Weight Loss Program RI

Intellectual Medicine Weight Loss Program

Where typical diets fail, we succeed. At Intellectual Medicine, we know that maintaining a healthy weight is often easier said than done.

The first step toward your weight loss success is understanding that persistent difficulty with weight control is a medical problem that requires the right combination of medical care, lifestyle changes, and most importantly, individualized guidance and support.

In person or virtual available

What you can expect…

People who are suffering with medically significant weight are not afflicted with inadequate discipline or a lack of personal fortitude. At Intellectual Medicine we know it takes years for new behaviors to become permanent. Our medical weight loss program focuses on a metabolic reset, supplement and nutritional guidance, and emotional support.

Medication Related to Weight Loss:

At Intellectual Medicine, your weight loss will be fully supervised by a board certified specialist in Bariatric Medicine. For some patients, safe and effective prescriptions such as Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, Contrave, Naltrexone, Bupropion, Saxenda (liraglutide), Qsymia, Wegovy will be a part of the medical weight loss journey. 

Weight Loss Program Steps:

01.

Acute Weight Loss

Begin your medical weight loss program with a Initial Weight Loss Consultation with a physician or NP.

Your program will then be followed by weekly appointments for one month, before moving into Step two. Weekly Group sessions are offered in person at our medical weight loss center (Intellectual Medicine) in Warwick, Rhode Island. Weekly Individual Virtual sessions are also available.

  • Medical Exam: Includes blood panel analysis (if not previously done)
  • Weekly Group or Individual Sessions
  • Overall Health and Body Composition Analysis
  • Customized Nutrition Plans, Education, and Meal Replacement Guidance
  • Signature Intellectual Medicine Supplements and Products
  • Medication Related to Weight Loss: Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, Contrave, Naltrexone, Bupropion, Saxenda (liraglutide), Qsymia, Wegovy

02.

Ongoing Weight Loss

After completion of Step One, you will move into your medical weight loss Step Two.

Step Two consists of every other week meetings with your weight loss counselor until you reach your goal weight. Group sessions are offered in person. Individual Virtual sessions are also available.

  • Meal Replacement Guidance
  • Signature Intellectual Medicine Supplements and Products
  • Prescription Management as Needed (for weight loss medication only) – Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, Contrave, Naltrexone, Bupropion, Saxenda (liraglutide), Qsymia, Wegovy
  • Body Analysis
  • Two Monthly Meetings (per month)

03.

Maintenance

We believe that the key to long-term success is continued guidance and support.

We believe that the key to long-term success is continued guidance and support to help you maintain all that you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Maintenance includes one meeting per month, and prescription maintenance (must attend monthly meetings).

Medication related to weight loss maintenance may still be prescribed as needed. These prescriptions are FDA approved, and may include Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, Contrave, Naltrexone, Bupropion, Saxenda (liraglutide), Qsymia, Wegovy

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Weight Loss Intake

An expanded medical history and physical will be performed as well as laboratory analysis to help guide recommendations for your prescription and nutraceutical treatments.

Your Medical Exam Includes:

  1. Weight Loss Blood Panel Analysis
  2. Overall Health and Body Composition Analysis
  3. Discussion about prescription medication related to your medical weight loss (if applicable): These safe and effective FDA approved weight loss medications include:  Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, Contrave, Naltrexone, Bupropion, Saxenda (liraglutide), Qsymia, Wegovy
  4. Education about supplements related to your weight loss blood panel analysis (if applicable)

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Intellectual Medicine’s Metabolic Reset:

Macronutrients:

This is the proportion of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins that are best suited to your body’s needs. This mix can be different for different people depending on your genetics and your lifestyle.

Micronutrient Optimization:

If your body is lacking critical vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, it will set up a pattern of cravings as your brain is seeking adequate amounts of these trace substances. For instance, if you’re lacking in zinc, you won’t wake up hungering for the metal itself but rather with the general craving that will compel you to continue consuming until you achieve adequate amounts of that which is needed.

Functional Activity:

This refers to strength training, cardiovascular exercise, micro exercising and other forms of physical activity. Too much, or the wrong kind of exercise can actually be counterproductive in pursuing your weight loss goals.

Pharmacologic Assistance:

We use unique and carefully balanced pharmacology to support your behavioral change. Think of this as a sort of “scaffolding” that supports you as your lifestyle change becomes more permanent.

Prescriptions such as Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, Contrave, Naltrexone, Bupropion, Saxenda (liraglutide), Qsymia, Wegovy are part of the scaffolding that adds support to your medical weight loss journey. 

In many cases patients continue to succeed after cessation of pharmacologic support. In other cases, intermittent cycles are required to maintain healthy weight.  We know it takes years for new behaviors to become permanent. Even at that point periodic maintenance is required. We don’t run you in circles, repeating the same treatment every time you fall off the wagon. Our maintenance program has kept virtually all of our patients at their target weight.

Supporting Resources/Videos

Dr. Petteruti explains the connection between thyroid and obesity.

Dr. Petteruti explains why diets fail.

Learn the Three Types of Obesity. Were you born to be fat?

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