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The first step is recognizing that you're ready for change
Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results.
Medical Metabolic Specialists' comprehensive medical weight loss program is backed by science and geared towards helping you make meaningful lifestyle changes. Unlike traditional weight loss clinics, our approach addresses the important issues of: behavior, nutrition, emotion, disease and medication along with how they relate to weight and overall well-being.
At Medical Metabolic Specialists, we create customized plans to help you understand the importance of losing weight, teach you the tools you need to lose weight and guide you through the entire process. We are most proud of the fact that our program not only encourages losing weight but also keeping it off in the future.
Medical Metabolic Specialists of Fort Collins is led by Dr. James Hendrick, an obesity medicine specialist. Dr. Hendrick’s primary goal is to help patients understand their obstacles, manage their metabolism and help them learn how to safely and effectively lose weight.
Your problem with weight is not your fault, but it is your responsibility.
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Medical Metabolic Specialists focuses on individuals who are are committed to changing their lifestyle change to lose weight long-term.
Know exactly what to expect when you work with us
This initial meeting is about getting to know each other. Not only do we record your measurements and health history but we also explain the process and address any questions you may have. It's important for us to understand your current body composition, using Bioelectric Impedance and Dual Energy X-Ray, so that we can obtain milestones. During this stage, we work to establish a partnership with the ultimate goal of a happier and healthier life in mind.
This is your first official meeting with Dr. Hendrick at our office in Fort Collins. This appointment lasts about 90 minutes and includes a review of your health history, as extensive interview and a physical examination. This is also when we will explore the social, behavioral, and emotional elements unique to your situation.
PLAN OF ACTION
Dr. Hendrick and his staff will then create an individualized plan of action to address your medical concerns, nutritional needs, emotional well being and physical activity. Your plan will include custom nutrition plans matched to your metabolism and an individualized activity prescription. The goal of the plan is to increase your knowledge based and adapt your thinking as it relates to weight loss. At this time, Dr. Hendrick will also add, change or discontinue prescription medications as appropriate.
ACTIVE WEIGHT LOSS
During the active weight loss period, you will follow through with your nutrition and activity prescriptions as diligently as possible. You will meet with Dr. Hendrick in our weight loss clinic every one to four weeks, depending on your needs and goals. These visits are vital to growing your awareness, understanding and ability to overcome the obstacles you face when it comes to weight loss. As a partner in your journey, we are committed to providing you with the skills you need to maintain lifelong happiness, health and weight stability.
TRANSITION TO MAINTENANCE
When you and Dr. Hendrick feel the time is right, you will transition to focus on weight maintenance. By the time, you should feel confident in your skills and knowledge of proper eating habits and physical activity. You should be able to overcome both recurring and unpredictable problems when it comes to your weight. Occasional visits with Dr. Hendrick are encouraged to ensure you remain on course towards a happier and healthier. Of course, individual results will vary.