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Weight Loss FAQs2021-10-27T23:36:07+00:00

Common Medical Weight Loss Questions & Answers

Still have questions about Diet Doc and our medical weight loss programs? See if we have your answers here. If you don’t see the answers to your questions below, call us or fill in our contact form and we’ll get back to you promptly.

About Diet Doc

I’d rather see a doctor in person. Why doesn’t Diet Doc have physical locations?2021-10-01T19:20:46+00:00

When Diet Doc began in 2009, we operated 22 physical locations across the United States, but our patients’ weight loss success rate was only in the low 60% range. After surveying some of our patients, we found that needing to go to a location in person was often a barrier to success—many of them didn’t have the time to drive to a physical location to pick up their medications, get assistance from a doctor, or seek nutritional advice. For our patients’ convenience, we eliminated physical locations and converted to telemedicine. Since then, our patients’ success rate has risen to 97%.

What is telemedicine?2021-10-01T19:20:32+00:00

Telemedicine is a method of utilizing secure video software or phone calls as a way of establishing a doctor/patient relationship. The concept was originally developed to help doctors and specialists in rural areas consult with each other and their patients more frequently, increasing the quality of healthcare in remote regions. Since the early 1990s and 2000s, telemedicine has grown into a global method of providing convenient healthcare to all.

How much does Diet Doc cost?2021-10-01T19:22:43+00:00

The total cost of a Diet Doc doctor consultation, personalized diet plan, medication, and other products varies based on each patient’s weight loss program and budget. The lowest amount new patients need to get started is $299, with a monthly average cost of $199 during the course of their weight loss treatment.

Do I talk to “real doctors”?2021-10-01T19:25:29+00:00

Yes. Diet Doc patients only talk to real doctors who are licensed to practice medicine in the U.S., were educated in the U.S., and reside in the U.S.

Who are Diet Doc’s doctors?2021-10-01T19:25:54+00:00

Diet Doc’s consultants are physicians and doctors who personally help each patient create a unique, individualized weight loss and/or anti-aging plan. We do not take shortcuts by hiring nurses or assistants to consult with patients—you can be sure that you’re speaking with an expert on every call.

What are some of the common conditions Diet Doc treats?2021-10-01T19:26:16+00:00

Diet Doc strictly focuses on medical weight loss. We do not offer primary care health solutions.

Can Diet Doc handle my emergency situations?2021-10-01T19:26:37+00:00

Diet Doc is NOT designed to handle medical emergencies. Contact 911 if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

Can I use Diet Doc for my children?2021-10-01T19:27:02+00:00

Diet Doc will only provide care for adults ages 18 years and older. However, in rare cases, if approved by a doctor, minors can receive nutritional guidance only (no prescription medications).

Can Diet Doc help me understand why I can’t lose weight?2021-10-01T19:27:33+00:00

Yes! This is one of the most common questions asked by struggling dieters, and we want to help. We are trained medical professionals who will work with you to help you not only understand why you’re struggling to lose weight but find a long-term weight loss solution that will improve your overall health. Read more about our genetic testing services for weight loss.

Is my electronic health record kept private?2021-10-01T19:27:56+00:00

Yes. Our patients’ health records are kept totally private, and we employ robust encryption methods to protect your personal information. You determine who can see the information in your record.

Can I call Diet Doc outside of the United States?2021-10-01T19:28:20+00:00

Yes. Diet Doc visits are available outside of the United States.

How long will it take for the physician to respond to my visit request?2021-10-01T19:28:42+00:00

Physicians have up to two (2) business days to diagnose or ask for more information if needed.

Why do I have to fill out additional intake questions?2021-10-01T19:29:09+00:00

We require an intake with specific questions to make sure our Diet Doc providers can customize a diet plan for each individual in order to achieve the highest rate of success.

About our Medical Weight Loss Services

How much weight can I really lose with a Diet Doc plan?2021-10-01T19:36:40+00:00

Because our programs are specifically designed around each patient’s needs and goals, no two results will be the same. About 97% of the patients who’ve participated in our medically supervised weight loss programs have achieved their weight loss goals, but we can’t give an absolute guarantee.

What about other diet plans like the Zone, the Stillman, and the South Beach Diet? Will they help me lose weight?2021-10-01T19:41:22+00:00