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If you've ever been on the weight loss rollercoaster, you know how frustrating it can be to follow a diet and then watch the pounds sneak back on. Dr. Yuli gets it — she's been through her own weight struggles. There's no quick fix to reaching a healthy weight, but Dr. Yuli is here to team up with you and help you crush those goals. Prescription meds like Ozempic, Wegovy, or Mounjaro, combined with lifestyle tweaks can give you results close to what you'd get with surgery. Forget about powders and shakes; Dr. Yuli in South Pasadena, California, is all about proven methods and having your back every step of the way. Whether you're in South Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, Alhambra, or nearby areas in Southern California, she's excited to welcome you. Ready to start this journey? Give her a shout or book a chat online today! 

Why Do Most Weight Loss Programs Fail?

Diet and exercise are key to losing weight. There is no “magic pill” that can achieve weight loss without both. However, diet and exercise alone are usually not enough. This is because the human body has evolved to prevent you from losing weight. The body does this through a complex network of biochemicals and receptors. While these mechanisms were protective hundreds of years ago when famine and starvation were real threats to humans, today they just make weight loss extremely difficult. In fact, the older you are and the longer you have been overweight, the harder it is to lose that weight.

How does Dr. Yuli’s medical weight loss programs work?

Dr. Yuli is here to support you on your journey to achieve weight loss success. By combining personalized diet and exercise plans with prescription medications like Ozempic, Wegovy, or Mounjaro, Dr. Yuli addresses factors that may be hindering your weight loss progress. Throughout this 12-month program, you'll experience a thorough initial evaluation and continuous monitoring. Dr. Yuli understands that everyone is unique, taking into consideration your lifestyle, habits, and tendencies. Together, you and Dr. Yuli will tailor lifestyle changes and medications that ensure your success. Expect friendly discussions about realistic diet and exercise plans that suit your life. Dr. Yuli is dedicated to helping you not only shed the pounds but also maintain your achievements. What sets Dr. Yuli apart is the absence of high-pressure sales pitches for powders, mixes, or additional food. Instead, you'll receive the medical supervision and support needed to make lasting changes on your weight loss journey.

How Much Weight Can I Really Lose?

While everyone is different, new prescription medications like Wegovy, Ozempic, or Mounjaro prove to be significantly more effective than previous weight loss pills. For instance, studies indicate that patients on Mounjaro achieved an average loss of 60% of their excess weight over a year. This outcome is comparable to the expected weight loss seen with obesity surgery, such as gastric bypass, which can achieve about 70% of excess weight over a year. Nevertheless, whether it's surgery or medication, there is no "magic bullet." Staying on track with diet and exercise is key to success, and that's why Dr. Yuli will help customize a weight loss program specifically for you. Dr. Yuli will follow up with you regularly to ensure you achieve these goals, emphasizing the importance of a holistic approach to your well-being.

What is Included in the Program?

  • An initial, in-person comprehensive evaluation and customized weight loss plan.

  • Follow-up visits (in-person or virtual) at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months.

  • 1 year of phone call/email service to answer any questions or troubleshoot problems.

  • Initial blood work

  • 1 year of prescription medications for weight loss, such as Ozempic or Mounjaro.

How Much Does this Cost?

Is it Covered by my Insurance?

The fee for Dr. Yuli's medical weight loss program is $1000, covering everything except for blood work and medications. Although Dr. Yuli doesn't directly accept insurance, you can receive an invoice to submit for reimbursement. Blood work can be drawn in Dr. Yuli's office or at the local lab, and for many, insurance covers the entire cost of the labs (your insurance may charge you a co-pay). Dr. Yuli prescribes a range of weight loss medications, and the good news is that many of them are also covered by insurance. As with most prescriptions, a co-pay may apply. Rest assured, Dr. Yuli will assist you in navigating these aspects, ensuring a smooth and transparent process throughout your weight loss journey.



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