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No. Spokane Wellness Center does not accept insurance. For your convenience all major credit cards are accepted.
The Spokane Wellness Center program is safe for people with diabetes and other medical problems. Our program can also help to control complications resulting from these diseases and to alleviate many of the other conditions that result from obesity, including coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, hypertension, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides, stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, osteoarthritis, gynecological problems. The Spokane Wellness Center goal is for our patient to no longer need any medications for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or triglycerides.
The Spokane Wellness Center program is not only for people who are extremely overweight or obese. Any person who is unhappy with or feels unhealthy due to their weight can benefit from our program. If you don’t qualify for the Spokane Wellness Center weight loss program because you are already at a healthy weight or for any other reason, our clinic staff will tell you. Your overall health and well-being are what’s most important to us.
What distinguishes your program from other “Doctor Supervised” weight loss programs?
What kind of side effects can I expect from doing your program?
How often do I have to visit Spokane Wellness Center?
Why must I come every week?
Does my insurance cover any of the weight loss program’s cost?
How much does the program cost?
Do I have to be extremely overweight to consider participating in the Medical Weight Loss Management program? What if I only need to lose 10–15 pounds?
How often will I see the provider?
Is your weight loss programs safe if I have diabetes or any other medical conditions?
How many weight loss programs do you have?
How long do I have to stay on the program?
What is obesity?
Frequently Asked Questions
The program you are on, how much weight you need to lose, and your motivation will all affect how long you stay on the Spokane Wellness Center program. As you know, weight loss is a marathon not a sprint. Spokane Wellness Center program address all aspects of weight loss and healthy weight maintenance—medical, physical, mental and emotional—and include behavior modification and counseling, as well as exercise recommendations.
The cost will depend on how much weight you need to lose. The fee for the initial visit covers the initial consultation, a comprehensive weight loss physical examination, blood work and other tests, injection, medication (if prescribed by your provider), individually tailored diet and exercise program. Please contact the clinic for a consultation/first visit.
On your initial visit, you will have a consultation with the provider. During your time on the Spokane Wellness Center program you will always have access to your provider and the medical professionals at the clinic. For those that will be needing medication prescription(s) you will have a short provider consultation, which can be done with a tele-conference appointment.
Obesity is a range of weight that is greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the "body mass index" (BMI). An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. (Note that because muscle is denser than fat, some athletes may have a BMI that identifies them as overweight even though they are not carrying excess body fat.) Another way of measuring obesity is a body weight 20% or more above the desirable weight.
While obesity used to be considered as the simple result of eating too much and not exercising enough, it is now regarded as a serious medical condition associated with a complex set of factors. Obesity is understood to be a chronic disease with serious health implications.
While overeating and under-exercising do contribute to obesity, a number of other factors are also understood to play a role: genes, metabolism, behavior, environment, culture, and socioeconomic status.
Obesity leads to greater risk for the following conditions: coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon), hypertension (high blood pressure), dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides), stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint), gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility).
Second only to cigarette smoking, obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable death. A weight reduction as small as 5–10% can significantly reduce an individual’s health risk.
Our program covers all vital components of weight loss.
Yes, our GOAL is for you to
NO LONGER HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, HIGH CHOLESTEROL, or TRIGLYCERIDES.
We are upfront about the BIG side effect associated with our medically supervised weight loss program – WEIGHT LOSS!!!! Medications and supplements can also have side effects.
Spokane Wellness Center offers one program that is tailored to your individual needs and requirements.
In the weekly visits our medical staff monitor your physical condition and your progress. Those on prescription medication will pick up the next weeks medication. To decrease the time you will have to take teleconference appointments can be made so you would be able to “drop in” for vital sign and medication pick up. Eventually, we will drop in when and where you want to make it more convenient for your life.
Initially the weekly clinic visits are a mandatory part of the program. Eventually, we will be announcing more convenient ways to complete this part of the program, such as, weekly visit follow-up via telemedicine video, weekly weight-in and medication delivery where you want: Work, home, or other convenient location.