Frequently Asked Questions at Metabolic Medical Centers in Columbia SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Mount Pleasant SC, West Ashley SC, Bluffton, SC
How much time should I allot for my appointment?
We know your time is valuable. Allow up to 1 1/2 hours for your initial visit. Return appointments are usually 30 minutes or less.
What about exercise?
It can be difficult to lose weight with exercise alone. If you are currently exercising we will customize a plan where you can continue. If you are not exercising we will help you incorporate simple exercises to compliment your weight loss.
Will I gain the weight back?
Our maintenance plans are just as customized as our weight loss plans and ensure that you will not gain back the weight you lost. You will learn throughout the program about healthy food, portion sizes, substitutions, and healthy cooking techniques. We give you the tools for continued success.
How much weight will I lose between visits?
You, your family and friends will see results in weeks,not months. It depends on many factors like how much weight you need to lose, which program you are on, how closely you follow the program(s), your gender and your medical condition.
Is the program easy to follow?
There is no counting points, or contracts. You will eat whole food and lose weight retaining lean muscle mass.
How is MMC different?
Our physicians make the difference so you can achieve healthy weight loss. You will see one of our caring doctors on every visit. All Metabolic programs are tailored to meet your specific weight-loss needs based on family history, results of our labs, personal goals and lifestyle. You will lose weight quickly and safely with our low-fat, reduced carbohydrate and moderate protein programs. All our programs protect muscle mass while you lose fat.
Do you accept insurance?
No. But, we want to help you with your weight loss goals so we will give you the necessary papers so you may file. If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) you can pay for any of our weight loss programs from your account.
What does a first visit include and what is the cost?
Initial weight loss phone consultations with our staff are always free. Once you are ready to get started, your first office visit is $242.00 and includes quite a bit. A complete medical evaluation is performed by the physician and our medical staff. It includes medical history, physical exam, body fat analysis with measurements and blood work. The blood work consists of a chemistry panel, lipid panel, insulin level and CBC. You will then meet with a doctor to create your individualized program and go home with all the supplies you need to begin your program including food, vitamins and medications needed until your next scheduled visit. (Over $800 value). There are no contracts to sign.
How much are the follow-up visits? What’s included?
Return visits average $130.00 – $199.00 depending on what program you and your doctor chose. The price includes everything you will need to succeed on our program plus you’ll spend less in the checkout line at the grocery store. Many of our clients insist that being on their individual program is an overall better value!
What is the cost of the first visit?
Initial weight loss consultations with our medical staff are always free. Once you are ready to get started, your first office visit is $242.00 and includes a complete medical weight loss evaluation.
What does First visit include?
The complete medical evaluation is performed by the physician and our medical staff. It includes medical history, physical exam, body fat analysis, measurement of abdominal girth, chest and hips, body mass index, blood work and an EKG. The blood work consists of a chemistry panel, lipid panel, insulin level and CBC. You will also receive all the supplies you need to begin your program until your next scheduled visit. (Over $800 value). There are no contracts to sign.