Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q's)
Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions people have about Absolute Weight Loss Clinic (aka, Sunrise Health Medical Grp of Central Valley). Feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to provide any other information you need.
DOES INSURANCE COVER ANY OF THE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM COSTS?
Insurance coverage is all depend on the kind of insurance. Some allow you to file a claim and get reimburssed. Also, it depends on which particular weight loss program is recommended for your particular weight loss needs. It can also depend on how much weight you have to lose. And, finally, it depends on the type of insurance coverage you have. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will determine, together, which program costs may be covered.
HOW MUCH THE PROGRAM AT ABSOLUTE WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC COST?
Again, costs vary dependent on the weight loss program, the amount of weight loss involved, and your medical diagnosis. The initial consultation fee is only $25 - with no obligation at all, also this amount is credited to you when you join. We will cover subsequent program costs and other critical program facts during our consultation.
DO I HAVE TO BE EXTREMELY OVERWEIGHT TO CONSIDER YOUR SERVICES AT ABSOLUTE WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC? WHAT IF I ONLY NEED TO LOSE 10 -15 POUNDS?
Our weight loss programs are not simply for people who are extremely overweight, but are for anyone who is unhappy or feels unhealthy due to their weight. We will tell you if you shouldn't, or don't need to lose weight, or if you are not the right candidate for one of our weight loss programs for any reason. Our goal is your overall health.
ARE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS SAFE IF I HAVE DIABETES OR ANY OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS?
Not only are the Absolute Weight Loss Clinic (aka, Sunrise Health Medical Grp of Central Valley) programs safe for people with diabetes, hypertension, and other medical problems - they are helpful in controlling any further complications that result from these diseases. More than this, our weight loss programs can help alleviate many of the other conditions that result from obesity, including arthritis, coronary artery disease, sleep apnea, and persistent lymphedema, lower extremity edema, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
HOW MANY WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS DO YOU HAVE?
The Absolute Weight Loss Clinic (aka, Sunrise Health Medical Grp of Central Valley) offers three basic weight loss program options. Each weight loss program is individualized based on your needs and requirements and includes personal counseling and an exercise regimen recommendation.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO STAY ON ANY OF THESE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS?
The length of time you may stay on any weight loss program depends on which program you are on, how much weight you need to lose and - most important - how motivated you are. As you know, weight loss is not about a "quick fix!" When you move from the initial phase of any weight loss program to maintenance phases, your goal is to establish healthy eating habits you can follow your life long. The programs at Absolute Weight Loss Clinic (aka, Sunrise Health Medical Grp of Central Valley), care comprehensive weight loss programs that include behavior modifying counseling, as well as an exercise recommendation, created to help you achieve on-going success.
HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO VISIT YOUR WEIGHT LOSS CENTER?
Again, it depends on the weight loss program requirements. The Optifast Program usually requires a visit every one to two weeks. The Bariatric Surgery Program is, of course, variable given all that is involved. The Prescription Drug Program generally requires a minimum monthly visit but weekly visits are preferred.
DO YOU SEE A LOT OF YOUR PATIENTS LOSING WEIGHT?
Yes! Almost all of our patients lose weight. And, with on-going focus, they keep it off!
What is OPTIFAST®?
OPTIFAST® is a weight management meal replacement product that has been used in the medical treatment of over 700,000 overweight patients worldwide since 1974. As a meal alternative it provides the nutrition patients need in a variety of flavored drinks and bars, as well as an easier way to count calories and reduce the hassles of shopping for or preparing food. Results of patients using full-formula OPTIFAST® meal replacement product show a 51.9 ob average weight loss, 12% average decrease in cholesterol, 12% average decrease in blood glucose and a 10% decrease in blood pressure.
To learn more about OPTIFAST®, visit the Novartis Nutrition website, (Optifast.com).