If you

  • 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.


Pick up a Weight Loss Packet.

This is a folder with several necessary forms that need to be completed prior to your first appointment.

download welcome packet

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.


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.

If you are unable to make your scheduled new patient appointment, please call at least 48 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule. We have a significant volume of patients who are waiting to get appointments, and we need to keep all available slots open.

If you are interested in becoming a primary care patient in addition to weight loss, Dr. Parker has to approve all primary care requests.

download new patient request form

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. We accept all major commercial insurance.

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$185.00 (Full payment is due at first appointment)
  • Followup visits$75.00 (Typically monthly visits)

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Parker is a weight loss specialist, and Parker Medical Weight Loss is a non-surgical medical weight loss clinic. Dr. Parker is board certified in obesity medicine. He creates an individualized treatment plan for every single patient using comprehensive history taking and labs. Every patient’s treatment plan varies. It may involve adjusting current medications, using new weight loss medications, and prescribing diet and lifestyle modifications. These are just a few examples. Part of the Parker Medical Weight Loss difference is Dr. Parker’s ability to customize treatment plans to best fit the needs of the patient.

When possible, we bill your insurance for covered benefits.

For patients without insurance, we have negotiated self-pay rates available. The cash price is $185.00 for the first visit. It is $75.00 for each follow up visit (at least monthly). The patient will be responsible for any additional cost for labs outside the cost of the visit as well.

We accept all major commercial insurance.
Dr. Parker uses multiple medications to treat unhealthy weight.
Dr. Parker’s Medicaid panel is currently full. However, if your current doctor suggests it, he or she may refer you to Dr. Parker. Dr. Parker will see you as a consult to develop a plan.
If you are unhappy at your current weight, have been told by your doctor or nurse practitioner that you need to lose weight, or if you have conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol that are associated with weight, we can help. We have helped people lose 15 lbs to 200+.
You may keep your current primary care physician and see Dr. Parker exclusively for weight loss.
Not only is the program safe for weight loss, but the goal is to improve medical problems associated with obesity such as: arthritis, diabetes and insulin resistance, hypertension, sleep apnea, cholesterol problems, GERD, chronic swelling/edema, and chronic fatigue.
Absolutely. We are a non-surgical practice but manage pre-op and post-op metabolic surgery patients. If you are not losing weight or gaining weight back after surgery, we can help you.
We offer OPTIFAST, a full meal replacement program of shakes, soups, and bars. OPTIFAST is one of the most respected meal replacement systems on the market. You can read more about this rapid and safe weight loss approach on the OPTIFAST website.
download welcome packet

Packet has ACORN Assessment Tool, PMWL_Patient, Welcome Letter, Food Diary, Saxenda Letter, PMWL History.

Please bring this packet with you to your first appointment.