At Total HealthcareMD, we pride ourselves on only prescribing FDA approved medications for weight loss. We stray away from scientifically unproven over-the-counter weight loss medications, which many weight loss clinics use, because they can trigger a variety of uncomfortable side effects while delivering temporary results.

FDA approved weight loss medications have sustained a comprehensive testing and approval process. In combination with a healthy diet and a regular, customized exercise program, Dr. van Cleeff may encourage patients to take one of the following revolutionary FDA approved weight loss drugs that offer minimal or no side effects:


Belviq controls appetite by activating brain receptors for serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that prompts feelings of satisfaction and satiety. In FDA clinical trials, weight loss patients who took Belviq in combination with diet and exercise were able to lose weight and improve health risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar. The drug was also proven to be effective for individuals with type 2 diabetes who need to lose weight.


Contrave is comprised of two medicines: Naltrexone and Bupropion. It must be paired with a low calorie diet and routine exercise plan and has shown successful weight results in two FDA clinical studies.

Contrave helped weight loss patients lose an average of 8% of their total body weight in 56 weeks and made it possible for 56% of individuals to lose at least 5% of their total body weight. Weight loss patients who are prescribed Contrave will have the opportunity to access the Scale Down program which involves a digital wireless scale that can help them easily track their progress.


Qsymia is created with a mixture of Topiramate and Phentermine. It works like Belviq by minimizing a patient’s appetite and helping them feel satisfied with less amounts of food. Qsymia is ideal for weight loss patients that have difficulty avoiding overeating. Once a day Qsymia can assist patients in losing 24 pounds or more, 4 inches or more off their waist, and achieving almost a 10% average percent weight loss.

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To determine whether an FDA approved prescription weight loss medication is a good addition to your weight loss program, visit Total HealthcareMD today. If Dr. van Cleeff believes that you could benefit from prescription weight loss, he will prescribe a drug that is best for your particular needs and body type.


About our Cary Weight Loss Center – A range of programs customized to your individual needs

Total HealthcareMD is not your typical weight loss clinic. We believe that everyone is unique, which is why they need their own customized weight loss plan. This is why we offer a range of different programs (see below for a list). These include:

Make an appointment at our medical weight loss clinic in Cary and learn that losing weight can actually be an enjoyable and effortless process. With this intention you risk nothing by consulting our dietitians, but the effects you can achieve will astonish you. Visit us today – we look forward to helping you become the fittest and healthiest version of yourself.

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