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What to expect at your brightbody weight loss appointment

We look forward to meeting you on your first visit! From your free weight loss evaluation to your first office visit to your follow up visits and ongoing support, you’ll find the info you need right here.


Get prepared for your
brightbody appointment

Tips: Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing. If possible, wear shoes that are easy to remove as our scale requires bare feet to measure body fat percentage. Be sure to take any prescribed blood pressure medication before your appointment and avoid stimulants like caffeine and energy drinks as we will be measuring blood pressure. 

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Free Weight Loss Evaluation (optional)

If you would like to get more information about our program or ask any specific questions before making a commitment this is a great way to explore our services. These free evaluations are offered over the phone and typically last 10-15 min. This is not required prior to scheduling a weight loss appointment.

Schedule an Appointment

Book online or call our office to get started. You can choose to see the doctor in person or online by video conference through our telehealth platform. You can see the doctor’s schedule and availability here by clicking on your preferred appointment type.

Your First Appointment

The first appointment typically takes about an hour and includes a body fat analysis and exam, and an in-depth one-on-one conversation with our doctor.

Follow Up Visits

If you meet with the doctor, these take 15 to 20 minutes. However, no appointment is necessary if you’re just getting injections.

Support Between Appointments

Our doctors and staff are available to help you. We encourage our patients to reach out when questions arise. We are here to support you!

Blood draw instructions

Take the lab slip you received from our office to your closest LabCorp Lab.

Find the most convenient LabCorp location by following this link and choosing “Routine labwork.”

The LabCorp location that is closest to our office is 1228 Solano Ave, Albany, CA (510) 525-7921.

To prepare for your blood draw please follow these instructions:

  • Please fast for 10-12 hours before your blood draw. Water and herbal tea (no sweeteners!) are allowed and encouraged so you are hydrated at the time of your blood draw.
  • Do not take any medications before your blood test.  
  • Go to the Lab in the Morning, as early as possible.  
  • Once your blood draw is complete you can take your medications and eat a fat-burning breakfast : )

To determine if your insurance will cover your labs:

Kaiser will not cover labs ordered by non-Kaiser doctors. You either have to ask your primary care doctor to order the labs or use our affordable option and pay for them out-of-pocket

If you have a PPO Insurance, then call your insurance and ask them the following:

  • What is your deductible?
  • What percentage does your insurance cover for labs from an out of network provider?
  • What laboratory can you go to that is covered?

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any contracts to sign?

No, there is no long term contract to sign. This is a month to month program with lots of flexibility. Each month, you can decide if you want to continue to get support. Typically, people come in for 3-12 months depending on what their goals are and how quickly they meet them. Please note that in order to refill your prescription each month you do need to meet with the doctor.

Does insurance cover the program?

No, we do not accept any insurance nor do we bill insurance. However, in many cases you can use your HSA/FLEX account. Most HSA/FLEX cards are accepted however in some cases it is necessary to submit additional paperwork for reimbursement which we are happy to provide.

Do I have to take the medication to be a part of your program?

No, medication is optional and not everyone is a candidate for a prescription. Many people do the program successfully without the need for medication. You will be able to discuss your options in depth with the doctor during your appointment. Our Free Evaluation is an opportunity to get answers to some basic questions in advance.

If I have high blood pressure or diabetes, can I do your program? or use your medications?

You can absolutely participate in the program. In fact, our services are often very helpful in improving your health and addressing the root cause of these conditions. Many patients have been able to decrease or discontinue medications that they take for high blood pressure or diabetes as they lose weight and get healthy. 
However, we do have to get a healthy blood pressure reading in order to prescribe the appetite suppressant. If you are currently taking medication for high blood pressure you can take the appetite suppressant as long as your blood pressure is well controlled by your medication.

Do you take walk-ins or do I have to have a scheduled appointment?

Walk-ins are always welcome. However, if you intend to see the doctor we do recommend that you make an appointment as there is the potential that the schedule is completely booked. You can always check the doctor's availability that day by looking at our schedule online or calling in advance.

Do I have to see the doctor to get a refill of the prescription weight loss medication?

Yes. In order to refill your prescription each month you do need to meet with the doctor.

Still have questions?

Talk with a member of the BrightBody team today.