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Weight Optimization


Weight Management Clinic Chicago IL

Weight Optimization

Lose Weight in a Healthy and Safe Way

Over 93 million adults and about 14 million children were estimated to have obesity in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2018. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70.7% of the adult population is overweight or obese.

Obesity and being overweight can increase susceptibility to the development of many adiposity-related diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, coronary artery disease, stroke, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, sexual dysfunction, loss of libido, chronic pain, various cancers, and mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.

Being overweight can reduce productivity and lower life expectancy. This can be difficult and overwhelming to tackle alone. Whether you need help maintaining your current weight, losing those extra few elusive pounds, or decreasing weight to help prevent chronic diseases, StIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine is here to help you on this journey.




Looking for Medical Weight Optimization in the Chicago Area?

If it were simply diet and exercise, then obesity would have much lower prevalence in the United States today. There are other factors, however, that may contribute to weight gain and are difficult to manage.

This is where we can help- after an initial thorough interview to evaluate habits and behaviors, the team at StIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine will create a personalized weight optimization plan for each client.

This is not simply a quick fix, but rather a safe and healthy approach to achieving weight loss.

Whether it is a regimented exercise and functional medicine diet plan, a closer look at the psychological reasons for overeating, IV nutrient and vitamin supplementation, FDA approved appetite suppressants or a combination of the above, we construct a personalized plan to empower you to reach your desired goal.

We will also give you the skills and assistance to help maintain your new healthy weight.


Looking for Weight Loss Options in the Chicago Area?

Attain healthy weight loss by booking a preliminary consultation with StIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine in Skokie, Illinois. Our cutting-edge clinic is dedicated to helping you feel your best, and reaching your full potential – but with the understanding that you’ll need support as you navigate such a huge change.

Call us on (847) 213-0990 or email us and take the first step in reclaiming your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I have to be obese to use StIVeMD's services?


A personalized weight optimization plan is established after a consultation with one of our providers. Whether it’s 5 lbs or 100 lbs, we can help.

How much does this cost?

The initial thorough consultation is $200 and subsequent follow up visits are $100 each, which will potentially include vitamin B12 injections.

Does insurance cover this cost?

At this time, we do not accept insurance. However, we can supply you with a receipt that you may submit to your insurance to see if they will cover any of the cost.

Will I maintain my weight loss?

Our goal is to keep you at your healthy goal weight. Weight optimization is a constant battle that may require frequent monitoring. However, with the development of good habits, continued weight optimization is definitely possible.

Is this safe?

Your safety on this journey is our priority. You will be continuously monitored by a team of board-certified physicians and nurse practitioner while participating in this program.

Do I need to take vitamins through an IV? Why not by mouth?

Vitamins are essential for body functions. You can do oral supplements; however, the body only absorbs a small percentage when vitamins are taken by mouth. However, absorption is essentially 100% when given intravenously.

Do I have to sign a contract or pay in advance?

You can pay as you go and no contract is necessary.

How do you differ from other weight loss clinics?

We are not a typical weight loss clinic. We focus on a healthy and safe way to optimize your weight. We customize individual treatment plans and incorporate a diet/exercise plan, functional medicine, IV vitamin/nutrient supplementation, and potentially an FDA approved the medication for weight loss.

We treat Ketamine-Infusion Therapy in the following cities: Chicago, IL, Skokie, IL, Miami Beach, Florida, and Frisco, Texas. Call us to book your appointment today.


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