Weight Loss & Wellness FAQ
What type of weight loss and wellness programs do you offer?
We offer a wide variety of weight loss and wellness programs to fit our client’s needs. No two people are alike, and all generic programs do not work for everyone. Our programs can be tailored to you and your specific needs and lifestyle. We offer programs from rapid weight loss, like HCG and a very low-calorie diet to programs that include FDA approved medications, supplement support, detoxification, health coaching and accountability programs. We have short term jumpstarts (10 days) to long term programs (6 months). We recommend you schedule a FREE consultation to see what program would work bets for you and your lifestyle.
Do you only do medical weight loss at your clinic?
At Illume Wellness, we are not just looking to help those who need to lose weight but those who want to optimize their health and wellness. We have taken a turn from just looking at a number on the scale. We are looking to help reduce body fat which will help decrease percent body fat. Optimize lab levels like cholesterol panels, organ function, and blood sugar control and regulation. Also, we want to look at “how are you feeling”. Doing baseline symptom survey assessments and throughout the program will help us focus on not just weight loss but our overall health.
Do you take Insurance?
We do take Care Credit along with all other major credit cards. Unfortunately, we do not take insurance for weight loss currently. Some insurance companies may reimburse or allow weight loss on your HSA or Flex account. Contact your insurance provider directly.
How much do your programs cost?
Everyone's program is different so cost may vary. Programs start from $149 and depending on how long and the program can go upwards from there.
Do I have to go to a pharmacy to pick up medications if they are on my program?
No need to go to a pharmacy. We prescribe and can dispense on-site. In the upcoming future we will also be bringing out our own Illume Wellness Supplement Line *stay tuned*!
How much weight can I expect to lose?
You can expect to lose 2 to 5 pounds a week depending on the program option you choose. Total weight-loss depends on length of program, compliance, and adherence to recommendations from your team. Illume’s team collaborates with you to choose a program that fits your goals and life. Everyone is different, but in most cases, you can expect a steady weight loss of at least a two pounds a week. Many of our patients safely lose 10 pounds a month or even more while following our programs.
How long will results last?
Ultimately you decide how long your results will last. Our goal though is to help prepare you in your program to make healthy decision though your life, so you don’t have to do an aggressive or restrictive program again.
Our programs are designed to give you a jump start on a healthy lifestyle. We do offer long term programs which help give you a jump start along with helping support you while you transition to maintaining. We have learned that maintain can be some of the most challenging parts of weight loss. We have found thought, people who follow our maintaining guidelines of our “Eat More-80%, Eat Some-15%, Eat A little 5%” have long lasting results.
What is the initial consultation like?
Once you schedule your appointment for your free consultation, a member of the Wellness Team will touch base with you (either via email or phone, prior to your consultation) and a short questionnaire will be sent to you through our secure cloud-based portal. This helps our team get to know a little more about you prior to you coming in. Once at your appointment, you’ll meet with our team and discuss your goals and go over the programs/services we offer and come up with a plan that suites your goals and lifestyle.
How often do I come What is a typical visit like?
Your first visit to start a program, will include a full assessment, body composition, measurements, before picture, and lab work (depending on when your most recent labs were), along with some programs an EKG. You will learn how the program works, going over details of the program and expectations from you and from your health coach, as well as a timeline of when you should follow up. You will also get your program guide and contents of program, along with a Wellness Injection
Follow up appointments will be either weekly or every other week depending on your program. If you cannot make an appointment in person, we do offer virtual appointments as well. Follow up appointments will include weigh in with body composition, wellness injection, discussing the program, goals from week prior and setting new goals for upcoming week, discussing challenges, as well other support you may need (supplement, recipes, etc...).
What kind of support do I have at Illume Wellness?
Weekly private, on-site one on one visits with our Health Coaches and check-ins provide education and support for your transition to a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Along with a virtual platform/application that is all in one, where you can message the team directly, capability of tracking food and metrics, along with guidance through virtual programs. An additional resource is our Illume Wellness Private Facebook Group, where our Wellness Team posts education on nutrition, fitness, and support daily, along with answering general questions from the members.
What Are the Benefits of Follow Up Visits?
Weekly or every other week visits (in-person or virtual) are extremely effective for patients during the weight loss and weight maintenance phases. It provides regular, on-going support, motivation, and accountability.
If you are having a great week, we discuss supporting topics like supplements, gut health, fitness, mindfulness. Great weeks are high fives and on track! These are the best times to start working on other healthy habits, not only for weight loss but for maintaining.
If you are having a bad week, we want to still follow up that week, in fact these are the most important follow up visits. Why? Because, when we feel like we “fail” or have “fallen off track” we do not want to come in and get “yelled at” by our team. We never make someone feel bad for having a bad week. As a team, patient, and coach, we discuss the week and trying to find healthier ways to cope with the past week and learning from what happened to make changes so the next time that issue or challenge arises we are better prepared.
If you’re looking for the health benefits of losing weight to look and feel your best along with learning healthy and long-term habits for the future, that is Illume Wellness. We pride ourselves of not only helping our patients lose weight but keeping it off for the long term. We believe in getting a jumpstart with maybe medications, a detox or cleanse but ultimately helping you build healthy habits for your long term. Our programs are designed to lead you to your healthy lifestyle while you hit your wellness and weight loss goals. Science has shown us, that many obesity-related conditions (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, insulin resistance, obstructive sleep apnea) improve with a modest weight loss of 5 to 7 percent.
What else should I know about Illume?
We understand that some of our patients come into the clinic and are looking for a “mommy makeover” or a “tummy tuck”. Weight loss can help optimize those results and we offer different incentives if you are planning to do weight loss and cosmetic surgery (that coincides with weight loss) with us at Illume. Ask our Wellness team more about those incentives at your consultation!
How do I start?
Call either one of our clinics at (414) 439-3000.