Your first appointment with include a complete physical examination by Dr. Harrington, laboratory work up and body composition analysis. Please fill out history forms prior to arrival and the doctor will review your history with you. At this time, you will be able to discuss treatment options including meal plans, injections and medications. You will also be also have the opportunity to set schedule for future appointments.
Prior to starting medications we require that a laboratory work up be performed. This is to determine if there are any underlying medical problems that may be causing weight gain or hindering weight loss such as Diabetes, elevated cholesterol or hypothyroidism. The following tests performed include:
- Complete Blood Count
- Complete Metabolic Panel
- Lipid Panel
- Thyroid Panel
- Vitamin D Level
- Insulin Level
- Hemoglobin A1C
- Urine Pregnancy Test (for women)
Patients have the option of using their own insurance or paying a set fee to Decatur Health and Wellness prior to having the tests performed.