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Your Patient Journey 
Step by Step

What does it feel like to be a patient at Holland Clinic?

What happens and when does it happen?

How does it all work?

From your first visit with us to successful completion of your weight loss journey, this comprehensive guide helps you understand exactly what we do, what makes us different and what makes us a premium medical weight loss program. If you have a question about our two medical weight loss programs, chances are that the answers lie here.

Click on the "Read More" link at the bottom right of each section to find a full and highly detailed article about each aspect of our program.

Your First Visit to Holland Clinic - What to Expect

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.

Follow-Up Visits

Follow-up visits for ongoing weight loss care are a key feature of our medical weight loss program. These are schedulled in increments of four weeks (4,8 & 12weeks) and are the heart of our medical weight loss program. These visits are a chance for patients to request treatment changes and for Dr. Holland to assess progress and health.

Diet Planning

Our team is knowledgeable about all major diets and will guide you in choosing the one that best suits your needs. We prioritize: livability, simplicity, accessibility, cost and taste among the most important factors for diet success.

Exercise Planning

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.

Social Planning

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.

Medication Planning

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.

Supplement Dispensing

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.

Ongoing Monitoring

We offer regular health monitoring through in-person or telemedical care, which will be explained during your initial consultation.

Diet Adjustment

As your needs change, we will help you fine-tune your diet plan to ensure continued progress.

Medication Adjustment

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.

Emotional Support

Weight loss can be an emotional journey, and we are here to provide a listening ear and guidance whenever you need it.

Program Changes

If necessary, Dr. Holland is ready to help you make major adjustments to your weight loss program to ensure your ongoing success.

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.

Completion Planning

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.

Program Re-Integration

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').

Transferring from a Different Clinic

This article discusses the process of transferring medical weight loss care to Holland Clinic from various settings and medication protocols. Emphasizing continuity of care, personalized treatment plans, and evidence-based practices, Holland Clinic aims to provide a seamless and supportive transition for patients seeking high-quality weight loss care in the western United States.

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