Prab R. Tumpati is board certified physician practicing sleep medicine, obesity medicine, aesthetic medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Tumpati’s passion is prevention rather than cure. As a physician with fellowship training in Obesity Medicine, Dr. Tumpati has a unique approach to wellness, weight loss, aesthetics with a focus on prevention rather than cure.
Dr. Tumpati takes pride in helping patients come of many chronic life style medications such as blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes medications by helping them lose weight and change their life style.
According to research published from the Yale Institute of Prevention, up to 90 percent of diabetes, 80% of cardiovascular disease and 60% of cancers are preventable!
Prevention is better than cure
We provide both primary care, preventive care, sleep disorder management and physician supervised weight loss and wellness program. As we accept health insurance for weight loss and wellness, unlike most other programs that are “cash only”, the demand is high acceptance limited.
Since screening and preventive services are now covered 100 percent by most insurances including Medicare, thanks to the new health care law passed in 2010, you might be able to live healthy, and lose weight under physician supervision without having to spend out of pocket. It is now a well established fact that Sleep Disorders, Metabolic Problems and Weight Gain are very inter related.
Dr Tumpati believes in evidence based medicine rather than fad diet and works with each patient taking their unique situation in to consideration that causes them to gain weight.
Since root cause analysis is one of the pillars of any evidence based medical practice, Dr Tumpati and his team focus on understanding what maybe contributing to weight gain so they can address it from a long term perspective. Our W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss that addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children.
Having been also board certified in sleep medicine, Dr. Tumpati is well versed in the management of Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Rest Less Leg Syndrome, Hypersomnia, day time sleepiness etc. and is the medical director of our state of the art sleep diagnostic and treatment centers. You can call us at 1-800-W8MD-007 to learn more about our services.
As our patients lose weight, some of them look to improve their skin, get rid of unwanted fat pockets in certain areas using non – surgical interventions. To help deal with this and other aesthetic needs, Dr Tumpati is trained in aesthetic medicine and offers a range of aesthetic services including Botox, fillers, photofacials, laser skin resurfacing, body contouring fat dissolve injections called mesotherapy injections, tripolar radio frequency body contouring to name a few.
Dr Tumpati is the medical director for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York City offices with support from staff and other physicians employed by W8MD.
Dr. Tumpati believes in the statement from Hippocrates, the father of medicine who said:
Let food be the medicine and medicine be the food. – Hippocrates
Having realized that the average food on grocery store shelves can lose up to 90% of its nutrients in the cold chain as it sits on the shelves for up to 2 weeks or more, Dr Tumpati grows some fresh vegetables and greens along with a few like minded, health conscious individuals at their farm in South Jersey called the TIKSmart Farms.
Personal and family
Dr Tumpati is married and lives with his two children and wife in the greater Philadelphia area. As someone very interested in computer technology, Dr Tumpati not only is familiar with technology but personally learns and uses it to better patient care. Dr Tumpati is also the founder of many websites and projects such as wikimd.org, usmlesource.com and WikiChristian.org