Bronx weight loss

Obesity in New York City
Obesity in New York City

The borough of Bronx is considered the fattest boroughs in the city of New York, as about 68.4% of the adult residents of the Bronx are either overweight or obese.

Review of weight loss options in the Bronx

In this article, we will answer some of the following questions.

Causes of weight gain in the Bronx

  • Obesity has many causes including poor diet and lack of physical activity. At its simplest, people gain weight when they eat more calories than they burn through activity.
  • Insulin resistance, which causes sugar cravings, overeating and increased hunger plays a huge role in causing the weight gain according to Dr Prab R Tumpati, MD, founder of W8MD and a leading obesity medicine physician in the New York City.
  • Environment around us does influence our ability to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Genetics also plays a significant role in causing weight gain.
  • Health Conditions and Medications are another contributing factor.
  • Other factors such as stress, emotional factors, and poor sleep

Neighborhoods in the Bronx to lose weight

Since 2011, W8MD’s New York City office(s) have been serving residents of the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and New Jersey providing medical weight loss, sleep medicine and medical aesthetic services.

Two convenient locations

With two convenient locations in the city of New York, one in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan, losing weight in New York City has never been easy.

Our biweekly program cost on top of insurance is only $50.00 that includes up to two week supply of any diet medications when appropriate.

Bronx – Neighborhoods to lose weight

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South Bronx Weight Loss

  • East Morrisania/Crotona Park East
  • Hunts Point
  • Longwood
  • Melrose
  • Morrisania
  • Mott Haven
  • Port Morris

West Bronx Lose Weight

  • Bedford Park
  • Belmont
  • Concourse
  • East Tremont
  • Fordham
  • Highbridge
  • Jerome Park
  • Kingsbridge
  • Kingsbridge Heights 
  • Van Cortlandt Village
  • Morris Heights
  • Norwood
  • Riverdale
  • North Riverdale 
  • Fieldston
  • Hudson Hill
  • Mosholu
  • Spuyten Duyvil
  • Tremont
  • University Heights
  • West Farms
  • Woodlawn

East Bronx Weight Loss

  • Allerton
  • Baychester
  • Bronx Manor
  • Castle Hill
  • City Island
  • Clason Point 
  • Harding Park
  • Co-op City
  • Country Club
  • Eastchester
  • Morris Park
  • Olinville
  • Pelham Bay
  • Pelham Gardens
  • Parkchester
  • Pelham Parkway
  • Soundview
  • Throggs Neck 
  • Edgewater Park
  • Locust Point
  • Schuylerville
  • Van Nest
  • Wakefield
  • Westchester Square
  • Williamsbridge

Related areas to lose weight

  • Marble Hill
  • Rikers Island
  • Retail districts 
  • Arthur Avenue
  • Fordham Plaza
  • The Hub

Contact W8MD’s NYC weight loss, sleep and medspa

W8MD Team
W8MD weight loss team NYC

718 946 5500


West BronxWest-Bronx is a neighborhood in the borough of Bronx, in New York City which is in the service area for W8MD’s NYC medical weight loss, sleep and medspa centers. It is the more densely populated area of the Bronx, next to upper Manhattan and is west of the Bronx river.

Obesity in the Bronx

The Bronx has the city’s highest rate of obesity, with residents facing an estimated 85 percent higher risk of being obese than people in Manhattan.

About 68.4% of all adults in the Bronx are considered overweight or obese, as opposed to 56.5% of in the city of New York and 60.5% in the state of New York.

List of neibhorhoods in the West Bronx W8MD’s New York City weight loss, sleep and medical aesthetic program draws patients from include the following:

W8MD Team

W8MD weight loss team NYC

  • West-Bronx
  • Bedford-Park
  • Belmont
  • Concourse
  • East-Tremont
  • Fordham
  • Highbridge
  • Jerome-Park
  • Kingsbridge
  • Kingsbridge-Heights
  • Van-Cortlandt-Village
  • Morris-Heights
  • Norwood
  • Riverdale
  • North-Riverdale
  • Fieldston
  • Hudson-Hill
  • Mosholu
  • Spuyten-Duyvil
  • Tremont
  • University-Heights
  • West-Farms
  • Woodlawn
  • East-Bronx
  • Allerton
  • Baychester
  • Bronx-Manor
  • Castle-Hill
  • City-Island
  • Clason-Point
  • Harding-Park
  • Co-op-City
  • Country-Club
  • Eastchester
  • Morris-Park
  • Olinville
  • Pelham-Bay
  • Pelham-Gardens
  • Parkchester
  • Pelham-Parkway
  • Soundview
  • Throggs-Neck
  • Edgewater-Park
  • Locust-Point
  • Schuylerville
  • Van-Nest
  • Wakefield
  • Westchester-Square
  • Williamsbridge
  • Related-areas
  • Marble-Hill
  • Rikers-Island
  • Retail-districts
  • Arthur-Avenue
  • Fordham-Plaza
  • The-Hub

Our obesity, weight loss program in NYC with locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn serve the residents of the Bronx trying to lose weight.



Weight loss success storiesLooking for a Phentermine doctor in New York City? We can help.

Let us review what Phentermine is and how it can you lose weight in or around greater New York City.

What is Phentermine (Adipex) for losing weight in NYC?

Popularly known by one of its brand names called Adipex, Phentermine is an FDA approved, prescription weight loss medication available as a prescription medication at most W8MD weight loss centers in New York City.

When was Phentermine FDA approved for weight loss?

Originally approved by the US Food, and Drug Administration in 1958 for short periods to help with weight loss, the thinking has changed among obesity medicine physicians that are increasingly seeing obesity as a long term medical problem that needs long term solutions.

Can Phentermine be used for weight loss as well as to prevent weight regain?

Yes. Although it is off label use, many weight loss physicians, therefore, prescribe Phentermine not just to help patients lose weight but also keep them from weight regain. In fact, when the FDA approved newer weight loss prescriptions such as Qsymia, which is a combination of Phentermine with Topiramate, they agreed that these can be used not just for weight loss but also for maintenance.

What is Phentermine (Adipex) approved for to lose weight in NYC?

Adults who are obese to lose weight. It can also be used in those that are overweight with other obesity or weight related health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea etc.

How does Phentermine (Adipex) work for weight loss in New York City?

Increase chemicals in your brain to make you feel you are not hungry or that you are full.

What are the common side effects of Phentermine (Adipex)?

  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • difficulty sleeping
  • dizziness
  • feeling nervous
  • feeling restless
  • headache
  • raised blood pressure
  • raised pulse

What precautions and contraindications for use of Phentermine?

Do not use if you have heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, or glaucoma. Tell your doctor if you have severe anxiety or other mental health problems.

Weight loss team NYC

Weight loss team NYC

Can Phentermine be taken together with Topiramate?

It is often combined with Topiramate either generic or the extended release brand version called Qsymia for better weight loss results. In fact, in comparison studies, Phentermine with Topiramate has been found to be the most effect weight loss pill to lose weight.

W8MD’s Phentermine doctor NYC

Phentermine is one of the most common prescription weight loss medications as up to 95% of all weight loss physicians prescribe phentermine for weight loss. If you are overweight or obese in New York City and need a physician experienced in prescribing Phentermine for rapid and safe weight loss under careful physician supervision, contact W8MD at 718 – 946 5500. 

Locations for W8MD physicians that can prescribe Adipex or Phentermine for weight loss in NYC

Brooklyn weight loss

Manhattan weight loss


Have you heard about the new weight loss injection to help you lose weight called Saxenda? If you are overweight in NYC and looking for an injection medication that is relatively safe and effective to lose weight in NYC, you may want to learn about Saxenda weight loss injections.

One of the few non-controlled, non-addictive, and non-amphetamine based, weight loss medications, Saxenda has a unique mechanism of action. It works on the communication between the gut and brain called GLP-1 (Gut Like Peptide 1).

So, what exactly is Saxenda and how can it help you lose weight in NYC?

ObesityWhat is Liraglutide (Saxenda)?

Liraglutide (Saxenda) is an FDA approved, prescription weight loss injection available in the United States and some other countries under the trade name Saxenda.

Weight loss success storiesWhat is Liraglutide (Saxenda) approved for?

Adults to lose weight

How does Liraglutide (Saxenda) work for weight loss?

May make you feel less hungry or full sooner. At a lower dose under a different name, Victoza, FDA-approved to treat type 2 diabetes.

What are the common side effects of Liraglutide (Saxenda)?

  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • abdominal pain
  • headache
  • raised pulse

May increase the chance of developing pancreatitis. Has been found to cause a rare type of thyroid tumor in animals.

Saxenda resources

W8MD Saxenda Resources

Saxenda Coupon

Saxenda insurance coverage check online

Also see Victoza


How can W8MD’s physician help if you want to try Saxenda for weight loss in NYC?

If you are looking for a weight loss doctor in NYC to prescribe Saxenda, please contact us. We have offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan, NJ and PA with more coming soon. Call 718 946 5500


If you live in or around New York City, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, considering a prescription weight loss medication, there are many choices including Contrave.

Contrave for weight loss in New York City

Contrave for weight loss NYC

Contrave is one of the new weight loss medications approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration since 2011.

Highlights of Contrave for weight loss in NYC

  • As a non-addictive, non-controlled, weight loss prescription, Contrave has significant benefits although the effectiveness of this medication is somewhat in the mid-range in terms of weight loss results.
  • Compared to one of the most effective weight loss medication combination of Phentermine and Topiramate, Contrave results are a little bit less than Phentermine and Topiramate but comparable to Belviq and Saxenda
  • Contrave is the brand name for a new prescription, non-controlled weight loss medication that has two active ingredients – Bupropion / Naltrexone.
  • Contrave is available in the United States and some other countries for treatment of obesity in adults.

Weight loss success storiesIndications for Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave)

Adults who are obese with a Body Mass Index of 30 or over

Overweight adults with a BMI of 27 or more with at least one obesity related medical condition

How does Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave) work for weight loss?

A mix of two medications: naltrexone, and bupropion,

Naltrexone is normally used to treat alcohol and drug dependence

Bupropion is used to treat depression or help people quit smoking.

The combination of the two was found to help with weight loss.

What are the common side effects of Bupropion / Naltrexone (Contrave)?

  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • insomnia
  • liver damage
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Cost of Contrave

Although the regular cost is about $275-300 per month, there are manufacturer sponsored coupons that bring the cost down to as low as $99.99 to $114.99 per month.

Coupons for Contrave

A coupon for Contrave can be obtained at most W8MD weight loss centers after consultation with our weight loss physician

Doctors that prescribe Contrave in New York City

Contact W8MD at 718 946 5500 if you want to consult with our weight loss physician in NYC that can offer prescriptions for Contrave when appropriate.

How can W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program help?

If you are overweight or obese adult in or around New York City, looking for a well trained, and experienced weight loss physician that can not only discuss whether Contrave is the right choice for you but also prescribe it for you if it is. Call us today at 718 946 5500 to learn more.


Weight loss success storiesWhat is Lorcaserin (Belviq) for losing weight in NYC?

Lorcaserin is an FDA approved, prescription weight loss medication approved for adults.

What is the commercial name for Lorcaserin?

Lorcaserin is available in the United States and some other countries under the trade name Belviq.

What is Lorcaserin (Belviq) approved for?

Adults who are obese to lose weight or overweight adults with a BMI of 27 or more with one or more obesity related comorbid conditions.

How does Lorcaserin (Belviq) work for weight loss in New York?

Acts on the serotonin receptors in your brain. May help you feel full after eating smaller amounts of food.

What are the common side effects of Lorcaserin (Belviq)?

  • constipation
  • cough
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • feeling tired
  • headaches
  • nausea

What precautions should you take while taking Lorcaserin?

Inform your weight loss doctor about any antidepressants or migraine medications, since some of these can potentially cause interactions or other issues when taken together.

What are some of the rare side effects of Loracaserin?

Rarely, severe liver injury is reported.

While on Belviq, avoid taking with cyclosporine.

It is a good idea to take a multivitamin pill daily.

Does W8MD offer Lorcaserin / Belviq as one of the options?

Yes, W8MD’s NYC medical weight loss physicians can prescribe Belviq when clinically appropriate.

  • Cost of Belviq in New York City – although regular cost is about $275 to $300. However, there are coupons we can use available at most W8MD weight loss centers that can bring the cost down to about $120 per month or so.
  • Coupons for Belviq in NYC are available at W8MD weight loss centers in NYC
  • Physicians that prescribe Belviq in New York City – W8MD physicians in NYC are familiar with Belviq and can prescribe when appropriate. Call 718 946 5500 to learn more or to make an appointment.Weight loss NYC