Weight Loss

Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center

Family Physicians located in Live Oak, San Antonio, TX

Excess body weight and obesity are associated with increased health risks, and even losing 5% of your body weight can increase your lifespan by five years. At the Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center in San Antonio, experienced physician Moiz Tajkhanji, MD provides nutritional counseling, the innovative HCG diet, and lipotropic B (Lipo B) injections to assist you on your weight loss journey and help you reach a healthy weight that you can maintain in the future. Call or book your personal consultation online to get started.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is an effective way to lose weight that involves regularly scheduled visits with a qualified medical professional with expertise in weight management. A trained physician like Dr. Tajkhanji can support and monitor your health and weight loss progress and provide valuable services and treatment methods, such as nutritional counseling.

Weight loss isn’t just about appetite suppressants. Medical weight loss encompasses counseling support, lifestyle changes, and a variety of effective testing to assist you on your journey to a healthier weight and enhanced wellness. Dr. Tajkhanji no longer writes prescriptions for appetite suppressants in order to focus on other healthier, more natural, and long-lasting ways to help you lose weight and maintain your healthy weight and lifestyle habits in the future. You can work with Dr. Tajkhanji to decide the right personalized weight loss program for you.


What is the TOWL program?

The TOWL program (Toepperwein Optimal Weight Loss Program) can help you achieve weight loss while supporting your muscle mass. Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center developed the distinctive TOWL program to help you understand what causes fat storage and how food affects and is utilized by your body.

The TOWL program begins with a consultation and evaluation that includes a review of your medical history, and any necessary tests, such as a liver and lipid profile, a hormone panel, and a complete blood count. Dr. Tajkhanji combines proven-successful weight loss methods, such as:

  • Hormone therapy
  • HCG diet
  • Weekly one-on-one sessions
  • Weekly weight and body measurement analysis
  • Personalized nutrition program and lifestyle changes
  • Fitness plan
  • Supplements and vitamins

Dr. Tajkhanji also offers lipotropic B (Lipo B) injections — specific injections used to help your body remove fat.

The TOWL program involves using real food, including what’s already in your pantry, specific suggestions for dining out, recipes, shopping lists, and guidance on overcoming food temptations.

What is HCG?

Dr. Tajkhanji uses the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone, or HCG, to help you build muscle, lose fat, enhance libido, and boost your endurance and energy level.

Your body’s natural production of HCG typically takes a sharp drop in your 20s. Supplementing this growth hormone can improve your bone mineral content, enhance decreased muscle mass, and combat obesity.

HCG is a pregnancy-related hormone because it’s produced in higher quantities in women who are pregnant. The hormone has a unique and impressive ability to utilize stored fat to nourish and deliver healthy children.

With the HCG diet, for a select time period with medical supervision — usually around 39 days —  HCG is used at certain times along with a strict low-calorie diet, usually between 500 and 700 calories per day, but varying up to 1600 in some cases.

HCG acts like an appetite suppressant and helps your body to use your stored fat deposits for energy and nutrition. HCG can be administered in a number of ways, most commonly as HCG shots. The HCG diet has different phases: weight loss, transition, and maintenance.

If you’re interested in the TOWL program, HCG, and personalized medical weight loss, call Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center or click to book online.