Thank you for your interest in Medical Metabolic Specialists. James Hendrick MD, FACP is a Bariatric Medicine physician focusing on the prevention and treatment of obesity and associated conditions. We are prepared to help patients understand and manage their metabolism. At Medical Metabolic Specialists our comprehensive programs address issues of behavior, nutrition, psychology and pharmacology. We use the latest scientific techniques to create a comprehensive, individualized, life-long weight management program for improved health and happiness.
When patients decide to start with the program they first have a comprehensive medical assessment so we may better understand their unique needs. This includes an extensive health history questionnaire, an ECG and body composition tests. Body composition measures the amount of fat and lean tissue in various regions of the body. A laboratory order is given for a blood test to be drawn at a separate facility. These services cannot be billed to insurance and result in an out-of-pocket expense of $349. The physician visits are all billed to insurance. Every effort is made to minimize patient expense.
After this information is gathered, patients return for an initial consultation to meet the physician. There is an interview and physical examination. A new patient orientation booklet provides additional information. An individualized plan of action is established which usually includes dietary modification, physical activity and vitamins. When appropriate, medications are adjusted or prescribed. This initial consultation typically takes about 2 hours. During active weight loss, patients are seen in the clinic every one to four weeks depending on their needs. Extensive education provides a thorough understanding of nutrition, psychology, behaviors and exercise. When the time is right, you transition to a weight maintenance program. This program is designed to provide patients with the skills needed to maintain weight loss life-long.
Thank you for your interest. Please call (970) 980-6024 with any questions, to set up an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon!