Admittance to Applied Health

Why Must I First Be Admitted to Dr. Constantinides’ Services Before Participating in the HCG Diet Program?

Prospective participants must first be admitted to our services and evaluated to determine if this is an appropriate approach to weight loss for them. Dr. Marion Constantinides is a chiropractic doctor in Virginia Beach, VA, who serves the greater Hampton Roads, Richmond, Northern Virginia/ Washington DC areas and who has patients nationwide.

The goal of our clinic is to help our patients work toward a lifetime of optimal health. We do that by developing long-term relationships with our patients and working along with them to educate and empower them to take control of their own health and wellness plans. We don’t offer “quick fixes” – instead, we are committed to working with you to help you reach your health goals.

The HCG diet plan is a rigorous and challenging weight loss program. Prospective participants must first be admitted to our services and evaluated to determine if this is an appropriate approach to weight loss for them. Initial laboratory testing or alternative dietary programs may be suggested or required before a patient can be enrolled in the program.

A patient’s medical laboratory diagnostic tests or medical history may reveal other medical conditions or disorders indicating the need for medical treatment other than, or in addition to, medical weight loss treatment. For example, prospective clients with the following conditions cannot be accepted into the program:

  • If you have a history of heart disease and are taking nitrates for it.
  • If you have diabetes and take insulin by injection only.
  • If you have a history of cancer.
  • If you have anemia.

Our first concern is for the safety and well-being of our patients. The HCG diet may be part of your overall health plan, and we want to make sure you approach it safely and successfully as one step on your journey to a lifetime of good health!


Indications and usage: HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or “normal” distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.