FAQ's



What if I have anxiety/ depression/ high blood pressure/ diabetes/ cholesterol/ thyroid/ heart conditions; can I still take medication to help me lose weight?
We see a wide range of medical conditions including the ones listed above. Each patient is required to meet with our Certified Physician Assistant as part of the initial consultation and on an as needed basis to review your unique medical history including any conditions and current medications you may be taking. If phentermine is not right for you, there may be other alternatives to help you with weight management.

What medications do you use?
Primarily we use phentermine. This is a prescription appetite-suppressant medication that has been used for over fifty years. Our Certified Physician Assistant is also well trained in recently FDA-approved medications if it is determined these would be better alternatives. We also offer Vitamin B-12 and Lipotropic injections.

Can I take phentermine while pregnant or breastfeeding?
No. Phentermine is a category X medication and risks outweigh potential benefits. It is unknown if phentermine is excreted in breast milk and therefore is contraindicated and should not be taken if nursing.

How much weight should I expect to lose?
The exact amount of weight loss it variable. It depends on lifestyle modifications including diet and exercise, initial BMI, certain medical conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, and certain medications you may be taking.

However, research has shown that treatment with phentermine is statistically significant in body weight reduction compared to placebo. After 12 weeks of treatment, average weight loss was 17.5 +/- 16.1 lbs. among patients taking phentermine versus 2.0 +/- 12.9 lbs. with placebo. In patients who took phentermine, 73.6% of patients lost 5% or more of their initial body weight in contrast to 15.1% with placebo. Korean J Obes. 2005 Sep;14(3):155-162. Korean.

How long is the first appointment?
The first visit usually lasts about 1/2hr. After that visits are brief, usually just 15 minutes depending on what each patient requires and depending on each patient’s degree of success.

How often can I be seen?
You should come at least every 4 weeks to see a healthcare provider and refill your prescription. You can come every weekly for the B-12 injection and every 2 weeks for the Lipo-B injection. You DO NOT need an appointment for follow-up visits.

I live far away; can I get a two month supply?
Unfortunately, you can only receive one 30 day prescription per visit per month.

How much does it cost? What forms of payment are accepted?
Please contact the office for cost details.
We accept cash, Mastercard, and Visa. No personal checks.

Do I have to sign a contract?
Our services are provided on a month- to- month basis. There is no contract to sign. We are here to help you. You are welcome to come in and learn more about our services. If you would like to proceed with the program we will be glad help. If you choose not to follow the program, there is a $25.00 fee for the medical consult.

Do you offer a referral program?
Yes! Referrals are always welcome. Ask us about our current incentives!

Initial consultation fee starts at $25. Call us at (630) 355-1533 or click here to get in touch with the NWLC staff for more information.