The Nicholson Clinic sees patients in our Plano and Dallas, Texas offices.
(no virtual visits initially)
You will meet with our medical providers AND bariatric physicians (good to emphasize that you will be seeing bariatric doctor at your initial visit and can request to see a physician at subsequent visits)
Am I a candidate
- Patients with BMI over 27 and weight related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, PCOS, sleep apnea, arthritis
- Patients with BMI over 30
- Patients who had previous bariatric surgery
Will insurance cover this
- We will verify your insurance prior to your visit. If insurance does not cover weight loss medication, or if you don't have medical insurance we have self-pay options
Several factors can exclude individuals from using weight loss medications. Common exclusions may include a history of heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, pregnancy, breastfeeding, certain psychiatric conditions, and allergies to the medication. It's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional to determine eligibility based on your specific health status and medical history.
After weight loss surgery, you may meet with your provider monthly initially, adjusting as needed based on your progress. The frequency tends to decrease over time as you stabilize. Follow your healthcare team's guidance for optimal results.
Yes, you can typically use your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for weight loss surgery expenses, as it is considered a qualified medical expense. However, it's essential to check with your specific HSA or FSA provider and consult your healthcare plan for confirmation and details regarding coverage.
Yes, if you develop side effects from a medication, it's important to consult with your healthcare provider promptly. They will assess your symptoms, determine if additional testing is necessary, and discuss potential alternative medications or treatment options based on your individual health needs. Regular communication with your healthcare team is crucial for managing any side effects and ensuring your overall well-being.