Medical Weight Loss

viva-wellness-medical-weight-lossMedical weight loss may be a good option for some patients. Although hCG is a popular option, it may not be right for everyone based on other medical conditions. By completing our first consultation, which includes a thorough physical and health history, I am able to identify if medial weight loss may be a successful approach for the patient. As a result, I can create a customized plan which includes diet and exercise recommendations. My patients typically see me monthly to check in and adjust when needed.

What is Medical Weight Loss?

Medical weight loss is a customized prescription plan based on a patient’s history and current needs. Any recommendations made by Viva Wellness will be FDA approved. All medical weight loss options will work more effectively with a healthy diet and exercise plan. A few regularly-used drugs include:

Belviq (Lorcaserin HCl)®

Belviq is an appetite suppressant that makes the patient feel more full, faster. When used with a healthy diet and exercise it can help patients loose weight.

CONTRAVE® (naltrexone HCI/bupropion HCl)

Believed to work on two areas of your brain, the hunger center and the reward system, to reduce hunger and help control cravings.

Phendimetrazine (Phendimetrazine tartrate)®

A short-term solution for appetite suppression, Phendimetrazine is also meant to be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program.


When partnered with behavioral change including increased exercise and a reduced-calorie diet, Phentermine can be effective in the short-term for weight loss.


This is a combination of two drugs: Phentermine and Topiramate. It will help you eat less by reducing your appetite, and feeling more satisfied with what you’ve eaten.

Xenical (Orlistat)®

Xenical works by blocking some of the fat you consume from being absorbed into your body. Again, it’s recommended that patients who use this drug pair it with healthy diet and exercise programs.