Medical Weight Loss

Gardner Tarlow, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Gardner Tarlow, MD

Family Practice Physician located in Anaheim, CA

Medical Weight Loss Specialist
Dr. Tarlow, located in Anaheim, California, offers a safe and effective medical weight loss program that has helped countless patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Medical Weight Loss Q&A

by Gardner Tarlow, MD

What is unique about Dr. Tarlow’s weight loss program?

Dr. Tarlow has established a highly successful structured weight loss program that’s simple and straightforward. His experience and expertise in weight management ensures each patient receives the best of care and support, whether they need to lose 10 or 100 pounds. If you really want to make a permanent lifestyle change, to feel good about yourself, to start feeling better physically and emotionally, then come in today and get started.  The goal is to make sure patients lose excess fat, maintain muscle, and boost their metabolic rate. Dr. Tarlow advocates for exercising portion control, choosing healthy ingredients and using prescribed medications when necessary. He sees patients on a regular basis to closely monitor progress. Once your desired weight is achieved, Dr. Tarlow transitions patients to a specific maintenance program to ensure you stay on course and keep the weight off long-term.

What medications are used in weight loss?

Dr. Tarlow prescribes and supervises patients in using FDA approved appetite suppressants, Phentermine and Phendimetrazine. These medications suppress appetite by changing levels of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that affect mood and appetite. It may also slightly increase the rate at which your body burns calories. Research reports show using 15-30mg of phentermine daily resulted in an average weight loss of about 8 pounds more than when taking placebo alone. 

Can vitamin B12 injections facilitate weight loss?

Although weight loss is not formally listed as an immediate benefit of vitamin B12 injections, some of the benefits offered by the element can promote healthy weight loss indirectly.

  • Helps to metabolize fats, carbohydrates and proteins
  • Improves mood
  • Increases energy levels
  • Promotes calcium absorption