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Fresh Start

Today and Every Day You Can Make a

A Medical Weight Loss Program for People Who Are Ready to Change Their Lives and Improve Their Health

If you want something you've never had, you must do something you've never done.

Fresh Start is a proven clinical weight loss program offered by the providers of Kirby Medical Group (KMG). The program provides education, health assessments and nutritional counseling, as well as screens for and treats obesity-related conditions. Fresh Start follows the Ideal Protein© nutritional plan and provides a connection to the exercise and physical activity resources, support groups, psychological counseling, recipes, and reading material, all of which help you stay on track with your personal weight loss goals.

All participants should come to Fresh Start with an understanding that there are no quick fixes when it comes to weight loss. Together, our goal is to help you achieve the weight loss you want while helping you decrease your risks of diseases associated with being overweight or obese.

Weight loss is a very personal experience. Our objective is to provide you with the tools that you need to manage your weight without fad dieting. At the same time, we pledge to give participants in the program the support needed to meet the difficult challenges so many face as they turn the corner and head in this new, healthier direction.

How Do I Make a Fresh Start?

It all starts with one call. When you call Kirby Medical Group at our Monticello location, (217) 762-6241, we will begin by asking you about your interests and motivation for participating in a weight loss program. The program takes a serious commitment on your part and when you see some of our success stories we hope you will feel empowered to take this important step for a healthier future.

Fresh Start is a medically based weight loss program. When making an appointment for your first consultation, please be sure to obtain copies of any lab or EKG reports you may have from the past 30 days and bring them with you on your first visit. This will prevent duplication of the same tests.

Your first visit will take at least an hour. Because we have set aside time especially for you, it is important for you to call us if you are unable to keep your appointment. It is equally important for you to arrive on time with all of the new patient forms we provide you completed.

The medical weight loss program will have costs associated with the office visits, lab work, behavioral/dietetic counseling, metabolic testing, and protein products. If you have insurance, we will bill your insurance for the medical visits and tests; however, this does not guarantee coverage. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance company to verify coverage.

If you do not have insurance coverage, we offer prompt pay discounts for your office visits if payment is received at the time of service. Please let us know how you will be paying for your visits when you arrive. The protein products that are required during Phase I of the program will cost approximately $85/week. There are also vitamins and supplements that are required at an additional cost. All food must be paid for at the time of the visit without exception.

We look forward to the opportunity to help you improve your quality of living.

Give us a call, or email us at freshstart@kirbyhealth.org.

If you are currently enrolled in our Fresh Start program, you may now use our online forms. Use our new Fresh Start order form to select your products and submit your order by fax to (217) 762-1786 or email to trupkey@kirbyhealth.org. For nutritional info and ingredients for all Ideal Protein products please click here. You may also download your weekly food diary from home and bring it with you to your next appointment! If you have any questions, please contact our office at (217) 762-6241.

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