Your First Appointment

When you first walk through our doors, you can expect to be welcomed with a friendly smile from someone who cares. Save Time and take a few moments to find out more about your first visit at The Gurnee Weight Loss Center. Your first visit should be informative, relaxing, and comfortable.

What to Bring to Your First Weight Loss Appointment

  • Driver’s License or State ID
  • A completed patient and health history form (downloadable below)
  • Your insurance and/or Medicare cards
  • Copies of any recent lab results or any relevant medical records
  • A list of medicines that you are currently taking with dosage amounts

New Patient Forms and Documentation

In order to provide you with the highest quality of care, we’ll ask you to complete a short confidential patient and health history form. This step provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. You can fill this form out at our office or download the patient forms below, and complete it in the comfort of your home so you can save yourself some time on the day of your first appointment. If you have any questions whatsoever, please contact us. We’ll be glad to help.

Please Note: All Gurnee Weight Loss Center New Patient Documentation & Forms are presented in PDF format. Click Here to get a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader which allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files across all major computing platforms.




First Appointment Overview

  • You should allow approximately 2 hours for the first visit – this will give us time to go over your history, physical exam, blood work, EKG, Allergy Testing, Spirometry, and sleep study. Please note: Not all patients will require these tests but you should still allocate the 2 hour time period… just to be safe.
  • During this visit we will also take your photo. Most of our patients enjoy comparing that photo with ones taken later in their weight loss program. It can be a very rewarding comparison.
  • We will review your personal health, family health, and diet histories.
  • We will discuss the results of your health and diet histories, your physical exam and EKG.
  • We will recommend a weight management plan and develop a diet and activity schedule
  • You will speak with your Weight Loss Coach, Mila Matlin, HHCl, where you will learn about nutrition and lifestyle change. Learn more about our Holistic Health Approaches
  • We will schedule a follow up appointment
  • Please do not eat or drink anything (other than plenty of water!) after 10 p.m. on the evening prior to your lab work.

Vital Signs, Physical Exam and Lab Prep

During your first visit at The Gurnee Weight Loss Center, you will initially meet with Dr. Paul C. Tack, MD. We will measure your vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, and temperature) and take a blood sample. That sample will be sent to a laboratory and analyzed for basic health markers like blood cholesterol, sugar levels, thyroid, kidney and liver function.

Weight and Body Composition Analysis

A computerized weight and body composition analysis will be performed and your BMI is calculated. These measurements are taken so that we can better understand your weight-related health risks and help you track your progress through your custom medical weight loss program.

EKG (Electrocardiogram)

We may also perform an electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG), if such a test is indicated by your health history. An EKG provides extra information about your heart which helps us to carefully choose the safest treatment options for you.

Personalized Medical Weight Loss Options

Once all of the information has been gathered and examinations have been performed, Dr. Tack will give you a his report of findings. During this report you will know exactly how we can help you. Learn more about our Personalized Medical Weight Loss Programs

You are More than Just a Patient

At The Gurnee Weight Loss Center, We are dedicated to helping you live a life of optimal health and free of weight gain. We will do everything in our power to ensure that you are seen as quickly as possible and that your visit lasts only as long as necessary to provide you with the complete care you need. At The Gurnee Weight Loss Center, we utilize only the best and most effective medical weight loss techniques available in order to get you back to great health as quickly as possible.

Medical Weight Loss – Start Your Journey Today!

Remember…Losing excess weight means much more than being thinner. You will become a healthier, happier and younger version of yourself! Through medical supervision and holistic care, you will discover the potential for excellent health and well-being. You are not alone… Take the next step by contacting our office today at 847.625.8300 or request an appointment here. You can do it…and We can help! We look forward to seeing you!

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