Medically Supervised Weight Loss

Bella Medici is the only medical facility in Branson, MO that follows the industry leading IAPAM HCG Protocols for safe weight loss. Our programs include:

What is a medically supervised weight loss program?

For successful, long-term weight control, a weight loss programs must focus on your overall health, not just taking a pill or eating special food. In a medically supervised weight loss programs, you’ll have an expert working side by side with you to help you reach your goals. Specially trained medical weight loss professionals will assess your health and medical issues to develop a weight loss plan specifically for you. Depending on your personal needs and goals, you may receive prescription medications and supplements, as well as weight loss consultations and nutrition and exercise counseling.

How does our HCG Program work?

With most quick weight loss programs, the weight you lose is water and muscle, not fat. However, to lose weight and keep it off, you need to decrease body fat. With our Medically Supervised Weight Loss programs, each week you will receive a fat burner injection to stimulate the release of stored fat. You will also receive a weekly vitamin injection to improve your metabolism and increase energy. We’ll guide and counsel you throughout your weight loss programs to give you the information and support you need every step of the way.

Benefits of our HCG Program:

This weight loss program is not all about being hungry the rest of your life. By burning and eliminating stored fat and following a very short restricted diet, you will enjoy long-lasting weight loss results. When you finish the programs, you will be able to eat anything you like, but you will find you eat less and crave more healthy options.

How does our HealthWise program work?

The HealthWise program will help you lose weight and keep it off for good!  This easy-to-follow structured plan will guide you through weight loss and teach you the principles for helping you maintain your weight.  Variety and ease of this program will have you losing weight in no time!

HealthWise has been supporting medical providers in helping their patients for years in saving lives with the highest quality, greatest tasting and affordable nutritional products in the world.  Physicians trust HealthWise because of our dedication to taste, quality, variety, service, support and value.

This program includes 3 phases and the weight loss phase is designed to be a low calorie, low fat, high satiety plan that allows you to eat frequently throughout the day. Eating small frequent meals helps to keep you feeling satisfied and helps keep your metabolism stoked.  The plans are easy to follow and provide lots of variety and choice so you will never feel deprived.  In the weight loss phase of the program, the meal plans are designed to be calorie and carbohydrate controlled so that you use stored body fat as the primary source of energy (i.e. calories).  The plans are also provide plenty of protein to help you preserve your lean muscle mass. This “formula” of macronutrients will help you achieve the weight loss results you desire.

As mentioned above, the program includes three phases; the Weight Loss Phase, the Evolution Phase and then the Maintenance Phase.  This program is comprehensive and will teach you what and how to eat after you’ve lost your weight so you can successfully manage your new body weight for life!

This plan is designed to put your body into a fat-burning state (mild dietary ketosis); in other words burning fat as the primary fuel source (instead of carbohydrate) so that you lose fat and not muscle.  This state is achieved by controlling carbohydrate intake and calories.  You will not need to count carbohydrates or calories because the HealthWise Plan has done that for you!  Just simply follow the plans outlined above. 

That’s it!  Live your life to the fullest knowing you now can manage your weight successfully!  It is about constant planning, managing and re-evaluating your daily choices: in food, beverage, physical activity and sleep.  You are in the control seat now!  Congratulations!  YOU ARE LIVING THE HEALTHWISE WAY!!!!

Balance Your Hormones Naturally with BioTE®

The primary goal of BioTE Medical is to help optimize hormone levels of our patients. The mission of BioTE is to change healthcare and to help people age healthier and live happier.

What is the goal of Hormone Optimization Therapy?

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a treatment for many common and debilitating symptoms that are often overlooked by doctors. Some of these symptoms include exhaustion, stress, foggy thinking, weight loss, sleep disturbances, and so much more. These ailments are treated by getting to the root cause of these complex conditions. Often, people with symptoms like these are suffering from hormonal imbalance. BHRT is a natural and simple method for correcting these complex issues.

What is Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Therapy?

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) begins to work within seven to ten days of your pellet insertion. Once a pellet is inserted into the gluteal area, a consistent dose of bio-identical (naturally derived) hormones enter the bloodstream. Every BHRT pellet is custom-compounded to the patient's unique physiology. Tailoring every treatment to the patient helps ensure the greatest possible success in achieving hormonal balance. Furthermore, the pellets are derived from plants, not animals, which closely mimic the hormones naturally present within your body. Studies have shown that bio-identical hormone pellet therapy may offer you the most benefits.

What can I expect from BHRT pellet therapy?

As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Most patients report some symptom resolution in as little as two to four weeks, but full optimization may take up to six months. Your journey will be customized to fit your specific needs. It takes more than one to two weeks for your hormones to get out of balance, so expect it to take time to resolve.

What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men?

A low level of testosterone in a man means more than just a low sex drive or erectile dysfunction (ED). Symptoms consistent with low testosterone are:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Mood changes
  • Lower mental capacity
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Brain Fog

Additionally, studies have shown there are some conditions that are consistent with low levels of testosterone including:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol use
  • High Cholesterol

What are the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women?

There are a variety of symptoms from hormone imbalance in women including:

  • Fatigue
  • Night Sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cold hands and feet

If your menstrual cycle has stopped before menopause, or if you are experiencing this or any other symptom of menopause, you may have low estradiol. An increase in UTIs, depression or painful intercourse may also indicate low estradiol in women.