Classic and GLP1
Medical Weight Loss Programs Compared*
Detailed Comparison Between our Classic and Our GLP-1 Programs
Uses phentermine and related medications
Rarely covered by insurance
Oral medications (pills and capsules)
Works almost as well as GLP-1
Medication dispensed in-office at no additional charge
Does not require long build-up to work well although higher doses may
Not a cure. Weight regain less likely upon cessation of medication
Low price makes consistency easier and leads to better results
Inconsistent use may lead to regain but because of low price, compliance is far easier
May switch to GLP-1 Program if wanted
Best program for most people
Our most popular program
Uses Wegovy and related medications
Rarely covered by insurance
May produce slightly more weight loss
Requires filling prescription at retail pharmacy
May require months-long gradual dose increase to avoid serious side effects
Not a cure: rapid weight regain reported after stopping
High price makes consistent use difficult and may cause treatment failure
Inconsistent use leads to weight regain and extreme price makes this more likely and more common
May switch to traditional program if desired
Best for wealthy people
Price limits popularity
When do You Have to Choose Between the Two Programs?
It can be as early as now or as late as your first visit.
There is no pressure to decide now
FEATURES SHARED BY BOTH PROGRAMS
List of features shared by BOTH our Classic Medical Weight Loss Program and our GLP-1 Medical Weight Loss Program
At Holland Clinic, we understand that every individual's weight loss journey is unique. That's why we offer a comprehensive, personalized approach to help you achieve your weight loss goals safely and effectively. Our program includes the following key components:
Initial Visit (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 weight loss medication plan, considering your health and individual requirements. We offer various medication regimens for you to choose from.
Outside Prescription Drug Evaluation
Dr. Holland will review your outside prescription medications (if you take any) and help identify medications that might cause changes to your weight. He will also, of course, make sure that there are no conflicts between your outside medications and weight loss drugs that he prescribes.
Medication Dispensing (Classic Program)
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.
As you progress through our medical weight loss program, we will start planning for long-term success after completion.
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.
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.
If you should fall away from our program before you are ready 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 anyobody. We are all human.
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.