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.
Treatment Planning with Weight Loss Medications at Holland Clinic
Achieving Optimal Health through Personalized Medication Programs
At Holland Clinic, we understand that a tailored approach to weight loss is crucial for success. Our treatment plans involve two medication programs: the "Classic" weight loss medication plan, which includes medications such as phentermine, phendimetrazine, and diethylpropion, and the "GLP-1 Program" that involves GLP-1 agonists. In this article, we will discuss the goals of treatment, the process of finding the right dosage, and how follow-up visits help in assessing progress and modifying treatment plans.
Finding the Goldilocks Zone
The primary goal of medication therapy is to find the proper dose for each patient. This means identifying the "Goldilocks zone," where the dosage is high enough to work effectively but not so high that it causes side effects. For the Classic medication plan, this can be challenging and requires a high level of expertise. On the other hand, the GLP-1 Program has a pre-planned dosing strategy, with patients starting at a low dose and gradually increasing the dosage.
Regular Follow-Up Visits to Assess Progress
Once established on a medication regimen, follow-up visits provide an opportunity to assess your progress and modify the dosage if needed. At Holland Clinic, we follow a careful protocol for making these adjustments. Patients must lose at least 5% of their starting body weight within the first 12 weeks of treatment; otherwise, the medications are deemed ineffective and must be discontinued.
Expanding Treatment Options After Initial Success
Once a patient achieves a 5% weight loss, new treatment options become available. In some cases, we may raise the dosage of the current medication to enhance its effectiveness. We can also sometimes add other, different weight loss drugs to the treatment plan for a more comprehensive approach.
Diet and Exercise Monitoring
In addition to medication adjustments, we carefully monitor your diet and exercise regimen during follow-up visits. We understand that a well-rounded, holistic approach to weight loss is essential for long-term success, and we provide guidance and support for making healthy lifestyle changes.
Holland Clinic's personalized approach to weight loss medication therapy ensures that your treatment plan is tailored to your specific needs. By carefully selecting the right dosage, closely monitoring your progress, and making adjustments as needed, we help you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall health. Reach out to us today to start your journey towards a healthier, happier life.