Here are a few commonly asked questions about The Center for Nutrition and our medical weight loss treatment plans.
I have failed with standard diets before, can Dr. Tague help me lose weight?
Since founding the Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine in 1996, Dr. Tague has assisted over 20,000 patients in their pursuit of weight loss and improved health.
Losing weight and keeping it off is far more difficult than most people realize. On average, “self-dieters” actually gain weight after one year of dieting. By using ineffective strategies, most overweight people never achieve successful long-term weight loss.
If you are struggling with cravings, chronic hunger, a “sluggish metabolism,” or an unclear nutrition plan, please – let us help.
Learn more about how our weight loss treatment plans work.
Take a look at this brief four minute video to see how Dr. Tague and Center for Nutrition Weight Loss Treatment Plans have helped others just like you lose weight and keep it off!
What makes Dr. Tague’s program different?
Individual, one-on-one consultations with a real medical doctor who has helped over 20,000 patient just like you lose weight.
Dr. Tague’s weight loss treatment plans address problems like excessive appetite, food cravings, chronic overeating, “yo-yo” dieting, stress eating, and emotional eating – all under the supervision of a licensed medical physician and medical weight loss specialist.
Powerful nutrition plans designed specifically for you.
Dr. Tague and his team of medical weight loss professionals will design a powerful nutrition plan specifically for you that will help you lose excess weight, deal with important medical conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, and help put you in control of your health.
We help patients solve their weight management problems!
Each medical weight loss treatment plan is CUSTOMIZED to help you SOLVE the weight-related problems you’ve always struggled with, such as:
- excessive appetite
- food cravings
- chronic overeating
- “yo-yo” dieting
- stress eating
- emotional eating
Treatment plans are tailored to assist you with weight-related medical disorders, like:
- high cholesterol
- high blood pressure
- diabetes type 2
- heart disease
- sleep apnea
- and more…
Additional benefits of Dr. Tague’s weight loss treatment plans include:
- A team of caring, encouraging weight loss experts (physicians, registered dietitians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and nutritionists) lead by board certified obesity medicine specialist and physician, Rick Tague, M.D., M.P.H. & T.M.
- Personally designed fat reduction plan to help you get you to your weight loss goal as quickly as possible, within safe limits.
- No injections or surgery involved.
- No cookie-cutter programs. Everything is built around your individual needs and medical issues.
What does Dr. Tague’s weight loss program address?
Dr. Tague’s weight loss treatment plans address common problems like excessive appetite, food cravings, chronic overeating, “yo-yo” dieting, stress eating, and emotional eating. The common challenges of a “sluggish metabolism” and “less than ideal” eating patterns are also addressed.
Weight loss treatment plans that address:
- Hormonal evaluation to assess individual obstacles to weight loss
- Metabolism hormone testing (thyroid hormone is only one example)
- Sex hormone evaluation (Deficiencies of sex hormones can interfere with weight loss as well as limit sexual desire and response)
- Weight cycling evaluation and treatment
- Food cravings (sugar, carbohydrates, chocolate, salt, high fat foods)
- Stress eating
- Binge eating
- Night time eating
- Excessive hunger drive
- Poor satiety (not feeling full after eating normal amounts)
- Body composition analysis and monitoring to guarantee appropriate fat loss, not loss ofmuscle and bone
- Nutrient level testing and replenishment
- Appetite and craving control, using multiple techniques and tools to optimize safety and effectiveness of treatment without hunger typical on other diets
Risk factor identification and management for:
- Diabetes Type 2
- High Cholesterol
- Heart Disease
- Diminished Sex Drive and Response
- Sleep Apnea
Let us help you with a customized weight loss plan!
If you are struggling with cravings, chronic hunger, a “sluggish metabolism,” or an unclear nutrition plan, we are here to help you.
Do all patients pay the same costs and get the same program at the Center for Nutrition?
No. Each patient is evaluated independently and has a custom program designed for them. Each patient has unique challenges and unique needs for nutrition and problem management. Some patients have relatively little weight to lose and minor medical problems, which may mean little of our resources are needed. Others have more serious medical issues and more weight to lose. If finances are ever a concern, please discuss that with our staff so we can problem solve with you. We never want finances to be an obstacle, and we do understand the need to stay within one’s means. Discuss any perceived limitations or financial obstacles with us so we can assist you in achieving the best possible health outcome while most effectively receiving the benefits of our program and resources. We are here to assist you and offer high professional standards along with understanding and personal support.
Will insurance cover care at the Center for Nutrition, including physician visits, dietitian visits, lab work, or other service costs?
Insurance plans are highly variable in what they will cover, what they will not cover, and under what circumstances they will cover how much. Since historically insurance companies have chosen not to cover nutritional counseling and weight loss services, we do not directly file claims to insurance companies. We will, however, provide you with all the appropriate documentation for you to submit your claims and seek reimbursement. We believe that your health is an excellent investment and we would rather work directly with you and for you than for your insurance company that might choose to tell you how often you could be seen and how long your treatment plan should last. We know from experience that weight loss is very difficult, time consuming and that success requires care, personal support, problem solving, and a long term treatment plan to maintain lasting success. Dr. Tague and his staff have pursued advanced training, education, and experience in the field of medical weight loss and nutrition. Insurance companies may or may not acknowledge your needs for medically supervised weight loss and the services that we offer. Many patients have received reimbursements, to varying degrees, for visits and laboratory services.
Can I use my employment provided Flexible Spending Account or Medical Savings Account for services at the Center for Nutrition?
Yes, many of our patients use their Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s) and Medical Savings Accounts for visits, lab services, and nutritional supplements. If your employer offers an FSA or MSA plan, we encourage you to take advantage of the government approved tax benefits these plans offer. Just let us know if you need assistance and we can provide a letter detailing your diagnoses and medically prescribed program components to facilitate your timely reimbursement.
Are there financial assistance programs available?
Yes. For those with low and fixed incomes, there is a financial assistance program available. Upon request, an application will be made available to you at your no-obligation consultation. Discounts are based on household income and number of dependents. Dr. Tague has arranged this charitable program to prevent income limitations from allowing anyone to participate in his program, especially if there is a medical need for Center for Nutrition services. Let us know if you have any questions regarding this program that is steeply discounted for those in the lowest income brackets. More modest discounts are available for others with higher incomes. The application can give you insight to see if you may qualify.
Are there other financing programs available that might be of assistance?
Yes. We also work with CareCredit, a credit payment option for health care services. With care credit, low interest and no interest options are available. This option can help you keep level monthly payments as you go through the program and prepare for maintenance. Learn more at www.CareCredit.com.
Our helpful and courteous staff is here to assist you! Please contact us if you have any questions about our treatment plans, products, or if we can assist you in scheduling an appointment.