Scott Shapiro M.D. – Charlotte HCG Doctor
Charlotte HCG Doctor Scott Shapiro M.D. offers patients an effective weight loss treatment, which combines small regular doses of the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, which is also referred to as HCG, and a specific clinician and dietitian supervised restricted calorie diet. Dr. Scott does not use the Dr. Simeon HCG diet; he chooses to use the protocols of Dr. Sheri Emma, who speaks regularly on the subject of HCG on the Dr. Oz Show.
Most area weight loss clinics offer the HCG protocols of Dr. Simeon from a study he conducted 60 years ago using HCG to treat Frolich’s syndrome. Dr. Emma has revived the diet with better food choices, more dosing options, and a better understanding of the role HCG plays in muscle retention while losing weight.
What is HCG?
HCG is a natural hormone that is typically produced in large quantities during pregnancy to ensure proper nutrients to the developing baby. This hormone can be used as treatment for infertility in both men and women at dosages of 5,000 to 10,000 IU per injection.
How does HCG work?
Dr. Emma’s Diet Program combines a customized low calorie diet with specific medical dosing of HCG, which is a natural protein hormone that acts as a precursor in the bodies of both men and women to produce hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid hormones. The act of stimulating these hormones in very low levels appears to help the body sustain lean body mass while dieting.
As part of the HCG Weight Loss Program, the HCG hormone is administered by injection. The tiny needles are basically painless and extremely easy to self-administer. This method is the only proven method to get HCG into the bloodstream. A clinician will walk patients through the process and ensure that they are 100% comfortable upon initiation of the program.
The diet will be customized based on current weight, age, sex, and weight loss goals. Dr. Scott’s team of specialists will generate a diet plan and counsel patients on the initiation and progress of their diet. Every aspect of the weight loss program, while based in certain similar principles, is personalized.
The Benefits of The HCG Diet May Include:
- Sustained muscle and lean tissue
- Reported anecdotal loss of appetite
- Rapid weight loss (approximately 1/2 lb to greater than 1 lb per day – results may vary)
- There is no limit to how long you can be on the diet
- Very low occurrence of rebound, no dependency, and a positive effect on metabolism
The HCG Diet’s All-Inclusive Package
As a patient you will receive the following for one single cost:
- Physical Exam and Medical Evaluation
- Blood Work and EKG
- Diet Training from our Registered Dietitian
- 30 days of Medication
- On-going Weigh-ins and Dietary Counseling
- Dr. Emma’s Diet Guide and Daily Food Journal
- Dr. Emma’s Cookbook
The HCG Diet has helped thousands of men and women to overcome their weight loss challenges and meet their weight loss goals. Through the use of the HCG Diet, Dr. Scott has helped patients to reach peak levels of health and improve their overall confidence.