Dr. Santos has been offering his diet plan since 2003. We utilize a combination of prescriptions, vitamins and meal plan to assist patients in weight loss. We monitor patients carefully to ensure safety and effectiveness. Dr. Santos's weight loss program begins first with a very comprehensive blood test. It tests for thyroid problems, liver function, kidney function, electrolytes, anemia, etc. The test will reveal any metabolic problems you may have. Those identified will be corrected with supplementation or medications.