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Welcome to W8MD. Pronounced w’eight‘MD, our W8MD physician supervised, insurance medical weight loss programs can help you not only to lose weight, and sleep better but also to look your best!
W8MD also offers comprehensive sleep wellness and full service aesthetic medical spa services to help you look your best!
Practice Guidelines – W8MD Obesity Medicine Practice Guidelines
A. Initial Patient Work-Up
The course of treatment will be based on the patient’s history, physical examination, laboratory work and ECG (when indicated).
Understand the causes of weight gain
The focus of the practice will be extensive education on the effects of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, inflammation, with counseling on behavior modification and nutrition. If these tests were performed recently by other health care providers, we can work with you to obtain copies of these tests that might have been ordered by their primary care providers such as lipid profiles, TSH, EKG etc. to the extent possible.
We also intend to involve the patient’s other care givers, especially the primary care provider, in the long term management of the patients obesity associated conditions such as lipid management, hypothyroidism etc. The practice will focus on Behavior therapy, nutrition counseling, eating disorder management, and meal replacement plans.
A history of each patient will be taken and recorded. It will include an evaluation of dietary status, a weight history and a history of mental status. Whenever this is a self-fill-in, or computerized history, or one taken by assistants, our physicians will personally evaluate significant positive responses and make appropriate notations.
2. Physical Examination
The physical examination will include the following:
a. Height, weight, blood pressure and pulse.
b. Additional examinations will be done which are appropriate for the patient’s age and state of health. Usually this would include examinations of the head, neck, thyroid, heart, lungs, abdomen and extremities. The patient’s records will indicate the status of observations made.
3. Diagnostic Studies
a. Laboratory Work: An “executive-type” profile including testing for thyroid function (TSH suggested), liver, kidney function, lipid profile, fasting blood sugar, uric acid, urinalysis, HgA1c etc. will be completed in addition to other laboratory work if indicated. If these tests were ordered recently by other providers, a copy will be requested.
b. Electrocardiogram: Required if there is reasonable evidence of present or past significant cardiac disease. In addition, the potential value of an ECG will be considered if coronary heart risk factors are present; e.g., hypertension, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemias or a strong family history of cardiac disease.
c. Optional Tests: Body composition using skinfolds, infrared or impedance testing may be performed as additional testing. Other tests may be included at the discretion of our physicians/physician extenders.
4. Patient Counseling
Appropriate counseling will be given to patients on proper eating habits, exercise, behavior modification, medications and other aspects of therapy, prior to and during the weight loss program.
When prior medical records can be obtained indicating any of the above procedures have recently been completed, our physicians will try to avoid unnecessary duplication by performing only those exams needed to complete the bariatric work-up.
5. Return Visits
Our physicians will provide adequate periodic follow-up and counseling for the patient.
B. Medications and Other Therapeutic Modalities
1. Our bariatric medicine physicians will weigh the potential benefits and risks of any medication or modality used. Significant sources of such information include journal articles, experience of colleagues, labeling, textbooks, The ASBP Anorectic Usage Guidelines, and personal education, training and experience.
Each of these sources may provide valuable information, and no single source will be used to the exclusion of others.
2. When appropriate, the bariatrician will provide information on the benefits and risks of the proposed treatment modalities to be used and will inquire as to the patient’s understanding of the benefits and risks.
3. When medications are dispensed, they will be packaged and labeled in accordance with applicable laws and appropriate records will be kept.
A program, as developed by Dr Tumpati, will be provided for helping the patient in maintaining the weight loss that has been achieved.
D. Meal Replacements
A meal replacement program that aims to limit the choices to the patients and provide a balanced low calorie, low carbohydrate diet will be made available to the patients that might be interested in these products.
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Insurance Weight Loss
Since its inception in 2011, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.
W8MD’s Insurance Physician Weight Loss Program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. The Center’s team of practitioners are among the most qualified, dedicated and hospitable professionals in the industry. Learn more…
Our state of the art Sleep Disorder Management Program uses state of the art technology including the convenient home sleep studies or in lab sleep diagnostic studies to diagnose and treat over 80 different sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia to name a few. Learn More…
IV and IM Nutrition Therapy includes booster shots for B12, vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Detox treatments and IV nutrition therapy. Studies have shown that as many as 39% of those taking vitamins on a regular basis in a nursing home setting were not absorbing the same vitamins they are taking by mouth leading to significant deficiencies.
Administering nutrients via an injection or intravenously (IV) allows for much higher doses of these nutrients to be infused directly into the body.
W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Aesthetic Centers offers multiple rejuvenation treatments, including multiple techniques, injectables, and unique cosmetic laser machines.
This variety of technology and technique, combined with knowledgeable staff, allows doctors to customize treatment plans to each patient. One-size-fits-all procedures are not performed at W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Aesthetic Centers.
The Center offers free consultations for doctors to evaluate and inform each patient about the best treatment strategy so that patients will feel confident in their decision about their procedure.
Skilled in a multitude of treatment options, doctors are able to select the unique combination of technology and care that will provide patients with the rejuvenating results they desire. Learn more…
Our Founder and medical director Dr. Prab R. Tumpati is a renowned multidisciplinary physician with more than ten years of experience practicing medicine. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and sleep medicine and holds certifications for many aesthetic procedures.
Dr. Tumpati is dedicated to performing every procedure with the utmost care and precision, and his kind and humorous bedside manner. He is fluent in English, Telugu, Norwegian, and Hindi and takes pride in providing a comfortable experience for patients of all cultural backgrounds.
In his free time, Dr. Tumpati enjoys meeting new people, learning new languages, computer technology as he designs this and other W8MD websites.
Dr. Tumpati enjoys participating in community programs for diabetes prevention and health education awareness and is also a hobby farmer who raises his own vegetables in his farm in South Jersey and takes pride in growing food locally!
Are you an MD or DO tired of dealing with increasing insurance paper work and decreasing revenues? Are you interested in promoting wellness, and prevention rather than cure? Do you want to make your patients feel younger, fitter, and in better body shape and image than they currently are? Are you interested in adding W8MD Weight Loss & Medical Aesthetics program to your office? Learn more..
How it works?
W8MD medical weight loss centers unique weight loss program is a physician supervised medical weight loss and sleep wellness program that is tailored to your individual weight loss needs.
Our weight loss physicians have received a thorough education in the field of bariatric medicine or obesity medicine dealing with non- surgical medical weight loss. We also provide extensive counseling on wellness for individuals, families, and small businesses to help keep you healthy.
W8MD physicians set themselves apart from other physicians through extensive medical education and training programs, acquisition of specialized knowledge, as well as tools and techniques to treat obesity and over 50 associated conditions and disorders.
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