- Have ever been told a doctor or nurse practitioner you need to lose weight.
- Are unhappy with your current weight.
- Have conditions associated with weight such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.
- If you have had or are thinking about having weight loss surgery.
Then we would like to help you…
How do I make an appointment? What do I do now?
Call 256-386-0808 to make your weight loss appointment.
Have Lab Work Drawn
Immediately after scheduling your visit appointment, please visit our main office at Avalon Medical Group, 2nd Floor, 2410 East Avalon Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 to have your labs drawn. Our staff will direct you to our on-site lab.
- IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD YOUR LABS DRAWN PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO RESCHEDULE.
Pick up a Weight Loss Packet.
This is a folder with several necessary forms that need to be completed prior to your first appointment.
Packet has Welcome Letter, Comprehensive History Questionnaire, Eating Disorder Screen, Consent Form and Food Log.
Please bring this packet with you to your first appointment.
NEW PATIENTS MUST HAVE PAPERWORK FILLED OUT PRIOR TO THEIR APPOINTMENT. IF YOU DO NOT THEN YOU MIGHT BE ASKED TO RESCHEDULE.
Plan for Individualized Treatment
Plan for your initial visit to take longer than a typical doctor’s visit. Dr. Parker will be getting to know you and creating an individualized treatment plan, and this takes time.
Have Body Composition Analyzed
If your first appointment is not at the Tuscumbia office, please stop by at any time prior to your first appointment to have your body composition analyzed.
If you are interested in becoming a primary care patient in addition to weight loss, Dr. Parker has to approve all primary care requests.
Fill it out and drop it off at the main Avalon office.
Dr. Parker reviews all primary care patient requests typically within three business days. Our staff will call to make your appointment.
We are a medical weight loss practice and Dr. Parker is board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. We treat obesity as a medical condition and bill your insurance. There are hundreds of associated conditions. We accept all major commercial insurance, Medicare/Medicare Advantage Plans, and Tricare.
If you do not have insurance, or if you have Medicaid, our cash price is as follows:
Please note that this does NOT include the price for labs.
- Initial Visit$250.00
- Followup visits$65.00 (Typically monthly visits)
Frequently Asked Questions
We bill your insurance for associated problems such as diabetes, hypertension, PCOS, etc. There are hundreds of conditions we can bill for. This is a common practice in academic centers.
We are a medical/non-surgical weight loss practice. Dr. Parker treats obesity as a medical condition. Unlike “diet pill clinics” our goal is to treat your weight in the context of associated medical conditions.
If you do not have insurance, the cash price is $250.00 for first visit. It is $65.00 for each follow up visit (at least monthly). You will be responsible for any additional cost for labs outside cost of visit.