What to Expect

What You Can Look Forward To


Before Consultation

Once you have booked a consultation, you will receive an email confirmation as well as a preliminary questionnaire and disclosure form.  While it’s not necessary to complete these documents ahead of your visit, it’s key that you review them.  There are important answers to bring to your consultation.
You will receive email and/or text message reminders before your consultation and have the option to reschedule if needed.


At Your

At your consultation, you will complete a preliminary questionnaire and disclosure form.  
In the privacy of a patient room, you will remove only your footwear to experience a InBody scan.  This scan lasts less than a minute and provides you with valuable health insights.


Dr. Pinckens

Next, you will meet with Dr. Pinckens to review your medical history, discuss your InBody scan information and understand your goals and expectations.
Dr. Pinckens will discuss with you whether prescription treatments are right for you and what options are available. He will also provide nutrition guidance and tracking tools.
Based on your course of treatment, Dr. Pinckens will advise you on follow up timing.


Our goal has always been to make medical weight loss accessible and affordable to the people who need it. The cost of an initial consultation is $100 and there is no charge for follow-up progress check ins. Semaglutide treatment requires a ramp-up dosage process. Medication for Month 1 is $99 then steps up to $199 for Month 2, then $299 for Month 3, etc. as your doses increase. You are not locked in to any contract or subscription. You increase your doses as you and your Doctor feel is best. Tirzepatide treatment is $350-$650 per month depending on the dosage, following a 6-step ramp-up plan. Again, you are not locked in to any contract or subscription. There are no hidden costs. Tidewater Weight Loss does not accept insurance. Consultation and medication costs must be paid for at the time of your visit via credit/debit card, cash or check. Tidewater Weight Loss medication is FSA and HSA eligible.

  • Medical weight loss freed me from ever believing that I was overweight because I wasn’t doing enough.  For decades, I tried every diet book, every app, every exercise class and fitness DVD that came out.  Finally, semaglutide treatment moved the needle for me.  And because Tidewater Weight Loss uses Inbody scanning, I know that I am losing fat from my body, not water weight or muscle.
    CR down 15 lbs. since Summer 2023
  • Semaglutide weight loss medication has changed my relationship with food. For the first time I can remember, I am not always thinking about what I just ate or what I am going to eat next. I am happy about the weight I have lost. And I am equally happy to have gained back the time and the money I was devoting to food.
    KC, Down 21 lbs. since Fall 2023
  • Within a few weeks, I noticed my meal portions were shrinking, my alcoholic beverages were fewer, and, surprisingly, I have completely stopped biting my nails - which I have done all my life. I know it will take progressing to the next levels of doses for me to reach my weight goal, but I am pleased with the changes.
    BK, 8lbs lost in 5 weeks
  • When I started this journey, I was able to get prescription tirzepatide weight loss meds through my primary care doctor and my insurance.  It changed my life!  I lost weight and got on a healthier path. But once I reached a certain number on the scale, my insurance wouldn’t cover my name brand prescription anymore and the costs were practically as much as my rent!...
    LM, 40lbs. lost since Spring 2023
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