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Weight Loss Program at Fontaine MD

Struggling with excess weight is a common problem and has adverse effects on your overall health. At Fontaine MD we guide you through our proven process that results in sustainable weight loss. We do this without the hassle of having to track points or cut calories to an uncomfortable level. Despite what you see on the internet, there is no “quick fix” for weight loss. However, following our individualized program designed around proper nutrition and lifestyle changes, you will get sustained improvement in your body composition with positive health and aesthetic benefits.

During your weight loss consultation, you will meet with our Nutrition Health Coach and Dr. Fontaine to discuss your weight loss goals and review an individualized plan to achieve your goals. The Weight Loss Program at Fontaine MD focuses on optimizing your body composition with loss of weight while preserving lean body mass. Our program includes nutrition and lifestyle coaching as well as the use of medications such as GLP-1 agonists and appetite suppressants as indicated. Our doctor and health coach will collaborate to ensure your success. Your progress will be monitored with our InBody Professional body composition analyzer to ensure you are losing mainly fat and not muscle and thus lowering your percent body fat while improving your overall health. Labs which assess your metabolic health will be monitored as well. Our comprehensive weight loss program helps you become One Incredible You!

Other programs at Fontaine MD including our Healthy Aging Program and Hormone Optimization Program also include weight loss assistance.

What Are the Benefits of Following A Medical Weight Loss Program?

Following a medical weight loss program at Fontaine MD offers numerous benefits for your health and well-being, including:

  • Sustainable weight loss
  • Improved body composition
  • Preservation of lean body mass
  • Reduction in body fat percentage
  • Enhanced metabolic health
  • Personalized nutrition and lifestyle coaching
  • Support from a collaborative medical team
  • Regular progress monitoring and adjustments
  • Access to helpful weight loss medications

Dr. Fontaine is my hero! I've been seeing Dr. Fontaine for a few years. Through his exceptional care, I went from being post menopausal, low energy, overweight, and irritable, back to being a much healthier, happier and productive version of myself. As a incredible bonus, due to Dr. Fontaine's catching a kidney function issue on my bloodwork, and finally impressing upon me the importance of following up on the issue, we found a huge, previously unknown kidney stone blocking my kidney and I ended up at Kaiser having emergency surgery, which saved my kidney. Needless to say, Dr. Fontaine is an exceptional medical care provider and I'm very lucky to be his patient.

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I have received botox for a long time. Most recently I stayed at Fontaine MD when Sarah came on board: Never have I had a more professional, warm, friendly, and kind person, Sarah, treat these awful lines all over my face and turn me into something so much more stunning. We are working together to do a laser treatment soon and I cannot wait. Sarah is just the best, and I can't recommend her more highly. My life is better now that she's helping make me feel good about myself. Thanks Sarah and the team at Fontaine <3

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I had a great experience with nurse Louise. I received a medical grade facial and skincare regimen. The facial was relaxing and my skin felt so smooth after. I purchased Zo skin health exfoliating polish which is a game changer along with redness reducing rozatrol and Alastin sunscreen that makes my face look flawless. Louise was so kind and attentive to my concerns. I will definitely be back to see her soon.

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I came to Dr Fontaine about 2 years ago, exhausted after fighting with my PCP about my thyroid levels. I was really needing someone who was able to listen to me about how awful I was feeling and to help me through the next stage in my life. Not only did Dr Fontaine listen but also provide tailored care specific to my needs. I cannot emphasize how much he has improved my quality of life helping me not only with my thyroid levels but also with my peri-menopausal symptoms. I now can sleep through the night, got rid of my bloat, and significantly decreased any hormonal side effects of this delicate stage. He has made my life so much more vibrant and full of energy! I highly recommend him to anyone interested in wanting to optimize their health so that their next stage can be the best it can be!! Thank you Dr Fontaine and all of your amazing & kind staff!! Molly

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Is there a 10-star rating?! Working with Dr. Fontaine has changed my life. I'm a 47-year old woman in the throes of peri-menopause. At the time of my first appointment I was desperate for help and to be heard. My emotions, moods and energy levels had bottomed out, I was having hot flashes and extreme night sweats, was experiencing insane fluctuations in weight and bloating and generally just felt like an alien had taken over my body and mind. Counsel from my primary care physician (a woman! In her 50s!) was "Welcome to your mid-40s" and "maybe consider going back on birth control to level out your hormones." It was RIDICULOUS! I was so frustrated and disheartened. I began reading/learning more about bio-identical HRT and felt like I had nothing to lose by trying it. Enter Dr. Fontaine and his amazing team!! My first appointment + discussion with Dr. Fontaine was 90 minutes and super fruitful. To hear him say "you're not crazy, this is real" was so affirming! After a lot of dialogue and reviewing bloodwork he recommended a treatment plan of a change in my Thyroid medication (which was so, so poorly prescribed. He was like "I don't know who put you on this in the first place, and why different doctors over the years have just blindly renewed it, but this dosage is doing you more harm than good") and then a regimen of testosterone and progesterone as well as a couple additional supplements for minerals/vitamins I was low in. Within the first 14 days I felt like a new person. The hot flashes and night sweats were the first thing to improve and that alone changed everything! Over the next couple of weeks my energy, sleep, moods and weight became more consistent. It's been 6 months now and I feel like I have reclaimed my life. I can't say I'm peri-menopause-symptom-free (new stuff pops up all the time that is confusing... period-symptoms but no period for months, fluctuating energy and fatigue that mimics a menstruation cycle but without menstruation, mid-life blues, blah blah) but I can say that I feel 150% better than I did when I started. Run - don't walk - to Dr. Fontaine!

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I have heard great weight loss success stories with semaglutide. What is semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist (brand names include Ozempic, Wegovy, Rybelsus) that was initially developed to treat type II diabetes, but it works great for weight loss in patients who do and do not have diabetes. Wegovy is FDA-approved for weight loss. In a study using semaglutide for weight loss in non-diabetics published in the New England Journal of medicine in 2021, the average weight loss was 14.9% body weight and 50% of patients lost 15% body weight or more. Also, studies in patients with type II diabetes show the use of semaglutide results in a substantial decrease in the risk of adverse cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes.

How does Semaglutide work?

  • Decreases appetite as well as cravings for unhealthy food
  • Decreases production of glucose (sugar) in the liver by inhibiting glucagon release
  • Helps your pancreas make more insulin to decrease blood glucose (sugar) when present.

How is Semaglutide administered?

  • The dosing is only once per week using a subcutaneous (under the skin) injection. This is usually done in the belly area with an insulin syringe and tiny needle which most patients do not find painful.

What are the common side effects?

  • Most of the common side effects are GI related such as nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, burping and heart burn. These are mitigated by starting at a low dose and slowly titrating up. In the study mentioned above, 93% of patients were able to tolerate the side effects and continue using Semaglutide.

Is Semaglutide safe?

  • While no medication is without risks, semaglutide is considered relatively safe for most people.
  • Due to its mechanism of action, semaglutide does not typically result in hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Prior to using semaglutide, you need to be evaluated by a physician

What other medications are used for weight loss?

  • At Fontaine MD, we can prescribe medications that decrease appetite and increase metabolism such as phentermine as well as compounded medications that combine several medications that independently contribute to weight loss.

How long is the Weight Loss Program at Fontaine MD?

  • Our weight loss program is a 6-month program where you meet with our Nutrition Health Coach weekly for 6 weeks and then every other week for the remainder of the 6 months. Our coach is available between visits for questions as well. You will also meet with Dr. Fontaine to assess your progress.

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