MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS AND DISCLAIMER
Our weight loss doctors might order certain tests including a resting metabolic rate test to determine basal caloric intake, EKG when needed, blood work etc. If you have any tests performed within the last 3-6 months, you may want to bring a copy of these results with you when you come for your weight loss physician consultation at a W8MD medical weight loss center.
We also perform physical exams, consult with primary physicians, and validate and verify submitted medical information as may be deemed necessary by the attending weight loss physician.
Patients who are found to have signs and symptoms of a legitimate medical and/or health condition that might need other specialists help such as cardiovascular, endocrine or other problems, might be referred to a medical specialist in that field for diagnosis and treatment in a specialized and monitored program.
Patients whom are found to have submitted fraudulent information will be terminated from any health program offered by W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers or any of its affiliates. Any medication prescribed is only for the use of the patient and is not to be transferred, distributed, modified, or used by any other party.
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE NO PRESCRIPTION WILL BE PROVIDED UNLESS A CLINICAL NEED EXIST BASED ON REQUIRED LAB WORK, LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION AND CURRENT MEDICAL HISTORY EITHER THROUGH PATIENT'S PERSONAL PHYSICIAN OR A W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers RECOMMENDED PHYSICIAN. PLEASE NOTE, AGREEING TO LAB WORK DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY PATIENT TO CLINICAL NECESSITY AND A PRESCRIPTION.
No claim or opinion on the W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers web-site is intended to be, or should be construed to be, medical advice. Please consult with a qualified and licensed healthcare professional such as the W8MD weight loss physicians before starting any weight loss program.
W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers only treats patients over the age of 9 through a required and complete health assessment conducted by one of our licensed medical professional through the use of a physical examination, complete diagnostic blood tests when appropriate or get copies of recent lab work, completed medical history, with constant evaluation and follow up.
Rapid weight loss may cause serious health problems including but not limited to gall stones, kidney stones, and in rare cases death ( (Rapid weight loss is weight loss of more than 1 1/2 pounds to 2 pounds per week or weight loss of more than 1% of body weight per week after the second week of participation in a weight loss program).
Consult your personal physician before starting any weight loss program.
Any weight loss should be carefully supervised by a weight loss physician familiar with concepts in Obesity Medicine such as the W8MD affiliated weight loss physicians.
Only permanent lifestyle changes, such as making healthy food choices and increasing physical activity promote long-term weight loss. Qualifications of our weight loss physicians and other providers are available upon request.
You have a right to ask questions about the potential health risks of this program and its nutritional content, psychological support, and educational components; receive an itemized statement of the actual and estimated price of the weight loss program, including extra products, services, supplements, examinations, and laboratory test; know the actual estimated duration of the program.
W8MD medical weight loss centers makes no guaranties either expressed or implied of successful weight loss. The results described in testimonials may not be typical. Individual results may vary. The people appearing in the photographs that appear on this web site might be actual patients and are models and used for illustrative purposes only.
Individual results will vary! No expressed or implied warranties!
The association of W8MD medical weight loss centers of America with the affiliate physicians are merely to provide administrative support such as patient brochures, general information on the science and art of weight loss, provide specially branded W8MD meal replacement supplements etc. If you have any questions, you may contact the individual W8MD medical weight loss centers office or the corporate office at 1(800)986-3007.