Frequently Asked Questions
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
775 Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Medical Appointments: (404) 531-0350
Weight Loss Information (404) 531-3933
We are committed to providing superior health care in endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism, and weight management.
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism:
Dr. Isaacs is board certified in internal medicine, diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
What do those letters F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E after M.D. mean?
F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E. are distinctions awarding expertise in internal medicine and endocrinology. The letters indicate the bearer to be a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.) and the American College of Endocrinology (F.A.C.E).
Weight Loss Options:
Medical Evaluation for Abnormal Weight Gain
Many people gain weight despite eating healthier and getting more physical activity. If you are working hard at losing weight and are not seeing results, you may have a medical problem. We specialize in the medical and hormonal evaluation and treatment of abnormal weight gain and diet-resistant obesity.
Customized Weight Loss Programs
Have a personalized weight loss program designed specifically for your needs.
Phase 1: HMR Decision Free® Program
HMR’s premier program for people with 40 pounds or more to lose. Lots of structure and support. No decisions. Rapid weight loss. Medical supervision is provided.
Phase 1: HMR Healthy Solutions® Program
Ideal for anyone who wants to achieve significant weight loss without the need for medical supervision. Structured while providing lots of variety.
Phase 2: Permanent Weight Loss
We offer a comprehensive maintenance and weight management program dedicated to help you develop the skills to keep off the weight you've lost. Our major goal is not simply to help you lose the weight, but to keep it off long term.
How was the HMR Program developed?
The HMR Program was developed by physicians, psychologists, dietitians, and nurses. HMR is the only program that conducts continuous ongoing research based on the results of all of its participants. Our goal is to continually improve the success of our program based on the experience of the people who have been through it.
Why should I choose HMR?
People lose more weight and keep more weight off with HMR® than with any other ongoing weight management program (based on published weight-loss results). That’s why HMR is the country’s leading provider of medical weight-loss programs, offered by more hospitals and medical centers than any other medical weight-loss program. In addition, HMR has been trusted by physicians and dieters alike for 25 years.
How is HMR different than other weight loss programs?
The HMR Program does not involve fads, gimmicks, or theories about what “might” work. We focus on research-tested strategies and our programs are staffed by trained healthcare professionals. Unlike other companies whose biggest expense is often marketing, HMR invests most of its dollars in developing high-quality programs so that participants can do better. Nearly 80% of people in HMR programs have been referred by dieters who have been through our programs or by medical professionals who trust the quality of our work.
How does the HMR program work?
The goal of the program is to help you incorporate simple lifestyle changes to lose weight and keep it off for a lifetime of better health. Our program diets are highly structured to make it easier for you to lose weight. The program uses HMR foods which are used in place of meals and snacks. Research shows that structured diets using meal replacements are the most successful for weight loss and long-term weight maintenance. Trained HMR professionals provide practical support through weekly group sessions and individual phone contact.
What are your success rates?
HMR has the best weight-loss results of any ongoing weight-loss program (based on HMR data published or presented at medical conferences).
Clinic program participants using our Decision Free® Program with medical supervision lose an average of 50–60 pounds. Some people lose over 100 pounds in this program (based on HMR's published results).
Clinic program participants using our Healthy Solutions® Program lose an average of 35–40 pounds. Some dieters lose significantly more.
Do you have a maintenance program?
Yes. HMR is a pioneer in long-term weight maintenance. HMR's approach to weight maintenance produces unparalleled results. HMR's maintenance participants are among the most successful anywhere. Why? Because they begin learning long-term weight control skills on their first day in the program. In fact, HMR has an unusually high percentage of weight-loss participants who continue in the weight-maintenance program because they find it is extremely useful in surmounting day-to-day weight challenges.
Is there published data about the program?
HMR-sponsored research and weight loss data have been published in New England Journal of Medicine, International Journal of Obesity, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Diabetes Care, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Annals of Internal Medicine, International Journal of Eating Disorders, Metabolism and Preventative Medicine.
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