May 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. - Dr. G's Franchising Companies, LLC, the parent company of Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness, a medically-supervised weight loss and wellness program, has launched a new franchise model to address the demands of a different kind of business owner - a physician with an already successful practice who is looking for an additional revenue stream. The first franchise under the Physician's Model was recently sold to Fit-Life MD in San Antonio, Texas.
Owned by Dr. Francisco Cardona and Dr. Oemil Rodriguez, Fit-Life MD will start offering Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness program on June 16. Featuring a holistic approach to wellness, the facility integrates internal medicine and primary care services with nutrition and fitness consultation, as well as personal training sessions.
"At Fit-Life MD, we believe that in order to achieve optimal health, a person needs to focus on the whole, rather than on an individual aspect of wellness," said Rodriguez. "This is why we are excited to have partnered with Dr. G's and are now able to offer a comprehensive and structured weight loss plan as part of our menu of services. After all, our ultimate goal is to help our clients take control of their health, and achieving a healthy weight is a fundamental aspect of that process."
Unlike most weight loss programs where one size fits all, Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness program is tailored to fit clients' needs, taking into account their blood work, EKG, metabolic rate, body composition, behavioral history and lifestyle aspirations. Following a multi-dimensional approach, individualized plans may incorporate a combination of FDA-approved medication, proprietary herbal supplements, custom meal plans, nutritional products and detailed exercise programs to help clients lose weight and keep it off. Since its creation in 1994, Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness has helped over 125,000 patients lose more than one million pounds.
"We value the expertise and experience that physicians bring to the table," said Charlotte Russell, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. G's Franchising Companies. "The Physician's Model was created with doctors in mind and serves as an alternative to our traditional franchise model, offering a lower cost option to add Dr. G's program into their existing services."
In the Physician's Model, medical practitioners pay a reduced franchise fee, which includes training, and a monthly fee that gives them access to Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness' proprietary electronic medical records (EMR) system and provides them with support at the corporate, marketing and call center levels.
"We see great potential in this new model," added Russell. "It provides a profitable solution to existing clinics, medical practices and wellness facilities, while helping patients attain safe and effective results. We look forward to working closely with more physicians and through them helping more people live healthier lives."
For more information on Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness, or for franchise ownership information, please call (800) DRG-8424 or visit www.drgsweightloss.com.
Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness program was founded by Dr. Charles Goldsmith in 1994. Over the past 20 years, he has helped over 125,000 patients lose more than one million pounds through his specialized weight loss program. The Dr. G's program is a physician-supervised medical weight loss plan that uses its proprietary software and a full medical evaluation including blood work, EKG, metabolic rate, body composition, behavioral history and lifestyle aspirations to create customized plans for safe and effective weight loss. Plans may incorporate a combination of FDA-approved medication, herbal supplements, a custom meal plan, nutritional products and detailed exercise programs to help clients lose weight and keep it off. Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness clinics are open in Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Kentucky and Arizona; and internationally in Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and Panama. For more information on Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness, or for franchise ownership information, please call (800) DRG-8424 or visit www.drgsweightloss.com.
Dr. G's Franchising Companies, LLC spearheads the global franchise growth and operations for Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness, the fastest growing weight loss franchise in the nation. Led by venerable industry veterans David Lopez and Charlotte Russell, the South Florida-based company launched franchising in August 2010 and has 116 clinics open or under development in seven countries, including the United States, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and Panama. The corporate staff at Dr. G's Franchising Companies, LLC is a well-diversified group of medical and business professionals with decades of experience in the health care, weight loss and franchise industries. The company has developed a business model that is replicable worldwide. Its streamlined franchise program provides turn-key support for owners from site acquisition, construction and design, the grand opening, and business oversight and operations. For more information or for franchise ownership information, please call (800) DRG-8242 or visit www.DrGsFranchise.com.
SOURCE Dr. G's Franchising Companies, LLC
Ana Maria Colmenares