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Program Switching

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.

Program Switching

Program Switching at Holland Clinic: Adapting to Your Changing Weight Loss Needs

Tailoring Your Medical Weight Loss Journey for Maximum Success and Satisfaction


At Holland Clinic Medical Weight Loss Program, we understand that your weight loss needs and circumstances may change over time. To accommodate these changes, we offer two primary weight loss programs: the Classic Program, which utilizes weight loss medications, and the GLP-1 Agonist Program. While both programs emphasize the importance of diet, exercise, and emotional support, they differ in their medical approaches. In this article, we will discuss various reasons why you might consider switching between these programs and how our team can help you make the best decision for your unique situation.

Reasons for Program Switching

There are several factors that might prompt a change in your weight loss program. These include:

Side Effects

Some patients may experience side effects from the medications used in the Classic Program, such as phentermine, phendimetrazine, or diethylpropion. If these side effects are persistent or intolerable, switching to the GLP-1 Agonist Program, which uses a different class of medications, may be a better option.


While both programs are designed to be effective for weight loss, individual results may vary. If you find that your current program is not providing the desired results, switching to the other program may help you achieve better outcomes.


The cost of medications and treatments can vary between the Classic and GLP-1 Agonist Programs. If the cost of your current program becomes a concern, our team can help you evaluate the alternative program's financial impact and determine if switching makes sense for you.

Simplicity and Compliance

The two programs may differ in terms of their complexity and ease of adherence. If you find it challenging to comply with your current program's requirements, switching to a program that better aligns with your lifestyle and preferences may improve your long-term success.

Patient Desires

Your personal preferences and goals play a crucial role in determining the best weight loss program for you. If your priorities or preferences change over time, switching to a program that better aligns with your updated desires may be beneficial.

Considerations and Process for Program Switching

If you're contemplating a switch between the Classic and GLP-1 Agonist Programs, our experienced team at Holland Clinic will guide you through the decision-making process. Some important steps and considerations include:


Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Holland MD or another member of our team to discuss your concerns and reasons for considering a program switch. This discussion will help us understand your unique needs and circumstances and provide personalized guidance.


We will carefully evaluate your medical history, current progress, and individual needs to determine if a program switch is appropriate and likely to improve your weight loss outcomes.

Discussion of Pros and Cons

Our team will present you with the pros and cons of each program, taking into account factors such as side effects, efficacy, cost, simplicity, and compliance. This information will help you make an informed decision about which program best suits your needs.

Transition Plan

If you decide to switch programs, we will develop a comprehensive transition plan to ensure a smooth and seamless change. This may involve gradually tapering off your current medication, adjusting your diet and exercise routine, and providing additional support and guidance as needed.

Ongoing Support

As you transition to your new program, our team will continue to provide expert guidance and emotional support. We will closely monitor your progress, adjusting your plan as needed to optimize your results and ensure your continued success.


At Holland Clinic Medical Weight Loss Program, we are committed to providing personalized care that adapts to your unique needs and circumstances. By offering the flexibility to switch between the Classic and GLP-1 Agonist Programs, we ensure that you have the best possible chance of achieving your weight loss goals and enjoying a healthier, happier life.

Remember, the key to long-term success in your weight loss journey is finding a program that works best for you and being open to making adjustments as needed. With the expert guidance and support from Holland Clinic, you can feel confident that you are on the right path, regardless of which program you ultimately choose.

Our experienced team, led by Dr. Mark Holland MD, is here to help you navigate the decision-making process, transition smoothly between programs if necessary, and provide ongoing support to ensure your continued success. By staying responsive to your changing needs and preferences, Holland Clinic Medical Weight Loss Program empowers you to take control of your health and achieve lasting weight loss results.

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