Angelo Consiglio earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1983. As an otolaryngologist, he has worked for Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida since May 2015, seeing both adult and pediatric patients with Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties. Dr. Angelo Consiglio also has experience in the field of physician-managed weight loss, especially with the use of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) for rapid weight loss training.
HCG is a hormone found in the human body, particularly in urine during pregnancy, the pituitary gland, and certain tumors. Individuals on this diet have their calories restricted to 500 a day while taking a daily injection or oral drops of hCG. Advocates of the diet contend that the hCG hormone makes it possible for the body to quickly access and burn fat stores. They argue that the low-calorie intake facilitates rapid weight loss while the hCG injections or drops control appetite and ensure that fat is burned instead of muscle.
Physician-managed weight loss involves the treatment of patients in a clinical setting by a licensed health-care professional. A healthcare professional can determine if the hCG diet would be safe and effective for a patient.