Weight Loss Medication Specialist

Sound Medical Weight Loss

Weight Loss Physicians located in the Seattle area in Kirkland, WA

If you’ve worked hard to lose weight without success, you know how frustrating the weight loss journey can be. Medication often helps treat stress eating by targeting and controlling your triggers. Dr. Christine James and her team at Sound Medical Weight Loss in Kirkland, Washington use a holistic approach to treatment that can help you finally gain control over your eating habits. If you’re ready to explore treatment options for achieving your weight loss goals, call or book an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Medication Q & A

What Medications are Approved for Weight Loss?

FDA approved drugs may be prescribed based on clinical need. They work most effectively with a comprehensive weight loss program. You will be closely monitored during your treatment, receiving dietary guidance, medical supervision, accountability weight checks, and mindfulness support.

Prescription weight loss medications like Phentermine, Qsymia®, Contrave®, Saxenda®, and Belviq® may be recommended based on clinical need to help you regulate your appetite. Insurance coverage varies on these medications, depending on your plan.

 

When are weight loss medications prescribed?

Prescription weight loss medications may be considered if your BMI is 30 or more, or if your BMI is 27 – 29 and you have 1 or more weight related conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. If you meet these requirements, weight loss medications may be used to help reduce severe hunger, cravings, binging, and portion control making it easier to stay on plan and successfully lose weight.

You may also consider natural,  non-prescription appetite suppressants which can reduce hunger and make it easier to follow your healthy eating plan.