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August 1, 2014

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Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 1:35 pm, Fri Jun 13, 2014.

For over 20 years, Island Health Center has served Galveston’s residents, beginning as a chiropractic and physical therapy/rehabilitation clinic, then evolving and expanding over the years to bring on board a wide variety of other medical services. Family Practice, Occupational Medicine, Urgent Care, Laboratory Services, Paternity Testing and Drug Screens are just a few of the services this walk-in clinic now provides. Aiming to meet “All Your Health Care Needs Under One Roof,” the list keeps getting longer!

 

Weight Loss

Island Health Center is the only place on the Island where you can get the popular HCG Diet. The HCG diet is becoming well known for how easy it is, and how quickly you can shed those unwanted pounds. It has even been mentioned on the well-known Dr. Oz show!

This diet has two plans a 23 and 40 day plan. It is a simple and successful way to get to your goal weight in a few short weeks!

The HGC is a hormone that is released by females when they are pregnant. This hormone promotes the body to mobilize fat stores so that the fats can be used as energy to nourish the fetus. Normally, the body pulls energy from the muscles first when the body is in starvation mode. By using HCG while dieting, the body will diminish fat stores instead of muscle mass. 

The HCG diet requires one to receive the hormone via injection or sublingually daily, while consuming a maximum of 500 calories a day. By eating only 500 calories a day, the body will take the remainder of the energy needed from the fat cells. 

Begin the HCG diet at Island Health for $400, including all supplies, such as the syringes, alcohol swabs and the HCG. Island Health Center also offers the Medical Lipo B/C Weight Loss program and body contouring!

Also available is the Lipo B/C Weight Loss program. IHC introduced this plan in 2010, which is a medically assisted plan that features all-natural lipotropic substances, in the form of weekly injections and supplements, that help the liver metabolize fats and remove them from the bloodstream.  This effective and straightforward program has helped many island residents lose weight since its debut, and continues to enjoy a great following thanks to recommendations by successful patients.  

The program, which is comprised of fat-burning injection, appetite suppressant, fluid retention aid and other elements that increase metabolism and boost energy, has been upgraded, expanded, and modified in a manner so that it can now be customized to better suit each individual. Importance is of course also placed on willpower.

“The commitment to eating wisely, and engaging in an exercise regimen are as vital to a patient’s success as the powerful assistance that the medical elements bring,” said weight loss consultant Clara Miller. “A lifestyle change is the answer to continued success.”

 

Health and Wellness Screenings

Island Health Center is also introducing new,  low-cost, all-inclusive health and wellness screening packages for cash patients. By bundling these health services together, the clinic is able to reduce overall patient costs, while providing a more thorough assessment in one visit. Packages include Adult Health Assessment, Diabetic Health Assessment, Men’s Health Assessment and Well Woman Exams. All of these screening package prices include office visit, physical exam and labs. Other packages offered include three levels of confidential STD screening.  

For further information on any of the services offered at Island Health Center, or if you have any questions, please call 409-762-7646, or stop by 4623 Fort Crockett Blvd, located just off Seawall between Academy and Goodwill.