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Medical Weight Management Program

Our Medical Weight Management Program is a 1 to 3-month, physician-supervised program. Learn more.

Medical Weight Management Program Overview

  • 3 month program with a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)
  • Physician supervised program – you will work directly with both the physician and weight  management nurse  
  • Average weight loss – 7 to 15 pounds monthly
  • Track daily food intake with your nurse using the Lose It! app 
  • Diet recommendation and coaching
  • Exercise recommendation and referral to specialists 

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Items included:

Weight Loss Kit:

  • Low-Dose Naltrexone (oral capsules) Monthly Dosage Varies: Month 1 = 1.5mg, Month 2 = 3mg, Month 3 = 4.5mg
  • Sermorelin 9mg: Injectable with bacteriostatic water and SQ Syringes
  • Lipo-Trim: Oral sublingual vitamin spray
  • Bi-weekly B12 shot (in-office)

Other items recommended for enhanced weight loss:

  • Skinny Shot $59 (MIC+BVitamins+B12) to help with fat burning and enhance metabolism
  • Gluten & Lactose Free Meal Replacement Protein Shake Recommendation
  • Vitality Supplement Recommendation (e.g. Multivitamins, Magnesium Glycinate, Vitamin D, Calcium, B-Complex and Vitamin C) & Probiotics
Woman on a healthy diet

Appointments

Day 1: Start Up Appointment – Initial Intake, Evaluation, Weigh In, Measurements and Program Overview completed (60 minutes)

Day 7: Phone or virtual follow up with nurse

Day 14: In-office follow up appointment for weigh-in (30 minutes)

Day 21: Phone or virtual follow up with nurse

Day 30: In-office follow up appointment for weigh-in (30 minutes)

Day 31+: Bi-weekly weigh-in

Supported Health Benefits:

  • Increased Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (GHRH) levels
  • Burn Fat
  • Improve Energy
  • Build Lean Muscle Mass
  • Appetite Reduction

Overview of Medications:

Sermorelin is a structurally truncated analog of Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (GHRH). It consists of 29 amino acids of the naturally occurring neurohormone that is produced in the hypothalamus. Sermorelin is the most widely used member of the GHRH and can significantly promote the synthesis and release of growth hormone from cells in the pituitary gland, improving the serum concentrations of GH and subsequently insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). IGF-1 leads to an increase in peripheral glucose uptake and a decreased production of hepatic glucose causing better insulin sensitivity. Insulin resistance may be the #1 cause of obesity, pre-diabetes and diabetes.

Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is an opioid antagonist originally approved by the FDA for the treatment of alcohol dependence by curbing the craving for alcohol and opioid addiction. The old standard doses of naltrexone being 50mg to 100mg per day is not the case in our weight loss program. This LDN is 1.5-4.5 mg and may help curb patient’s appetite and cravings to assist with the recommended Very Low Calorie Diet. Other novel uses for LDN may include reduced symptoms of fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and complex regional pain syndrome. Note: Patients cannot be receiving opioids for pain while
taking naltrexone.

Lipo-Trim SL Spray: Thiamine-B1, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin), Acetyl L- Carnitine, L-Methione, Choline, Inositol, L-Arginine, L-Leucine, Betaine.

Medication Administration:

Sermorelin 300mcg: Nightly SQ Injection. 9mg vial with 9ml’s of bacteriostatic water. Inject 0.3mls nightly (300mcg); draw up to #30 of the 1ml insulin syringe.

Naltrexone 1.5-4.5mg: Night oral administration. 1.5mg for the first 30 days, 3.0mg for days 31-60, 4.5mg for days 61+. Recommended less than 6 months consecutive use.

Lipo-Trim SL: Daily, morning preferably for enhanced energy boost throughout the day. Six
sprays daily. Apply three sprays under tongue, hold for twenty seconds, swallow, repeat a
second time.

Requirement to start program: *MD Consultation with lab panel: Basic (CBC, BMP, LFT, Renal Function & IGF-1), fasting lipid panel, HbA1c, insulin levels, testosterone, thyroid panel, & Vitamin D.

  • MD will review and discuss lab results with patient.
  • Any additional prescription medication will be RX to preferred pharmacy if needed (included with MD consultation) during program.
  • Important Note: (Labs will be done at Pacific Diagnostic Laboratory. It is highly recommended that patients have medical insurance coverage. Any lab costs or difference in lab fees will be the sole responsibility of the patient if not covered by their private medical insurance. Physician consultation does not cover costs of labs ordered, patient will be billed directly from PDL if their primary insurance does not cover costs.)

Program Costs:

  • $350 MD Initial Consultation: includes lab order and lab review by MD; Diet recommendation, nutrition counseling, and medical advice with RX prescription to preferred pharmacy for any additional needed medications during program.
  • $650 Month 1:
    • Medications (Sermorelin 9mg, Naltrexone 1.5mg, Lipo-Trim spray, and free bi-weekly B12 injections).
    • Office visits (Weekly nurse follow up and bi-weekly weigh-ins).
    • Diet, exercise, nutrition counseling and support.
  • $650 Month 2:
    • Medications (Sermorelin 9mg, Naltrexone 3mg, Lipo-Trim spray, and free bi-weekly B12 injections).
    • Office visits (Weekly nurse follow up and bi-weekly weigh-ins).
    • Diet, exercise, nutrition counseling and support.
  • $650 Month 3:
    • Medications (Sermorelin 9mg, Naltrexone 4.5mg, Lipo-Trim spray, and free bi-weekly B12 injections).
    • Office visits (Weekly nurse follow up and bi-weekly weigh-ins).
    • Diet, exercise, nutrition counseling and support.

Medical Weight Management Programs in Santa Barbara, California

To request an appointment at Turner Medical Arts, call (805) 962-1957 or fill out the form below. We look forward to serving you.


* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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