What is medical weight loss?

At My Endo Slim, we offer medical weight loss under the supervision of a Board Certified Endocrinologist. Our program includes nutrition counseling and behavior modification, vital components of a comprehensive approach to weight loss.

If you have been struggling to lose weight on your own or have a medical condition related to your weight, medical weight loss is the best option for you.

Who is a good candidate for medical weight loss?

If you are someone who is overweight or obese, has struggled to lose weight on your own, suffers from a weight-related medical condition like prediabetes or diabetes (elevated blood sugars), high blood pressure, or sleep apnea, and is willing to make lifestyle changes, then medical weight loss may be a viable option for you.

  • You qualify if you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) 27 Kg/m2 or higher


What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is an effective way to shed pounds, improve your overall health, and reduce the risk of chronic illnesses. It is crucial to sustain the weight loss results to achieve long-lasting benefits.

What are the risks of medical weight loss?

It’s important to acknowledge the potential risks associated with medical weight loss. These risks may include experiencing side effects from medications and the possibility of regaining weight once the program is complete. Nonetheless, the dangers of not losing weight and maintaining an unhealthy level of body fat are greater than attempting medical weight loss.

What is the cost of medical weight loss?

The cost of medical weight loss programs varies depending on the type you choose. If you want to learn about the cost of the My Endo Slim program, please refer to our pricing section (HERE).

Unfortunately, we do not work with insurance companies to cover our intensive weekly program. Although our program has significant long-term health benefits, insurance companies do not recognize its importance. We remain hopeful for changes in the future.

How long does medical weight loss take?

The duration required for losing weight through medical weight loss depends on your circumstances. Typically, people shed pounds gradually over several months.  

Aiming for an average of two pounds per week is reasonable and healthy.  

Remember, having realistic expectations is essential, as staying committed to consistently changing your habits and adhering to our recommendations with dedication to conquering your goals.

What are the chances of success with medical weight loss?

Research suggests that individuals participating in medical weight loss programs are far more likely to shed weight and maintain their results than those attempting to lose weight independently. Thus, it’s clear that medical weight loss programs have a high success rate.

What are the steps involved in medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss programs may differ in their approach. Our program includes these fundamental steps: 

  • A medical assessment by a Board Certified Endocrinologist
  • Initial laboratory testing
  • Body composition
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Behavior modification
  • The prescription for medications (if required), and 
  • Ongoing care

What can I eat in this program?

At My Endo Slim, we believe in rebalancing your diet instead of restricting it. Our approach to food is flexible and accommodates various dietary styles, such as gluten-free, kosher, vegan, and lactose-free, to mention a few. We aim to establish a sustainable and adaptable nutrition plan that reduces fast-digesting carbs and incorporates protein, fiber, and healthy fats into your meals without limiting or tracking calories.

Our food program promotes healthy eating habits that lead to weight loss and long-term health. Our nutrition directives, accountability coaching team, and medical professionals provide the necessary support and guidance to help you build healthier relationships with food that align with your lifestyle.

Can I join your program if I have prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension, or another pre-existing condition?

Our program is designed to cater to individuals with various health histories. Our primary goal is to improve your overall health by enhancing your metabolic health. We will closely monitor you and collaborate with your primary care clinician and/or specialists to coordinate your treatment plan. Please note that we do not replace the treatment plans provided by these healthcare professionals.

What are the medications that doctors prescribe?

My Endo Slim offers a wide range of FDA-approved medications for short- and long-term use. You can find more information on these pharmaceuticals in the MEDICATIONS section.

Is the cost of the medications included in the program?

No. The cost of weight loss medication can vary depending on whether it is covered by your insurance or not. It’s essential to keep in mind that there may be additional costs. Our team can assist you in determining if medication is appropriate for you and finding the most cost-effective options for your specific needs.

What is the cost of GLP-1 medications?

At My Endo Slim, we recognize that accessing affordable medications can be difficult. That’s why we have a team of insurance specialists who can help you in finding a way to obtain GLP-1 medicines for $25 per month or less (after satisfying your deductible). 

Suppose we can’t assist you get insurance coverage for these medications. In that case, we’ll offer you other options to pay for them out of pocket. On average, this will cost around $400-500 per month.

The cost of the medicine is separate from the cost of the weight loss program.

We have successfully helped numerous clients obtain affordable GLP-1s, and we are confident that we can assist you in accessing reasonable-cost GLP-1 medication.

Can I use my HSA or FSA account to pay for My Endo Slim medical weight loss program?

Absolutely! You can utilize your HSA or FSA funds towards the My Endo Slim program.

How long is the program?

Our program lasts 12 weeks, but our nutrition and behavior plan is designed to match your lifestyle for the long haul. Keeping good health is a continuous process, and we’re devoted to assisting you every step of the way for as long as you require our help.

What are the long-term benefits of medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss has long-term benefits, including:

  1. Improved overall health
  2. Reduced risk of chronic diseases
  3. Increased lifespan
  4. Increased healthspan
  5. Improved self-esteem, and 
  6. Enhanced quality of life.

If you are contemplating medical weight loss, reach out to us today. We are ready to assist you in achieving your weight loss goals.