For several years I had been looking in the mirror every few months and saying, ?wow, I?m the fattest I?ve ever been?. I had developed some health issues, including a couple that were costing me more than $600 a month in prescriptions. The final straw was when I asked the doctor how long I would have to stay on the prescriptions. He said, ?For the rest of your life if something doesn?t change?. Basically I had eaten myself into poor health. I knew I had to do something and I knew that I probably wasn?t going to succeed on my own. About 15 years ago I had some pretty good success with one of the well-known chain diet companies. I just remembered that I didn?t like the high pressure, low service approach. A quick Google search turned up Physician?s Way. Hmm, thirty something reviews, almost all five stars. These guys were either really good or had lots of friends writing the reviews. Anyway, after reading reviews of all of the other places in town, I knew Physician?s Way had to be the first on my list to visit. They were a little hard to find, but they?ve since replaced their sign, so you shouldn?t have any problems. I went in the office expecting to get some information and ask some questions before hitting the next place on my list. My wife can tell you that one of my many flaws is that I take forever to make decisions on almost everything. Sherril and Nesha were very nice and spent time with me explaining their program, giving me details about their business and answering all of my questions. I was impressed that Dr. Kelley was a former ER doctor and was board certified in Bariatric Medicine among other things. I was also impressed that their system included a physical with blood work and an EKG. (Please, if you?re losing more than a very few pounds and you?re not going to use this program, see your doctor first to make sure you can do it safely!) They fully disclosed the costs for the physical, follow up visits, etc. When we finished talking, Sherril thanked me for coming in and said goodbye. As I turned to walk out, it struck me that something was missing. Where was the ?What can we do to earn your business?? There was no ?Today and today only we can get you going for 20% off?. That was it for me. I turned around and asked what I needed to do to get started. They gave me a form to have my blood work done, took a small deposit, and I was on my way. I?ve been going to their office once a week for the past 3 ? months. I also get the B-12 shot once a week. It?s optional, but I wanted to do everything I could to help guarantee my success. I see Doctor Kelley once a month. I?m really happy with both Dr. Kelley and Sherril?s level of knowledge in all things weight-loss related. All of this sounds pretty good, but wouldn?t mean anything without success. Here?s how I?m doing.
I eat 6 times a day and I am rarely hungry.
I?ve lost 25 pounds so far which puts me half way to my goal.
Almost every part of my life is better. I think more clearly, sleep better, tolerate heat better, keep up with my 9 year old, and I feel great about my accomplishments so far.
I?ve been able to stop taking my prescription medication and move to over the counter equivalent drugs. I?m hoping that further weight loss will enable me to stop taking them as well.
With Dr. Kelley and Sherril?s help I?ve been able to find food that I really enjoy that works for my calorie requirements. They have worked with me to design workout programs that work for my fitness level and abilities. They are never judgmental and always have an answer for any problem I might be having (and I?ve had a few).
I am confident that with Physician?s Way I have the tools and techniques that I need to get me the rest of the way to my goal.