Markou Medical has offered weight management since the 70’s, when Dr. Sam Barker III was the primary practice physician. We have perfected our weight management program over the years and have added many features to assure the latest in successful weight control.

Weight Management Features

Diet: The foundation of weight control. Each patient will receive an individual diet plan based off their health and weight loss needs. High protein, low fat, and low carbs are the best combination to successfully maintain a healthy and proper weight.

HCG Diet Program: We offer HCG for weight loss. Please refer to the information provided below to learn more about the HCG Diet.

Exercise: Each patient will be instructed as to what kind of exercise is appropriate to achieve and maintain their weight loss goals.

Medication: Phentermine and phendimetrazine are the appetite suppressors that we offer. Patients will be given the appropriate EKG and lab tests prior to starting medication. Patients with controlled diabetes and controlled high blood pressure will benefit from using the medication to successfully lose weight.

Intramuscular Injections: We utilize a weekly injection composed of methionine, choline chloride, inositol, and vitamin B12 to burn fat.

Fat Burning Vitamin: This includes green tea and chromium to help burn fat cells and carbs.

Calcium Pyruvate: Converts food into energy and helps burn fat cells.

HCG Weight Loss

HCG is a non-stimulant hormone produced in the body. Our weight loss program involves small injections for a period of 20 or 40 days. You can expect to experience weight loss of 0.5 - 1 pound per day.

Prepayment of the weight loss programs is due upon initiation. You will be seen each week in our Clearwater or Tarpon Springs office to receive a weekly MICC/B12 injection and a week supply of HCG in the injection form. Initial consultation for the HCG Diet will include a measurement of BMI and fat percentage, and labs and EKG if necessary. Each weight loss program will also consist of a 6 week maintenance regimen with weekly injections included, as well as dietary control options if needed.

Weight Loss Results

The average weight loss, if strict and honest with the 20-day program, is 7-10 pounds for females and 10-15 pounds for males. The average weight loss for the 40-day program is 14-20 pounds for females and 25-35 pounds for males. As with any weight loss program, weight loss will vary and results are not guaranteed.

The weight loss program can be repeated, but requires a specific time frame between rounds and is to be determined by your healthcare provider.

Weight Loss Program Pricing

20 day program + 6 week maintenance$395
40 day program + 6 week maintenance

HCG Diet

What is the HCG Diet?

The HCG Diet is one of the most successful medical weight loss plans available today. The program offers safe and significant weight loss results for both men and women on a monthly basis. With the HCG diet plan, stubborn areas of fat are specifically targeted to promote weight management and rid the body of unwanted fat cells.

How Does HCG Work?

HCG is the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Hormone, a natural hormone the female body produces during pregnancy. This hormone works by breaking down stored fat when a woman cannot intake enough calories to feed the growing fetus. The HCG Diet works similarly by breaking down stored fat in the abdominal region. Markou Medical offers a comprehensive approach to the weight loss diet by providing patients with a 6-week maintenance regimen and specific dietary control options.

Who is a Good Candidate for HCG Weight Loss?

HCG is a safe and effective weight loss diet for both men and women. The treatment is recommended for patients with 15-20 pounds of body fat to lose, those with a BMI of 20% or more, or those diagnosed with clinical obesity. The HCG diet plan should be prescribed and administered by a licensed physician. Schedule a consultation with Markou Medical today to find out if the HCG weight loss plan is right for you.

For more information regarding medical weight management and HCG for weight loss, please contact us today!

​​Weight Management Clearwater

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Medical Weight Loss:

  • Customized Diet Plan​
  • Nutrition & Exercise Guide
  • Lab & EKG Tests (if needed)
  • HCG for Weight Loss
  • Medications
  • ​Intramuscular Injections

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