Yes. The doctor prescribes FDA approved weight loss medications such as phentermine, Qsymia, Contrave, and Saxenda. Weight loss medicine is not required and is prescribed at the doctor's medical discretion.
We only prescribe weight loss medications that are FDA approved and proven to be safe and effective. We prescribe medicines such as phentermine, Qsymia, Contrave, Saxenda and other GLP-1 medications shown to aid in weight loss, Belviq, and Lomaira. We offer medications in the same class as phentermine such as Phendimetrazine and Diethylproprion. Click here to read our blog article on safe and effective options for weight loss medication.
Personalized weight loss is weight loss specific to the individual. There are over 100 methods for weight loss. however, it is essential to follow the best plan for you.
We offer virtual visits as follow-up for our established patients and also for patients out of town seeking guidance or a second opinion. Virtual visits are provided for all services in the office ranging from nutrition and food sensitivity testing to weight progress follow-up and accountability. During the virtual visit you will speak to Dr Covington over a secure and confidential (HIPAA compliant) software program. Dr Covington will proceed through the visit like any other medical office visit, reviewing your weight progress, nutrition, medical status, and answering questions that you have regarding your weight journey.
New Patient Visits are $199 Follow-up Visits are $85 New Virtual Visits are $185 Comprehensive Nutrition Testing is $650 Food Sensitivity Testing is $350

No a doctor's referral is not required. Most patients are "self referrals". If you prefer a formal process where a doctor submits a referral document feel free to use the Patient Referral Form and have it submitted to our office by your doctor.

What is a bariatrician?

A BARIATRICIAN (Bariatric – Root word Baro, meaning heavy or large) is a doctor who specializes in the science and treatment of obesity and obesity related chronic diseases. Bariatricians use safe and effective weight loss methods and provide long term continuity for bariatric surgery patients.

Bariatrician is not the same as a bariatric surgeon. Bariatric surgeons are doctors who specialize in surgical treatments for weight reduction such as gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastectomy, and vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

Do you accept medical insurance?

No.

Most patients pay out of pocket using cash or credit cards. We accept HSA, FSA, and Care Credit. We do not accept checks. All patients receive Super Bills that can be given to the insurance company to request reimbursement for the visit.