Risks and Benefits Acknowledgement

I recognize the potential risks of this treatment program, and I also understand the potential benefits of weight loss, which may include:

  1. Decreased risk of heart attack.
  2. Decreased risk of adult onset diabetes mellitus.
  3. Decrease risk to developing arthritis or developing musculoskeletal conditions that are caused by excessive weight.
  4. Increased emotional and psychological well-being.
  5. Decreased risk of developing certain types of cancer.

I acknowledge that the medically managed weight loss program recommended to me by (Enspire Healthcare) is just one of multiple strategies to reduce weight. Alternative treatment options include:

  1. Diet and exercise alone without medications.
  2. The use of other kinds of medications to achieve appetite suppression.
  3. Non-medical weight loss programs like Weight Watchers.

My Obligations and Representations

Any questions I have regarding this treatment have been answered to my satisfaction. I understand that I will be responsible for administering the medications prescribed to me if I do not have them administered to me in clinic. I also promise to comply with the dosages and frequency of medications prescribed to me.

I certify that I am under the regular care of a primary care provider for any other conditions I might have or am found to have. I will consult with my primary care provider or specialist regarding any other condition I might have. I understand that if I do not have a primary care provider, that I will be encouraged to seek one out. I acknowledge that I am seeking care at (Enspire Healthcare) for medically managed weight loss services (Enspire Healthcare) offers. I acknowledge I am not wanting to establish primary care with (Enspire Healthcare) and I am here for specialized care including weight loss therapy, diet counseling, General wellness and vitamins.

Regaining Weight Acknowledgement:

There is a Risk of Regaining the Weight you have lost… Obesity is a chronic condition, and the majority of overweight individuals who lose weight have a tendency to regain all or some of it back over time. Factors which favor maintaining weight loss include exercise, adherence to a calorie that is low-calorie, nutritious, and full of lean proteins and vegetables, and planning a strategy for coping with weight regain before it occurs. Successful treatment may take months or even years. Utilizing medications to assist you in your weight loss goals in addition to diet and exercise could result in the weight coming back if you do not maintain eating a healthy diet and exercising. Additionally, if you have had fluctuations in your weight in the past, it may be more difficult to maintain the weight you lose.