Weight Management

We offer a physician supervised weight loss program where we offer a balance of education, appetite management and exercise activity to lose weight. We teach you strategies to keep weight off. This is not a quick fix – this program is a lifestyle change. Our program is based on weekly visits where we do body composition analysis, food log analysis, appetite management and B12 injections. We educate our patients about nutrition and fitness goals.

Neurological testing

A neurological examination is the assessment of sensory neuron and motor responses, especially reflexes, to determine whether the nervous system is impaired. This typically includes a physical examination and a review of the patient's medical history. It can be used both as a screening tool and as an investigative tool, the former of which when examining the patient when there is no expected neurological deficit and the latter of which when examining a patient where you do expect to find abnormalities. If a problem is found either in an investigative or screening process, then further tests can be carried out to focus on a particular aspect of the nervous system.

Macon Medical Center Allergy Program

  When getting started with an allergy program at the Macon Medical Center, you will be asked to stop taking your over the counter and prescription medications prior to your visit. Some drugs may interfere with results of your tests. If you have any questions regarding medication you may be taking, please contact our nurse.

The first step is to conduct a skin test/allergy test t determine your specific allergens. A skin test is a simple procedure that is best described as tiny scratches made on the surface of the skin on your back. The scratches are conducted with a small instrument which contains trace amounts of a single allergen. If you are allergic to a substance, small mosquito bite-like bump will appear. From the test results, we can determine what you are allergic to and the severity of your allergies. Because everyone has specific allergic triggers, knowing what you are allergic to allows us to formulate a custom blend of antigens for you.

  When starting immunotherapy, patients will typically have two injections per week for up to three months during buildup to maintenance dose. Then injections can be switched to our HOME CARE PLAN. Most patients will be placed on the home care plan and are trained to perform their shots at home.  Patients return to the office one time per month to pick up their monthly supply of antigens and needles. The home care plan is designed to help the patient maintain a convenient and consistent schedule of injections. Building up the immune system takes time and usually requires three years of the immunotherapy. After three years most patients no longer need to continue their immunotherapy injections. When do your symptoms start to abate? (most people experience improvement during the first six months of injections, some even report a reduction in their symptoms in the first month.

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