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Weight Loss Doctor Phentermine
Phentermine is a prescription weight loss medication that decreases your appetite by increasing neurotransmitter levels in your brain. Taking Phentermine suppresses your appetite, which then lessens your calorie intake: fewer calories equal weight loss. Lifestyle and behavior modifications, however, are still the cornerstones of long-term successful weight loss and weight maintenance. All patients who take the appetite suppressant, Phentermine, are monitored closely.
Will the doctor prescribe Phentermine to me for weight loss?
Your first visit begins with a physician consultation and a thorough review of the following: your medical history, prescription medications, weight loss history, general health, diet and lifestyle, blood pressure, vitals, BMI, and body fat composition. With this pertinent information, Dr. Fortino will develop a personalized weight loss plan, as well as explicitly explain our program. If you have recent blood work results, please bring a copy with you to your appointment.
At each follow-up patient visit, you will get weighed, have your blood pressure taken, and have your food diary reviewed. If you are prescribed Phentermine or other appetite controlling medications, they will be closely monitored and adjusted as needed. Dr. Fortino will also discuss any medical or non-medical challenges that you have encountered.
Phentermine (Adipex) is an amphetamine-like prescription medication used to suppress appetite. The purpose of an appetite suppressant medication is to reduce your hunger drive and you give the sensation of feeling full. Reducing the feeling of hunger can help you resist physiological and psychological pressures to eat.
Phentermine and other prescription appetite suppressant medications are intended to be used as part of an overall weight-loss plan. Phentermine medication is prescribed for people who overeat excessively, are overweight and/or obese, and who have failed to lose weight with diet and exercise alone.
Please notify Dr. Fortino of medications that you are currently taking, both prescribed by your family doctor and purchased over the counter.
Consult with your doctor if you think you are pregnant or before breast-feeding. Avoid stimulant drugs that may cause an increase in heart rate such as decongestants or caffeine.