Women’s Healthcare & Weight Loss in Corpus Christi

Medical Weight Loss


Our Approach to Weight Loss

Every person is different.  Everyone responds differently to certain diet plans.  Some people can go years without eating carbs, some can’t go a day.  Some need red meat everyday and others can do without. Most people want a little of everything and are more comfortable in the long run if they can eat what they want when they want.

We will help you achieve your goals the right way that will last a lifetime.

The Plan

  • Initial consultation: You will have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Praderio to discuss your goals, weight loss history and come up with weight loss plan. This may require lab work which may be vital to understanding your weight loss struggle.
  • Initial Body Analysis: During your first visit we will have you weigh in and body analysis. We will calculate your basal metabolic rate and your daily caloric needs for safe and lifelong weight loss.
  • Recommended Plan: Praderio does not believe in fad diets and recommends eating a low calorie well- rounded diet. Yes, that means you may have bread and alcohol! Just in moderation. If appropriate for your needs you may also be prescribed a mild appetite suppressant to help keep you on track. This will be decided after reviewing your medical history.
  • Weekly Follow Up: You will receive weekly lipotropic/B12 injections in addition to a weekly weigh in at our office. This will also give you the opportunity to speak with our nurse about any concerns or struggles you may be facing.
  • Monthly Follow Up: At 4 weeks you will repeat your body fat analysis and final weigh in. Depending on your progress and the goals you and Dr. Praderio set for yourself, you can determine whether or not to continue to the plan.

What are Lipotropic/B12 injections?

Lipotropic injections are also known as Methionine Inositol Choline (MIC) Injections and are used to help release fat from the primary fat deposits of the body. They are administered with or without B12.

The fat burning amino acids included in this injection are:

  • Inositol – A form of B-vitamin that promotes the health of the human cells and nerve synapses that promotes fat metabolism, reduces blood cholesterol levels and controls appetite.
  • Choline – An essential compound that participates in many metabolic functions of the body. It helps the liver to perform its functions and promotes excretion of many chemical waste products. While choline is required for the transportation and metabolism of fats and cholesterol, it also prevents fat accumulation in different parts of the body and cholesterol accumulation around the lumen of the vessel walls. This is important for the good health of the endocrine, cardiovascular, and hepatic systems.
  • Methionine – An essential amino acid and is not synthesized in the human body. That is why intake of this compound is very important. This amino acid acts as a lipotropic agent and promotes fatty tissue breakdown in the liver; helps in lowering the cholesterol levels of the body in order to prevent build-ups in the circulatory system. It can also reduce fatigue

Vitamin B12 will be administered at the same time in order to accelerate the metabolism so that fat will be shed rapidly. When used together, Lipo injections and B12 have shown to strengthen the effects of each other and therefore administered during the same treatment cycle.

How can these injections help me lose weight?

These injections can help you lose weight because they stimulate liver function and boost metabolism. They also help your body to create an optimal environment for fat burning by helping improve the breakdown of fat in the liver. When combined with proper diet and exercise, the injections can supercharge your body’s ability to burn fat.

What are some possible side effects of this injection?

  • Pain/redness at the injection site
  • Stomach upsets: mild nausea or mild diarrhea is possible due to the sudden boost in minerals and nutrients. …
  • Headaches, light headedness

What are some possible side effects my appetite suppressant?

  • Insomnia, restlessness, constipation and dry mouth.
  • If you experience palpitations or begin to feel anxious or have tremors we ask that you stop the medication immediately.
  • Patients with a history of untreated anxiety, untreated thyroid disease, high blood pressure or cardiac disease ARE NOT a candidate for this medication.
  • If you are already taking a stimulant such as ADHD medication this medication is contraindicated.

Enhance: Essential Metabolic Support

When adjusting your lifestyle to a new Healthy Lifestyle, you are most likely doing something your body is not used to. At times it is difficult to provide your body with the nutrients your body needs. Enhance does this, and so much more. It was designed to provide you with the nutrients your body needs for optimum bone and joint health, nervous and immune system function and overall general wellness.

Purple Tea with GHG™ along with other key ingredients were chosen to help whether you are struggling with weight loss or just trying to maintain your Healthy Lifestyle. 

The Healthy Lifestyle Plan | is not a fad diet, it’s not a magic pill, it’s a way of life.  

Diet Counseling

The Healthy Lifestyle Plan has many components that are critical to ensuring your success in your weight loss journey.  They include, proper planning, education and accountability.  Our diet counselor is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and ensure your success. 

We have taken the Healthy Lifestyle Plan to a new level.  The plan now  features, goals and meal planning ideas as well as dedicated one-on-one time  to help patients on their weight loss journey. 

    Tell us about your experience with the Healthy Lifestyle Plan.  Please…be honest. 

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    5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 6 reviews)

    Dr. Praderio changed my life!

    Rated 5.0 out of 5
    March 8, 2020

    I have been going to Dr. Praderio since the summer of 2017, when she changed my life for the first time. I was having hormonal issues-night seats, moodiness, hot flashes, etc. She recommended the bio-identical hormone pellets and I have been on the program every 4 months and no longer have the hormone issues I was having.

    Then in January 2019, I went to Dr. Praderio about my energy/metabolism level. I noticed I was always hungry and had no energy. I was swimming 4 times a week and following the Adkins diet meal plan lifestyle. I wasn’t able to get that last 20 pounds off. It didn’t matter how much I exercised or ate…I still couldn’t get the weight off. Then Dr. Praderio informed me of her Healthy Lifestyle Plan involving Lipo-B & Vitamin B12 shots. I was ready to start anything to get the weight off and have energy to swim the 4,000 yards I wanted to swim without feeling exhausted before I even got into the pool. I was able to lose the 23 pounds in 4 months following the lifestyle plan-using the my fitness pal application to chart my meals, getting the weekly shots and continue my swimming. I now feel amazing, and according to my husband, look amazing too. I have recommended Dr. Praderio to several of my friends and they are seeing the same results for their hormones and/or weight loss. Even my husband Kevin, felt like his testosterone level wasn’t where it should be so when he found out Dr. Praderio helps men too. He immediately had her start him on the Bio-identical hormone pellets for men. This has changed my husband’s life also. He has more energy and stamina. I would recommend Dr. Praderio and will continue to recommend her to my friends and family.

    Leslie H.

    Love Love Love Dr Praderio

    Rated 5.0 out of 5
    April 22, 2024

    I had a hysterectomy at the age of 31 and suffered with menopause symptoms for a long time before I met Dr. Praderio. She introduced me to bio-identical hormone pellet therapy and it changed my life. Words cannot express how grateful I am to have found her when I did. She and her staff are amazing.

    Pristina V.

    Support was the Key

    Rated 5.0 out of 5
    September 1, 2021

    First Of all, I absolutely love Dr. Carolina Praderio! In 2019 I went in to see her about my problems a with menopause and I started the hormone therapy. Last year, 2020 I mentioned to her that I was having so many problems losing weight. She introduced me to Natalia who has been a constant inspiration for me to learn to eat right and not give up when I did not have a good week. This whole office , from staff to Dr P. are so supportive. I highly recommend visiting this office, I guarantee you will keep going back!

    Lupe C.

    Great Support System

    Rated 5.0 out of 5
    May 20, 2020

    I found that the older I get, the harder it is to lose weight. I happened to come in for my annual appointment and I see all these flyers about Dr Praderio’s weight loss program. It was just what I needed and at the right time. All my life, I’ve battled weight loss and have tried different plans where the next time, that plan didn’t work as easy as the time before. Of course with any diet or weight loss program, you have to work at it and sometimes you need a little help along the way. At 47, I needed that help and Dr Praderio’s program has provided just that by listening to me and my struggles. I’m now eating healthier and I’ve also started running which I’ve never ever done before. The best part is the support and encouragement that you get at your weekly weigh-in. I’ve lost almost 40 lbs and although I’m at a comfortable weight, I’m confident that I can reach my goal of 20 more lbs.

    Dolores G.

    Gina’s Journey.

    Rated 5.0 out of 5
    March 18, 2020

    I started that is weight loss journey last year, and since then I have learned many helpful tips Dr. Praderio. I told myself that I had to lose at least 20 pounds before I turn 30, and here I am still trying to accomplish my goal. When I first stepped on the scale, I was in shock. I knew that I had to do something about it, and especially because I had the support of Dr. Praderio, the staff, and patients who started with me. I started out on a 1,200 calorie a day and thought to myself this is going to be hard, but I knew that I had to try. With the help of the app helping me count my calories, it became easier for me to choose what to eat. Then I realized that it was not all about eating salads, there was much more of a variety. With the help of skinnytaste.com, I found so many healthy recipes that were within my calorie range. I bought a food scale from H-E-B, and began weighing my food. Each Friday as many of you know, I would step on the scale and was very excited when I would lose at least a pound. We would all motivate each other not to give up. At that time was not taking the Phentermine, was still able to lose inches which helped boost my confidence. Now, I take the Enhance supplement that really did help curve my appetite. I leave it right next to my coffee pot in the morning to I remember to take it before I start my day. I have lost a total of 16 lbs. and I am still able to maintain my weigh in a healthy range. I am happy with what I have lost, and feel confident that I will reach my goal.





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