Medi-Weightloss Clinics Review

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Medi-Weightloss Clinics offer a program that takes you through three phases to help you lose weight. The program is supervised by a physician who will help you to achieve your weight loss goals. Edward Kaloust, founder and CEO, developed Medi-Weightloss Clinics in Tampa in the year 2004. His goal is to help the many individuals who are seeking weight loss to achieve their goals and to maintain their weight loss after meeting these goals. The website states you will lose 5 to 10 pounds in the first week that you are on the program and within the first month you can lose up to 20 pounds. In order to take advantage of Medi-Weightloss you must visit a Medi-Weightloss Clinic or doctor who participates in the program. There are clinics located in limited areas throughout the United States and a visit to the Medi-Weightloss website will tell you if there is one near you. Once you find a clinic you must visit and complete an initial consultation which includes meeting with a Medi-Weightloss physician(s); a detailed and comprehensive blood panel and medical history review; an exam done by a Medi-Weightloss physician; your vital signs and weight will be recorded; you will be consulted on how to incorporate exercise and proper nutrition into your plan and if any nutritional supplements are needed you will be advised of which ones are appropriate for you.

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Product Features

Medi-Weightloss Clinics 3 phase program is comprised of the following: Phase I: Acute Weight Loss Phase – this phase includes your initial consultation and weekly meetings with your physician to ensure you are on the right path to meet your weight loss goals. Phase II: Short Term Maintenance Phase – this phase is entered after you have reached your weight loss goal. You will continue your weekly meetings and your physician will help you to learn to maintain your weight loss. Phase III: Wellness Phase – this is a long term phase designed to provide ongoing support after your weekly meetings come to an end. It will help you to keep the weight you lose from coming back. Medi-Weightloss Clinics also offer the following products to help you achieve your weight loss and wellness goals: Calcium 4 Blend, Colon Cleanser, Fat Burner, Omega Three, Protein Bars, Stay Slim, Vita Super and Whey Protein Shakes.

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Advantages

  • Medi-Weightloss Clinics offer a physician supervised program therefore safety is not an issue.
  • The program guarantees weight loss and also gives you ongoing support to keep the weight off.

Disadvantages

  • The cost of the Medi-Weightloss Clinics program is not mentioned at all on the website.
  • In order to participate in this program you must live near one of the locations since visiting regularly is required.

Conclusion

Medi-Weightloss Clinics is a physician supervised program that claims to enable you to lose weight and keep the weight off for good. Since it is physician supervised you must be able to visit a clinic location weekly to participate in the program. This may not be feasible for everyone. The cost of this program is not readily available on the Medi-Weightloss Clinics website.

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48 User Reviews about Medi-Weightloss Clinics

  • 1
    kim

    I’ve been on the program for years and have lost about 30lbs. I still want to lose more but have seemed to gain 10 in the last year becusee the pills have stopped working and I can stay on the program for a few days and then the starvation becomes to much for me. Help!!!!!

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    Paula

    I started the program Jan.11,2013 and it is now Aug 30,almost 8 months later I have lost an amazing 62 lbs so far.The appetite control Rx really works! This program like all others requires determination and commitment,you decide whats important,health or food.I KNOW that my health has improved,losing all that fat from my organs and body,I can now breathe when i lie down and when I exert myself.This program is however, very costly,running about 300 to start and 80 a week when weighing in. Thats alot,I may not be able to afford this very much longer,even if I cant,I have learned and practiced and lived this program. I beleive with commitment I will keep the weight off.

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  • 3
    Yvonne

    I am on a fixed income. I want to do it. But what does it cost?

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    Cindy

    It’s expensive – initial consultation, basic weekly fee $70 and additional fees for pills/injections they require or strongly recommend every month. Not everything is inclusive, so my best estimate to lose 40 lbs in about 4-5 months is $1,700.

    Also, the corporate site and local site is advertising 50% off initial health consultation fee. However, my local clinic refused to honor it even though it pops up on their site. They claimed never heard of it and then talking to the Office Manager, she said its “corporate” and we chose not to participate.

    They’re busy, they’re making great money with volume of clients, so they aren’t as focused on customer service. Also, it is proclaimed as “doctor supervised” program but the Dr at my clinic doesn’t have anything to do with MY health plan.

    We’ll see how it goes – I’m just finishing my 1st month and down 12 lbs.

    Good luck and hope that information is helpful??

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    Ce

    Do you have a clinic in the
    Columbus Ohio area??

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  • 5
    Lynn

    I lost 28 pounds on Medi… Worth every dollar! I have kept it off… The key is doing the metabolic test once you lose the weight … Following the precentage of fat, protein and carbs per calories allowed. It also helps to weigh in monthly at the clinic once you get the weight off – including weekly B12 injections or daily medi-melts. Also, exercise – excercise – exercise! You can be skinny fat… Exercise and water help eliminate fat. Drink that water to help flush out the bad stuff. As far as the RX suppressant in the acute phase – I cut mine in half and tolerated it much better. Our Auburn, AL clinic is very thorough in explaining your weigh in results: water vs fat, etc. They also do a great job teaching you the good, the bad and the ugly of food;) I love the staff there!

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    annette

    keep on the good work lynn…i wanna be healthy and sexy at the same time.

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    Linda Jones

    Does the program work if you have a binge eating disorder cause by trauma

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    Jerry Little

    I started the program November 13, 2013, it’s been amazing. I’ve been overweight most of my life. (By the way I’m 48 yrs. old).
    As of today 6/14/13 I’ve lost 117.5 pounds. AMAZING! I drive 120 miles 1 way for my office visits. It’s worth every penny. Like everything in life, it’s teaching me about healthy choices, discipline and moderation. I love Mediweightloss. All positive. I started at 393 lbs.

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  • 7
    Dorothy Golaine

    Is it safe to take natural appetite suppresant Stsy Slim with antidepressants? I tahe pristiq 50mg in am, and 250mg. Trazadone in pm for seep? I also tahe Bystolic 50mg for high blood pressure, and 5mg.Crestor for Hugh cholestors.
    Thank you.

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    Kat

    I’m on the program now, Dorothy, and I take 100 mg of Trazodone each night for sleep and 30 mg of Cymbalta to take the edge off of my days. I feel fine and there have been no bad interactions at all. Not sure about blood pressure and cholesterol medication, though. You’d have to ask at one of the clinics.

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    c fleury

    I tried the lemon detox it did not work for me but I tried another thing I tried to watch my sugar intake switching drinks for water just a couple times a day and it has helped me but if you would like to know more on sugar you should check out this website I found http://www.detoxfromsugar.com

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  • 9
    Elizabeth

    Medi does work if you follow the program. The first week is very hard. I was very hungry and tired but incredibly motivated to lose 25lbs. The weight came off in 3 months. I’m now maintaining my weight loss, still losing fat and working out. I hope I can maintain my weight loss. It seems I have to be very careful with both portions and carbs. I am hopeful I can maintain as I love me some carbs!!! Did not lose any hair or have any problems save for being hungry. Hunger is much worse when I work out

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  • 10
    chrissy

    YIKES! i didnt hear that one!! are are still on it? i cant afford it anymore. so scared though- dont want the weight to creep back up. :(

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    Beck

    I went on this and loved it while I was on it. I lost 27lbs but had to stop because of the price. I have gained my weight back but I’m larger also with inches. I can not wear the clothes I wore before I went on this diet.

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  • 11
    rap

    LOSS ATLEAST 1/3 OF MY HAIR….When I asked about they said that happens WELL THEY DID NOT TELL ME THAT WHEN I STARTED… Anyone else and If so does it come back

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    Rlgodlewski

    I’ve been on it for 4 days now. It’s hard and I’ve gotten sick a couple of times but I need to get the weight off. They have me the appetite suppressor but they said “only take it as needed” and I only took it the first day and I haven’t needed it since. And in regards to the hair loss, that’s why they want you to take the fish oil and they is biotin in the super vitamin. All that is to help prevent that.

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    JH

    Hair loss is too much thyroid or too little. I think it’s probably way too much reving up your thyroid to loss the weight. Start take a very good Vit. B complex capsule and a Biotin capsule-5000mg a day. Your hair will come back BUT very slowly. Hair should NOT fall out on a weight loss program. Hope this helps

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    Anonymous

    You lose hair when your body is under stress.

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  • 12
    bstone

    I have been on this for 10 days so maybe it is not fair to judge yet, but personally I think it is terrible! it is from what I can tell a medically supervised version of Atkins and South Beach. They give you vitamins and b6/b12 shots and app supressants, but once your in ketosis you lose your appetite anyhow, so I just don’t know why anyone would continue to take app. sup. anyhow..not a fan!

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  • 13
    Amber

    I took the appetite suppressant and got very I’ll (cold sweats, nausea, headaches, dizziness). I didn’t see a dr but now I’m wondering if I had low blood platlets. Thanks for the info! I guess this plan isn’t for everyone.

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    D

    Those are not symptoms of low blood platelets.

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    Anonymous

    Amber – same thing happened to me but it was because I wasn’t taking my pills with enough food and taking them too late.

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  • 14
    Angel

    Thank you for this advice. I take antidepressants, too and my psychiatrist told me appetite suppressants would be dangerous combined with antidepressants. I was still going to try this because so tired of being overweight and hungry all the time. However, I don’t want to make myself sick. Thanks so much!

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  • 15
    carolyn berglund

    BEWARE…just want everyone to know what happened to me. The combination of my antidepressant and the appetite suppressant caused a SEVERE reduction in my blood platelets. I ended up in the hospital for 3 days while they watched my extremely low blood count. It has been two months since then and I am still way below normal. Keep having them check your blood and don’t listen when they tell you it won’t matter. Check yourself for unusual bruising but by all means see a doctor. I was critical and still need to be tested every month until I am back to normal again. Your health is too important and way more important than your weight. In June i was overweight but basically healthy by September 1st I was critical.

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    CHERYL

    Being overweight is unhealthy, you can not separate it like you did to say that your health is more important that your weight.

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    Your Name

    Whoa Cheryl. Being a little overweight I’m sure is way healthier than being critical. Just saying, Pretty sure that’s what she meant.

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  • 16
    Lois

    What appetite suppressant do they use besides Phentermine?

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  • 17
    Karen

    I appreciate all your feedback. I have been struggling with my weight for a long time. I need to loose 60+ pounds. There is a clinic near my work so I am really happy about that. It was great to read your comments as it helped me to make my decision about moving forward with this program.

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  • 18
    Sheila

    My husband and I are both on the program. We started it together the last week of April of this year. Since, he has lost 50 pounds and I am down 44 pounds. The program is very easy to follow. We go to the clinic in Lutz, Florida and the staff is beyond fantastic! The cost is like $70 a week for a single patient however, there is a discount for couples and the cost is reduced to $56 a week. The program has been a breeze, don’t let 500 calories a day of protein scare you! Remember: you will be given appetite suppressants and complete instruction to be sucsessful. Have no fear of taking “pills” everyday either, it’s not like that! Medi-Weightloss cares about you and your health. Call you local clinic and get started… “the one that works”

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  • 19
    Marsha

    My husband and I started at Medi last week and I will admit the first week is difficult but it is possible to complete it. We went in today for our 2nd week consultation and I lost 8 lbs and my husband last a little over 9 lbs! This second week seems more reasonable. I just had lunch and was sooooo glad to have a cup of broccoli. In regards to cost, yes the consultation and follow-up visits are high but when you weigh in the cost of being overweight/obese and its impact on your life, it is worth it. We just shifted our priorities and it works. My recommendation is to really be disciplined and follow their guidelines, take the appetite suppressant and supplements. They help a lot. Most of all decide what is important, your health or material things.

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    Michelle

    My husband and I are on this program, both of us need to lose about 60 lbs each. Been on it for a little over two weeks, so far I have lost 11, my hubby 14. It is an expensive program approx 300 first visit then 70 each week per person, but each week they check your blood pressure, and weight, which includes the amount of fat, water and total body, so it shows you exactly where you are losing weight. I do have hashimoto’s disease (body attacks thyroid) and I take pills everyday to control it, but even with this I am still losing weight, and this is with very little exercise, just some walking. This is a life style change is like a modified Atkins, they do put your body in ketosis. Depending on your body you get put on different calorie restriction, I am on 500, hubby 900 and this is the amount of calories of protein you are to eat in a day. 2nd week, they add two cups of veggies on top of the base calorie count, 3rd can substitute one cup with fruit. Had a couple of times the first week, where I was very shaky and it was due to my blood sugar being too low, I just mixed a teaspoon of sugar into my water and was fine after that. I only take one pill a day of the appetite suppressant my choice and I am fine, my hubby take 3 a day. If I get hungry in-between meals I chew sugar free gum, or eat some tic tacs.

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  • 21
    Veronica

    The cost is usally around 270 for the intial consultation and 70 per week thereafter

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  • 22
    Donna Schenk

    Anyone having done the program, what kinds of food do you do the 1st week for only 500 cal. Can anyone give me a ballpark figure on weekly costs. Did Jenny and food was around $110 a week.

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    Anonymous

    it is 800 cal of protein. stuff you have at home, chicken, eggs, cheese etc. you will not be hungry. it was my savior. been on maintanence for a year. no gain back

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  • 23
    Bruce

    I almost ran out of the waiting room my first visit last year, but it really worked. I’ve had more energy, been productive, and I lost 70 lbs over 8 months. I can eat anything I want – I just don’t want all the fattening things often.

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  • 24
    GAIL

    WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROGRAM, IN THE BEGINNING? SAY THE FIRST 2 MONTHS? 500.00???? NOT KNOWING THIS AND IT NOT BEING OFFERED TO ME RIGHT AWAY IN THE AD DISCOURAGES ME..NOT SURE IF ITS A SCAM, MOST CLINICS OR WEIGHTLOSS PROGRAMS SAY THE COST UP FRONT..

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  • 25
    Lisa

    I did the Medi Weightloss Program. I was 5’1 and weighed 140, my goal was 115. I successfully reached that. Although it was costly, I loved it. I have probably put on 5 pounds now that I am not on the prescription or shots, but I now have the tools (the nutritional info) to maintain or lose if I want. At the end of the day it is all about self control. Hearing people say such positive things about how I looked kept me motivated. It also keeps me accountable now, because I don’t want to put that weight back on and be another statistic. To make sure that doesn’t happen, I keep consistent with my workouts, follow a meal plan (I do give myself 2 cheat days a month), and I got RID of all of my fat clothes. This way, if my jeans start feeling a little snug I know I need to change things up. You don’t have to deprive yourself, but I realized that I just can’t eat whatever I want without paying the consequence of gaining weight. You have to decide what’s important – a piece of cake or looking amazing. Good luck to anyone doing the program – I LOVED IT! FYI – I have tried numerous diets (Weight Watchers, South Beach, OTC pills and this gave me the best results).

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    Karen

    I went for my consultation today. everything sounds great. How were things the first week? The nurse told me that the first week you are on a 500 calorie protein diet plan. Were you hungry or weak? How long did it take you to lose youyr first 20 lbs? Just curious!!

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    Sally Griffin

    Did you ever find a pill to replace the suppressant? I am having a hard time keeping the weight off that I lost while on that pill. It worked great, but I can’t afford to keep this plan up.

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    chrissy

    i couldnt afford it either. it was just costing to much $$. i got to my goal- then they tell me i had to go for the metabolic test which cost $125.. YIKES.. i think just working out & watching what you eat- you should be ok.- it was just costing WAY to much $$$.

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    Alexandra

    Hi lisa, Im just in ny 2nd day, i feel motivated. I Need to lose the same amount as you did am i am the same height. I just want to know how much time it takes you to lose that And if you can give me some típs like exercise or whatever to reach my goal. Thank you

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    Ziggy

    Went there for awhile. Lost weight. That said, it’s based on a pill which did EFFECTIVELY make me lose my appetite. Unfortunately, after several months it stopped working completely. That was a drawback for me because I wasn’t done, had not switched to maintenance and a permanent regimen hadn’t taken place. Like others I know, the weight lost came back (65 lbs worth). Now I’m starting over again. Hope this helps someone else out there.

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  • 27
    Jean Altman

    Will you be opening a clinic in Greenville S.C.?

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  • 28
    susan

    Can a 17 year old with parent consent use the medi-weight loss program

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    Patti

    They have just started a program for younger people. Don’t know if every clinic does it, but it is just a phone call away to ask.

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    bstone

    I do not think this diet is appropriate for a teenager. It is basically a modified Atkins plan.

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    Donna

    There’s a plan for teens which I am told is “Totally different from the adult plan” by the clinic I called.

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