We spend a lot of time talking about the fact that Calibrate is a doctor-guided program designed to help you unlock lasting weight loss and metabolic health. For members, this means year-long support through messaging with board-certified obesity doctors who monitor your progress. And it all begins with a 45-minute video appointment where your doctor will assess your metabolic health and prescribe an FDA-approved medication that will set you up for long-term success. Here’s how it works:
You’ll schedule a video appointment with one of Calibrate’s board-certified doctors for a day and time that works for you. Leading up to your appointment, you’ll get lab work, complete a comprehensive intake of your medical history, and enter your baseline weight, blood pressure, and waist circumference in the Calibrate app. Your Calibrate doctor will review this information prior to your visit to better understand your current health and create a treatment plan that’s right for you.
When you join the video call (which you’ll access via a secure link in the Calibrate app) your Calibrate doctor will welcome you and share the goals of the visit. They’ll then explain how the Calibrate program addresses your biology to enable weight loss and improve your metabolic health.
Your Calibrate doctor will review your health intake, lab results, and baseline biometrics (weight, blood pressure, and waist circumference) with you. They will go through your weight and health history to gain a full understanding of the factors that are most important for your metabolic health and Calibrate plan. They will explain what biometric measurements mean for your health and how levels could change over the course of your Calibrate year as you reset your metabolic system. If there are any abnormalities in your lab results, they’ll explain what they mean and walk you through next steps.
You’ll go over your weight loss goals for the year-long program with your Calibrate doctor—5% weight loss at 3 months, 10% weight loss at 6 months, and then sustaining your 10% or more weight loss for the rest of the year. At Calibrate, our goal is to help you improve your metabolic health and lose at least 10% of your weight because research shows that amount is clinically impactful, realistic, and sustainable.
Your Calibrate doctor will determine if medication is right for you and if so, which medication. They’ll then prescribe your FDA-approved medication and provide instructions for how to take it. Calibrate doctors prescribe medications called GLP-1s (glucagon-like peptide-1s) because research shows that, in combination with one-on-one coaching and lifestyle changes, GLP-1s are the most effective and safe long-term option for weight loss.
Any questions or concerns? Your Calibrate doctor is happy to answer any medical questions you may have about the program or your medication, so you’re confident in starting your Calibrate year.
You can always message our board-certified Medical Team via the Medical Channel in the Calibrate app regarding any questions you may have about your program progress, your medication, side effects, or your health. One of our Calibrate doctors will get back to you with a personalized response within two business days.
You’ll also have access to the Medical Team through scheduled, asynchronous medical check-ins at the 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month marks of your year. Your check-ins with the Medical Team—which you’ll submit through a detailed form in the app (not by video, this time)—will include an in-depth review of your program progress, your medications, any side effects, and any other health updates or questions you may have. After your check-in, you’ll receive a personalized follow-up message from one of the board-certified doctors on the Medical Team. Between check-ins, the Medical Team is always available in the Medical Channel of the app whenever you have a medical question, concern, or update.
Kerri Masutto, MD
Calibrate Clinical Director
Kerri is a board-certified internal medicine physician with additional training and certifications in functional and integrative medicine. She completed her medical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and has worked in both traditional healthcare systems and at innovative startups. Kerri is an experienced clinical operations leader, having served as the national medical director for Parsley Health where she was responsible for national clinical and coaching teams.