Weight Loss Program
Physician-Supervised Weight Loss Program in Covington, GA
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, now is the time to begin your journey with help from the medical team at Alliance Weight Loss Center. Our physician-supervised weight loss programs will help you reach and maintain your goal weight.
Losing weight is the first step towards a healthy lifestyle. At Alliance, we realize that every patient’s weight loss journey is highly personal – no two experiences are alike – which is why we customize our physician-supervised weight loss program for your individual needs.
The dedicated staff at Alliance Weight Loss Center can provide the expert guidance and support needed to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Learn about what we offer and what to expect below.
Weight Loss Medications
Our providers may prescribe one or more of the following medications for you:
Phentermine, an appetite suppressant, is the most popular weight loss pill in the US. There are a number of brand names for phentermine, including Adipex-P® and Lomaira®. In clinical studies, it has been shown to promote weight loss when used for a short time (up to 12 weeks).
Topamax (topiramate) has been used as a treatment for epilepsy and migraines for years, but it is also used off-label in combination with phentermine for weight loss. Many people who take Topamax experience appetite reduction or suppression as a side effect. Patients who take Topamax with phentermine are often able to lose weight faster.
Contrave is a prescription weight loss medication that may help adults who are overweight or obese lose weight and keep it off. It is believed to affect two areas of the brain to reduce hunger and help control cravings.
Saxenda (liraglutide) is an injectable prescription medicine that may help some obese or overweight adults who also have weight-related medical problems (e.g., high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes) to lose weight and keep it off. It is similar to a hormone that occurs naturally in the body, and helps control blood sugar, insulin levels, and digestion.
It’s important to note that although Saxenda has the same active ingredient as Victoza®, an injectable medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, Saxenda should never be used to treat diabetes and should not be used with insulin or any other diabetes medications.
As with any medication, there are potential side effects that our trained medical providers will discuss with you, but we sometimes forget that obesity may result in even worse side effects (high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, etc.).
In most cases, the benefit of using these medications is greater than the risks. We will provide you with full information during your visit and address all your concerns. Each of these medications should be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
At Alliance Weight Loss Center, we believe in a step approach to medical weight loss. We never start you with all meds at one time. The bottom line is to lose weight and not reach a plateau as you have before.
Information About Your Follow-up Visits
Our 3-month physician-supervised weight loss program is quite affordable.
Your first visit will consist of a visit with board-certified medical professional, who will take your full history, perform a thorough examination, and order labs, as needed. A B12 shot will be given on site along with a prescription.
During your follow-up appointments, you will receive an additional B12 injection, blood pressure check, consultation, and prescription refills as needed. Throughout your weight loss journey, we recommend you keep track of calories and your weight history for free with My Fitness Pal.
Ready to lose weight and keep it off once and for all? Call Alliance Weight Loss Center for physician-supervised weight loss in Covington, Georgia at (770) 255-0123, or book an appointment online. We offer the guidance and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals.