3982 Bee Ridge Road
Building H, Suite J
Sarasota, FL 34233
Office: 941-929-9355

Lose weight and look great with a total body weight loss program featuring cutting-edge vanquish treatments, supplements, and full-body scan

Functional Medicine Florida is operated by licensed and board certified MD’s who are committed to helping you meet your weight loss goals and maintain a healthy weight. Since the body and food relationship of everyone is special, Functional Medicine Florida provides extensive, personalized, non-surgical weight loss services that use the right combination of clinical and lifestyle support to meet your needs. Based on your medical history, we will discuss your goals and review the program and meal plan options during your appointment, tailoring them to your weight loss needs.

You can now book a weight loss consultation. Most insurances are accepted. Call our office at 000-000-0000 to schedule an appointment right away.

BTL Vanquish ME

The Vanquish system is a non-invasive, non-contact Selective RF Technology that selectively heats adipose tissue by energy based on the impedance of the adipose tissue to the point of apoptosis, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. The process leads to fat cells elimination.

The result is a safe and natural decrease in the adipose tissue layer. The Vanquish system constantly adjusts energy delivery in order to induce and maintain an homogeneous heating the fat.

Once the adipocytes reach therapeutic temperature, the adipocytes will become apoptotic, resulting in the cell death.
The temperate that the fat cells are heated to is around 45 degrees while the surrounding tissue remains at 40 degrees this is due to the fact that fat cells have lower conductivity than the surrounding tissue such as skin and muscles.

It uses patented Selective RFTM technology and allows users to reduce the circumference of the entire abdominal area or inner and outer thighs.
  • Contactless procedure that eliminates fat without touching the body — lose up to 2-4" of belly fat.
  • Can be used on entire abdominal area, or inner and outer thighs, or arms.
  • Five 45 minute sessions scheduled 1 week apart.
  • Pain free, no downtime.
  • Can cause permanent fat reduction results visible even after 4 years.
  • Each session includes tracking of measurements, medical spa-like treatment, and a lymphatic shake massage at the end to improve Fat lipolysis and detoxification. Make sure to hydrate well before doing the treatments.
Cannot be used if you have a pacemaker, have metal in the body, are pregnant, or have history of hemorrhage.

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Lipotropic-B12 Injections

Lipotropic compounds are combination of ingredients that help improve the breakdown of fat in the liver. It can improve weight loss by speeding up the metabolism and elimination of fat.
  • B12. This vitamin is essential for preventing low iron, replicating DNA, detoxifying the body and aiding in burning stored body fat. When taken in injection form, you can experience a boost in energy, regulation of appetite and improved fat burning.
  • Methionine. This essential amino acid plays a vital role in breaking down fats in the liver and helps lower cholesterol levels. Supplementing can help improve fat metabolism and energy levels when combined with weight loss efforts.
  • Inositol. One of the B-vitamins, inositol plays an important role in both metabolizing fat and cholesterol, and impacts serotonin, which can affect your appetite.
  • Choline. As a macronutrient that is close in nature to the B-vitamins, choline is important to liver function and supports a healthy heart. It helps transport fats and cholesterol, which aids in fat loss and promoting cardiovascular health.

Other Weight Loss Tools

Here are some other programs and tools we offer. Note these are not part of the medical weight loss program, but may be added on for an additional cost.

Fasting Mimicking Diet for Weight Loss

The Fasting Plan That Lets You Eat. Prolon is precision nutrition that gives you essential nutrients but doesn't activate your body's food sensing system. You are essentially fasting with food. ProLon meals come in 5 grab-and-go boxes (one for each day) that include plant-based energy bars, soups, a variety of snacks, drinks, and supplements. ProLon has been tested to help people lose an average of 5 lbs. of fat and 1.2 inches of waist circumference, while preserving lean body mass). Benefits seen in a clinical study of the 5-day ProLon cycle once a month for three consecutive months. ProLon is gluten-free and uses healthy, mostly plant-based ingredients including olives, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and herbal teas. ProLon supports your body’s natural process of cellular clean-up which naturally gets triggered when your body is in a prolonged (3 or more days) fasting state. Do NOT use Prolon if you are allergic to nuts, oats, sesame, celery/celeriac, or other ingredients in the product.

IV Fat Loss

Kick start lipolysis with an IV drip to complement your weight loss program. These are the ingredients:
  • Vitamin C
  • NaHCO3
  • Hydroxycobalamin
  • Carnitine
  • B Complex
  • Taurine
  • Methionine / Inositol / Choline / Cyanocobalamin


Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 or GLP-1. GLP-1 works on weight loss by causing reduction of appetite and slowing of digestion, leaving the feeling of being full longer. The largest clinical trial showed that people using semaglutide lost an average of 14.9% of their initial body weight. It is FDA-approved to help with chronic weight management when used in combination with diet and exercise. Semaglutide is a weekly injection into the subcutaneous fat that increases in dose monthly in order to reduce gastrointestinal side effects. It should not be used in patients with personal or family history of thyroid cancer.


An amphetamine-like prescription medication used to suppress appetite. It can help weight loss by decreasing your hunger or making you feel full longer.
Phentermine is intended to be used as part of an overall weight-loss plan. It is indicated for people who are obese, and who have failed to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone — not for people who want to lose just a few pounds. Phentermine is a Schedule IV drug. Usually should not be taken more than 3 months at a time before getting reevaluated.


Chromium is an essential nutrient for human life and is widely distributed in small quantities in food; however, the refining of flour and sugar has depleted chromium levels in many foods.
Chromium supports of blood sugar metabolism, Decreases in carbohydrate cravings, increases lean-body mass in obese patients, and enhances the effect of other weight-loss strategies.

CJC-1295 and Ipamorelin Peptide Therapy

Peptides are short chains of amino acids They are naturally occurring and are used throughout your body to signal and activate changes. Peptides play a beneficial role in a wide range of bodily functions, including weight loss, regulating blood sugar, hormone production, immune function, and inflammation control.
CJC-125/Ipamorelin is a self-administered subcutaneous shot given 5 days out of the week on an empty stomach.
CJC-1295 helps stimulate fat loss by prompting the pituitary gland to increase the production of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). CJC- 1295 and ipamorelin have several benefits, including:
  • Decreased body fat
  • Increased muscle mass and strength
  • Improved energy and strength
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Increased physical and mental performance
  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Improved bone density and immune function
  • Long-term growth hormone production
  • Increased libido
  • Increased metabolism

Medical Weight Loss Program

Functional Medicine Florida has been helping individuals lose weight and learn how to keep it off permanently.
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Insurances We Accept

See What Some of Our Patients Have Had to Say About Us

Dr. Fred Harvey is a kind, compassionate Doctor. As a former employee, ( Medical Laboratory Tech.) I can attest to his knowledge and skills. He has helped many people!
– Steve W. C. –
Dr. Harvey and his staff really cares about your health and well being. And the most importantly that he wants you to be healthy and prevent diseases. I would highly recommend him.
– Lienna M. –
The best doctor ever. Dr.Harvey has changed my diet around 100%. I am off ALL medications. Dropped weight, feel fantastic. And I'm a 5 1/2 year breast cancer survivor.
– Tosca K. F. –
Dr Harvey gave excellent suggestions for my Mother’s health needs.
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