Weight Loss Programs

PFP Ideal Weight Loss

PFP is pleased to announce that we now offer the internationally known Ideal Protein diet protocol! This program is administered by trained health coaches. It is a food-based diet that has proven quite successful. Our patients as of the end of 2015 had collectively lost over 6000 pounds since the inception of the diet in the fall of 2014.

You can contact them today at (512) 583-0919 or email pfploseit@gmail.com and ask about your initial weight loss assessment and get on the path to smarter lifestyle choices!

You can also visit their page for more information. Please visit www.pfpidealweightloss.com or simply CLICK HERE!

Step Up

StepUp is a medically supervised weight loss program that involves regular visits, diet and exercise counseling, along with medications that can help you lose weight and keep it off. Clinically shown to improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Ask your provider about this program today!

Below is a list of the providers that administer and oversee this program:

@ Bee Cave

@ Lakeway

@ Southwest Medical Village

@ Westlake

Welcome to StepUP: Downloadable form discussing Criteria and Basic Information

GLP-1 Medication Advisory

Many of you are aware of the growing popularity of a new class of medication called GLP-1 agonists. These medications go by names such as Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus. There are other medications like Mounjaro and Saxenda which have similar mechanisms of action. These medications can be used for weight loss (Wegovy and Saxenda) or for type II diabetes (Ozempic, Rybelsus, Mounjaro). Given the rise in publicity and popularity of these medications, we thought it would be wise to offer some additional information.

Our office prescribes these medications when appropriate. Unfortunately, many insurance companies will not approve of these medications unless certain requirements are met. Some insurance plans will not cover these medications at all (plan exclusion) even if a patient meets the criteria for them.

Ozempic, Rybelsus, and Mounjaro are only covered if you have a diagnosis of type II diabetes (and frequently, insurance requires a trial of an older, generic, less expensive medication first such as Metformin). Wegovy and Saxenda are FDA-approved for weight loss, but typically there are requirements for these such as needing a BMI over 30 and having tried other weight loss programs for at least 3 months. If you are interested in one of these medications, it is helpful for you to check with your insurance plan first to see if it is a plan exclusion or if it may be covered with prior authorization. Our prior authorization team will only process authorizations if you have a diagnosis that fits the criteria to ensure those patients who have an urgent medical need receive their medication timely. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your healthcare. Please reach out to our clinic if you have any additional questions or concerns.

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