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If you are trying to lose weight and considering a medical weight loss program, you may want to check out reviews and testimonials before making a final decision on the medical weight loss program of your choice.

As one of the very few medical weight loss and sleep wellness programs that works with insurance for weight loss physician visits with physicians trained and experienced in the new field of obesity medicine, W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America’s programs are unique.

Check out the patient testimonials of W8MD Medical Weight Loss Program
http://w8md.com/w8md-testimonials

You can also watch our YouTube channel that not only has a lot of useful program information but also video testimonials at
https://m.youtube.com/user/W8MD

Things to consider before deciding on the best weight loss program for you.

Any successful, long-term weight loss program must focus on your overall health, not just on what you eat. Changing your lifestyle is not easy, but adopting healthy habits may help you manage your weight in the long run.

Effective weight-loss programs include ways to keep the weight off for good. These programs promote healthy behaviors that help you lose weight and that you can stick with every day.

Safe and effective weight-loss programs should include

a plan to keep the weight off over the long run

guidance on how to develop healthier eating and physical activity habits

ongoing feedback, monitoring, and support
slow and steady weight-loss goals—usually ½ to 2 pounds per week (though weight loss may be faster at the start of a program)

Some weight-loss programs may use very low-calorie diets (up to 800 calories per day) to promote rapid weight loss among people who have a lot of excess weight. This type of diet requires close medical supervision through frequent office visits and medical tests.

Questions to ask before deciding

Professionals working for weight-loss programs should be able to answer questions about the program’s features, safety, costs, and results. The following are sample questions you may want to ask.

What does the weight-loss program include?

Does the program offer group classes or one-on-one counseling that will help me develop healthier habits?

Do I have to follow a specific meal plan or keep food records?

Do I have to buy special meals or supplements?

If the program requires special foods, can I make changes based on my likes, dislikes, and food allergies (if any)?

Will the program help me be more physically active, follow a specific physical activity plan, or provide exercise guidelines?

Will the program work with my lifestyle and cultural needs? Does the program provide ways to deal with such issues as social or holiday eating, changes to work schedules, lack of motivation, and injury or illness?

Does the program include a plan to help me keep the weight off once I’ve lost weight?
What are the staff credentials?

Who supervises the program?

What type of weight-control certifications, education, experience, and training do the staff have?

If it seems too good to be true…it probably is!

Do the people involved in the program get to talk with a doctor?

Does a doctor or other certified health professional run the program?

Will the program’s doctor or staff work with my health care provider if needed (for example, to address how the program may affect an existing medical issue)?

Is there ongoing input and follow-up from a health care provider to ensure my safety while I take part in the program?

How much does the program cost?

What is the total cost of the program?

Are there other costs, such as membership fees, fees for weekly visits, and payments for food, meal replacements, supplements, or other products?

Are there other fees for medical tests?

Are there fees for a follow-up program after I lose weight?

What results do people in the program typically have?

How much weight does the average person lose?

How long does the average person keep the weight off?

Do you have written information on these results?

Professionals working for weight-loss programs should be able to answer questions about the program’s features, safety, costs, and results. The following are sample questions you may want to ask.

What does the weight-loss program include?
Does the program offer group classes or one-on-one counseling that will help me develop healthier habits?

Do I have to follow a specific meal plan or keep food records?

Do I have to buy special meals or supplements?

If the program requires special foods, can I make changes based on my likes, dislikes, and food allergies (if any)?

Will the program help me be more physically active, follow a specific physical activity plan, or provide exercise guidelines?

Will the program work with my lifestyle and cultural needs?

Does the program provide ways to deal with such issues as social or holiday eating, changes to work schedules, lack of motivation, and injury or illness?

Does the program include a plan to help me keep the weight off once I’ve lost weight?
What are the staff credentials?

Who supervises the program?

What type of weight-control certifications, education, experience, and training do the staff have?
Locations for W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers

Weight loss centers that accept insurance for visits

Philadelphia Insurance Weight Loss & Sleep Center: 1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115 Ph: 1-215-676-2334

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King Of Prussia Weight Loss & Sleep Center: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087 Ph: 215-676-2334

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NYC Insurance Weight Loss & Sleep Center: 2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214 Ph: 1-718-946-5500.

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Grand opening of W8MD weight loss program in New Jersey on 10/29/2014.

W8MD weight loss program announces grand opening of the popular W8MD medical weight loss centers of America’s program at Vida Sleep Center of Dr. Felix Roque’s office at 543, 45th Street, Union City, New Jersey. 543 45th St, Union City, NJ 07087. Phone: (201) 766-6469. This center bills out of network for insurance.

(Dr. Roque is a leading physician, U.S. Army Reserve colonel, and Democratic Party politician who is also the current Mayor of West New York, New Jersey).

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FDA approves new weight loss drug Contrave

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After approving Qsymia (Phentermine and Topiramate) and Belviq (Lorcaserin) for helping people lose weight a few years ago, FDA recently approved another weight loss medication – Contrave, a combination of the popular antidepressant and smoking cessation drug, Bupropion along with Naltrexone, a medication used in opioid addiction.

Bupropion/naltrexone is approved for obesity defined as a body mass index of 30 or more. The weight loss drug Contrave is marketed in the United States in a sustained release formulation under the name Contrave by Takeda for the drug’s developer, Orexigen Therapeutics.

Bupropion/naltrexone is a combination of two existing FDA approved drugs, bupropion and naltrexone both of which have individually shown some evidence of effectiveness in weight loss, and the combination is expected to have a synergistic effect just like the other combination medications such as Qsymia(Phentermine and Topiramate).

How effective is Cintrave?

In clinical trials, patients taking Contrave combined with diet and exercise lost more weight than patients taking a placebo and following the same diet and exercise program averaging about 5% of their body weight. This compares well with 3% body weight seen with Belviq although a bit less than the 9% seen in Qsymia.

Dosing of Cintrave

The recommended daily dose of Contrave is two (8 mg naltrexone/90 mg bupropion) tablets taken twice daily (4 tablets total – 32 mg naltrexone, 360 mg bupropion). Upon initiation, the drug will be started with a quarter-dose (or one tablet) for one week and a pill will be added to the regimen each week until the full recommended dose is reached on Week 4.

Price of Contrave

Compared to the other new weight loss medications, Belviq and Qsymia, Contrave is a bit more affordable costing about 45-75 dollars per month depending on insurance coverage. With no insurance coverage, it only costs $75.00 per month.

Safety and Side Effects of Contrave

Adverse reactions to Contrave
The most common adverse reactions reported with Contrave include nausea, constipation, headache, vomiting, dizziness, insomnia, dry mouth, and diarrhea.

According to Dr Prab R. Tumpati, MD – a leading weight loss physician and founder of W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America, Contrave is a valuable tool in fighting obesity that affects over a third of the entire population of the United States with significant morbidity and mortality contributing to 50 other medical problems.

Locations for Contrave

W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America is one of the first weight loss programs to start offering Contrave for eligible patients to help lose weight and is available at their weight loss locations in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Call W8MD today at 1-800-W8MD-007 to learn more or to setup a consultation.

As one of the very few medical weight loss centers that accepts health insurance for the physician weight loss visits, W8MD gets patients from far and near including other states!
Weight loss centers that offer Contrave in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Insurance Weight Loss & Sleep Center: 1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115 Ph: 1-215-676-2334

King Of Prussia Weight Loss & Sleep Center: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087 Ph: 215-676-2334

If you are looking for Doctors in New York City that prescribe Contrave, you may want to contact the New York City W8MD medical weight loss center location at 718-946-5500.

NYC Insurance Weight Loss & Sleep Center: 2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214 Ph: 1-718-946-5500.

Contrave doctors in New Jersey
For those living in New Jersey looking to try Contrave, please contact the W8MD weight loss program will be offered soon at Vida Sleep Center of Dr. Felix Roque’s office at 543, 45th Street, Union City, New Jersey. 543 45th St, Union City, NJ 07087. Phone: (201) 766-6469.
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Review of Belviq, and Qsymia weight loss medications, which one works the best and which one is the safest?

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The two new weight loss medications approved by the US FDA in 2010, Qsymia, which is a combination of Phentermine and Topiramate, and Belviq (Lorcaserin), which one works the best for fast and safe weight loss?

Does Qsymia or Belviq work the best for losing weight in Philadelphia or New York City?

Here is a review of the best weight loss medications.

52 weeks of weight loss videos from W8MD medical weight loss centers of America

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If you are overweight or obese and want to learn about the proven weight loss options, you may want to watch these free weight loss videos on our youtube channel

How to lose weight fast in New York City?

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If you are a bit overweight or obese and would like to lose weight fast and safe under careful medical supervision, you may want to consider w8md medical weight loss centers unique weight loss program in New York City or greater Philadelphia!
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Belviq and Qsymia weight loss medication availability in New York or Philadelphia

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The two new weight loss medications approved in 2012 by the FDA are available for eligible patients after a physical examination at the unique insurance physician weight loss and sleep wellness programs in New York City weight loss and greater philadelphia weight loss and sleep center.

W8MD weight loss success stories

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Carl Lost 75 Lbs with W8MD and these are some of the questions he faces!

When is the rest of you coming? – friends

I cannot believe your recent blood work – primary care doctor

Are you sure you did not have bariatric surgery? – favorite waitress at a diner

People were stopping Carl and asking him these questions after he lost a significant portion of his weight with W8MD(pronounced weight MD).

Carl is a busy and physically active contractor with his own business as a self employed Plumber. At 346 lbs, and 6’1″ with a BMI of 45, it is not particularly easy on him as a plumber! All his doctor has to say was “lose weight”. Having tried everything else, he decided to try the W8MD program in February, 2013. prab-r-tumpati-md-w8md-weight-loss-doctor-7

Here is a Video Testimonial about his amazing journey of weight loss success with W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Program. His own personal physician could not believe the last blood work. His HgA1c ( 3month blood sugar control test) went from 7 to 5, his cholesterol improved significantly and he is not snoring any more.

Having lost about 75 lbs. in 3 months, he averaged about 25 lbs of weight loss per month. Although this may not be typical, this is as fast or faster than what is seen in most Bariatric surgery patients but without any surgery. Watch this amazing and inspiring weight loss success story of Carl titled “where is the rest of you!”

The best news is – his insurance covered his weight loss visits with W8MD.

With offices in many states including New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, W8MD’s unique insurance physician weight loss program can help you lose weight. Call 1(800)W8MD-007 or visithttp://w8md.com for more information.

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Cost of Belviq Lorcaserin for weight loss

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Cost of Belviq / Lorcaserin for weight loss

Cost of Belviq® or Lorcaserin

Belviq is expected to cost approximately $200 per patient per month. Your insurance might cover this medication. Aetna and Blue Cross have announced coverage for Belviq. Check with your insurance carrier to see if they will cover this medication.

 W8MD Weight Loss Centers That Accept Insurances and offer Belviq, Qsymia, Phentermine, Topiramate etc. when appropriate along with VLCD/LCD Diets.

  •  Specialties: Weight Loss Service, Qsymia, Belviq, Topiramate, Phentermine, VLCD Diet, Low Calorie Diet, Sleep Clinic, Sleep Study Clinics, Sleep Apnea Clinic, Medical Weight Loss, Weight Loss Pills, Weight Loss Supplements, Fast Weight Loss Options, weight loss diet, weight loss program, Lose Weight Philadelphia, Weight Loss NYC, New York Weight Loss Clinic, Adipex, Phentermine, Generic Phentermine Topirmate, Weight Loss Diet Pills, NYC Weight Loss Service
  • Cities Served:Philadelphia, King Of Prussia, Wayne, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan, New York, New York City, Queens, Long Island, Bronx, Bensonhurst.
  • Counties Served: Chester, Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Burlington, Kings, Richmond, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx
    Sleep And Obesity Medicine - Prab R. Tumpati, MD

Fee For Service

  • W8MD at Optimal Health, 111 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06905. Ph: 203-348-8805 Fax: 203-348-6398. E-mail This Center is Fee For Service. 

Welcome to W8MD’s Blog on Belviq Lorcaserin weight loss medication

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FDA approves Belviq in June 2012 and medication finally is available as of June 2013 as the manufacturer took about a year to bring the drug on the market.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride), as an addition to a reduced-calorie diet and exercise, for chronic weight management.

The drug is approved for use in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater (obese), or adults with a BMI of 27 or greater (overweight) and who have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure (hypertension), type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol (dyslipidemia).

BMI, which measures body fat based on an individual’s weight and height, is used to define the obesity and overweight categories. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese.

“Obesity threatens the overall well being of patients and is a major public health concern,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “The approval of this drug, used responsibly in combination with a healthy diet and lifestyle, provides a treatment option for Americans who are obese or are overweight and have at least one weight-related comorbid condition.”

Belviq works by activating the serotonin 2C receptor in the brain. Activation of this receptor may help a person eat less and feel full after eating smaller amounts of food.

The safety and efficacy of Belviq were evaluated in three randomized, placebo-controlled trials that included nearly 8,000 obese and overweight patients, with and without type 2 diabetes, treated for 52 to 104 weeks. All participants received lifestyle modification that consisted of a reduced calorie diet and exercise counseling. Compared with placebo, treatment with Belviq for up to one year was associated with average weight loss ranging from 3 percent to 3.7 percent.

About 47 percent of patients without type 2 diabetes lost at least 5 percent of their body weight compared with about 23 percent of patients treated with placebo. In people with type 2 diabetes, about 38 percent of patients treated with Belviq and 16 percent treated with placebo lost at least 5 percent of their body weight. Belviq treatment was associated with favorable changes in glycemic control in those with type 2 diabetes. The approved labeling for Belviq recommends that the drug be discontinued in patients who fail to lose 5 percent of their body weight after 12 weeks of treatment, as these patients are unlikely to achieve clinically meaningful weight loss with continued treatment.

Belviq should not be used during pregnancy. Treatment with Belviq may cause serious side effects, including serotonin syndrome, particularly when taken with certain medicines that increase serotonin levels or activate serotonin receptors. These include, but are not limited to, drugs commonly used to treat depression and migraine. Belviq may also cause disturbances in attention or memory.

Availability Of Belviq

Available with prescription at many US Pharmacies Starting From Mid June 2013.

Where can I find a doctor to discuss if Belviq is right for me?

W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America’s physicians are among the first obesity medicine physicians to offer Belviq for obese or qualified overweight patients after a physical examination by the weight loss physician.

Cost of Belviq / Lorcaserin for weight loss

Cost of Belviq® or Lorcaserin

Belviq is expected to cost approximately $1,700/year per patient or about $140-150/month. Your insurance might cover this medication. Aetna and Blue Cross have announced coverage for Belviq. Check with your insurance carrier to see if they will cover this medication.

How can W8MD Medical Weight Loss Center’s Insurance Physician Weight Loss Program in Greater Philadelphia and New York City Help?


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.

Our physicians and staff are committed to offering a comprehensive and individualized approach. W8MD physicians partner with each patient to develop a custom weight management program to best meet their individual needs. If you are a bit overweight or obese, take long term medications for cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes but your doctor has nothing to offer for weight loss other than simply say “lose weight”, you may want to consider W8MD!

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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.
Check out our website at http://www.w8md.com
  to learn more about us. 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.

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Insurance Coverage For Obesity

Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates all insurances, including Medicare, to provide full insurance coverage for obesity!

W8MD Weight Loss Centers That Accept Insurances

Sleep And Obesity Medicine - Prab R. Tumpati, MD

  •  Specialties: Weight Loss Service, Qsymia, Belviq, Topiramate, Phentermine, VLCD Diet, Low Calorie Diet, Sleep Clinic, Sleep Study Clinics, Sleep Apnea Clinic, Medical Weight Loss, Weight Loss Pills, Weight Loss Supplements, Fast Weight Loss Options, weight loss diet, weight loss program, Lose Weight Philadelphia, Weight Loss NYC, New York Weight Loss Clinic, Adipex, Phentermine, Generic Phentermine Topirmate, Weight Loss Diet Pills, NYC Weight Loss Service
  • Cities Served:Philadelphia, King Of Prussia, Wayne, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan, New York, New York City, Queens, Long Island, Bronx, Bensonhurst.
  • Counties Served: Chester, Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Burlington, Kings, Richmond, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx

Fee For Service

  • W8MD at Optimal Health, 111 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06905. Ph: 203-348-8805 Fax: 203-348-6398. E-mail This Center is Fee For Service.