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If you're at war with your weight,
you need a secret weapon.
with Dr. Christine Meyer
INITIAL CONSULTATION + MONTHLY CHECK-INS
+ NUTRITION COACHING
SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS
WITH MEDICATION & LIFESTYLE CHANGE
"For over 20 years, I've watched patients struggle, sweat, meditate, deprive themselves, you name it, to battle obesity. But success here is not a matter of willpower – it's a matter of science. These medications are, quite simply, life-changing."
If you are struggling with obesity (BMI >30) or are overweight (BMI >27), dieting, exercise, and health coaching may not be enough to shed the extra pounds you're carrying. Obesity is a disease, and obesity-related medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, and much more can plague your everyday activities and keep you from feeling your best.
You deserve a boost.
New medications are available that, when paired with a healthy diet and exercise plan, can help you lose weight and keep it off. Christine Meyer, MD's weight management program begins with a 1:1 consultation to determine the right medication for your needs, then provides sustained check-ins paired with strategic nutritional coaching to ensure you are on track to reach and maintain your goals.
YOU HAVE options.
You have options to tackle your weight loss barriers with medication. Dr. Meyer will evaluate your medical history and make recommendations.
HOW DOES IT work?
Enrollment in CMMD Reset begins with a 20-minute consultation with Dr. Christine Meyer to determine the appropriateness of medication for your weight loss, options for coverage of the cost of medication, and to introduce the nutritional coaching that will be paired with your medication plan. Your initial consultation is $500 and will include a review of:
Cost and coverage options
Your medical history
Dr. Meyer will review your relevant conditions, medications you're taking, and surgical histories.
Dr. Meyer will review coupons and other financial options for these medications.
Lifestyle & Nutrition discussion
Optional but helpful, Dr. Meyer may review your most recent lab work to determine if a diagnosis of prediabetes is appropriate (may be required for insurance coverage).
GLP-1 medications are meant to be coupled with lifestyle changes including diet and exercise. This program is designed to introduce a nutritional focus once medication is under way. Dr. Meyer will review the nutritional coaching that will support your goals.
2. Medication Phase with Check-Ins
If the program is a good fit, a medication treatment plan will be designed. Once your medication is approved by your insurance, patients will begin monthly Zoom check-ins with Dr. Meyer at $150 per check-in to briefly review their food log (using MyFitnessPal or an equivalent tracking app), exercise plan, weight readings, side effects, and other aspects of your progress.
3. NEW IN 2023: Medication + Nutrition Focus Phase
Monthly program check-ins will continue for a minimum of one year. At approximately 3 months (or when medication dosage has stabilized and weight loss is steady), Dr. Meyer will evaluate you for eligibility to begin the Nutritional Focus Phase of every-other-month check-ins with nutrition coach Kathleen Ruggeri. When this phase has begun, you will alternate monthly check-ins with Dr. Meyer and with Kathleen. This nutritional coaching phase is essential for maintenance of your weight loss once your target weight has been achieved (whether you stop your medications at that time or not).
Dr. Christine Meyer
on the combination of medication and lifestyle modification:
"You are investing time and a small fortune in these meds. You will lose weight, but the research is clear: the weight will come back if you don't make lifestyle changes while you are your medication. I trust your long-term weight maintenance to my proven, in-house nutrition expert Kathleen, who can collaborate with me to follow your progress and help it last."
Nutrition and Fitness Expert at CMMD & Associates
"What you'll experience with me is driven, caring coaching. I want healthy, positive, long-lasting weight change for you as much as you do."
BEFORE BOOKING YOUR CONSULTATION:
Please read the information below before reserving a consultation time with Dr. Meyer.
Not everyone is eligible to take a weight management medication. We have created a short quiz (linked below, and presented to you before booking), which will help you determine your medical eligibility for the CMMD Reset program before booking your consultation. Financial eligibility is also necessary, but this is determined after your medical consultation with Dr. Meyer.
Your consultation fee of $500 is collected whether or not you are financially able to proceed with treatment. The initial consultation fee covers Dr. Meyer's medical assessment and efforts to secure coverage and affordability of medications for you, and Dr. Meyer's collaboration with Kathleen Ruggeri, fitness and nutrition expert for Christine Meyer, MD and Associates, to make a plan for your lifestyle changes. Should an affordable medication plan be unavailable to you, your consultation fee is non-refundable but will be partially applied to a Pro+Active program consultation with Kathleen. This consultation will review non-medication-based options for safe and healthy weight control.
Patients must understand that:
After achieving a target weight, many patients will need to stay on these medications for maintenance in some fashion.
Insurance plans that cover these medications only do so AFTER the patient's deductible is spent. This can be considerably high for some. With a coupon, medications usually are $25/month.
The medications that Dr. Meyer may prescribe for you only work when used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and an exercise plan. Studies of the medicines' effectiveness included a 500Kcal daily deficit for participating patients. All patients must agree to participation in the formal diet and exercise coaching that will begin to run concurrently with their medication regimen once Dr. Meyer approves the patient for the nutritional focus phase.
Patients are expected to be enrolled in Dr. Meyer's program for one year at minimum. This is based on the STEP 1 trial for the GLP-1 medications in use (participants were enrolled for 68 weeks). Monthly check-ins with Dr. Meyer and/or Kathleen Ruggeri are $150 each throughout the program. In total, the program cost will be at least $2,300 (initial consultation and 12 monthly check-ins), not including the medication costs. This cost can be spread out over the course of the year.
ALL patients must be prepared for a $1,000/month price for their GLP-1 medication if they don’t have/aren't approved for insurance coverage following their consultation with Dr. Meyer. As of April 10, 2023, IBC Patients who are not diagnosed with diabetes will not be eligible for coverage for Ozempic, Rybelsus, or Mounjaro. They MAY be eligible for Saxenda and Wegovy.
Any appointment bookings cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment time will not receive a refund of fees. All other cancellations will be charged a $35 cancellation fee.
All medications have risks/side effects, which Dr. Meyer will review at your consultation. However, patients take these medications at their own risk and should consult with their doctor. Further terms and conditions apply.
Bloodwork/labs may be necessary to determine a patients medical eligibility, and/or to support documentation for an insurance provider.
Terms and conditions are subject to change.
Results vary by patient and are not guaranteed.
FREQUENTLY ASKED questions:
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