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How is Medical Weight Loss Different?


If you struggle with your weight Dr. Davidson can help by providing

medically supervised services in her office in Greenwood, IN. You should

know, however, that prescription Weight loss drugs are used in addition to

—not instead of — diet and exercise.


How Well Do Weight Loss Drugs Work?

All prescription Weight loss drugs approved for long-term use produce significant weight loss compared with placebo. In addition, studies show that the addition of Weight loss medication to lifestyle changes results in greater weight loss than lifestyle changes alone produce.


Over the course of 12 months, that can mean a weight loss of 3 to 7 percent of total body weight beyond that achieved with lifestyle changes alone. That may seem like a modest amount, but a sustained weight loss of 5 to 10 percent of total body weight can have health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, blood sugar and triglyceride levels.

From the Mayo Clinic:

Are you an adult who is overweight or obese and has serious health problems because of your weight? Have you tried diet and exercise but haven't been able to achieve significant weight loss? If you answered yes to these questions, then a prescription Weight loss drug might be an option for you.


My Weight Journey Medical Weight Loss Plan


Losing weight is never easy, managing your weight can be a chronic situation that requires a continuum of care. Dr. Davidson and her staff are your long-term partners in this effort. Dr. Davidson’s My Weight Journey program is a six-month plan to diagnose, discuss and treat your weight challenges.

This 24-week program includes a visit with Dr. Davidson every four weeks and weekly progress visits with a member of our medical staff:

  • Track your weight

  • Review your goals

  • Discuss your progress and next steps


If you have questions about your plan or progress you can call our office anytime. Dr. Davidson’s Medical Assistant is your personal assistant during your Weight loss journey.

Over the course of the six months, you will see Dr. Davidson a total of six times and have 18 in-person check-ins with her medical assistant. The goal is to keep you on track and encouraged you on your journey.

  • The My Weight Journey program is a six-month program with monthly payments. We do not file claims with your insurance

  • Prescription Weight loss drugs and lab work may be covered by your insurance


The Weight Loss Cycle


Working with Dr. Davidson to create, monitor, and adjust your plan is an important part of weight management. Be sure and discuss with her where you are in The Weight Loss Cycle:

  • Defining Moment:

    • I’ve made up my mind. It’s time to do this.

  • Consideration:

    • I’m feeling determined. I’m ready to consider the options I have available.

    • I’ll choose the one to help me reach my goal.

  • Momentum:

    • I see a difference in my weight and so do others. I can do this.

  • Plateau:

    • It’s getting harder and I’m not losing weight anymore. Life is getting in the way.

    • This is frustrating.

  • Collapse:

    • I’m tired of this. I can’t keep it up, so I’m not going to and it’s a relief to stop trying so hard.

  • Fatigue:

    • I feel exhausted and sad. I don’t even want to think about my weight right now.


Resources to Help You Take the First Steps:

  • The Weight Loss Cycle - You’ve tried over and over again. It never seems to get any easier and the results never seem to last. People with obesity generally make 7 serious attempts to lose weight over time. Click to learn more about the Weight loss cycle and how to find help to end it. 

  • Get your free TrueWeight ® Report – This report provides a weight summary and highlights key insights that you and a health care provider can use to design a weight-management plan specifically for you.


Take the First Step Towards Medical Weight Loss

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