A PERSONALIZED SOLUTION
Instead of a once-size-fits-all approach, Erika creates an individualized weight loss plan for each person using the most current evidence-based research. She will discuss your diet and weight loss history, personal barriers to losing weight and factors that can be contributing to weight gain. She can also perform lab tests or review previous lab work to check for abnormalities and any physiological and medical conditions that can affect weight loss. Erika will review the various medical treatment options available to you and your specific needs.
This program is designed to be ongoing to help you stay on track, maintain accountability and reach your goal. Once your individualized weight loss plan is developed and you’ve started your weight loss journey, Erika provides ongoing interactive support to review your results and make adjustments to your plan as needed. Erika is a Nurse Practitioner with expertise and years of experience in evidence-based weight loss methods.
ARE WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATIONS PRESCRIBED?
This is individualized based on certain criteria; if you meet the criteria, medications can be prescribed. She monitors for potential side effects and if the medications are effective and helping with weight loss.
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
This is a cash pay program, the initial consultation cost is $125 and follow-up visits are $75. She can provide a form to you for insurance reimbursement upon request.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER COSTS?
Participants pay for prescribed medications and some are inexpensive. Sometimes the cost of medications may be covered under some insurance plans. Lab and any other diagnostic testing is a separate charge depending on what is ordered; these may also be covered by your insurance.
HOW FREQUENTLY WILL I MEET WITH MY PROVIDER?
You will meet with Erika every 4 weeks. Each meeting includes a new topic of discussion to further your progress with your weight loss. You will review your weight, diet plan and exercise, any challenges or struggles, medications if prescribed, any changes to your plan, and review any questions. But if you have any issues or questions between visits, Erika will be available to you.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
Major credit cards
I'M INTERESTED IN SURGICAL TREATMENT. CAN YOU HELP ME?
Wondering if bariatric surgery is right for you? Erika can discuss these options in detail to help you make the best choice for you. She has partnered with bariatric surgeon, Dr. Finnell, and can help with your surgery referral as well as post-op diet transition. She also provides nutrition classes in preparation for bariatric surgery.