Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequent questions that we get asked about the Doctor's Diet program. If you have a question that is still not answered, please give us a call and we will do our best to answer it for you.

What is a Bariatrician?

A Bariatrician is a licensed physician who, is a member of the Society of Bariatric Physician (ASBP), has received special training in bariatric medicine, regarding overweight and obesity and its associated conditions.

A physician-supervised medical weight loss program may be the safest and wisest way to lose weight. Overweight and obesity is a very complex medical disease. A medical weight loss specialist has done extra study, training and testing to be a bariatric physician. They are trained to recognize complications due to obesity. They prescribe safe FDA approved appetite suppressants for patients who qualify. They also monitor drug interactions. These are only a few reasons why you want to see a medical professional when dealing with obesity.

What is the cost?

Money is and should be an issue when considering any weight loss program. In developing our program at Doctors Weight Loss, Dr Welch considered many options; his main goal was to make it affordable to everyone. Most medically supervised programs are around $350.00 for your first visit. He knows this not a realistic price and he will not be able to help many people who truly need the help in dealing with obesity.

Your first visit (appointment) at Doctors Diet Program is $69.00. Your first visit will take about an hour and twenty minutes. It consist of:

  • History and physical exam
  • Weight, measurements and vital signs
  • BMI is determined
  • Nutritional class of our eating program
  • Medications if you medically qualify

Blood tests are done for a one time charge of $69.00. These cost about $180.00 in most labs. These tests include a comprehensive medical panel, lipid panel, CBC, and a Thyroid panel.

Follow-up visits are scheduled at 30 day intervals. Follow-up visits are $59.00.

Is there a contract?

No. There is no contract.

Why should I choose your program over others?

  • Successful Results
  • Experience
  • Scientific Knowledge
  • Professionalism
  • Compassion
  • Understanding

…all at prices that are affordable to most everyone

Do diet pills really work?

Yes, The FDA Approved diet pills do work. The medications we use have been approved by the FDA for both safety and efficacy.

How do diet pills work?

The main action of diet pills used in weight reduction is to reduce your appetite. Therefore you eat less food.

Are diet pills safe?

Yes, if taken as prescribed.

What are your office hours?

Monday 8am - 5 pm
Tuesday 8am - 5 pm
Wednesday 8am - 5 pm
Thursday 8am - 5 pm
Friday 8am - 5 pm
Saturday 8am - 12 pm

Contact Information

Were there any questions we failed to answer for you? If so, let us know and we will be happy to answer them for you. Just send us an email, give us a call, or even stop by local office to see what how we can help you reach your weight loss goal!

Phone Number
(270) 780-9333

Email Address

2424 Airway Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42103

Office Hours

Monday 8am - 5 pm
Tuesday 8am - 5 pm
Wednesday 8am - 5 pm
Thursday 8am - 5 pm
Friday 8am - 5 pm
Saturday 8am - 1 pm
            **Patients may see the provider on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays**