Weight loss team NYC

Stop blaming the victim for obesity

Why do people gain weight in NYC? 

  • Insulin Resistance
  • Hormonal Factors
  • Stress
  • Genetic Factors
  • Micronutrient Deficiencies
  • Energy Imbalance

Does my body shape matter?

You should be concerned not only with how much body fat a person has, but where the fat is located on the body.

Although not all, in general women tend to collect fat in their hips and buttocks, giving them a “pear” shape.

Apple versus Pear shape
Men usually build up fat around their bellies, giving t
adamhem more of an “apple” shape. Of course, some men are pear-shaped and some women are apple-shaped, due to insulin resistance or after menopause.

Metabolic Syndrome / Insulin Resistance
Extra fat around your midsection may put you at greater risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems—even if you have a normal weight. Your provider can help you assess your risk.

Your genes, the world around you, and other factors may all affect weight gain. Learn how to address these factors in the section “How can I improve my health?”

Family and the genes
Research shows that obesity tends to run in families, suggesting that genes may contribute to obesity. Families also share diet and lifestyle habits that may affect weight. However, it is possible to manage your weight even if obesity is common in your family.

The Environment and weight gain
Where people live, play, and work may also strongly affect their weight. Consider the fact that obesity rates were lower 30 years ago. Since that time, our genetic make-up hasn’t changed, but our world has.

The world around us affects access to healthy foods and places to walk and be active in many ways:
Many people drive rather than walk.

Where you live and weight gain

Living in areas without sidewalks or safe places to exercise may make it tough to be more active.
Many people eat out or get takeout instead of cooking, which may lead to eating more calories.
Most vending machines do not offer low-calorie, low-fat snacks.

W8MD weight loss NYC

W8MD weight loss NYC

Income and Weight Gain

Overweight and obesity affect people in all income ranges. But people who live in low-income areas may face even greater barriers to eating healthy foods and being active than other people. High-calorie processed foods often cost less than healthier options, such as fruits and vegetables. There also may be few safe, free, or low-cost places nearby to be active on a regular basis. These factors may contribute to weight gain.

A person’s culture may also affect weight:
Some cultures have foods with a lot of fat or sugar, making it hard to manage weight.
Family events at which people eat large amounts of food may make it tough to control portions.

Sleep Related Factors
Research suggests that lack of sleep is linked to overweight and obesity. Recent studies have found that sleeping less may make it harder to lose weight. In these studies, adults who were trying to lose weight and who slept less ate more calories and snacked more.

Medications
Certain drugs may cause weight gain. Steroids and some drugs to treat depression or other mental health problems may make you burn calories more slowly or feel hungry. Be sure your health care provider knows all the medicines you are taking (including over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements). He or she may suggest another medicine that has less effect on weight.

Effects of excess weight

Weighing too much may increase the risk for several health problems. It also may contribute to emotional and social problems.

  • Health Risks of Obesity
    Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease, and certain cancers are some of the diseases linked to excess weight. Obese men are more likely than other men to develop cancer of the colon, rectum, or prostate. Obese women are more likely than other women to develop cancer of the breast (after menopause), gallbladder, uterus, or cervix. Cancer of the esophagus (the tube that carries food and liquids to the stomach) may also be linked to obesity.

Other obesity related medical conditions

  • breathing problems, including sleep apnea
  • fatty liver disease (also called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH)
  • gallbladder disease and gallstones
  • pregnancy problems, such as gestational diabetes (high blood sugar during pregnancy), high blood pressure, and increased risk for cesarean section (C-section)
  • Emotional and Social Effects

Emotional Problems and Obesity
Excess weight may also contribute to emotional suffering. Physical beauty and how a person looks are highly valued in society. People who may not fit society’s view of beauty because of their weight may be seen as less attractive.

Blame the victim mentality

Some people tend to “blame the victim” for obesity and think obese people eat too much and lack will power. Although it is not true, unfortunately, some people in our culture may view a person with obesity as lacking willpower, people with obesity may face limited options in the job market, at school, and in social situations. They may feel rejected, ashamed, or depressed.

Weight loss appointments

Weight loss centers that accept insurance
Pennsylvania –Philadelphia Weight Loss
 Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Insurance Weight Loss Center: 1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Nassau, Bahamas! Testimonials!

Philadelphia weight loss doctor

King of Prussia Weight Loss

Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Weight Loss Center at King Of Prussia: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Delaware! Testimonials


New York City Weight Loss

W8MD’s NYC Weight Loss Center

2632 E 21st St
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Manhattan weight loss, sleep and medspa
401 E 55th Street New York New York 10022

718-946-5500

Our farthest patient comes from Dallas, Texas! Testimonials

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Cost

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Welcome to Sleep Medical Associates Sleep and W8MD’s insurance medical weight loss program in New York City.

As one of the very few medical weight loss and sleep center to accept most health insurances in NYC for *weight loss physician consultations, we offer an evidence based physician supervised medical weight loss program.

W8MD weight loss supplements

    W8MD weight loss supplements

Our medical weight loss program is designed to address the complex metabolic, hormonal, stress, nutritional and sleep related factors under the careful supervision of a physician trained in obesity medicine.

Clinically Proven Weight Loss Programs in New York City

After the consultation with the weight loss doctor, the doctor might recommend an appropriate weight loss medication along with a low calorie diet plan, a personalized exercise and physical activity instructions, and other measures for fast and effective non-surgical weight loss.

Weight Loss Medications / Diet Pills

  • We off FDA approved diet medications when clinically appropriate to suppress hunger
  • Consult With Medical Doctor Trained In Obesity Medicine
  • Personal Diet & Exercise Program Guidance
  • One Of The Very Few Programs In New York City to accept health insurance for the weight loss physician visits
  • Sleep Disorder Management
  • Food Addiction Treatments

Cost of weight loss medication is just $50.00 with insurance

  • At most W8MD medical weight loss centers of America’s locations, the biweekly program cost of $50.00 includes up to two weight loss medications
  • Since we bill insurance directly for the weight loss visits, you only pay copay and the biweekly program cost as noted above that includes the medication if dispensed in the office.
  • These FDA approved diet pills or weight loss medications in NYC can help you burn fat to help you lose weight fast in NYC in addition to a low calorie diet and an exercise program.
  • These medications control your appetite and burn fat more efficiently!
  • These weight loss medications also can eliminate excessive hunger and reduce your food cravings!

Self pay cost is just $130.00 per month that includes consultation, and up to two medications and nutritional counseling with instructions on proper diet that suits you.

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & MedSpa

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & MedSpa

VLCD or LCD Diet Plans Under careful medical supervision, we offer clinically proven Very Low Calorie meal replacement plans using the specially made W8MD protein shakes, bars, and other weight loss supplements.

Our fast weight loss diet program in NYC starts at 800 calories and up.

We also offer 1000 calorie modified Low Calorie Diets, 1200 Calorie Modified LCD Diet Plans, 1400-1500 cao

We offer partial meal replacement with 1 or more of your own meals and some of the meals replaced with protein shakes, and bars for fast and safe weight loss.

Cost of the meal replacement

Our protein bars and shakes cost as little as $2.15 cents. They are so inexpensive that you in fact save up to 15 percent compared to even the grocery ingredients for home cooked meals.

We are flexible and work with you if you just want to take the diet medications and no supplements.

For this flexibility, and insurances being accepted for visits, we believe this is the best medical weight loss program in New York City.

Our medical weight loss program in New York City has helped hundreds of patients lose weight safely, quick and effectively as evidenced by the weight loss success stories! Also see the weight loss testimonials page on the main W8MD website.

What about cost of weight loss Physician Visits?

The Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law passed in 2010, covers these services related to diabetes risk:
Diabetes screening for adults with high blood pressure
Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease

Depending on your insurance plan, you may be able to get these services.  W8MD is one of the first physician weight loss programs to accept health insurance for the weight loss visits.

Insurance Medical Weight Loss Program In New York City

We are truly humbled and honored by the great reviews by anonymous patients that used our service on third party websites such as ZocDoc, Practice Fusion, Yelp, Google Reviews and our own W8MD medical weight loss centers website!

Our patient’s that followed the instructions and succeeded in reaching their weight loss goals are our true heroes!

It is our passion to help patients reach their weight loss goals, and it gives us tremendous joy to see many of our patients come off of many chronic life style medications such as blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes medications, get rid of CPAP for sleep apnea after successfully losing weight!

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Conditions treated

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Pronounced weightMD, our state of the art W8MD physician medical weight loss, sleep, holistic and aesthetic medicine programs in New York City can help you not only to lose weight, and sleep better but also look your best!

We treat a wide variety of conditions in the full range of specialties we offer including over 50 obesity medicine related conditions, over 80 sleep disorders and over 40 aesthetic medicine related conditions.

Obesity and associated conditions we treat at W8MD 

Belly fat and weight loss NYC

Belly fat and weight loss NYC

In the United States, about 36.5% of all adults are clinically obese defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who have obesity were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

Some of the common obesity associated conditions include insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus, fatty liver(also called Non-Alcoholic Steatoheapatosis or NASH), polycystic ovaries (PCOS), hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, stroke, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, hyperuricemia and gout, and osteoarthritis.

List of weight related conditions treated

Overweight or Obese in NYC and need help losing weight in NYC? W8MD can help. As obesity affects over 50 different medical conditions, treating obesity not only helps with feeling lighter and well but also treats any of the the 50 different medical problems related to weight including reduced risk of cancers.

NYC Weight Loss Program

  • Physician supervised weight loss
  • Accept most insurances
  • Meal replacements
  • Result oriented weight loss*
  • New: B12 injections in NYC for improved metabolism
  • Appetite suppressants

Our weight loss program in New York City is for those that have tried all different fad diets but cannot lose weight or for those had bariatric surgery but gained some of the weight back. Using a multidisciplinary approach, with evidence based methods, our state of the art non-surgical weight loss program in New York City can help both adults and children lose weight.

Obesity in New York City

Obesity in New York City

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a set of symptoms due to elevated androgens (male hormones) in females. Signs and symptoms of PCOS include irregular or no menstrual periods, heavy periods, excess body and facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, difficulty getting pregnant, and patches of thick, darker, velvety skin. Since the underlying issue for both weight gain and PCOS is insulin resistance, we can not only treat PCOS but potential help reduce risk of diabetes in the future and also improve fertility!

  • Insulin resistance
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Eating disoders
  • -Binge Eating Disorder
    -Anorexia
  • Childhood obesity
  • Post menopausal weight gain
  • Post pregnancy weight gain

Certain cancers are also associated with obesity, including colorectal and prostate cancer in men and endometrial, breast, and gallbladder cancer in women. Excess body weight is also associated with substantial increases in mortality from all causes, in particular, cardiovascular disease, in addition to the many psychological and economic effects associated with loss of productivity, decreased longevity and morbidity associated with obesity.

Sleep related conditions we treat in NYC

W8MD Sleep Medicine Services

W8MD Sleep Medicine Services

We treat the full range of sleep disorders including but not limited to the following

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleepwalking
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Medical aesthetic related conditions treated

At W8MD medical spa, we not only offer both injectable treatments such as Botox, Fillers, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), but also many advanced laser, third generation radiofrequency (RF) body contouring, cellulite reduction, IPL Photofacials, microdermabrasion, and other aesthetic procedures. W8MD Aesthetics

Laser Hair Removal Brooklyn NY

Laser hair removal, also known as Permanent Hair Reduction, is the most popular cosmetic laser treatment offered in the United States. In 2006, nearly 1.5 million procedures were performed. The treatment uses light to penetrate the hair follicle and permanently reducing the number of new hairs growing back, eliminating the need for waxing or shaving in the future.

Intense Pulse Light Photo Facial NYC

Photofacial is a relatively new and increasingly popular technique that is one of the most lucrative cosmetic procedures delivered by medical spas and physicians. The photofacial treatment has the ability to reverse the aging process and correct skin damage in a non-invasive manner.

At W8MD, we use the latest technology to treat a wide range of conditions including: age spots, sun damage, freckles, hyper-pigmentation, rosacea, uneven skin tone, and broken capillaries.

Laser Acne Reduction Brooklyn NY

At W8MD, Laser Acne Reduction Program uses broad-spectrum light technology, which attacks acne with both short and longer wavelengths.

Before and After M2 ResurFX Skin Resurfacing

Before and After M2 ResurFX Skin Resurfacing

Laser Tattoo Removal NYC

In March 2002, Esquire Magazine reported that one in every eight Americans is tattooed and that 17% of those Americans will eventually want their tattoo removed.

The newest technology targets the ink directly, rather than breaking the top layer of skin as older technology did. This new method is far less painful and avoids wounds, scarring, and downtime.

Cellulite Reduction Brooklyn NY

Cellulite effects one third of all Americans which is over 100 million people. Using advanced tripolar radiofrequency, and or lasers, we can not only treat the cellulite but also help tighten the skin and remove unwanted fat.

Before and After RF Skin Tightening

Before and After RF Skin Tightening

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Brooklyn NY

W8MD offers advaced Tripolar Radiofrequency Skin Tightening to smooth and tone the skin. This procedure sends heat into the dermal layer of skin while the epidermis remains protected, resulting in a plumping of the skin to improve elasticity, wrinkles, and fine lines without downtime.

Photo Fractional Laser

IPL Photofacials with Laser ResurFx

IPL Photofacials with Laser ResurFx

Wrinkle Reduction NYC

Wrinkles are part of the natural aging process. Laser Wrinkle Reduction provides soft tissue coagulation and non-ablative skin resurfacing with high efficacy and no downtime.

Chemical Peel Brooklyn NYC

Chemical Peels provide great non-invasive skin exfoliation and skin rejuvenation results that retexture, smooth and brighten the skin. Rough or dry patches can be resurfaced, uneven pigmentation spots can be reduced and the look of fine lines and wrinkles can be improved as cell turnover is increased and damaged skin cells are shed. Various concentrations and combinations of peel solutions also prove to be effective for the improvement of mild acne by stripping away plugs of keratin, oil, and dirt that often lead to outbreaks.

The latest advancement with Chemical Peels is the Laser Enhancement Peel: a strict solution that is unique to each client and designed to prepare the skin for a laser skin treatment, increasing the beneficial outcome of the laser treatment and extending a client’s rejuvenation results!

W8MD Facials

Microdermabrasion NYC

OxyGeneo is an innovative technology for skin exfoliation (removal of dead skin cells from the skin surface), for the purpose of improving skin oxygen levels, and infusion of essential nutrients to enrich the skin. The simultaneous skin exfoliation along with skin oxygenation optimizes the absorption of the valuable components in our nutrient-rich gels into the skin.

Laser Skin Tightening Brooklyn NY

We use state of the art advanced lasers designed to treat a multitude of common skin disorders including skin laxity, unwanted hair on all skin types, leg and facial veins, and vascular and pigmented lesions.

Freckle removal NYC

Photofacials before and after

Laser Vein Reduction NYC

Spider veins, telangiectasias, hemangiomas, mature, and blebbed portwine stains and other vascular malformations, rosacea, scars, and warts are common problems we all encounter. Light based technologies offer a comfortable, effective, and safe method to treat these conditions.

The partial list of conditions we treat include the following:

  • Acne including acne scars
  • Age Spots And Sun Spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Broken Facial Capillaries
  • Fine Lines And Wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Leg Veins
  • RosaceaPhotofacial
  • Unwanted Hair
  • Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Anti Aging
  • Body Contouring
  • Loose Skin Treatment

Since its inception in 2011, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program in New York City and other cities has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight in NYC but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.

Amazing Success Stories

BIGGEST LOSER LOST OVER 150 LBS!

“I’ve been going to Dr. Tumpati at the King of Prussia location for about 9 months and have lost 150 pounds*.  I was at a point where my weight was affecting my life and health, ignoring it was no longer an option.  I wanted to lose weight safely, but effectively, yet most people said it was impossible.  It was time to hire a professional.  Dr. Tumpati and staff have been great explaining every step of the process and making sure I stay on track.  The accountability and constant encouragement have been key parts of my success, as well as the knowledge that I was following a plan that would work and had actual medical science to back it” Dawn V.

HappyNO MORE SLEEP APNEA!

My doctor recommended that I go for a sleep study and I found I had obstructive sleep apnea. I got a CPAP machine and a few months later, I still wasn’t feeling good, so Dr. Tumpati recommended I try to lose weight. Under his supervision, I started my journey on June 16, 2015 and I went on the Medication “Contrave” and had no side effects.  I came off CPAP and I have more energy and to date, with the help of Dr. Tumpati, 9 months later, I am down 75 pounds and have lost 10 inches in my waist and 13 inches in my hips. I feel so good, I’ve decided to work an extra two years (I’m almost 65). – Tom G. 

TRULY LIFE CHANGER!

I have lost 103 pounds, reaching and actually surpassing by a couple of pounds my weight loss goal, and am maintaining.

My monthly visits with Dr. Tumpati, as well as the positive reinforcement of his staff, really help to keep me on track. My new eating habits have become my new normal, and I accept that adhering to these guidelines regarding my food needs to be a permanent part of my health routine, just like brushing my teeth. Living healthy and feeling good about the way I look are such great ways to start and go through my day that I can’t think of anything better. All my positives are enhanced and any negatives don’t seem as bad because at my center I am healthy, vibrant, energetic, and able to attract goodness. Every day is filled with gratitude that I have emerged from this process – dare I say it? Victorious! – D.M.

Learn more about W8MD

Medical weight loss


Lose weight with insurance...

Sleep Medicine Services


State of the art Sleep Medicine services…

Medical Aesthetics


We offer comprehensive medical aesthetics and medical spa...

IV Nutrition


Improve your nutrition with IM booster shots and IV nutrition...

Body contouring

Localized fat reduction and skin tightening...

Photofabulous

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Oxygen Facials



Microdermal abrasion with oxygen super facials...

Microneedling


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Weight loss team NYC

How to lose weight safely NYC

What Is The Cost of Obesity To The Society? 

Obesity costs this country about $150 billion a year, or almost 10 percent of the national medical budget. Approximately one in three adults and one in six children are obese. Obesity is epidemic in the United States today and a major cause of death, attributable to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

What is the cost of obesity as an individual?

According a study by George Washington University, the annual costs of being obese are $4,879 for an obese woman and $2,646 for an obese man. On the other hand, the study found that the overall annual costs of being overweight are $524 and $432 for women and men, respectively. For both genders, the incremental costs of obesity are much higher than the incremental costs of being overweight. In addition to the direct cost of obesity, adding the value of lost life to these annual costs produces even more dramatic results. Adding the cost of years of life lost, according to the study, increased the annual cost of obesity to a staggering $8,365 for obese women and $6,518 for obese men!

What is causing the obesity epidemic?

Obesity in New York City

Obesity in New York City

At its simplest, obesity results from people consuming more calories than their bodies burn, but it’s a more complex problem than that. People didn’t decide to become overweight. Their weight gain is a consequence of complicated changes in the environment, where food is more readily available and opportunities for physical activity are lacking.

What are the factors contributing to the rise in obesity?
Societal, economic, cultural conditions have all contributed to the rise in obesity. One contributing factor is the fact that the way we eat has changed over the last 50 years partly because of the failed food pyramid advocated by the USDA which was recently withdrawn. Americans are eating more grain based, so called low fat foods which, as they tend to be high glycemic, leading to a new problem called insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome that affects up to one in three adults. Since insulin resistance leads to compensatory increase in the production of insulin by the body, this leads to increased levels of a very anabolic hormone called insulin. Lear more.

Read the three things wrong with our diet by Dr. Prab  R. Tumpati, MD – Founder of W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America

W8MD weight loss NYC

W8MD weight loss NYC

How can we W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America’s Program Help Deal With The Obesity Epidemic?

Did you know that 1 in 3 people have insulin resistance or are considered “pre-diabetic” which could be the main reason that people are overweight? Losing just 5-10% of your weight will help you reduce risks of heart attacks, diabetes and
even some cancers.

Weight loss appointments

Weight loss centers that accept insurance
 
Pennsylvania –Philadelphia Weight Loss
 Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Insurance Weight Loss Center: 1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Nassau, Bahamas! Testimonials!

Philadelphia weight loss doctor

King of Prussia Weight Loss

Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Weight Loss Center at King Of Prussia: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087

215-676-2334 

Our farthest patient comes from Delaware! Testimonials


New York City Weight Loss

W8MD’s NYC Insurance Weight Loss, Sleep & MedSpa

2632 E 21st St
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Manhattan weight loss, sleep and medspa

401 E 55th Street New York New York 10022

718-946-5500

Our farthest patient comes from Dallas, Texas! Testimonials

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New Jersey weight loss, sleep and medspa

140 E Evesham Road, Cherry Hill NJ 08003

Phone: 800 W8MD 007

Insurances

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The popular W8MD’s insurance physician supervised *medical weight loss and wellness program is now available in New York City.

Physician supervised and safe weight loss

Physician supervised and safe weight loss

Did you know that the new Affordable Care Act Passed in September, 2010 mandates all insurances, including Medicare, to provide full insurance coverage for obesity screening and treatment for all adults without copays or deductibles?

W8MD is one of the first obesity medicine program to work with all major insurances for this essential service and is available at W’eight’MD’s New York, and New York City Locations. Call 1-800-W8MD-007.

Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss

Did you know that the Annual Cost of Obesity is $4,879 for a woman, $2,646 for a man, according to a study from George Washington University? This is without taking in to account the cost of reduced life span as a result of obesity. If that is also taken in to account, the cost, the cost goes up to $8,365 a year for obese women and $6,518 a year for obese men. If you cannot afford to be Obese, W8MD can help! You have nothing to lose but your unwanted pounds and your insurance might cover for the visits. Do not trust your health with amateurs. Let professionally trained Obesity Medicine Physicians guide you in losing weight, and living healthy. Obesity is not a personal weakness but a medical condition that can be treated.

Most Insurances Cover Medical Weight Loss Visits

Did you know that 100 Percent Insurance Coverage For Obesity Is Now Available, Thanks to the Affordable Care Act? Medicare waives the coinsurance or copayment and deductible for those Medicare-covered preventive services such as Obesity as recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The New Healthcare Law also mandates private Insurances with plans starting on or after September 23rd, 2010 to provide 100 percent coverage for obesity screening?

Here is the link to check this information.

http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2010/07/preventive-services-list.html#CoveredPreventiveServicesforAdults

Unlike most “Cash Only” weight loss clinics, W8MD works with your insurance and bills them for the visits so you do not have to pay out of pocket for these essential screening and preventive services!

Once you make an appointment, we will check with your insurance to see how many physician visits your plan allows for physician supervised weight reduction. Most plans have up to 8 or more visits. Medicare recently approved coverage for physician weight reduction for qualified patients and other insurances also have coverage.

Contact the office at 718-946-5500 or 1(800)W8MD-007 for a full list of all insurances as we constantly add more insurances.

 


 

W8MD appointments

Medical weight loss


Lose weight with insurance...

Sleep Medicine Services


State of the art Sleep Medicine services…

Medical Aesthetics


We offer comprehensive medical aesthetics and medical spa...

IV Nutrition


Improve your nutrition with IM booster shots and IV nutrition...

Body contouring

Localized fat reduction and skin tightening...

Photofabulous

IPL photofacials with laser resurFX...

Oxygen Facials



Microdermal abrasion with oxygen super facials...

Microneedling


Get younger looking face with RF >Microneedling…
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Steps to lose weight in NYC

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Small Steps For Weight Loss Go A Long Way

So even if the overall goal seems large, see it as a journey rather than just a final destination. You’ll learn new eating and physical activity habits that will help you live a healthier lifestyle. These habits may help you maintain your weight loss over time.

After losing the weight, take steps to maintain it!

In addition to improving your health, maintaining a weight loss is likely to improve your life in other ways. For example, a study of participants in the National Weight Control Registry found that those who had maintained a significant weight loss reported improvements in not only their physical health, but also their energy levels, physical mobility, general mood, and self-confidence.

What are the risk of weight gain? 
If you are overweight or obese you are at risk
of developing the following diseases:
■ High blood pressure
High blood cholesterol
■ Type 2 diabetes
Coronary heart disease
■ Stroke
■ Gallbladder disease
■ Arthritis
■ Sleep apnea and breathing problems
■ Some cancers
● Endometrial
● Breast
● Prostate
● Colon

Step By Step Guide to losing weight fast in New York City 

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Losing weight takes commitment and understanding the factors causing the weight gain.

Read the three things that are wrong with our diet before you get started. Also check if you might be insulin resistant that may be causing your weight gain, especially around the tummy and upper part using this free W8MD Insulin Resistance Calculator

5 Step guide to losing weight fast in NYC.

Step 1 for losing weight: Make a commitment.
Step 2 for losing weight: Take stock of where you are.
Step 3 for losing weight: Set realistic goals.
Step 4 for losing weight: Identify resources for information and support.
Step 5 for losing weight: Continually “check in” with yourself to monitor your progress.
NYC Weight Loss Step 1: Make a commitment.
Making the decision to lose weight, change your lifestyle, and become healthier is a big step to take. Start simply by making a commitment to yourself. Many people find it helpful to sign a written contract committing to the process. This contract may include things like the amount of weight you want to lose, the date you’d like to lose the weight by, the dietary changes you’ll make to establish healthy eating habits, and a plan for getting regular physical activity.

Writing down the reasons why you want to lose weight can also help. It might be because you have a family history of heart disease, or because you want to see your kids get married, or simply because you want to feel better in your clothes. Post these reasons where they serve as a daily reminder of why you want to make this change.

NYC Weight Loss Step 2: Take stock of where you are.

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Check your height, weight, calculate your body mass index, and where you are in the BMI scale. Understand that BMI alone is not a great measure of your metabolic risk as the distribution of the weight plays a very important role. If you have the weight around the tummy or upper part of the body, it could be a sign of a problem called metabolic syndrome, which increases the risk of diabetes, prediabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

  • Start With A Food Diary! – Keep a “food diary” for a few days, in which you write down everything you eat. By doing this, you become more aware of what you are eating and when you are eating. This awareness can help you avoid mindless eating.
  • Check Your Lifestyle and Habits – Next, examine your current lifestyle. Identify things that might pose challenges to your weight loss efforts. For example, does your work or travel schedule make it difficult to get enough physical activity? Do you find yourself eating sugary foods because that’s what you buy for your kids? Do your coworkers frequently bring high-calorie items, such as doughnuts, to the workplace to share with everyone? Think through things you can do to help overcome these challenges. See if you might have sleep apnea, or other sleeping issues that may be contributing to your weight gain.
  • Check If Are Insulin Resistant! Affecting about 1/3rd of the US population, insulin resistance is very common and leads to central obesity or belly fat. Also called insulin resistance syndrome, this condition increases inflammation in the body leading to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and many other disorders including some cancers. However, the diagnosis of insulin resistance is fairly simple.
  • Identify The Factors Contributing To Your Weight Gain! Finally, think about aspects of your lifestyle that can help you lose weight. For example, is there an area near your workplace where you and some coworkers can take a walk at lunchtime?

NYC Weight Loss Step 3: Set realistic goals.
Set some short-term goals and reward your efforts along the way. If your long-term goal is to lose 40 pounds and to control your high blood pressure, some short-term eating and physical activity goals might be to start eating breakfast, taking a 15 minute walk in the evenings, or having a salad or vegetable with supper.

NYC Weight Loss Step 4: Identify resources for weight loss

Here is a list of free online articles, books and papers that you can read to understand what is causing the weight gain and how to lose the weight, and keep it off.

NYC Weight Loss Step 5: Continually check and monitor your progress

Once you reached your weight loss goals, it is important to take steps to keep it off! Focus on two or three goals at a time. Great, effective goals are — Specific, Realistic and Forgiving Goals!

How can W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Program Help You Lose Weight Fast In NYC?

As one of the very programs to accept health insurance for the physician visits in New York City area offered at two convenient locations in New York City and King Of Prussia, our physician supervised medical weight loss program can help you reach your weight loss goals and help you keep it off.

Insurance Coverage For Weight Loss Visits in New York City

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Since your insurance most likely covers the physician visit, all you pay is your copays, if any and for supplements and or weight loss medications.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act of 2010, most insurances do offer full insurance coverage for obesity screening and treatment as obesity is now considered a preventable medication condition that cannot be excluded. In fact, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates all insurances, including Medicare, to provide full insurance coverage for obesity!

With W8MD’s Insurance Weight Loss Program, you may only have to pay your copays as most insurances cover the cost of the visits.

The weight loss medications such as diet pills or appetite suppressant medications, Very Low Calorie Protein Bars, Shakes, Smoothies, and other weight loss supplements are all optional tools.

If you have a little or a lot to lose, consider the unique W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers program in Greater New York.

You have nothing to lose except your unwanted pounds! Trim Down Your Waist, Not Your Wallet! Think WeightMD (W8MD) for Weight loss! Call 1800-W8MD-007 for more information.