Weight Loss

Concierge medicine & Hormone Specialist located in Naples, FL

Weight Loss

If you’re seeking long-lasting results, weight loss is part of a journey to wellness, not a quick fix. At Howard Health and Wellness, foremost board-certified physician Corey Howard, MD, and the talented team have extensive experience in weight loss programs using safe and proven techniques. Phone the Naples, Florida, office or make your appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

When might I need weight loss help?

If you’re stalled in your weight loss efforts, have gained weight, or have been trying to lose extra weight for months or years without success, medical weight loss can help you. 

Howard Health and Wellness uses a lifestyle-based approach to give you knowledge, helpful strategies, and medical tools for long-term weight management. 

What does medical weight loss involve?

At Howard Health and Wellness, Dr. Howard and the team believe that weight loss is easiest and most effective when you know what’s causing your sluggish metabolism. Many factors can contribute, such as hormone imbalance and thyroid dysfunction. 

Medical weight loss starts with comprehensive testing to find underlying problems. While plans vary for each person, they often include:

Nutrition counseling

Nutrition counseling helps you learn what your body needs. This includes more fiber, whole grains, unsaturated fats, veggies, and fresh fruits. If you eat animal proteins, stick to fish or lean cuts. You’ll also learn what to avoid, how to track food intake, and more. 

Peptide therapy with Semaglutide

Peptides are short amino acid chains that can help your body function better. There are more than 50 peptides currently approved for various therapies, with many more in the pipeline. Peptides are particularly well known for their ability to aid in helping you reach your optimal weight. 

Semaglutide is an FDA approved medication that was first used for type 2 diabetes and has been expanded for weight loss.  The medication itself is a glucagon like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that essentially helps you feel full allowing you to focus on other aspects of your health such as exercise.  This medication has been shown to have weight loss results over 15% of the person's body weight.  It helps to control your appetite which in turn is what helps you lose weight.

Recently there have been trials showing a decrease in cardiovascular risks with continued use with very few side effects.

Howard Health and Wellness uses leading compound pharmacies to make semaglutide for a much lower cost. You inject them once a week at home. 

Alongside nutrition counseling and peptide therapy, the team may recommend Wholescripts® pharmaceutical supplements, Pellecome brand supplements, hormone replacement therapy, and other alternative methods of reaching a healthy weight and staying healthy long-term. 

How often do I see the doctor for medical weight loss?

As a concierge medicine plan member at Howard Health and Wellness, you get access to Dr. Howard and the team whenever you need it. You’ll usually come to the office once a month for your prescription refills, nutrition counseling, and progress evaluation. 

If you have questions or need help at any time, you can contact the team through text, email, or phone. Same-day and next-day appointments are available in the office and via telehealth, too.  

Howard Health and Wellness supports weight loss by being there for you at all times. Call the office or schedule your appointment online now.