I think I know what the OP is asking. There are clinics and there are clinics. Even though my GP wouldn't recommend it, I looked into getting prescription phentermine. I googled "weight loss clinic" to find where to go.
It's run by a registered nurse, with supervision from an MD who is not actually there. They did require lab work and EKG before seeing me. I asked my GP to send that to them, which took a few tries but finally they did it.
It felt better that the nurse/manager had certificates hung saying she works with the local university in nuse education. My lab work was up to date, and it was fine.
The pills worked - I couldn't stay with them because of a burning tongue side effect. But I don't feel bad for trying. In the long run, it didn't help, though.
You could also google "bariatric medicine."
Edited by: NYSHELDON at: 6/15/2012 (09:56)
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