Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Jarvis Family Medical Services

Family Medicine & Health and Wellness Specialists located in Louisville, KY

Losing weight is difficult and frustrating. You may have tried many diets, joined a gym, read inspirational books, and still not achieved the results you desire. At Jarvis Family Medical Services in Louisville, Kentucky, Karla Jarvis helps patients lose weight through safe, effective, medically approved methods with a holistic, well-rounded approach. If you seek professional help on your weight loss journey, call or schedule a consultation with Karla Jarvis today.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

Jarvis Family Medical Services

What is medical weight loss?

With medical weight loss, patients have the advantage of science on their side. Karla Jarvis works with each patient to design a plan that includes diet and exercise, but also includes medications that can suppress appetite and speed up fat burning, helping patients achieve results more quickly. All medical weight loss programs include professional supervision by Karla Jarvis and require regular visits and treatments, so patients can receive the support they need, as well as have their health continuously managed.

Do prescription appetite suppressant medications work?

Prescription medications help reduce hunger and food cravings and speed up metabolic function to help patients burn fat more quickly. By diminishing food cravings, patients are less apt to overeat or snack between meals. Karla Jarvis also provides patients taking prescription appetite suppressants with vitamin B12 injections on a regular basis, which help improve metabolism and boost energy, helping expedite results.

Patients taking prescription appetite suppressants from Karla Jarvis must come for regular visits so she can check your progress and ensure you are maintaining optimal health.

What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) therapy?

HCG is a catalyst hormone that stimulates the production of other hormones in the body. It also plays a role in controlling hunger and metabolism. With HCG therapy, patients take a daily injection of a small amount of this hormone, while simultaneously adhering to a low-calorie diet.

Patients undergoing HCG therapy experience a significantly diminished appetite, which allows them to more easily adhere to the low-calorie diet. By suppressing appetite and increasing metabolism, the body starts using the excess fat stored in the body as fuel. Patients begin to see weight loss immediately, at a rate of approximately a half pound (for women) or a pound (for men) each day. The treatment plan is 40 days.

Unlike crash dieting, which causes the body to lose muscle mass, HCG therapy helps patients maintain muscle tone and mass, so patients begin to look leaner and stronger while dropping pounds. Crash diets also slow the body’s metabolism, making it hard to keep the weight off once the diet ends. HCG injections, however, increase metabolism, so patients can maintain their weight loss after treatment. In addition to a supply of daily injections, Karla Jarvis also provides patients with a weekly Lipo-C fat burner injection, as well as a prescription appetite suppressant.  

Both men and women in Louisville, Kentucky, can experience safe, effective, and permanent weight loss at Jarvis Family Medical Services. Karla Jarvis treats each patient as an individual and with compassion, helping them reach their desired weight goals. Call or schedule an appointment online today.