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Medical Weight Loss Programs

 

Weight Management

 

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Obesity does not discriminate, it can affect anyone! Being overweight can shorten your life by six to seven years and lead to a number of health problems. The health problems that can arise from obesity can be moderate to severe and include diabetes, cancer, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, just to mention a few. Take control of your life before it’s too late. Losing weight can improve your life by increasing self-esteem, mood, sexual desire, and most important a healthy heart. Allow us to create a personalized, healthy, and easy-to-follow plan for you, it may just save your life.

Nutritional Planning

 

A healthy nutritious diet is key to maintaining a healthy mind, heart, and body. More than 30% of Americans are obese because we tend to consume more food than our body needs. While genetics can play a part in obesity, overeating is a big factor. Eating a balanced diet is simple, and is the best way to prevent so many diseases caused by obesity. Eating fruits and vegetables, cooking your own food, and controlling your portion sizes are proven ways to prevent weight gain. And don’t be fooled by foods that claim to be “Fat-free”. Fat-free does not mean calorie-free, and does not necessarily mean healthy (read the labels). A balance of the proper amount of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and calories is best. Maintaining a healthy diet is not just for weight loss, it can also be beneficial to people who have food allergies and almost any chronic illness.
Take that first step in making a better life for yourself. CONTACT US today, and allow Symphony Healthcare to work with you to create an individualized plan that is just right for you.

Phentermine, hCG, Fat Burning Injections

Lose Weight & Feel Great!!!

What we offer and what makes Symphony Healthcare, Inc unique:
  • Medically supervised weight loss program that is tailored to fit YOUR individual lifestyle, needs, and goals.
  • Nutritional information & education that will not only enable you to lose weight, but be able to maintain your loss.
  • We do not have any contracts for you to sign, no hidden fees & no additional products that you are “required” to buy.
  • Motivation, support, and coaching throughout your journey when you need it the most!
  • We are NOT a weight loss clinic and we understand that diets don’t always work! You will benefit from having a team of highly skilled & trained medical professionals that understand your entire body works together as an integrative whole. If there are any other medical conditions that might be preventing you from losing weight, we will work together to correct those issues.
What you will receive:
  • Office visits with Debora Donahue, ARNP initially and bi-weekly or otherwise recommended.
  • Constant analysis of your lifestyle, needs, and goals. This will allow us to customize a plan that is unique to you and only you. The benefit of this is to avoid the dreaded plateaus.
  • Nutritional counseling and meal planning.
  • Monthly body composition testing & obtaining of body measurements.
  • Endless motivation, support, education, and accountability!
We also offer:
  • Fat Burning Injections
  • Medications for weight loss/appetite suppression prescribed if indicated, such as: Belviq, phentermine, and hCG. Alternatively, we offer natural supplements and herbs for weight loss and appetite suppression.
  • Meal Replacement Shakes
  • Supplements for boosting metabolism, appetite suppression, craving control, fatigue, stress/anxiety and much more! Check out our page for Ordering Supplements for more information.
What the fees are:

We do accept health insurance. Please check to see if you have an insurance policy we are in network with (check our Insurance/Financial Information page for more information). You are responsible for your co-pay or coinsurance (subject to any applicable deductibles) at every visit. This also applies to any Medicare or Medicare Replacement/Advantage patients.

If you are a Self-Pay patient, we have very attractive, discounted prices for you.

 

What are the weight loss medications, Belviq and phentermine?

We typically prescribe two different weight loss medications, when indicated. Belviq and phentermine work by reducing feelings of hunger as well as making you feel full with a smaller portion of food. By doing this, it is easier for a person to stick with a weight loss program and lose weight!

Appetite suppressants usually come as tablets or extended-release capsules, which release medication into the bloodstream over time. Appetite suppressants are designed to trick the body into believing that it’s full or not hungry. Usually, these medications achieve this goal by increasing serotonin or catecholamine; two chemicals released by the brain that affect mood and appetite. The goal of appetite suppressants is to help you lose weight by eating less. On their own, weight loss medications are considered to be moderately effective. Phentermine works as a stimulant to help you with appetite suppression and portion control. Belviq is not a stimulant and that helps you with the emotional side of eating and craving control. However, weight regain is common after you stop taking appetite suppressants, unless you combine them with a behavior modification program. Symphony Healthcare will teach you how to control your appetite, eat healthier, and exercise appropriately.

Since Belviq and phentermine are both controlled medications, strict adherence to our practice policies and compliance with the law, is required.

 

How does hCG help you to lose weight?

Simply put, hCG does not cause you to lose weight. There is a carefully planned diet along with lifestyle changes that will result in weight loss. However, the hCG will determine and change how your body loses weight. Most crash diets or starvation diets result in muscle loss, stalled metabolism, and fatigue. The hCG, which is a pro-hormone keeps this from happening. This will allow you to lose weight at an impressive rate while at the same time preserving your muscle mass, improving your metabolism, giving you energy, and making you feel great!

 

hCG is a pro-hormone that is produced by everyone. You probably already know it is the pregnancy hormone. It is produced in large amounts during pregnancy which stimulates the production of other hormones throughout the body. These hormones will affect metabolism, muscle tissue, digestion, liver function, immune support, and much more. As we know, hormones play a huge role in weight management! While dieting, hCG helps the body balance out these systems which in turn enables the body to function at its utmost optimal rate of performance.

Fat Burning Injections

What are Fat Burning Injections?

 

Fat burning injections consist of a lipotropic agent called MIC and Vitamin B12. MIC stands for methionine, inositol, choline which is a combination of amino acids that support liver function and promote the proper excretion of fat. Vitamin B12 is crucial for the normal functioning of the brain and nervous systems, as well as the formation of red blood cells. B12 is also key in promoting a higher level of energy and overall well being. This energy boost can provide a “pick me up” which will increase metabolism and ultimately burn more calories! Overall you can expect to feel an increase of energy, increase in metabolism (fat metabolism specifically), enhanced mental acuity and mood, enhanced skin tone, nails, and hair growth, and even a decrease in bloating. While you do have to be an established patient to be prescribed our weight loss medications, the Fat Burning Injections are available to both patients and non-patients. Call to schedule your appointment today.

 

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Why use Fat Burning Injections?

Fat Burning Injections focus specifically on burning fat by stimulating liver function, boosting metabolism, and delivering antioxidants that help the body break down fat cells. When combined with a healthy lifestyle including diet and exercise, the Fat Burning Injections are highly effective. Fat Burning Injections help the body burn fat naturally while boosting energy. These injections are effective for eliminating fat in stubborn areas of the body such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks. The benefits of these injections are:

 

  • Increase in metabolism to help burn fat faster
  • Boost in energy
  • Increase in thought process and mood
  • Helps break down carbohydrates to be used for energy rather than fat storage
  • Neutralizes toxins and keeps the skin, nails, and hair healthy and strong
  • Minimizing abdominal bloating and excess water gain in other areas
  • Helps suppresses appetite
How often are Fat Burning Injections recommended?

For maximum results, we recommend receiving the injections weekly.

What ingredients are in the Fat Burning Injections?

The injections are compounded with the following vitamins and amino acids that play a vital role in fat metabolism and energy:

  • Methyl B-12: active form of B-12 which supports metabolism. This metabolically active co-enzyme is necessary to activate Methionine. Not only does this aid in the production of red blood cells but also protects nerves, improves brain function, reduces fatigue, increases energy, and alleviates depressive symptoms.
  • Methionine: is an amino acid that helps prevent fatigue and works as an antioxidant to neutralize toxins in the body.
  • Inositol: helps break down fat, promotes healthy skin and hair, and also helps regulate insulin.
  • Choline: helps break down fat, protects and keeps cell membranes healthy and helps prevent gallstones.
Do I have to be a patient and/or participate in the entire weight loss program to receive the Fat Burning Injections?

No, you do not. You can call to schedule an appointment for the Fat Burning Injection without establishing as a patient. While you do not have to participate in our weight loss program to receive the injections, we do strongly advise following a healthy diet and exercise plan for optimal results.

Distance/Remote Weight Loss Program

Distance (Remote) Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program

You asked and we answered! Symphony Healthcare, Inc. is please to announce its NEW Distance Medically Supervised Weight Loss program! Aside from structuring a weight loss program that fits YOUR needs, we will also address many of the issues that plague people who hit a plateau – like Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Hormonal Imbalances and Vitamin Deficiencies. You will be able to take advantage of our program that has helped so many people whether you live in Ocala or not. If you are a local patient, you have the option of doing our more traditional program if you would like more of a face-to-face approach.

What we offer and what makes Symphony Healthcare, Inc unique:
  • We do not have any contracts for you to sign, no hidden fees, and no additional products that are “required” for our program.
  • Medically supervised weight loss program that is tailored to fit YOUR individual lifestyle, needs, and goals.
  • Nutritional information and EDUCATION that will not only enable you to lose weight but be able to maintain your weight loss.
  • Motivation, support, and coaching throughout your journey when you need it the most!
  • We are NOT a weight loss clinic and we understand that diets don’t always work! You will benefit from having a team of highly skilled & trained medical professionals that understand your entire body works together as an integrative whole. If there are any other medical conditions that might be preventing you from losing weight, we will work together to correct those issues.
What you will receive from us:
  • Initial consultation done by phone with our Health Coach that will review your medical history, needs, and goals with you. You will receive a customized and individualized meal plan, sample menus, and nutritional counseling.
  • Weekly “virtual” appointments with our Health Coach to review progress, make changes, and offer support & education.
  • Access to Debora Donahue, ARNP for medical concerns pertaining to your nutrition and weight loss.
  • Constant analysis of your lifestyle, needs, and goals which will allow us to customize a plan that is unique to you and only you. The benefit of this is to avoid the dreaded plateaus.
  • Endless motivation, support, education, and accountability whenever you need us.
  • Flexibility that will work with your schedule.
Optional products we also offer at an additional charge (to be shipped to you):
  • Appetite Suppressants that are natural & non-prescription. For prescription appetite suppressants, you must be seen in the office.
  • Meal Replacement Shakes.
  • Supplements for boosting metabolism, appetite suppression, craving control, fatigue, stress/anxiety and much more!
What you will need:
  • Scale for weekly weigh in (we prefer the Tanita Scales that weigh fat, muscle, water, etc).
  • Measuring tape for obtaining your measurements.
  • Internet access for connecting with our Health Coach.