Hormones such as leptin, insulin, estrogens, androgens, and growth hormones affect how and why you gain weight. Imbalances can lead to increased weight gain by affecting your appetite, metabolism, and body fat distribution.
Your genes determine how your body responds to food and the environment around you. Up to 80% of your weight is linked to genetics and can affect how you gain weight versus others, even in your own family.
The millions of bacteria living in your gut actually can determine your body's response to food. In fact, the presence of certain bacteria in your gut can lead to increases in bad habits, such as sugar cravings and binge eating.
Differences in brain chemistry are linked to habits that cause weight gain, such as cravings and binge eating. Psychological aspects such as stress, depression, and anxiety are also huge potential factors when it comes to your weight.
We'll collect over 100 data points from your medical history and a variety of sources including lab testing and physical metrics to understand the underlying causes of your weight gain.
Your Alfie Care team will use your metabolic profile to determine the best treatment plan for you. You’ll meet with an Alfie provider within 24 hours of completing onboarding to get started on your journey.
We'll keep you on track with continuous monitoring via our WiFi smart scale, medication updates on an ongoing basis, monthly visits with your Alfie provider, and 1:1 accountability coaching.
Alfie offers a variety of prescription medications tailored to your individual biology. If eligible, your Alfie provider may prescribe a combination of a variety of medications such as:
Phentermine alone works to decrease food intake by inhibiting certain hormones in your brain and increasing your metabolism.Learn more ->
Phentermine / Topiramate helps control weight by regulating receptors in your brain to decrease food intake and manage your basal metabolic rate.Learn more ->
This combination of medications minimizes food intake by modulating brain chemical imbalances and reducing hunger.Learn more ->
Metformin minimizes food intake by modulating your appetite, improving your mood, and decreasing your hunger.Learn more ->
Our cutting-edge approach has transformed the lives of countless patients, setting us apart in the weight loss industry.
Alfie Health provides obesity management services including medications when eligible. Utilizing cutting-edge technology and a unique, data-driven approach, we understand the underlying causes of each patient's weight gain. Based on this analysis, our expert teams, consisting of medical providers, health coaches, and care coordinators, create tailored treatment plans involving appropriate medication and lifestyle adjustments.
Yes, we accept most insurances. Before being billed, you will receive a notice of eligibility to verify your insurance coverage.
At Alfie, we've developed a tool called ObesityRx™️, which analyzes your medical history, lab results, and responses to various clinically validated surveys to determine what may be causing your weight gain.
Using this tool, we create your Metabolic Profile, the results of which are similar in ways to the popular Myers Briggs test. Each individual falls into different percentiles of four main categories.
Each category corresponds to different metabolic causes of weight gain. For example, you may be struggling with satiation issues for which a different medication may be appropriate compared to individuals who struggle with a food addiction.
Often times, patients are non-responders to medications, despite reports of significant "average" weight loss. Using ObesityRx™️, we can determine which treatment plan can be most effective for you .