Medical weight loss program reviews New York City

Up to about half of all New Yorkers are either overweight or obese according to the statistics. If you are one of the millions of New Yorkers trying to slim down, do not know what really works and what does not with so much confusing information, and over 20,000 books written on the topic, you may want to consider the popular W8MD medical weight loss centers of America’s insurance physician *weight loss program for losing weight in New York City.

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Epidemic of Obesity in New York City
In New York City just like rest of the country, obesity is an epidemic: more than half of adult New Yorkers are overweight (34%) or obese (22%). Combined together, obesity and overweight status affect a total of 51% of New Yorkers need to consider losing weight.

Obesity affecting even our children

It is important to realize that obesity begins early in life – according to the statistics, nearly half of all elementary school children and Head Start children are not a healthy weight. Also, 1 in 5 kindergarten students, and 1 in 4 Head Start children, is obese in the big apple city of New York.

Health risks of obesity in New York

Obesity increases the risk of over 50 medical problems including diabetes heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, arthritis, sleep apnea and cancer.

  • So, how does one lose weight in New York?
  • Is it just working out more and eating less?
  • If it is as simple as eat less, exercise more, then why is it that over half the population are dealing with obesity or being overweight?
  • How about the studies that show exercise is more maintenance of the weight as exercise stimulates appetite, and builds muscle tissue thereby negating weight loss?
  • How about the weight loss medications to curb appetite? Do they work?
  • Where can I get more information on the best way to lose weight for me in New York?
  • Does my insurance cover for the weight loss physician visits
  • Learn about how the unique W8MD medical weight loss centers of America’s insurance physician weight loss programs in New York City can help!

Why exercise alone is useless for losing weight in New York City?

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Despite the popular belief, studies have shown that exercise alone is not very useful losing weight as exercise stimulates appetite.

Why exercise alone does not help for weight loss?

Does low fat or low carb work better for losing weight in New York?

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How to lose weight quickly in NYC?

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Reviews of our W8MD medical weight loss program in New York City.

August 26, 2014 by David T. (Verified Patient) on Zocdoc

My appt with Dr Tumpati was great he asked me questions about the problems that I’ve been having and after I answered him we discussed it. He was very professional but very down to earth as well. I will definitely be seeing him in the future. And his secratery/nurse Laura has been excellent as well there was a problem getting a medication filled it had to be pre authorized and she made many phone calls to make sure that I was able to get the medication filled!!! So my overall experience at this office was excellent!!!!

February 6, 2014 by Jeffrey C. (Verified Patient)

Talk about a doctor who cares about his about a environment that you can feel comfortable yet professional at the same time. Talk about a doctor who is down to earth and brilliant, talking about dr.prab r.tumpati. Staff is nice and location is easy. I highly recommend.

December 5, 2013 by Margaret B. (Verified Patient)

It was my first visit and I was very impressed. He took a lot of time with me and was very thorough.

December 3, 2013 by a Verified Patient

Dr. Tumpati and staff were very courteous. The doctor took time to explain my condition, the methods to treat it, and his recommendation for treatment in my particular case. I was not rushed in and out in 5 minutes as with many other doctors. I would recommend Dr. Tumpati to others.

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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.

Under the direction of Dr. Prab Tumpati, W8MD Weight Loss Centers can help you overcome obesity and to make a difference. Dr. Tumpati has passed a written board examination in the field of Bariatric Medicine and is also Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine. The doctor’s of W8MD partner with each patient to develop a custom weight management program to best meet their individual needs taking into account their medical history, lifestyle and goals.

Since weight and sleep go together, most of the W8MD centers are able to address sleep issues such as snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and restless leg syndrome to name a few.

 And the best part of the program is that most insurance’s cover the doctor visits. 

If you have a little or a lot of weight to lose and want to do it without surgery, set up fees and mandatory meal replacements or appetite suppressants, think W8MD for weight loss.

And, if you are a physician, with an interest in helping your obese or overweight patients, and would like to add a W8MD program at your office, please feel free to contact us.

I am a bit overweight and am tired of it. Where do I start for weight loss?

Understand Your Risk

Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI is a useful measure of overweight and obesity. It is calculated from your height and weight. BMI is an estimate of body fat and a good gauge of your risk for diseases that can occur with more body fat. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk for certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.

Although BMI can be used for most men and women, it does have some limits:

  • It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build.
  • It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle.

You can use the BMI tool available on our main page.

Status BMI
Below 18.5
30.0 and Above

Waist Circumference

Measuring waist circumference helps screen for possible health risks that come with overweight and obesity. If most of your fat is around your waist rather than at your hips, you’re at a higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This risk goes up with a waist size that is greater than 35 inches for women or greater than 40 inches for men. To correctly measure your waist, stand and place a tape measure around your middle, just above your hipbones. Measure your waist just after you breathe out.

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Along with being overweight or obese, the following conditions will put you at greater risk for heart disease and other conditions:

Obesity Related Risk Factors

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol)
  • Low HDL cholesterol (“good” cholesterol)
  • High triglycerides
  • High blood glucose (sugar)
  • Family history of premature heart disease
  • Physical inactivity
  • Cigarette smoking

For people who are considered obese (BMI greater than or equal to 30) or those who are overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9) and have two or more risk factors, it is recommended that you lose weight. Even a small weight loss (between 5 and 10 percent of your current weight) will help lower your risk of developing diseases associated with obesity. People who are overweight, do not have a high waist measurement, and have fewer than two risk factors may need to prevent further weight gain rather than lose weight.

How do I know my metabolic risk related to weight?

A waist to hip ratio of over 1 in men or more than 0.8 in women increases the metabolic and cardiovascular risk. You measure the waist and hips at the most prominent sections and calculate the ratio.

W8MD’s Top 8 Causes of Weight Gain!

  1. Insulin resistance
  2. Hormonal imbalances
  3. Nutritional Deficiencies
  4. Sleep Disorders Such as Sleep Apnea
  5. Stress related factors
  6. Medications
  7. Genetic Factors
  8. Lack of Physical Activity

How do I know if I have Insulin Resistance?

Use this free W8MD tool to help determine if you might have insulin resistance.


We offer a comprehensive non-surgical medical weight loss program including any appropriate prescription weight loss medications. We also offer intensive behavior therapy, nutritional counseling, insulin resistance management, diabetes or prediabetes management, food addiction treatment, and meal replacement plans for safe and fast weight loss.

Since we accept insurance for the physician visits, our program can be way cheaper than even non medical programs such as Jenny Craig’s per pound of weight lost!

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) programs include using specialized meal replacements and very low calorie diets (VLCD,) also called protein sparing modified fasts (PSMF). These plans reduce calories using meal replacements and simple meals for as long as several months to reduce weight rapidly. We offer a variety of plans to suit your particular tastes and medical nutrition needs.

VLCD and LCD Low Calorie, Low Carbohydrate Balanced and Affordable Meal Replacements

We offer 800 calorie very low calorie diets with or without meal replacement. We also offer 1000-1500 calorie Low Calorie Diets with or without meal replacements along with appropriate medications for fast and safe weight loss under careful medical supervision and your insurance might cover the cost of the visits.

We carry delicious and the most affordable Protein Meal Replacements with protein bars, shakes, smoothies, soups, and other weight loss supplements that can safely be used as liquid meal replacements lose the weight on your own although it is a bit more time consuming and can potentially be frustrating to do the calorie counting.

Since we only accept about 10 new patients a week, call the office at 718-946-5500 for more information.

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Physician weight loss program in New York City