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  • Do you accept insurance?
    While we don't currently accept insurance, we are committed to providing you with the best possible care and offer competitive self-pay rates. If you have medical insurance, we can bill the insurance for lab testing, if this is needed. Some medications are covered by insurance, however there are some that are not typically covered by insurance.
  • Why should I choose Forward Weight and Wellness paid services for weight management when my medical provider can prescribe weight loss medications, and the visit is covered by health insurance?
    While it is great that your medical provider can prescribe you weight loss medications and that the visit is covered by health insurance, there are some benefits to using Forward Weight and Wellness. Firstly, at Forward Weight and Wellness, we prioritize a holistic approach to weight loss that goes beyond just prescribing medications. We have you covered, from your medication prior authorization to a personalized, comprehensive wellness plan that addresses your individual needs and goals! Our program includes ongoing coaching and support to help you stay on track and make sustainable lifestyle changes. We also offer group classes and workshops to help you learn more about nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Lastly, our program addresses the underlying causes of weight gain, such as stress, emotional eating, and sleep issues, to help you achieve long-term success. While we understand that there may be costs associated with using our services, we believe that the benefits of our program make it a worthwhile investment in your health and well-being.
  • Will I receive a prescription my first visit?
    During your first visit, you will receive thorough evaluation of your health history, current health status, and lifestyle habits. Based on this assessment, we will develop a customized treatment plan that may include prescription medication, if deemed necessary.
  • Do you prescribe compounded medications?
    In our practice, we prescribe FDA-approved medications. If you believe that a compounded medication is necessary for your condition, we recommend consulting with a compounding pharmacy or a healthcare provider who specializes in such treatments. They can evaluate your specific needs and work with you to develop a personalized medication solution.
  • Are weight loss medications safe?
    Weight loss medications can be safe when used under the guidance of a healthcare professional. However, like any medication, they may have potential side effects. The safety profile varies among different medications, and your healthcare provider will consider your medical history and individual risk factors to determine which medication is the safest and most suitable for you.
  • What results can I expect from weight loss medications?
    The results from weight loss medications can vary from person to person. On average, individuals using these medications, in conjunction with diet and exercise, can expect to lose a modest amount of weight, often ranging from 5% to 10% of their initial body weight. It's important to view weight loss medications as a tool to assist your weight loss journey rather than a guaranteed solution, and individual results may differ. Your healthcare provider will help you set realistic goals and track your progress.
  • What is the expected recovery and post-operative care?
    Recovery from surgery varies based on the procedure's complexity and your overall health. Your surgeon will provide you with specific guidelines for post-operative care, which may include wound care instructions, medications to manage pain or prevent infection, and dietary recommendations. Additionally, they'll advise you on physical activity restrictions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and address any concerns. It's essential to closely follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery. Generally, you expect to be off work 3-4 weeks.
  • What are the potential risks and complications of the surgery?
    Surgical procedures come with inherent risks, which can vary depending on the type of surgery and individual health factors. Common risks may include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, blood clots, or post-operative pain. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during the informed consent process, and they will take steps to minimize them.

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