Oceanside Medical Prescription Weight Loss
For many insurance plans most costs are covered based on your deductible, copay and medical necessity.
For any questions about our service fees, co-pays, bills, or any other payment issues, call our medical insurance verification specialist, Ashli Labbe, at 973-839-1003, Extension 1009.
Why Choose Oceanside Medical Prescription Weight Loss Located in Providence Rhode Island
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 42.4% if adults in the United States suffer from obesity, according to the latest data. At Oceanside Prescription Weight Loss, we aim to reduce that number, one patient at a time.
We utilize only FDA approved, well studied, highly effective medication with the highest safety profiles. These include: phentermine (Adipex), Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate), Liraglutide (Saxenda), and Naltrexone/Bupropion. In a study performed by the journal, Obesity Society, not only did patients who were administered Phentermine/Topiramate lose significantly more weight than those on placebo medication, but there were also observed improvements in sustained energy, decreased blood pressure, decreased cholesterol, and reversal of diabetes. Obesity Society, Allison et al.)
These medications are supplied to you during your visit, saving you a trip to the pharmacy.
We also discuss and supply you with educational material related to diet and exercise based on the most well crafted science nutrition and medical research data proven to allow for the safest, healthiest and most sustained weight loss methods.
Finally, we complete a thorough history and physical exam to evaluate for a possible medical condition which may be contributing to the weight gain.
If so, we obtain a blood sample with all results available within 1-2 days.
Owned and Operated by a Board Certified, Emergency Room Physician
We accept all insurance plans and offer affordable rates for the non-insured.
758 Eddy St.,
Providence, RI 02903
Tue – Wed – Thur 9 AM – 7 PM
Mon – Fri – Sat – Sun Closed
Phone calls are answered only by medical professionals
How it Works
Weight loss is difficult, but we make it easy and it really works.
You will start by selecting an appointment date. For expediency, pre-registration forms will be emailed to you. After that there will be a quick and easy check-in process and you will be seen by one of our qualified practitioners properly, in a private room.
Our top priority is ensuring you’re healthy. We perform a comprehensive evaluation, including a 12 lead EKG to ensure your heart is healthy. We will take measurements with tape measures, fat calipers, and a weight scale to help track your progress.
Finally, we complete a thorough history and physical exam to evaluate for a possible medical condition which may be contributing to the weight gain. If so, we obtain a blood sample with all results available within 1-2 days.
After your evaluation we will be given a comprehensive wait loss plan, including diet and nutritional advice. We will then select the most effective weight loss medication for you. We offer in-house discounted medication but can alternatively send an e-prescription.
Medical Weight Loss FAQs
Are weight loss medications right for you?
What is Phentermine?
Phentermine is an FDA approved medication which has been proven to decrease appetite, having a significant impact on weight loss. Phentermine HCl is taking orally, daily, and used in conjunction with diet and exercise plans to achieve maximum weight loss results.
What is Phentermine/Topiramate
Phentermine combined with Topiramate (an anticonvulsant medication) has been proven to be widely effective at reduction of weight when used in conjunction with a diet (Obesity Society, Allison et al.); this drug combination is FDA approved for weight loss.
Are there risks involved?
There are risks of prescription weight loss medications, as there are with any medication. In particular, you should avoid use if suffer or have suffered from conditions such as stroke, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), heart failure, coronary artery disease, valve disease, and uncontrolled high blood pressure.
How can weight loss medications help me?
According to studies (Obesity Society, Allison et al.), weight reduction with weight loss medications can show improved lipid panels and cardiovascular in individuals. Obesity is the second leading cause of death in the United States–and it’s preventable. Schedule an appointment today for a consultation.
Will I need an exam?
We want to ensure you are in good health prior to starting prescription weight loss medications such as Phentermine. We perform a 12-lead EKG, in addition to a comprehensive medical exam to ensure you are healthy.
What about diet and exercise?
We’ve got you covered. Our practitioners are eager to help start your weight loss journey. We can help you devise a weight loss plan that is right for you, and we will help you track your progress.
How will I track my progress?
The most effective means of tracking progress are simple measurements! We will take your initial measurements with a tape measure, fat calipers, and a weight scale. On your next visit we can evaluate your progress and help you make any necessary adjustments.
How do I start?
Sign up for an appointment on our website. During the first appointment we will conduct a health assessment. This evaluation helps us understand your medical history, any symptoms you are experiencing, and how you are feeling. The health assessment also includes blood work and other vitals.
We offer Telehealth visits
Telehealth visits are video conferences via phone or computer from any location that is convenient for you. This allows you to obtain your evaluation without having to drive to our office. This process simply requires the click of a button at the time of your appointment.