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Medical Weight Loss Therapy2019-06-04T18:20:56+00:00

Medical Weight Loss Therapy


If you’ve been struggling to lose weight, or have had trouble maintaining weight loss in the past, Viva Wellness may be able to help you drop the pounds – and keep them off for good.

A proven, effective way to slim down safely.

We offer a scientifically supported weight management program designed to kick-start your weight loss while helping you to implement behavior modifications for long-term weight maintenance. Combining diet, exercise, and prescription supplements, medical weight loss therapy is a proven, effective way to slim down safely.


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How is medical weight loss different from regular weight loss programs?

To achieve long-term weight loss, it’s important to make lifestyle changes to support your goals. That’s why the best weight loss programs focus on establishing healthy eating habits and a regular exercise routine.

At Viva Wellness, we recommend a balanced diet in accordance with USDA guidelines: high in fiber; low in sugar, starch, and white flour; and with a moderate amount of healthy fats.

What sets our medical weight loss therapy apart from regular weight loss programs is the inclusion of prescription appetite suppressants. These appetite suppressants make it easier to follow a restricted-calorie diet and focus on establishing new, healthy habits, thereby contributing to faster weight loss that stays off for the long-term.

How much weight can I expect to lose with medical weight loss therapy?

While weight loss is highly individualized and cannot be guaranteed, over 90% of the patients who follow the medical weight loss program at Viva Wellness do lose weight, at an average rate of two to five pounds per week. To ensure maximum efficacy, all patients who participate in our medical weight loss therapy will undergo a preliminary medical assessment, and partake in regular weigh-ins and metabolic testing at our clinic.

What prescription weight loss supplements are used in the program?

Depending on your individual weight loss goals and health history, you may be prescribed one of the following weight loss supplements:

Taken once a day, this pill works on chemicals in the brain to decrease your appetite and includes a mild stimulant to increase energy.


By stimulating your nervous system, phendimetrazine increases your heart rate and your blood pressure, which in turn decreases your appetite.

Designed for short-term use, Bontril can reduce the hunger pangs and discomfort associated with a newly established low-calorie diet.

Originally developed to control migraines and seizures, topiramate also effectively curbs food cravings, making it easier to eat smaller portions.

Combining a quick-release of phentermine and an extended-release of topiramate, Qsymia reduces your appetite while providing round-the-clock craving control.

By targeting hunger receptors in your brain, Belviq helps you to feel satisfied and full, even after eating small amounts of food.

Another combination pill, Contrave uses antidepressant bupropion and opioid dependency medication naltrexone to reduce both hunger and cravings.

Dr. Tachuk specializes in weight loss management and will develop a customized diet plan for you to get the permanent results you want. Dr. Tachuk and the rest of our compassionate, experienced, and highly professional staff members are committed to helping you meet your weight loss goals. Give us a call!

Viva Wellness’s Medical Weight Loss Programs are designed for patients who are required to come in at least once a month or more, depending on the program level they choose. Results are varied across all patients. The medical weight loss programs should only be used for patients who are in general good health and without certain medical conditions.

Viva Wellness Can Help You Lose Weight

For over fifteen years, Viva Wellness has been the weight loss clinic San Diego residents know will help them achieve their aesthetic and wellness goals. We offer cutting-edge treatments with compassionate care, and we strive to provide each of our patients with a positive outcome and a pleasant experience.

Contact us today at (619) 222-5433 to schedule a consultation appointment at our San Diego clinic and find out if medical weight loss is right for you.

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