Dr. Emma's HCG Weight Loss Program is a new option for patients at the DeBruin Medical Center in Orangevale, California. Unlike other similar diets, the HCG Weight Loss Program offered at DeBruin Medical Center customizes each patient's diet plan. Calorie consumption ranges from 600 to 1,200, depending on the patient's needs and body size. Staff will guide patients on the use of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) injections. The hormone, when injected, helps reduce the sensation of hunger. The plan favors injections over of drops or pills, because clinical research has shown that the hormones taken by mouth dissolve before reaching the bloodstream. The hormone injections are designed to curb appetite, reset metabolism,preserve muscle mass, and burn fat while patients eat a low-calorie diet. In addition to its general and family medicine services, DeBruin Medical Center runs a conventional weight management program for patients who need to lose fewer than 30 pounds. Patients have the option to enroll in the VIP program, which provides additional assistance in the form of phone calls and chats.