ovme logo small

Medical Weight Loss

Maintaining a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) is key to long-term health and vitality. Obesity predisposes those afflicted to stroke, cancer, depression, diabetes, arthritis, joint and back pain, and sleep apnea. OVME’s team of medical professionals is trained to identify hormonal and metabolic imbalance that can make routine weight loss more challenging. For some men and women, a short term (< 90-day) course of appetite suppressants when coupled with a healthy diet and exercise can help them obtain a healthy weight. Phentermine and Diethylpropion are both FDA approved to work as part of a healthy diet plan to shed unwanted pounds.

 

Diethylpropion

Diethylpropion is an appetite suppressant that also works in combination with a healthy diet to aid weight loss. Available in regular and extended-release tablets, Diethylpropion is a central nervous system stimulant that should not be taken with other appetite suppressants, as serious health issues can result.

 

Phentermine

The Phentermine is a medication that stimulates the hypothalamus gland and affects certain neurotransmitters to decrease appetite. Phentermine is one of the most commonly prescribed appetite suppressants in America. As with Diethylpropion, Phentermine should be part of a healthy diet and exercise plan.

Be part  

DiscOVer the benefits of membership.

Medical Weight Loss FAQ

Is medical weight loss safe?

Yes.  When taken under the supervision of a physician these medicines are very safe and have been FDA approved for over 20 years.

I am already “thin” but I need to lose a few pounds before bikini season. Can I be seen?

No.  Only patients with BMI > 27 will qualify for Medical Weight Loss.

How much weight can I expect to lose?

All patients are different however on average OVME clients lose between 6-9 pounds per month.

Can I be on the program for longer than 90 days?

No.  OVME favors a short term course of FDA appetite suppressants supported with a healthy life style.

How long can I take appetite suppressants?

OVME will prescribe FDA approved appetite suppressants for a maximum of 90-days.

What are the contraindications to medical weight loss?
  • pulmonary hypertension;
  • severe coronary artery disease;
  • severe high blood pressure;
  • an overactive thyroid;
  • a history of drug abuse;
  • glaucoma
  • bipolar or other mental illness