Understanding Weight Loss Treatment at Holland Clinic
This page is designed to help you quickly understand exactly what we do at Holland Clinic. Here are the key points:
We offer two different medical weight loss programs: The Choice is Yours
Holland Clinic Classic
The first program we offer is our Classic Medical Weight Loss Program that is based on sixty years of science and experience. This is the program known to most of our patients.
Holland Clinic GLP
The second program is our new "GLP-1 Medical Weight Loss Program" based on new weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Mounjaro.
What makes these programs different are the types of weight loss medications they employ. The classic program uses time-tested and highly effective FDA-approved weight loss medications like phentermine. The GLP-1 program uses newer medications like Wegovy and Ozempic. As we explain in many places on this website, both programs work about equally well but the classic program is highly affordable and the GLP-1 program is extremely expensive. Most patients choose the Classic Program.
Regardless of the differences, both programs have a lot in common. They are both based on a regimen of care and a legacy of compassion that has been developed over the last 32 years by Dr. Holland. Now, lets look at what both medical weight loss programs share in common.
Features Shared by Both Programs:
Both of our medical weight loss programs offer the following key features:
Initial Consultation (1 Hour):
Your journey begins with a one-hour consultation with Dr. Holland and our staff. During this session, we will orient you to our program, design a customized diet plan tailored to your needs, and perform a basic medical evaluation, including a brief physical exam with your clothes on.
Our team is knowledgeable about all major diets and will guide you in choosing the one that best suits your needs. We prioritize:
Ease of preparation
We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all exercise regimen. Our goal is to help you create a plan that works for you and your lifestyle.
A successful weight loss plan often relies on support from family members and friends. We will assess your living and working circumstances, identify potential challenges, and devise strategies to ensure your weight loss program fits seamlessly into your life.
Dr. Holland will work closely with you to develop a personalized medication plan, considering your health and individual requirements. We offer various medication regimens for you to choose from.
Medication Dispensing (Classic Program Only)
Medications prescribed through our Classic Medical Weight Loss Program are dispensed to you in-office from our own internal pharmacy You do not have to go to an outside pharmacy. The cost of your medication is included in your visit price.
Any dietary supplements that are recommended for you by Dr. Holland are dispensed to you in-office at the time your prescription medication is dispensed at no additional charge.
Laboratory Blood Testing:
During your first visit, we will provide a written order for blood tests at Quest Diagnostics. The testing can be completed at any of their locations and typically takes about 10 minutes, with results available within 24 hours.
We offer regular health monitoring through in-person or telemedical care, which will be explained during your initial consultation.
As your needs change, we will help you fine-tune your diet plan to ensure continued progress.
We understand that your response to weight loss medication may change over time, so we are prepared to modify your medication type, dose, and schedule as needed.
Weight loss can be an emotional journey, and we are here to provide a listening ear and guidance whenever you need it.
If necessary, Dr. Holland is ready to help you make major adjustments to your weight loss program to ensure your ongoing success.
In situations where a chosen program fails to meet patient expectations, we can change the program itself. For example, it is possible to switch from our GLP-1 Program over to our Classic Program and visa versa.
When the time has come that you are ready to stop our program, we will work with you to implement a long-term life plan for weight maintenance. Notably, as we bring our new Natural Program online in the next six months, patients will also have the option of using that program to assist with post-treatment maintenance for a much lower cost.
If you should fall away from our program before you are ready to stop and later decide that you wish to resume care, we have a plan for that too. In truth, unplanned program dropout is pretty common and can happen to almost anybody. We are all human and any weight loss program worth its salt will account for that. Note that re-integration after a hiatus of less than one year is a simple process (we call in 'Re-Starting') whereas when more than a year has passed, re-integration is more like starting all over (we call that 'Renewing').
So there you have it: we offer two medical weight loss programs based on medication type but the care you receive with either one is time-tested, extensive and personalized.
Embark on your personalized weight loss journey with Dr. Mark Holland and our dedicated team, and experience the benefits of a comprehensive, customized approach to achieving your goals.