Medical Weight Loss Telemedicine Programs
In 2009, the Diet Doc network had 22 affiliate locations in major cities around the country. We provided our patients with all of the tools they needed to successfully lose weight and keep it off, regardless of their individual circumstances. In spite of this, just over 60 percent of patients experienced what we would consider long-term success. This wasn’t good enough for us. We were determined to uncover and resolve ALL of the barriers that kept patients from achieving their weight loss and overall health goals.
After surveying more than 75,000 people in our patient base, we heard the same complaint repeatedly. People simply didn’t have the time to drive to one of our physical locations to check-in with a doctor, buy supplements if needed, or seek advice when they hit a weight loss plateau or other challenge. This was all the inspiration we needed to eliminate our physical locations and switch our business model to telemedicine only. Whether you live in a remote rural location or a busy city, you can take advantage of Diet Doc’s videoconferencing or telephonic consultations to achieve long-term weight loss success.
Individualized Treatment for Every Dieting Need
Prospective patients sometimes ask us why they should choose telemedicine to lose weight instead of following one of the popular commercial diet plans. While each of these plans has advantages that can help you lose weight in the short term, many patients find them too restrictive. Because of that, they stop following the diet and gain back all the weight they lost plus more. Another common problem is that no commercial diet plan takes the unique needs of the individual into account. This is where Diet Doc truly stands out from the competition.
During your first call to Diet Doc, you will speak to an expert Weight Loss Consultant who will ask you numerous questions in order to evaluate which weight loss plan and medications are right for you. He or she considers such factors as diabetes, preference for a vegetarian diet, if you have a medical need to avoid gluten, and several others.
Your next appointment is a one-on-one consultation with a doctor. At this time, a Diet Doc physician creates a customized diet plan for you based on your age, gender, health history, lifestyle, and how much weight you need to lose. He or she will provide you with a daily calorie goal and go over all other requirements of your specific diet plan.
Following the HCG Diet with Diet Doc
The HCG Diet uses a combination of the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) hormone and a low calorie diet to help people achieve drastic weight loss results in a short period. HCG is a naturally occurring hormone in the human body in both men and women, although it peaks to very high levels in pregnant women. Used in small daily doses, HCG helps to control hunger while rapidly burning through areas of stored fat. With a typical diet, people lose muscle while the body fights to hold onto fat to protect itself from starvation.
As a result of many unscrupulous people looking to cash in on the desires of those wanting to lose weight quick, a host of online retailers and “pharmacies” are offering unregulated and un-tested HCG compounds. Even though real HCG is available only with a doctor’s prescription, these retailers offer tablets, sprays, drops and more claiming to offer the same benefits of physician prescribed HCG without the right to do so. This typically takes places over the Internet. We urge anyone who is considering the HCG Diet to avoid buying from an unknown online marketer who can’t even prove that the product contains HCG. Save your money and avoid a hassle by purchasing HCG Diet products from a reputable source like Diet Doc. Every item we ship to patients includes a Certificate of Analysis confirming the purity and potency of the medication.
No Physical Presence Required to Build a Personal Relationship with Your Doctor
Telemedicine leverages the power of modern technology, offering the benefits of a personal interaction and a strong doctor-patient-relationship in the convenience of your own home and on your own schedule. After your initial consultation, Diet Doc ships your HCG supplies and any dietary supplements or medications your doctor recommends to you by overnight delivery. Typical prescription medications that patients take during the program include mood stabilizers and Appetite Zap to guard against insatiable hunger.
Your next step is to establish a schedule to meet with your HCG Doctor by telemedicine videoconferencing or to speak to him or her over the phone. You will typically self-administer the HCG as well as dietary supplements or medications prescribed by your Diet Doc physician during these sessions. Your HCG Diet Doctor will also check on your progress towards goals and help you overcome any challenges. In addition to regular contact with a weight loss doctor, you also have unlimited access to a dedicated team of weight loss coaches and nurses at any time. No matter what your question or concern, you can speak to a staff member about it immediately with no additional program fees.