What to expect during your first visit

Your first visit at Tide Wellness will be unique compared to your regular weekly visits.  As part of your introduction to the program, the doctor will spend approximately twelve to fifteen minutes outlining the steps required for a successful lifestyle change.  To best utilize everyone's time, three patients are scheduled in each new patient slot.  Small enough it is still personal but more efficient overall.  Everyone will then see the doctor individually.  We love children and they are welcome to come with you for weekly visits.  However, because there are others involved, we would ask you not bring small children to the first visit unless you have someone else to watch them during the group consult.  Most of the time the mother of small children is the one who suffers most as it is difficult for her to concentrate on provided information while also shepherding them.   Depending on what your plans are for weight loss medication, a first visit with the Nurse Practitioner may also be an option for you.  In this case, the entire visit will be one on one. 
Starting September 1, 2022, all initial visits must be prepaid.  They are fully refundable as long as a 24 hour notice is provided.  Unfortunately, we are unable to provide exceptions to the 24 hour rule as it is too difficult to fill that spot without notice.  so please ensure there is not a possibility you will be "mandatoried" at work, etc.  The initial visit fee is $50.  The first visit is the only time you need an appointment and the only time you pay a visit fee.  You must call the office to schedule the first visit.  There is not currently an option for scheduling online.  Our phone lines stay very busy so if we are not able to answer, please leave one message and we will return your call. 

Styku Analysis
Analysis on Styku can be added to the initial visit for only $10.  Styku is an amazing machine capable of measuring circumference at multiple sites on the body as well as analysis of body fat percentage and muscle mass.  The initial Styku screen can be done at the time of your first visit or can be done at another time.  Be aware that acquiring a good scan requires clothes to be tight fitting or removed.  After the initial scan, you can purchase a package to be scanned every 3 moths (4 visits/year) for $100 or you can purchase a package to be scanned monthly for a year (12 visits/year) for $120.   This will include comparisons from your initial scan as well as a detailed report sent to your email address.  See video below for a demo of how the Styku scanner works.

The B Complex Lipo Injection
We offer the B12/Lipo injection.  While it is intended to boost your weight loss potential, it is still up to you to make the necessary lifestyle changes required for weight loss.  The injections are $15 and recommended to be taken weekly.  Each injection contains the following ingredients:
Methionine -reduces fat, aids in lowering cholesterol and acts as a catalyst for inositol and choline.
Choline- functions in fat metabolism by allowing fats to be more rapidly transported so they do not settle on arterial walls
Inositol -aids in transporting fat in the blood system. 
Levocarnitine-  boosts energy and allows the body to burn more fat, save more glycogen and ultimately boost stamina and endurance
Thiamine- (vitamin B1)- helps the body's cells convert carbohydrates into energy
Riboflavin- (vitamin B2)- increases energy levels; boosts immune system function; helps maintin healthy hair, skin, mucous membranes, and nails
Vitamin B 12- to improve energy, support thyroid functioning and overall well-being
Chromium-Chromium is used for improving blood sugar control.  It is also used for depression, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), lowering “bad” cholesterol, and raising “good” cholesterol in people taking heart medications called beta blockers
Pyridoxine: Pyridoxine, vitamin B6, is required by your body for utilization of energy in the foods you eat, production of red blood cells, and proper functioning of nerves.
Niacinamide: Niacin is used for high cholesterol, circulation problems, migraine headache, dizziness.
Lidocaine: Lidocaine is a local anesthetic drug of the amino ester group. It is used primarily to reduce the pain of intramuscular injection

Protein Supplements
Although the bulk of your diet will consist of grocery store food, sometimes you may want something sweet without wrecking your diet.  Tide Wellness carries a variety of protein bars, chips, and drinks to satisfy those cravings and augment your meal plan.

A well balanced diet will supply the majority of your nutritional needs.  However, there are times where vitamins can be helpful.  Tide Wellness carries a number of vitamins and other supplements including B complex vitamins, vitamin D, raspberry ketones, and green coffee bean.

Weekly GLP1 (prescription) Injectables

In the last fifty years, no medication has affected the weight loss market more dramatically than the new weekly injectables.  They have fascinated clients to the point of social media saturation.  They work primarily as GLP-1 agonists.  GLP-1 is a peptide that tells your body it has had enough to eat.  So if they hit you like they are supposed to, you get full quicker and stay full longer.  For a while, drug companies producing these products had copay programs that made them accessible to almost everyone.  Unfortunately, they are very expensive and insurance companies generally do not cover their cost.  This is especially true if you are not diabetic.  The copay programs have become more difficult to employ.  However, some plans do provide coverage.  There are other options for utilizing these medications that can be discussed with your provider at your first visit. 

After your initial visit with the physician, we will function as a walk in clinic for you and no appointment is needed unless it has been over three years since your last visit with the physician.  Weigh ins are always free!!  So what are you waiting on?  Call today to schedule your initial visit or if you have any further questions!