Health, Wellness & Nutrition
Essence of Health is proud to offer a personalized take on wellness coaching. Whether you're looking to lose or gain weight, improve your sleep, or invest in your future health, our 12-month coaching program will assist you in meeting your goals.
Dr. Toombs-Withers is passionate about sharing her knowledge with patients to help you achieve the balance of healthful nutrition, mindfulness practices and intentional movement to give you the lifestyle you deserve. Her unique, concierge approach to healthcare allows her to hear your concerns, get to know you as a person, and help you to develop and achieve your health and wellness goals.
Patients who are part of the health and wellness coaching program will also have access to in-office physical exams or virtual appointments at a discounted rate with priority scheduling. Should you choose to become an ongoing member of the program following the 12-week course, you will also be granted access to gifts and perks reserved for members only throughout the year.
Prescription Medication Therapy is available to assist in Weight Management.
Medication options include FDA approved medications for weight loss.
Enrollment into the coaching program is required for the Medication Assisted Weight Management program in that it is the combination of the knowledge gained in the coaching program PLUS the medication gets an individual with the challenges of weight loss, the best results.
The Medication Assisted Weight Management program is $225 for the initial in office visit. This cost includes a body composition analysis scan, physical examination and review of your lab results (includes the cost of the appropriate lab tests), EKG (depending on the medication prescribed) along with a prescription for the appropriate medication (does not include the cost of the medication).
Follow up costs are $115 for telehealth/virtual follow up prescription appointments or $225 for in office prescription appointments.
If you have health insurance that covers "out of network" care, you may qualify for reimbursement for the in-office appointments using Reimbursify.
WITHOUT A PCP A TYPICAL
Schedule of appointments
In office appointment with Dr. Toombs-Withers to start medication
Follow-up telehealth appointment in 1 month after starting medication to monitor weight and check for any adverse reactions.
Follow-up in office at month 3 for weight check and repeat labwork.
Dose adjustments between office visits (if needed) may be done via telehealth appointment.
Will need an in office visit and labwork every 3 months for monitoring while on medication therapy.
Estimated cost on this schedule is ~$85/month; will vary if additional appointments are needed.
WITH A PCP A TYPICAL
Schedule of appointments
In office appointment with your PCP within the past 12 months prior to starting medication
In office or Telehealth appointment with Dr. Toombs-Withers to review office note from your PCP and start weight management medication.
Follow up Telehealth appointment in 1 month after starting medication to monitor weight and check for any adverse reactions.
Telehealth appointment every 3 months to review lab results, make any necessary medication dose changes, and refill prescription medication.
Your PCP will need to order your labwork and perform a physical exam every 3 months for monitoring. My team will request these reports from their office to review.
Estimated cost on this schedule is ~$57/month; will vary if additional appointments are needed.