We will treat adults 18-64 years of age with appetite suppressants. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 30 or greater, you qualify. If your BMI is 24.5 to 29.5, you qualify if you have a family history of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, or obesity. Anyone who does not qualify will receive a refund of his or her office visit fee.
Teenagers from 16-17 years old may also qualify, but they must have a parent with them to sign the consent form on the first visit and have a BMI of 27 or greater. Patients 65 years old or more will not be prescribed appetite suppressants, but may be treated with Xenical.
We can treat diabetics. We also treat patients with hypertension, but your blood pressure must be under good control with your medication. We do not treat patients with previous history of heart attack (myocardial infarction), congestive heart failure, or angina.