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Ameri-Cal Weight Clinic - Multiple Locations

$79 for a Four-Week Medical Weight-Loss Program at Ameri-Cal Weight Clinic (Up to $200 Value)

The Fine Print

  • Expires Mar 13th, 2013.
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option and location purchased. New clients only. Services must be used by the same person. Customers may not purchase additional Groupons for other locations.
  • See the rules that apply to all deals.

Questions and Answers 8 questions

Commonly Asked Questions

Q:

what is the name of this: Prescription appetite suppressants from the clinic’s in-house pharmacy ?

ellie h.  asked on  Sep 8, 2012

A:

I would suggest contacting your preferred location directly for more information. You can see a list of their locations with contact info here.

Sammy T.  from  Groupon  replied on  Sep 10, 2012

More Questions and Answers

Q:

Hi, I bought this special offer and mentioned it to a friend who bought one as well. I was thinking of getting her one as a gift too. Would she be able to use it since it is a gift or would she be ineligible because she purchased one for herself already? Can I purchase as a gift to the same office she chose or would I have to buy as a gift to another office?

Melanie D.  asked on  Sep 11, 2012

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The offer is only valid for new patients - one per person. She would be ineligible to use one as a gift if she had already used one previously.

Ronald  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 11, 2012

Q:

So, if one chosses to stay in the program, is the &150.00 a weekly requirement, or is the choice avvailable to come in periodically? If a weekly $150.00 visit is required, how long is the commitment?

jennifer o.  asked on  Sep 10, 2012

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No, the program does not cost $150/week. After using up the Groupon, patients would be charged $150 for an office visit which includes another 4-6 week supply of appetite suppressant medication. Vitamin B-12 injections are optional and are an additional $5. If the patient makes an office visit prior to needing a refill (to weigh in and talk to the doctor) there is no charge. Also, there is no commitment with the program. You only come in when you decide to do so.

Ronald  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 10, 2012

Q:

what is the name of this: Prescription appetite suppressants from the clinic’s in-house pharmacy ?

ellie h.  asked on  Sep 8, 2012

A:

I would suggest contacting your preferred location directly for more information. You can see a list of their locations with contact info here.

Sammy T.  from  Groupon  replied on  Sep 10, 2012

Q:

I was a new client in March and only continued for two months. I paid in full and didn't get a groupon deal. Could I be qualified for the groupon deal?

Tawny D.  asked on  Sep 8, 2012

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Tawny, I'm sorry, but this deal is for new patients only. It's being done in an effort to introduce new people to our medical practice, especially in our newer locations where we are not yet as well known. However, we do appreciate the fact that our existing patients have chosen us over other available options. We may offer an appreciation discount coupon to existing patients at some point in the near future for people that originally paid full price. If you want to be on the distribution list to receive any future loyalty considerations, please send us an email (into@americalweightclinic.com) with your name, which office you attended, and approximate dates of your visits.

Ronald  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 9, 2012

Q:

Is the program one visit per week for four weeks? Can you come in several times per week or is that at an additional charge? So the program addresses both nutrition and exercise? Does the facility have an exercise area/gym? Sorry for all the questions!

Toni Y.  asked on  Sep 8, 2012

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The program is titled “four week program” because the appetite suppressants, if deemed appropriate by the physician, will be dispensed in sufficient quantity to last between four to six weeks. The deal also includes four vitamin B-12 injections. These do not need to be taken entirely within the four week period. We keep track of your usage and you will have credit for four injections, to be used whenever you decide to use them. You will not be charged additional fees for additional office visits within the scope of what’s included in the Groupon deal. If you stay in the program after completing the Groupon deal, you will be charged $150 for visits which include an additional 4-6 supply of appetite suppressants, and/or $5 for visits which include vitamin B-12 injections. The program addresses both nutrition and exercise. You will be provided with some nutritional guidelines, as well as several weeks of sample meal plans that you may use. You may also create your own meal plans as long as they fall within the calorie guidelines of the program. The physician will discuss exercise goals and ask you to make an exercise commitment. This will accelerate the weight loss. Of course, some people may have physical conditions which place restrictions on their ability to perform exercise. There is no exercise area or gym at our facilities. It is a medical office and you will see the physician in a consultation room. You will make an appointment for your initial visit. After that, any visits are to be done on a drop-in basis. Please be aware that the doctor covers multiple offices, so they are open on a rotating basis. The complete clinic calendar is available on our website: www.americalweightclinic.com. After your initial visit, you may use any of the offices for your follow visits.

Ronald  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 8, 2012

Q:

What medications?

Lydia l.  asked on  Sep 8, 2012

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When deemed appropriate, the clinic uses one of three different appetite suppressants: phentermine, phendimetrazine, or diethyl propion.

Ronald  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 8, 2012

Q:

If appetite suppressants are recommended, are they included in the price or is there an extra charge for them? If so, how much?

Terry S.  asked on  Sep 8, 2012

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Consultation is required to determine eligibility for prescription medication. The physician would determine if they are appropriate. The common reasons that the use would likely be deemed inappropriate are: pregnancy or nursing; concomitant use with MAOIs; history of cardiovascular disease including uncontrolled hypertension, stroke, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure; glaucoma; hyperthyroidism; known hypersensitivity to appetite suppressants; agitated states; history of drug abuse. The medication is not for sale. When deemed appropriate, it is used as part of the weight loss program and is dispensed by the physician as part of the program. Therefore, no additional charges would apply.

Ronald  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 8, 2012

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Are there any other charges in the four weeks? What kind of diet is used and are meds included?

Brenda S.  asked on  Sep 8, 2012

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No, there are no other charges during the four week period. Also, the deal includes four vitamin B-12 injections – there is no time limit on their usage. For example, if you decided to take vitamin injections less frequently, you would still receive four injections as part of the Groupon deal. The diet is a standard diet of 1200 calories per day for women and 1600-1800 calories per day for men. This is the level recommended by the American Medical Association. There are no special foods sold by the clinic and/or required in the program. The physician will counsel on diet and provide some basic dietary guidelines, but a lot of choice is left up to the patient as long as they stay within the calorie range defined in the program. The program documentation includes several weeks of meal plans which keep a person at the appropriate calorie level, but these are only used as an aid. The patients are ultimately free to create their own daily meal plans. Consultation is required to determine eligibility for prescription medication. The physician would determine if they are appropriate. The common reasons that the use would likely be deemed inappropriate are: pregnancy or nursing; concomitant use with MAOIs; history of cardiovascular disease including uncontrolled hypertension, stroke, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure; glaucoma; hyperthyroidism; known hypersensitivity to appetite suppressants; agitated states; history of drug abuse. The medication is not for sale. When deemed appropriate, it is used as part of the weight loss program and is dispensed by the physician as part of the program. Therefore, no additional charges would apply.

Ronald  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 8, 2012

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