Can you be my primary doctor?
No, unfortunately, I do not see primary care patients. I am putting all my efforts into helping patients reduce their weight and only health issues that may be weight-related. At this time, all my weight loss coaching is online.
What insurance do you accept?
At this time, I do not accept any insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. However, some patients/clients have used their HSA and/or Flex Spending accounts to purchase the online coaching program.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Online coaching must be paid with credit card. Payment is due at the time of the service.
Do you accept adolescent patients?
At this time, Dr. Hodges is not accepting new patients.
Registration is open only for the online coaching program for adults.
Do I need a referral to come for a visit?
At this time, Dr. Hodges is not accepting new patients, but is enrolling clients in her online weight-loss coaching program.
I’m totally on board, but my spouse (or significant other) isn’t.
That’s a tough one. Change is scary sometimes and it’s difficult to know if an online program will be worth it. If you want to chat about this, let’s schedule a call and include your spouse. I’d be happy to put him or her at ease about the program and it’s value to your self-improvement.
How much weight can I expect to lose?
There are a lot of factors that go into that one! During the discovery call, we will discuss goals and expectations. You and I need to be on the same page for this to be successful. Remember, the goal isn’t to be in a bikini by summer. The goal is to reduce your cardio-metabolic risk factors and LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE..
*If you are looking for a program that promises losing a set amount of weight in a certain time, this program is likely not for you. I’m confident you’ll have no problem finding several of those types of programs from which to choose.
What about exercise?
Exercise will be discussed as part of the online program, but the primary goal is to change how you look at the overall aspect of weight loss, food, and movement. So, yes….it will be discussed.
Are you always going to advise carb cutting?
Yes and no, I don’t know too many people who couldn’t benefit from cutting some carbohydrates from their diet. Do I encourage “low-carb” for everyone? No. The standard American diet consists roughly of 300-400 grams of carbs per day. That’s high! So, yes, I will likely look at your carbohydrate intake and discuss it with you. But, no, I don’t uniformly encourage everyone to go ultra-low on carbs. Remember, this is an individualized approach!
Do you perform weight loss surgery
No, I am a medical weight loss specialist and do online weight loss coaching only.
Do you recommend and sell supplements?
Sometimes. Although, again, this will depend on the individual. You have my word that I will never recommend or sell you something I truly don’t think will be beneficial. Please know that I absolutely HATE taking pills, so I am very conscious of how many medications one must take. It’s also important to note that while I may make suggestions, it’s always essential that you speak to your OWN PHYSICIAN before starting any new supplements.