for once weekly injections with a dose that gradually increases under the direction of your doctor. With the help of our dietician, exercise, and Semaglutide, many of our patients are reporting significant weight loss.
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What to Expect
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If you are considering participating in a specific program at AustinMD Aesthetics & Wellness, but still have more questions, please don’t hesitate to Contact us. Our Functional Medicine team will be happy to answer your questions or give you more information on any of our programs.
Functional Medicine FAQ
At your initial consultation, you will be given an opportunity to discuss your personal health goals with Dr. Roy or his Functional Medicine certified nurse practitioner. This is an opportunity for you and our team to identify if you are a good candidate for our services.
Expect the consultation to last for 60-75 minutes. If you are a good candidate for our care, we will go over the test kits and some paperwork to get you started. We value your time and do our best to provide a timely service.
The initial consultation appointment is $350 to see Dr. Jenny, NP and $400 to see Dr. Roy. It’s important for you to complete the consent forms and any questionnaires assigned, 48 hours prior to your visit. This allows the providers to develop the best plan for you and utilize the appointment time efficiently to answer your questions. During that visit, the functional testing needs will be determined and any additional testing kit costs will be shared with you. An In-Body scan and a 60-minute Functional Medicine dietician appointment is also included with this consultation, which can be scheduled after you receive your test results.
All testing that we do is known as functional lab testing. Functional lab testing helps us evaluate your health at a cellular level and this testing is different from traditional testing because it helps evaluate the root causes of your symptoms instead of just diagnosing you with a condition. This testing is done through your stool, saliva and or blood often times we provide you with the kits and many of the samples can actually be collected from the comfort of your home or the local lab. Each lab test provides us with details of clinical data and insight into your cellular function and we want to make sure that you fully understand your lab results and that you can easily share them with your health care team if necessary.
Once we get your lab results back and review them for your mineral nutrient needs we will recommend a personalized supplement program. Our recommendations will include only the highest quality products to create more predictable outcomes. By doing the right testing to start with we can ensure that you’re taking the right supplements for the right length of time. All supplements and remedies are included in our Creating a Healthier You program.
Depending on your health issues, some supplements may be taken on a temporary basis and others may be taken on a more permanent basis.
Although food is the best medicine, supplementation supports the lifestyle changes and fills in any genetic weakness.
To determine a client’s treatment, Dr. Roy and his staff will review your entire medical history. You may want to request copies of your medical files to share with him.
Your medical files and treatments are held in the strictest of confidence; all correspondence is handled through our secure patient portal.
We believe in education in bringing about improved wellness and teaching others about the importance of diet, exercise, hormones and stress relief.
We do not accept any form of medical insurance or Medicare. We do encourage you to use your insurance for lab work, however some tests may not be covered. You may also use pre-tax dollars from a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Care Credit to pay for your consultations and supplements used for specific health problems.
To provide you with the most affordable care possible AustinMD has made special arrangements with all of our lab vendors to provide our patients with direct lab pricing. This ensures that you’ll get the lowest price possible and all lab testing that you receive. Some tests with some insurance companies will cover a large portion of the test. On average, you should budget $500-$1500.
A Health Savings Account (HSA) enables you to pay for medical expenses on a tax-free or pre-taxed basis. For more information and to see if you qualify, you will need to speak with your medical insurance provider.
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