Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I schedule an appointment?

Our staff will gladly schedule you for an appointment:
Telephone: 516.352.8100
Fax: 516.352.7348
Online: click here
Administrative Office Hours: Monday 10am-8pm, Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm

What is AIM Weight Management?

AIM Weight Management is a medically supervised service, where patients work directly with our medical healthcare providers to create a personalized weight-loss plan based on their specific medical and individual needs, goals, health status, and lifestyle.

What makes AIM Weight Management different?

You will meet with your health care provider at every visit. All recommendations are personalized based on a patient’s own needs – there is no one path that all patients follow; plans are able to be modified along the way as needed, therefore it’s a custom tailored plan created just for you! (Alternations are available to accommodate success, as size and body shape will likely change as a result.)

What exactly is ``the program``?

We are founded on the understanding that no two people are the same, so no two plans are the same. There is no “program”, each patient’s plan is based on their health status and goals while keeping lifestyle and preferences in consideration.

What can I expect my first visit?

You will be asked to fast for four (4) hours before your first visit. This will enable us to perform calorimetry, which is a breathing test that will help us determine your body’s daily caloric requirement. We will also require a urine sample, obtain blood work, check vital signs, and perform an EKG (as needed.) All this will help us obtain objective baseline medical information to consider when creating your plan.

Once all this information is gathered you will meet with the health care provider who will review the information with you, address any concerns and questions, and work with you to formulate a plan that is both medically appropriate and suited to your needs, goals and lifestyle. Due to the preliminary testing, your first visit may last 1-2 hours; subsequent visits will not require as much time, but please allow for this when scheduling.

Do I have to take medication?

Medication is not required, although it may be a helpful option that we are able to offer for some patients. The healthcare provider will sit down with you to review your information and make recommendations that are suitable for you – both with and without medication.

Will my insurance cover my visits?

Prior to your visit you’ll speak to one of our qualified billing experts, who will check your plan’s coverage and go over the details with you so there are no surprises after you meet with us. We also have non-insurance payment options available.