The New York City weight loss clinic of Dr. Vadim Surikov provides medical weight loss programs and weight loss counseling to help patients regain their confidence and their lives by improving their health. In this interview with a patient, Elizabeth talks about the weight loss program and what it has been like following the weight loss plan.
New York City Weight Loss Clinic – Patient Review from Elizabeth
Q: How long have you been seeing Dr. Surikov?
Probably about a year. Maybe a little bit under, maybe 10 months.
Q: What in particular made you decide you wanted to come and get help?
I had gained a lot of weight and I was having trouble losing it and I was going to the gym, eating well, and I just needed a better plan.
Q: How was that and your day to day with your job, did it make things more difficult?
No, not at all. It’s better, it’s a wonderful thing.
Q: Do you remember your first appointment with Dr. Surikov?
Q: What was that like?
Of course, I think anybody is nervous coming in especially when it’s a personal thing like weight loss and I was a little bit nervous but then once I came here, everybody welcomed me and I met Dr. Surakov and I was just super happy. I knew this is the place for me.
Q: When I first met him, it was a few years ago. I thought he was kind of funny and endearing.
Yes, completely very funny, charming, endearing absolutely and easy to talk to which is important.
Q: The first time I met him, he showed me pictures of him dancing.
Yes, he’s a tango dancer. He’s fantastic, I couldn’t believe it. He loves to talk about that. I find him very endearing.
Q: A lot of doctors are not like that.
He is the last of the Mohicans as far as I’m concerned.
Q: After you started the weight loss program, did you have any difficulties?
No difficulties. If I just ate something maybe that would be my own fault but then they’re always here for me. I was asked just to get back on track.
Q: When he described the weight loss program to the first time what did you think?
Just easy and I can do this. I came in with a positive frame of mind and a mission so I felt okay about it.
Q: The 1,200 calories, did that seem like that was going to be difficult or?
Q: Tell me about the weight loss plan that he prescribed.
For me, personally, I found more of a gluten-free diet because that’s what’s best for me. Just breakfast, standard lunch, not so much for dinner, snacks, a bit of fruit, vegetable. Try not to have anything coming out of a package really and I did it to the best of my ability.
Q: In the first month that you were on the program, were you on phentermine? How did that work for you?
Q: It totally removed the cravings?
Yes, it removed the cravings. It just helped. It’s not a permanent thing but it’s certainly a way, a means to an end which is just eating so much.
Q: What other things did you try before you started this weight loss program?
Everything you could imagine. Weight Watchers, every fad diet. I was also going to the gym and eating well so it was important that I see a physician and not go to something like Weight Watchers or any other group. I didn’t feel that was best for me. I needed a physician to look over my diet. Does that make sense?
Q: How important has it been that Dr. Surikov is not just a weight loss specialist, but he’s a physician?
Incredibly important. He’s so knowledgeable. I have a cellulite condition, so I’m able to talk to him about it. He’s very knowledgeable. It’s amazing.
Q: Do you have a sense that he’s concerned about your whole being not just weight loss?
My whole being, absolutely.
Q: That’s a big distinction compared to other weight loss doctors that you see him and not a PA or a nurse.
He’s very available. I could always call and I would hear from him.
Q: What advice or what would you have to say to somebody who is thinking about coming in but they are hesitant?
Definitely don’t be hesitant. Come in, it can change your life for the better.
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Learn more about the medical weight loss program and Dr. Surikov by visiting the weight loss website http://drvadimsurikov.com/ and reading other patient testimonials. Patients who have questions about Phentermine and the weight loss program should call the practice today at (347) 599-9118.