Frequently Asked Questions

      • Do I have to make an appointment?
        • Yes. Because Thrive Health Solutions programs are so popular, we encourage you to call Thrive Health Solutions to make an appointment today! This will help us maximize both your time and ours.
      • Does insurance cover the program?
        • Thrive Health Solutions does not direct bill insurance. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t file a claim yourself or process the cost of our program through your individual policies. Contact your health insurance provider for more information. Upon request, Thrive Health Solutions can provide you with a super bill that you can use to file with your insurance carrier. In many instances, your lab tests, EKG/BIA tests, etc. will be covered by most carriers, even if they don’t cover the prescribed weight loss program.Thrive Health Solutions may be tax deductible however. Payments made to Thrive Health Solutions for weight loss and for maintenance may be tax deductible, according to the IRS. (2010 tax code).In Revenue Ruling 2002-19, the IRS stated that “Obesity is medically accepted to be a disease in its own right.” The IRS ruled that “Uncompensated amounts paid by individuals for participation in a weight loss program as treatment for a specific disease or diseases (including obesity) diagnosed by a physician are expenses for medical care that are deductible under Section 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, subject to the limitations of that section.
        • There are three categories of persons who may be eligible1). If you have Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) through your employers. HSAs use the same definitions of medical expenses, as do individual taxpayers. Therefore, employees can use their HSAs for weight loss programs if undertaken at a physician’s direction to treat an existing disease.2). If your employer provides Flexible Savings Accounts (FSAs), an FSA may provide this coverage. Like HSAs, FSAs use the same definitions of medical expenses, as do individual taxpayers. Participants in an FSA would need a letter from a health care practitioner stating that they are not using the weight loss program merely for “general well being.”3). If you itemize your deductions you can add these costs to the costs of medical and dental expenses. Within this category, you can only deduct medical and dental expenses that exceed 7.5% of their adjusted gross income and that are not reimbursed.The IRS also states that “the deduction for medical care expenses will be confined strictly to expenses incurred primarily for the prevention or alleviation of a physical or mental defect or illness.”

          Maintaining a weight loss program should qualify you for the deduction if a physician recommends the continuation of treatment to manage weight for prevention or alleviation purposes. Check with your tax advisor for additional details or questions.

      • How does Thrive Health Solutions protect my privacy?
        • Your privacy is of the utmost importance to Thrive Health Solutions and all of our staff. Thrive Health Solutions supports your right to the privacy of your health and health information. We take pride in being HIPAA compliant and doing everything possible to protect your privacy. In addition, Thrive Health Solutions reviews and complies with all state laws in which we operate.For more information about your Health Information Privacy, visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
      • What do I do if I can’t make my scheduled clinic appointment?
        • We understand that things pop up and sometimes you won’t be able to make your appointment. In this case, simply call Thrive Health Solutions at 303-790-8446 and we’ll work with you to reschedule a more convenient time. For your initial appointment with the Thrive Health Solutions doctor, we need at least 24 hours notice if you will be unable to keep your appointment.
      • How do I know if this program is right for me?
        • To find out if our program is right for you, simply call your local Thrive Health Solutions to schedule an initial consultation visit and our staff will help you determine if our programs are a good match. Thrive Health Solutions is an anti-aging and medical weight loss clinic founded on providing sound doctor-guidance, ongoing support and relationship development, and multiple treatment solutions including a prescribed appetite suppressant,hormone injection Weight Loss Therapy, BHRT Therapy, etc.This, coupled with your commitment to changing your lifestyle, exercising, and eating healthier, is a formula for your anti-aging and weight loss success. However, Thrive Health Solutions is not for everyone. To find out if our program is right for you, simply callThrive Health Solutions to schedule your initial visit and we’ll help you determine if it’s a good match.
      • How much do your programs cost?
        • There are several different anti-aging and weight loss program levels at Thrive Health Solutions that can be matched with your personal goals and budget. For more information about our programs and pricing, contact your local Thrive Health Solutions.
      • What forms of payment do you take?
        • Thrive Health Solutions accepts check, cash, debit cards and all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) including FSA/HSA Cards and an internal payment plan option.
      • Do you offer group discounts?
        • Yes, Thrive Health Solutions offers group program discounts to employers, schools, civic organizations and other associations. Contact Thrive Health Solutions for more details.program. However, before qualification into any of our medical weight loss programs, you will receive a B.I.A. (biometrics impedance analyzation) and preliminary exam conducted by our doctor to measure your overall health (lab work and EKGs may include additional costs).If your exam reveals a medical issue, there are other program levels and diets available at Thrive Health Solutions that do not require a prescription and will be suitable for you. If you have any questions or comments about your health andpossible health issues, we recommend you discuss these with your Thrive Health Solutions doctor.
      • Do I have to sign a contract for a certain period of time?
        • There are no contracts with Thrive Health Solutions. Depending on the program, and your weight loss goals, the period of time on the program varies. Once you choose a program level, set your goals, and then achieve your weight loss goals, you’re done.
      • Do you have financing options?
        • Thrive Health Solutions does offer convenient “In-House” payment plans, we are willing to work with you and your budget, and match the appropriate program to your needs. Call us today for more information about our programs.
      • Where are you located?
        • Our main location is in South Denver Colorado however we have several locations throughout the western United States. We are always adding locations and have affiliate doctors specializing in hormone replacement and weight loss therapies, so please check with us to see if we have a doctor in your area. You are welcome to call one of our hormone replacement specialists at 303-790-8446 or toll free at 1-855-628-4748
      • Am I required to see one of your doctors?
        • Yes. All of our patients are required to see a Thrive Health Solutions physician (M.D.) for the physical exam and medical consultation. Be cautious of any clinic that does not require a physical exam with an actual medical doctor. This is unsafe and unethical. Thrive Health Solution Clinic’s requires all patients to see a doctor before starting any medical or hormone therapy program. The doctor is the person who decides if treatment is right for you and will only prescribe medications if there is medical need. Many non medical clinics or med-spas ‘push’ medications and treatments regardless of medical need or proper medical oversight. In these clinics, a commissioned salesperson not the doctor or trained staff are making important treatment decisions.
      • Can I do this over the phone or internet?
        • No. For your safety and to comply with the various legal regulations throughout the country all of our patients must see one of our physicians before starting any medical therapy program.
      • What medical conditions would prevent me from being on the program?
        • This is a great question to ask your Thrive Health Solutions doctor, as there are some possible medical conditions that would prevent you from being involved in certain levels of the Thrive Health Solutions program. However, before qualification into any of our medical weight loss programs, you will receive a B.I.A. (biometrics impedance analyzation) and preliminary exam conducted by our doctor to measure your overall health (lab work and EKGs may include additional costs).
          If your exam reveals a medical issue, there are other program levels and diets available at Thrive Health Solutions that do not require a prescription and will be suitable for you. If you have any questions or comments about your health and possible health issues, we recommend you discuss these with your Thrive Health Solutions doctor
      • What program do you have for someone who only needs to lose 20 lbs. or less.?
        • There are several different programs available that match your specific weight loss goals. No matter what program you choose, when you achieve your goal (like losing 20 lbs.), you’re done! You can decide, at that point, to stay on the program (by setting a new weight loss goal), choose a maintenance program, or end the program.
      • What if I reach my weight loss goal sooner than one month.?
        • When you meet with your Thrive Health Solutions™ counselor, you will set your weight loss goals. When you achieve your weight loss goals (for instance, to lose 10-15 lbs.), you’re done! You can choose to stay on the program (by setting a new weight loss goal), start a maintenance program, or end your participation in the program.
      • Will I have to buy packaged meals or expensive suppliments with the Thrive Health Solutions program?
        • No, compared to other weight loss programs, you don’t have to buy unhealthy pre-packaged, tasteless and overpriced foods or unnecessary suppliments; you eat healthy, delicious real food and can even eat out. In contrast, our staff works together with you to choose nutraceutical foods you need to live healthier and achieve your goal faster. Thrive Health Solutions also has a cookbook and meal planner that will help you manage your caloric intake, create a grocery list and choose the best foods for you
      • Will I be able to talk to someone (a human) face-to-face about my weight loss concerns when I come in ?
        • Yes, one-on-one doctor and professional support guidance is one big difference between Thrive Health Solutions and other weight loss programs. When you come in for your weekly or monthly visits, you’ll be greeted with our friendly and supportive staff and counseled on how to maximize your success and live healthier. At Thrive Health Solutions, we’re with you every step of the way to help you reach your goals.
      • What kind of results can I expect with hormone injection weight loss?
        • With hormone weight loss therapy, participants typically experience substantial weight loss – losing on average, 1/2 to 1 lbs. per day! Your results will depend on several factors, including your starting weight, other medical conditions, and individual program design, your commitment and discipline, among others. As with any program, results can vary.
          However, Thrive Health Solutions is a safe, medically – supervised option that can deliver steady weight loss—as much as 3 to 7 pounds per week or as much as 50 pounds over 12 weeks. Our program offers the tools needed to help you lose weight at a steady pace and keep it off through training and counseling. This helps you keep the weight off once you’ve reached your goals.
      • What Lipotropic injections do you offer?
        • There are 3 main injections a part of the Thrive Health Solutions program that can help you lose weight: Vitamin B-12, Lipotropics and hormone weight loss injections. This hormone is a natural occurring glycoprotein hormone produced in theplacenta during pregnancy that controls the metabolic function within a part of your brain called the diencephalan. Located on the brain stem, the hypothalamus within the diencephalon controls the accumulation and storage of fat. This injection will help yourbody burn abnormal fat (one of three types of fat in our bodies) that otherwise wouldn’t’ be accessed and burned. This injection makes abnormal fat available to burn! For men, the therapy can increase testosterone production which can improve your mood, sex drive and performance, regulate the distribution of body fat, and give you more energy, among other benefits.The purpose of the Vitamin B-12 and Lipotropics injections is to enhance your liver function.Vitamin B-12 is a water soluble vitamin that is one of eight essential B vitamins. It helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells and is also needed to make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. B-12 is vital in keeping your body running in top condition. While B-12 is found naturally in a healthy diet, factors like stress or poor eating habits can lead to a deficiency. These weekly Vitamin B-12 injections will help boost your energy level and give you the added push to keep exercising as part of your program. Lipotropics are substances that liquefy fat and prevent the accumulation of fat on your liver. This is essential for a healthy and more productive liver, which is the organ responsible for removing toxins (and fat) from your body. If you choose to have the Lipotropics as part of your program, they can be added to your B-12 injection, so you don’t have to have two separate injections
      • Does the program offer other benefits besides weight loss?
        • There are many other possible health benefits from losing weight with Thrive Health Solutions. Our programs give you a measurable look at the inside of your body through comprehensive lab testing. Not only will you see your health improve (on the outside), but you’ll see your baseline lab numbers improve on the inside. Our programs can help you lower your blood pressure, blood-sugar, cholesterol and reduce joint pain. And together with your unrelenting commitment to improved health, our program can also help you improve your overall cardiovascular health, self-esteem and energy levels.
      • How long will I stay on this program?
        • It depends on your specific needs and weight loss goals. We offer a variety of programs and options to see you through to your goal.
      • How is this program different from other diets?
        • There are several reasons why Thrive Health Solutions is superior to other diets, namely:1. All programs are affordable and can be matched with your budget. Better yet, there are NO CONTRACTS and you do not need to purchase pre-packaged meals, a tremendous cost savings!2. Our trained medical and support professionals are with you every step of the way providing you support and ongoing counsel until you reach your goals.3. Our customized diets and meal tracking/creation program help you prepare affordable, tasty and healthy meals for the entire family.4. We offer comprehensive programs tailored just for you because we know each person is different, with different needs and different goals. There are no on size fits all programs here.
      • Will I be hungry on this plan?
        • Most clients report that their hunger diminishes within two days due to the presence of ketones and reduced food temptations. If necessary, we offer very effective prescription appetite suppressant medications that work in the brain to eliminate hunger and reduce the amount of food you can eat.
      • Are there side effects to the weight loss injection diet?
        • Common uses: This Hormone is presently relied upon as a medication for fertility and it is also used to safely promote the production of testosterone in males. It is not yet approved by the FDA for weight loss.
          The use of this hormone for other medical treatments is at a much higher dosage (as is used during fertility treatment for females). There is no evidence that the use of the small doses in the protocol has any effect on increasing or decreasing fertility. Forclients with high blood pressure who are on medication there is always a concern that they may require a decrease in the dosage of medication as they lose weight because of a natural improvement of blood pressure.
          For clients with diabetes who are on medication or insulin there is always a concern that they may require a decrease in the dosage of medication as they lose weight because of a natural improvement in blood sugar levels. For clients who are prone to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) there is a risk that their blood sugar may become low at different times during the day.
          Possible Side effects: The side effects one will have to keep an eye out for include the onset of headaches, irritability, restlessness, slight water retention, tenderness of breast tissue, swelling of the injection sight, and depression. There are some rare,severe side effects as well which include the development of ovarian hyperstimulation in females. The latter condition requires immediate medical treatment and is accompanied by the following symptoms: tremendous pain in the region of the pelvis, the swellingof feet, legs, and hands, abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, a diminishing of urination, and weight gain. If a patient notes any side effects it is recommended that he or she cease using the products
      • Is the hormone made from the urine of pregnant women?
        • This hormone is a naturally occurring glycoprotein hormone. All of our pharmaceutical hormones are pharmaceutically synthesized bio-identical hormone that mirrors the pregnancy hormone sourced from the sterile urine of pregnant women. It is the same product given to women in very high does to induce fertilization.
          All of our pharmacies are FDA approved, located in the US and use GMP (good manufacturing Processes).
      • Are there side effects to using an appetite suppressant?
        • If you qualify to receive the appetite suppressant, there are minimal side effects with it including: • Dry mouth (easily relieved by drinking more water).
          • Jitteriness (short-lived and usually disappears after the 2nd day).
          • Difficulty falling asleep (often relieved by taking pill earlier in the day or a smaller dose in the afternoon).
          • Headache (usually disappears after the second day and can be relieved with over-the-counter headache remedies).
          Thrive Health Solutions™’s physician supervision and ongoing medical monitoring during the program will help evaluate and manage possible side effects.
      • Who should not attempt this diet?
        • Our programs are not recommended for children (under 18) or for pregnant or nursing women. In addition, parts of our program may not be recommended to those that have conflicting medical conditions or are taking certain medications. Our physician will assess whether our program is right for you during the initial examination.
      • Is my weight loss guaranteed?
        • As with any weight loss program, there are no guarantees for individual weight loss. Information provided herein is based on actual patient results, historical research, studies, and results from the many thousands of former medical weight loss clients. Individual success is dependent upon a variety of factors.
      • Are there any hidden fees?
        • There are no “hidden fees” or expensive foods to buy with the Thrive Health Solutions program.
          To arrange a free phone consultation please call Thrive Health Solutions today at 303-790-8446 to find out if you qualify for our highly successful medical weight loss treatments, anti-aging or HRT therapies.
      *Results may vary. Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or mitigate any disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA/FTC. ‡Certain Restrictions Apply. See Your Thrive Health Solutions representative for full details.