Congratulations! Simply by clicking this tab, you’ve taken the first step toward achieving your healthy weight. It takes dedication to lose, and it can be even harder to maintain weight loss, but I’m here to help. If you live in the Chicagoland area or on the North Shore, please consider making an appointment.
To schedule an appointment, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I see patients in my private practice at 5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300, Skokie, IL. (Immediately west of Westfield Old Orchard shopping mall, at the intersection of Old Orchard Road and the Edens expressway/94.)
During our initial appointment, we will work together, 1:1, to identify issues that have contributed to your current weight, as well as any health related consequences of excess weight. Based on our conversation, we’ll tailor a program best suited to your needs. This is not a “one size fits all” approach. Depending on their needs, I encourage my clients to consider walking appointments, home visits, grocery shopping trips, and other unique experiences. Tools in my medical toolbox include cutting edge research on weight loss from the medical literature, nutrition, physical activity, behavioral & environmental modification, prescriptions for weight loss medications, and referrals for weight loss procedures or surgery.
How many appointments will you need? The data suggests that a high frequency of appointments early in the process is predictive of weight loss success. I find it’s helpful to meet every two weeks, for the first 10 – 14 weeks. After that, most people graduate to monthly appointments. Once you’re in maintenance mode, you’ll check in as needed, typically quarterly at first, and eventually every 6 – 12 months.
I do not accept insurance in my private practice, but will provide you with appropriate documentation to submit for out of network benefits, at your request.
Initial Consultation: $550 (90 – 120 minutes)
Follow Up Appointments $250 (50 minutes)
Calorimetry with interpretation $250 (no charge for clients): Calorimetry is a direct way to measure your resting metabolic rate in order to better understand your metabolism. This can be helpful if you’re wondering why it feels like you’re working harder than others just to maintain your weight, or to lose weight. A quick calorimetry visit is a good way to get some data and meet the doctor, particularly if you’re on the fence about scheduling an initial consultation.