Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Amini is a provider who is contracted and In-Network with Medicare and all PPO insurances.
We also offer affordable, discounted programs for non-insured patients.
If you have a true emergency call 911.
Otherwise, please call to make an appointment, as we don’t accept walk in patients. For urgent medical issues, we will schedule an appointment for you to speak with Dr Amini as soon as she is available.
Please give 24-hours notice when cancelling to avoid any penalty fee. We always do our best to accommodate same day or next day appointments for urgent matters.
Although everyone is hopeful for a fast and easy way to lose weight, nothing has been shown to replace a prudent, calorie-controlled diet along with behavior modification and an increase in physical activity as a cornerstone for all obesity treatments. Other options, such as the use of weight-loss medications, can be considered if weight-loss levels out while still at an unacceptable range or if medical problems are not adequately controlled. This is a decision that is made by your physician after careful consideration. We only use FDA approved prescriptions in our office under Dr Amini’s careful supervision.
Phentermine is a medication available by prescription that works on chemicals in the brain to decrease your appetite. Phentermine is a pill that is taken once a day in the morning and has a mild stimulant component that increases energy. Tolerance to this medication can develop, so it is only used for a few months at a time. Common side effects are dry mouth and sleeplessness.