FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Medical Weight Loss Program?
Considerably more than just a calorie- or carbohydrate-restricted diet, a medical weight loss program is supervised by highly qualified medical personnel. Your health is paramount, and Doctor Cruz and the clinic nurses monitor your vital signs, health and outlook every step of the way.
How often do I have to visit the office while on the program?

After your initial consultation, weather it be by phone or in person. You will come to one of our convenient location for your initial visit. At this time you will have a non invasive physical by the doctor. He will discuss any concerns with you, order an EKG and blood work and together, you’ll choose a weight loss plan that suits your needs.

You must return to the office weekly for a blood pressure, weight, and body fat check in order to continue receiving your weekly injection and appetite suppressant. During these visits your nurse will ask how your week has progressed, review your food journal, make recommendations and you’ll be provided with your next week of appetite suppressant.

I recently had my physical, EKG, and blood work done. Do I need to repeat the exams at the Initial Consultation?
Recent physicals or tests conducted by your Primary Care Physician are acceptable. For us to retrieve this information, you will be required to sign a release form during your Initial Visit.
What type of food do I eat while on the program?
Our program is not based on prepackaged foods. Our diet consists of real food that you can purchase at your grocery store. We educate you on appropriate food choices and portion sizes because this is not a quick fix. This is a lifestyle change.
Can I do this program with my Primary Care Physician?
The Greater Orlando Weight Loss Program includes individual counseling, educational tools and techniques, and the medical expertise needed to help you reach your weight loss and wellness goals for a lifetime. Although your Primary Care Physician may be able to prescribe medication to help you lose weight, prescription medication is only one element of a successful weight loss program; and may not be for everyone.
Do I have to sign a contract or pay in advance?
No. Patients of Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss are not required to sign a contract or pay in advance.
I am on a variety of medications; can I still participate in the program?
Part of the assessment phase involves a thorough review of your current medical condition and medications. Most medications will not affect your participation in the program, but you should discuss these matters with your physician.
Will I be hungry on this program?
Our weight loss program is designed to ensure your body receives a well-rounded nutrient intake via medically approved aids such as vitamins and supplements. This, combined with an appetite suppressant and weekly LipoPlex injections, has shown positive results in suppressing hunger and appetite.
Do I have to be overweight to participate? What if I only need to lose 10-15 pounds?
Anyone who needs or wants to lose weight should consider this gentle, easily-followed and supervised medical weight loss plan. The young and the older can benefit from medical weight loss plans. Whether needing to lose those last few pounds that seem to hang on for dear life or a few hundred pounds, almost anyone can lose weight in a safe, healthy way with a medical supervised weight loss program.
How much does the program cost?
The initial visit is $295, and weekly visits are $75.
Is the Greater Orlando Weight Loss Program tax deductible?
We recommend you speak with your tax accountant to determine whether our program can be deducted from your taxes.
What are your accepted methods of payment?
We accept Cash, American Express, Master Card and Visa, and we offer excellent Interest Free Financing through Care Credit. We also accept Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) credit/debit cards.
Does my insurance cover any part of the program’s cost?
Some insurance companies will offer reimbursement or pay a portion of the program’s cost. Please check with your insurance company.