with Doctor Lessing
Lose weight and improve your health with a doctor by your side. Dr. Lessing’s weight management program is a medically-supervised program that closely monitors your progress toward your health goals.
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Strategies for weight loss and weight management are complete and customized with Dr. Lessing’s program.
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Dr. Lessing’s Weight Management Program is a monthly membership for adults and is $129 / month.
Available in Texas & via telemedicine in South Carolina.
*medication is as needed and **not included
She is absolutely the best doctor I’ve ever had.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Suzy Lessing’s for about a year. She is absolutely the best doctor I’ve ever had. She takes time to listen to my needs and collaborate on my treatment. I have lost 55 pounds with the help of medication and Dr. Lessing. She doesn’t hold archaic beliefs about weight loss that society and many people in the medical field still subscribe to, which has led to my success in weight loss and maintaining a healthier, happier lifestyle. She is conscientious, caring and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone!
Why should you work with a trained weight loss physician?
Dr. Suzy Lessing is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and has special training and education in the field of obesity medicine. Dr. Lessing is an internal medicine physician with extensive experience with primary care patients including weight loss / management solutions.
Dr Lessing will:
- Meet with you to discuss your past medical history and weight history, and undercover health conditions or medications that contribute to weight gain.
- Use body composition testing to create nutrition and exercise goals as well as to monitor program efficacy and muscle mass during weight loss.
- Create an individualized weight loss or weight maintenance program for each person.
- Recommend personalized nutrition and exercise goals.
- Select the right medication for each person (One size does not fit all!)
- FDA approved medications for weight loss such as Zepbound, Wegovy, Saxenda, Qsymia, Contrave.
- Work swiftly for prior authorization approval of medications if needed.
- Monitor you every step of the journey and make sure you are not at risk for malnourishment during your journey.
- Meet with you every time; you will not be passed around to different providers at each visit.
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Why is medication important for weight loss?
Very few people with the disease of pre-obesity and obesity are successful at maintaining weight loss with diet and exercise alone. Dr Lessing likes to say,
“If you could have done this on your own, you would have done it by now; you are no stranger to doing hard things!”
This is because our evolutionary drive to gain weight is so strong – and is much stronger than the drive to lose weight.
It is absolutely possible to lose weight with restrictive dieting – the problem is keeping the weight off. Medication is helpful to treat the complex behavioral, genetic, and biological/hormonal processes that cause weight gain.
For many people, it takes more than a “weight loss” or “healthy” mindset to maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Lessing treats the disease of obesity the same way I treat asthma, diabetes, allergies, and heart disease: using evidence-based medicine.
Don’t delay, start getting the support you need with Dr. Lessing & Directmed DPC!
What will I get with my membership?
- Unlimited visits with Dr Lessing by phone, text, virtually or in office during business hours
- Dr Lessing’s phone number for direct communication and support
- No long waits for appointments or answers to your question – and your visits will always be with Dr Lessing
The first office visit takes about 1 hour; at this visit Dr Lessing learns about your health history and takes a detailed weight history
The second office visit will also take about 1 hour; at this visit Dr Lessing will perform a physical exam as well as take vital signs and waist and neck circumference measurements. Usually by the end of the second visit the patient has a nutrition and exercise plan in place.
At the third visit, Dr Lessing will discuss medication options.
The initial timing of the visits can be weekly or less frequent if needed
After this, visits are every 2-8 weeks for nutrition, exercise and medication monitoring.
Is weight loss medication “cheating”?
How much does the membership cost?
The Weight Management program monthly membership costs $129 per month**.
**Medications are a separate cost, Dr Lessing works with each individual patient to determine which medication is safest and most cost-effective. Dr Lessing and her team are highly successful at getting prior authorizations accepted where possible.
Who can join?
Dr Lessing treats adults aged 18 and over. She treats patients with commercial health insurance, healthshare plans, Medicare, Medicaid, or no health insurance. Dr Lessing can see patients in the clinic and by telehealth in Texas, and offers weight management by telehealth to patients in South Carolina.
What is Direct Primary Care?
Family medicine like it used to be
DirectMed DPC is an Austin-based patient-centered primary care practice for everyone.
Our patients receive exceptional healthcare in exchange for an affordable monthly membership fee. It’s a win-win for all! No insurance hassles, No co-pays, No surprise bills.
Join our practice to optimize your health and simplify your healthcare with the personalized and comprehensive primary care you, your family, and your employees deserve.
Curious about the direct primary care model?
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative alternative payment model improving access to high functioning healthcare with a simple, flat, affordable membership fee. No fee-for-service payments. No third party billing. The defining element of DPC is an enduring and trusting relationship between a patient and his or her primary care provider. Patients have extraordinary access to a physician of their choice, […] and physicians are accountable first and foremost to their patients. DPC is embraced by health policymakers on the left and right and creates happy patients and happy doctors all over the country!