Patient Appointment Fees
Below are the new and established patient appointment fees and what they cover across our various office locations.
The new patient fee for your first appointment includes an appointment scheduling deposit (see our new patient no-show policies below for more information) and is the same for all offices:
All offices: $230
This fee covers the cost of the consultation with the doctor, blood testing, EKG, and any additional elements of the doctor’s prescribed treatment plan that are administered during that visit.
The established patient fee for follow-up appointments does not include a deposit and varies by office:
Arlington office: $99
Waco office: $90
This established patient fee covers the cost of the consultation with the doctor and any additional elements of the treatment plan (including lipotropic Vitamin B injections) administered during that visit.
Lipotropic Vitamin B Injections (if prescribed weekly injections in treatment plan)
Arlington: $20 per injection visit (three for $50)
Waco: $15 per injection visit (three for $40)
For patients prescribed weekly lipotropic vitamin B injections at our office, there is a standalone fee for each injection visit. You do not need a scheduled appointment with the doctor to receive the injection, so you will not need to pay an established patient appointment fee for this visit.
We greatly value our patients’ time and effort toward their weight loss journey, particularly in making time for their appointments at our offices. To ensure that our offices can maximize flexibility and availability in our scheduling, we are instituting a set of “no-show policies” for new and established patients. These policies allow our offices to run efficiently, maximize our physician’s time spent with individual patients, and, most importantly, accommodate all of our patients’ needs.
Please note that we cannot schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments through this website or via email. You will need to call our office to schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment.
Our no-show policy for new patients includes a $50 non-refundable deposit due at the time you schedule your initial appointment. When you attend your first appointment, we will apply that $50 deposit to the new patient fee ($230). This will make the total due at the time of your appointment $180.
If you need to reschedule your initial appointment, you must do so at least 2 business days (Monday-Thursday) before the date of your appointment. If you fail to reschedule or will be more than 15 minutes late for your appointment without informing our office, then you will forfeit the $50 deposit.
We will accept the $50 deposit via:
- Money order (we must receive the money order before we can schedule your appointment),
- Debit card, or
- Credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express)
We must receive this deposit before we can schedule your appointment. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept payment via check.
Our no-show policy for established patients does not include a deposit. However, if you miss your appointment, are more than 15 minutes late, or fail to reschedule at least 24 hours before the time of your appointment, you will be charged a $25 no-show fee. This fee is due at the time of your next appointment.
If you have two consecutive missed appointments, then we will be unable to reschedule your next visit until we receive the $50 in no-show fees for the two missed appointments.
Appointments are necessary. Our new patient appointments are scheduled several weeks out. Please plan ahead and call to schedule.
We do not schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments through this website or email. Please call your preferred office to schedule, reschedule or cancel.
If you have someone you would like to give a gift of good health through weight loss we are now offering gift certificates. If you would like more information give one of our offices a call. Anyone on our staff will be happy to assist you.
New Patient Forms
In order to save time filling out forms when you come to your first appointment we request that all new patients print and read all the documents and complete the forms listed here. Arlington patients, you will need to bring these completed forms to your first appointment. Waco patients, please have these forms filled out at the time you call to make your first appointment. If you e-mail the forms in please send them to the appropriate office.
(Please do not email these forms to [email protected])