Stem-Ross Weight Loss Center FAQs
Have a weight loss related question? We have the answer. Check out these FAQs and give us a call today for more information!
What is phentermine?
Phentermine is a prescription medication that is used as an appetite suppressant to aid in weight loss. It works by reducing hunger and making you feel full more quickly.
How does the weight loss center use phentermine to help with weight loss?
We can dispense the medication directly from the office or give you a written prescription. The medication will be used as part of a healthy diet and exercise program.
Is phentermine safe?
Phentermine is considered safe when used as directed by a medical professional and has been in use since 1959. However, like all medications, it may cause side effects in some individuals. It is important to discuss any concerns with your doctor before starting phentermine.
What are the potential side effects of phentermine?
The most common side effects of phentermine include dry mouth, constipation, insomnia, and increased heart rate. Less common side effects may include headache, dizziness, and irritability.
Who is a good candidate for phentermine?
Phentermine is typically prescribed for individuals who are obese or overweight and are looking to lose at least 20 pounds. It is important to discuss your medical history and weight loss goals with your doctor to determine if phentermine is a good option for you.
How long will I need to take phentermine?
The length of time that you will need to take phentermine will vary depending on your individual weight loss goals. Your doctor will work with you to develop a plan that is tailored to your needs.
Will I need to follow a strict diet and exercise program while taking phentermine?
No, you will not follow a strict diet however, we will advise you on healthy food choices which will help your metabolism, reduce your calories, and still provide the nourishment your body needs. 20-30 minutes a day of exercise is beneficial to help you reach your weight loss goals.
How often will I need to visit the weight loss center while taking phentermine?
After your initial visit, we ask that you return every 2 weeks for the next 2-4 visits. After that, if everything is going well, we will put you on a monthly plan.
Is the weight loss center covered by insurance?
Unfortunately, we do not accept insurance however, we take many people’s health reimbursement arrangements (ex. HRA, HAS, flex spending).
You also have the option of receiving a written prescription which may be covered by your insurance plan at the pharmacy.
How can I get started with the weight loss center?
Please call the office to schedule your initial consultation. For Baltimore, call (410) 780-3640, and for Chestertown, call (410) 778-9215.