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How Does Medical Weight Loss With Phentermine Work?

By: Cory Gaiser, M.D.


Losing weight and/or maintaining a healthy, stable weight is undoubtedly one of the most common challenges faced by men and women across the country. For some people, weight loss has been a lifelong battle, while other patients begin to struggle with their weight after pregnancy or as they reach middle age. In either case, medically supervised weight loss may be a fantastic solution for achieving and maintaining your weight loss goals. Board-certified internal medicine physician and wellness expert Dr. Cory A. Gaiser is proud to offer personalized medical weight loss programs at New Body Aesthetics in Cincinnati, OH. Learn more about how medical weight loss works here, including why Phentermine may be prescribed, what results are possible, and whether you may qualify for treatment.

What is medical weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss is a highly effective solution for patients who struggle to lose weight or maintain weight loss on their own. Because a medical weight loss program is custom-tailored to match each patient’s personal situation, needs, goals, and more, the vast majority of women achieve a greater level of success than with at-home diet and exercise plans. Most commonly, medical weight loss includes some combination of the following:

  • Comprehensive health and wellness evaluation
  • Physical examination
  • Medical weight loss diet
  • Exercise plan
  • Prescription weight loss medication, such as Phentermine
  • Routine progress monitoring
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Counseling/therapy
  • Ongoing support
  • Personalized care

What is Phentermine?

The prescription drug Phentermine, available under the name Adipex-P®, is commonly included as part of a medically supervised weight loss program. Phentermine works by stimulating certain neurotransmitters in the brain to suppress the patient’s appetite, enhancing the effects of diet, exercise, and other weight loss techniques for a more dramatic overall result.

How long is a medical weight loss program with Phentermine?

Patients can expect their medical weight loss program to last anywhere from several weeks to several months, or even longer, depending on their current weight, goal weight, and commitment level. However, the use of Phentermine may be restricted to certain periods during your weight loss program. Generally speaking, patients can safely take Phentermine for about three months before the medication must be paused for another three months. Dr. Gaiser will closely monitor your progress and help determine a safe and appropriate Phentermine schedule for you.

Am I a candidate for medical weight loss with Phentermine?

During your initial consultation for medically supervised weight loss in Cincinnati, OH, Dr. Gaiser will perform an in-depth physical evaluation, take a detailed health history, and perform any necessary lab work or other studies to determine whether medical weight loss may be safe and appropriate for you. Ideal candidates for medical weight loss with Phentermine should be:

  • In good general health
  • Nonsmokers
  • Have a BMI >30 or BMI >27 with secondary factors, such as hypertension or diabetes
  • Be committed to following the program’s guidelines closely
  • Have realistic expectations for their results

Get the care and support you deserve with medical weight loss in Cincinnati, OH

When it comes to building a healthy body, extending your life, and feeling better than ever, don’t go it alone! With the expert medical care and support of the health and wellness team at New Body Aesthetics, patients across Cincinnati, OH have finally been able to achieve and maintain their weight loss goals. To learn more about the life-changing possibilities of medically supervised weight loss with Phentermine, call us to schedule your private consultation with board-certified physician and medical weight loss expert Dr. Cory Gaiser today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.