Patient Testimonials for Medical Weight Loss
I spotted a pamphlet in a doctor's waiting room on W8MD. This peeked my interest and I read on. "Are you tired of being overweight?" I was!
As I read further I discovered that not only was this a center for weight loss but also for sleep problems. My husband had told me that I was snoring very loudly at night and that it seemed I stopped breathing at times.
I called and scheduled an appointment with the doctor. Dr. Tumpati was very through in explaining to me the reason for my increased weight was due to insulin resistance. We also scheduled a sleep study and found that I stopped breathing an average of 38 times per hour due to sleep apnea!
I am now using a machine(CPAP) at night to assist with my breathing. I am experiencing more quality sleep and am not tired during the day. Dr. Tumpati explained that improper sleep can also lead to weight gain.
I began a 1000 calorie partial meal replacement program consisting of nutritional supplements as well as one meal daily - 4 oz. of lean protein and a green vegetable. Read More...
What setsMedical Weight Loss Apart?
Our physicians and staff are committed to offering a comprehensive and individualized approach.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!
Confusing Choices For Weight Loss
With over 20,000 books written on this topic, there are so many confusing choices offered by all kinds of people.believes that weight loss should be under careful supervision of a physician familiar with the concepts in this emerging field of obesity medicine. Learn more on the complex factors contributing to your weight gain and measures to reverse them!
Is Insulin Resistance Causing Your Weight Gain?
Studies have shown that up to 70% of the United States population currently has some degree of Insulin Resistance. If you are insulin resistant, your basal insulin levels will be high. Since Insulin is the principal anabolic(body building) hormone in the body, people with insulin resistance tend to gain weight, especially in the belly and upper part of the body, one area not good for the body to have a lot of fat! As per research from Mayo Clinic and other places, belly fat produces harmful chemicals that raise body's inflammationwhich in turn raises the risk of many health problems including cardiovascular disease. In fact, most human disease starts with inflammation including that of Cancers. No wonder, obese people have higher risk of overall disease risk including that of cancer. Watch this excellent YouTube video to understand insulin resistance. Learn more..
A little weight loss goes a long way!
According to Dr. David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center and of the Yale Preventive Medicine Center -
90% of all diabetes
80% of heart disease
and 60% of cancers
Research has shown that losing 10% of your body weight - or less – can have big payoffs for your health, as reported by an article on WebMD. Some doctors have reported that they have
If you are physician interested in helping your patients lose weight, you may want to consider becoming a W8MD. A W8MD is a Physician licensed to practice medicine without any restrictions, and is passionate about helping their patients lose weight, and live a healthier lifestyle.
Developed by two Bariatric Medicine with a combined 20 plus years of practice experience, W8MD Physician Licensing program will provide the tools, materials, training, support and a program to help you get started to add W8MD Obesity Medicine Service at your facility. Our program provides the following components. Learn more...