Yes, some medications and certain medical conditions will require a Letter of Medical Clearance from your prescribing provider. Please contact the office with any questions regarding your medications or medical history. Discuss your plans to start Phentermine and a weight loss program with your physician and obtain the required Letter of Medical Clearance prior to your initial visit, if necessary.
Yes. If you are 65 years or older, you will need to obtain a Letter of Medical Clearance from your primary care provider prior to your initial visit or before you turn 65 if you are currently being treated with us. If you are 17 years old, you may be seen with a parent or guardian present. Everyone must provide a government or state photo ID at the initial visit.
Our program is intended for those who are overweight or obese. Your BMI must be greater than 25.0 to qualify for a Phentermine prescription. You can calculate your BMI here.
If you do not qualify or are not interested in taking Phentermine, we offer injections, nutrition consultations and nutritional supplements as alternative treatments. Consultations can be scheduled by appointment with our Registered Dietitian. Vitamin B12 injections, lipotropic injections, and our line of supplements also can aid in weight loss and your overall health.
If your blood pressure is well controlled, you may take Phentermine. Phentermine can increase blood pressure so be sure to take your medication as your provider prescribed it and to regularly monitor your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is greater than 140/90, do not take Phentermine. If your blood pressure is greater than 140/90 in the office at any visit, Phentermine will not be prescribed.
Yes, however Phentermine may affect your blood sugar. Be sure to monitor your blood sugar levels closely and ask your provider before adjusting the dose of your diabetes medication.
We recommend you follow up every four weeks to see a healthcare provider and refill your Phentermine prescription. It must be at least 25 days in between Phentermine prescription refills. We recommend lipotropic injections weekly and B12 injections every two weeks.
You can only receive one 30-day prescription per visit per month. Please be careful with your Phentermine as we cannot refill a lost or stolen prescription if it has not been four weeks since your last visit.
Side effects may include restlessness, nervousness, irritability, difficulty sleeping, increased heart rate and palpitations, increased blood pressure, dry mouth, constipation or blurred vision. If they continue or are bothersome, follow up with your primary care provider.
Take it as soon as possible. If it is after noon, skip the missed dose and return to your regular dosing schedule. NEVER take two doses at once.
No. Phentermine is a Category X drug and is contraindicated and cannot be taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. If you do become pregnant, stop taking the Phentermine immediately.
Caffeine, alcohol and decongestants (Sudafed or Pseudoephedrine) should be avoided while taking Phentermine because they increase unwanted side effects such as dizziness, increased heart rate and blood pressure, irritability and sleeplessness.
This is dependent upon how much effort each individual patient puts into changing their lifestyle and eating habits. A healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week or 4-8 pounds a month.
Being overweight or obese significantly increases your risk for many major health problems, many of which are diagnosed through laboratory blood testing. Underlying causes for weight gain may also be detected through blood tests. Therefore, it is required to have lab testing done by your third visit and every two years after to detect slight or major changes in your health. It is much easier to reverse conditions if detected early.
At Olivera Weight Management, we recommend a diet that was specifically designed by our Registered Dietitian to meet your nutrition-related needs and promote weight loss. Our diet was developed based on research evidence of what helps people find success in their weight loss efforts. At your initial visit, you will be provided with guidance as well as written materials to help guide you in making lasting changes to your diet to help you lose weight and keep it off.
Phentermine can show up as a false positive for an amphetamine in a drug test. Although it is not an amphetamine, the chemical structure is similar. We are able to provide a letter stating that you are under medical care with a prescription for Phentermine at your office visit.
We do not accept any insurance at this time. Payment is due at time of serivce. If requested, we will provide you with a "superbill" which you can use to request reimbursement from your insurance provider. Altough Phentermine is rarely covered under insurance plans, Nutrition Consultations with our Registered Dietitian are more commonly covered. Please check with your insurance provider for more information.
Yes! Refer a friend and both you and your friend will receive an additional $10 off your visit. If your friend comes in without you, make sure they leave your name and birthdate at the checkout desk so we can give you credit at your next visit.
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