Medical Weight Loss Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can new patients schedule for telehealth?

No, patients must be seen in the office for their initial consultation and one follow up appointment. After those two visits, qualified patients can utilize the telehealth service.

2. What are the requirements for telehealth?

A patient must have had their first two visits in the office, with the most recent visit being within 12 months. Patients must have updated registration and consent forms on file, as well as up to date labs. Patients must have a stable blood pressure history.

3. What if I haven’t been into the office in the last year?

Patients who have not been seen in the last 12 months should schedule a follow up visit in the office. Should the patient meet the requirements after being seen in office, a telehealth appointment can be scheduled for the next follow up visit.

4. Can I get Phentermine delivered directly to my home?

Yes, we utilize a mail order pharmacy that will deliver directly to your home. The cost of this visit is $110, and includes a 30 day supply of the medication delivered via UPS in 2-3 business days.

5. Can I pick up my telehealth Phentermine prescription from my pharmacist?

Yes, we can send the prescription to a local pharmacy of your choice. You will be responsible for the cost of the Phentermine when picking up at the pharmacy. If your insurance does not cover Phentermine, talk to the telehealth provider about coupons and discounts that can be found online. The cost of this visit is $90 plus the cost of the Phentermine at the pharmacy.

6. Can I get a 90-day Phentermine prescription through telehealth?

No, with each telehealth visit, patients will receive a 30 day prescription for Phentermine. We are still offering a 90 day supply for patients who qualify and are seen in the office.

Understanding Telehealth Basics

Our program includes a consultation with medical staff, B12 injection and access to our meal plans. It may also include a 30-day prescription for FDA-approved Phentermine, the most widely used anti-obesity drug in the United States, for patients who are medically qualified.

The goal of our Medical Weight Loss program is to help you find your way toward optimal health, and our telehealth option increases flexibility to allow for modern lifestyles with minor adjustments to our office program. Telehealth is available for any medically-qualified returning patient.*

*Return patients must be medically-qualified – have stable blood pressure history, current labs on file, and an office visit within the last 12 months.

Your call will include a consultation about any arising issues or questions. Our goal is to ensure that your plan is progressing as needed, without any risk to your health. That may include helping you to problem-solve challenging aspects of your lifestyle and health needs.

Education and Counseling
As part of your call, we will help you with strategies for eliminating unhealthy foods, focusing on nutrient-dense whole foods, and incorporating regular exercise into your daily routine. We will help you build and maintain a diet centered on healthy protein, whole grains, vegetables and fruit. We will also work closely with you to maintain a plan for 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five days a week.

B12 Injection**
All Medical Weight Loss appointments include a Vitamin B12 booster shot, and for good reason. This booster improves your energy level by supplying Vitamin B12, a crucial vitamin that promotes neurological function and helps your body produce red blood cells. It is one of the most commonly deficient vitamins, and increases energy level as well as improving digestive health. After your telehealth appointment, you may schedule a B12 injection appointment in the office. This will be complimentary and must occur within 30 days of your telehealth appointment.

**Complimentary within 30 days of telehealth appointment, in-office only.

Access to Our Meal Plans
Our meal plans give you access to a wide variety of delicious and nutrient-rich meal options centered on healthy protein, whole grains, vegetables and fruit. We want to help you discover that healthy and nutritious meals can also be flavorful and enjoyable, and our meal plans provide suggestions to help make eating healthy a simple and delicious part of every day.

30-day Supply of Phentermine Prescription
As part of your telehealth appointment with Olivera Weight Loss, you may receive a one-month supply of Phentermine. When used as directed by a doctor, Phentermine is a medically-proven appetite suppressant that curbs hunger cravings and gives you a chance to adjust what you eat, how often you eat and other lifestyle choices that impact your weight. Phentermine is meant to be part of your well-balanced weight loss efforts.