WakeMed Physician Practices – Primary Care – Brier Creek is pleased to offer a medical weight management program to help patients work toward a healthier life. Unlike many traditional weight loss programs, medically-directed weight management programs are designed to foster close interaction between participants and a physician – offering a wealth of benefits including better overall health outcomes, healthy weight loss and a comprehensive approach you can’t get anywhere else.
Eligible participants will first attend a 30-minute individual intake appointment with the supervising physician. Insurance deductibles, co-insurance and copays apply as per usual for a primary care visit.
Now enrolling new patients and accepting most insurance.
WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex
8001 T.W. Alexander Drive
Raleigh, NC 27617
Any patient age 18+ with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30.
Our medical weight management team is led by specially-trained primary care providers who understand that weight management is a complex process that can only be successful when you take a person’s full health profile into consideration – including underlying medical conditions and health concerns, metabolic rate, and much more. Participants enjoy a group setting where you benefit from collaboration, team support and ongoing education. One-on-one appointments are also available.
Eligible participants can choose between our group program (known as Shared Medical Appointments) or a one-on-one program as outlined below.
Shared medical appointments offer a small, supportive setting of peers and a care team, education to help with ongoing weight management, and the convenience of medical management.
During your visit, the doctor can adjust your treatment plan, provide chronic disease management, watch for any complications and help you overcome obstacles as you face them. Depending on individual needs, you may be prescribed medications or prescription food supplements to help meet your weight loss goals. Participants will first attend a thirty-minute intake appointment with the supervising physician. Once enrolled in the program, patients will attend a 90-minute shared medical appointment, also known as a group session, once a month for six months or as long as needed.
Each group session will include:
After six months, participants may be eligible to re-enroll in the program, pending space availability.
While we believe in our group model for many reasons, patients who don’t want to participate in the group visits can also elect to work with one of our providers personally for a one-on-one medical weight management program. After your initial 30-minute intake visit, appointments are 15 minutes and are scheduled as needed.
These appointments allow you to discuss your progress and goals, while also making changes to any medications or treatments you may be on related to your weight.
For each visit, participants will be charged insurance deductibles, co-insurance and/or co-pays as per usual for a primary care visit. Any recommended medications or prescription food supplements will be an additional charge.
To be eligible for the program, you must have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 or meet other criteria. If you are interested in the program and think you may qualify, call 919-350-1000 to be pre-screened and to schedule a 30-minute intake appointment (co-pay required).
Yes. In order for bariatric surgery to be covered by many insurance plans, you must have six to twelve months of medical weight management, which will be provided by this program. This program will also be of interest to individuals who have recently had bariatric surgery and are looking for additional support following the surgery.
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610