Fresh Start at Kirby Medical Center
Piatt County Weight Loss Service
Fresh Start is a proven clinical weight loss program offered by the providers
of Kirby Medical Group (KMG). The program provides education, health assessments
and nutritional counseling, as well as screens for and treats obesity-related
conditions. Fresh Start follows the Ideal Protein nutritional plan and
provides a connection to the exercise and physical activity resources,
support groups, psychological counseling, recipes, and reading material,
all of which help you stay on track with your personal weight loss goals.
Fresh Start follows the Ideal Protein nutritional plan and provides connects
- One on one lifestyle coaching
- Exercise and physical activity resources
- Support groups
- Psychological counseling
- Relevant educational materials
All participants should come to Fresh Start with an understanding that
there are no quick fixes when it comes to weight loss. Together, our goal
is to help you achieve the weight loss you want while helping you decrease
your risks of diseases associated with being overweight or obese.
How Do I Make a Fresh Start?
It all starts with one call. When you call Kirby Medical Center at our
Monticello location, (217) 762-1566, we will begin by asking about your
interests and motivation for participating in a weight loss program. The
program takes a serious commitment on your part and we hope you will feel
empowered to take this important step for a healthier future.
Fresh Start is a medically based weight loss program. When making an appointment
for your first consultation, please be sure to obtain copies of any lab
or EKG reports you may have from the past 30 days and bring them with
you on your first visit. This will prevent duplication of the same tests.
Your first visit will take at least an hour. Because we have set aside
time especially for you, it is important for you to call us if you are
unable to keep your appointment. It is equally important for you to arrive
on time with all of the new patient forms we provide you completed.
The medical weight loss program will have costs associated with the office
visits, lab work, behavioral/dietetic counseling, metabolic testing, and
protein products. If you have insurance, we will bill your insurance for
the medical visits and tests; however, this does not guarantee coverage.
It is your responsibility to contact your insurance company to verify coverage.
Billing & Insurance
If you have insurance, we will bill your insurance for the medical visits
and tests; however, this does not guarantee coverage. It is your responsibility
to contact your insurance company to verify coverage.
The medical weight loss program will have costs associated with:
- Office visits
- Lab work
- Behavioral/dietetic counseling
- Metabolic testing
- Protein products.
If you do not have insurance coverage, we offer prompt pay discounts for
your office visits if payment is received at the time of service. Please
let us know how you will be paying for your visits when you arrive. The
protein products that are required during Phase I of the program will
cost approximately $85/week. There are also vitamins and supplements that
are required at an additional cost. All food must be paid for at the time
of the visit without exception.
We look forward to the opportunity to help you improve your quality of
living. Give us a call, or email us at
Current Fresh Start Users
If you are currently enrolled in our Fresh Start program, you may now use
our online forms. Use our new
Fresh Start order form to select your products and submit your order by fax to (217) 762-1995.
You may also download your
weekly food diary from home and bring it with you to your next appointment! If you have
any questions, please contact our Kathleen Baran RD at (217) 762-1566.
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