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1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115



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2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214. 

Office of Dr Prab R. Tumpati, MD


Our farthest patient comes from Dallas, Texas! Testimonials

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As the nation's 6th largest metropolitan area, the greater Philadelphia area is home to a over 1.5 million Americans. What percentage of Philadelphia residents are overweight or obese? Approximately 67.9% of adults in the city and approximately 41% of youth aged 6-17 are overweight or obese. Minorities such as African Americans and Hispanics in Philadelphia have higher overweight and or obesity rates!Nearly 70% of youth in North Philadelphia, the majority of whom are black or Hispanic, are overweight or obese, which is nearly double the obesity and overweight rate for youth in the United States.

  • So, what is the best way to lose weight fast in Philadelphia?
  • How can you curb hunger, reduce food cravings and increase metabolism safely for losing weight in Philadelphia?
  • Are you wondering what is causing your weight gain, especially in the tummy or upper part of the body?
  • Do you know if you might have a slow metabolism that is causing your to gain weight?
  • Do you crave starchy foods?
  • If so, you might have an underlying metabolic problem that is making you crave the carbs and overeat called insulin resistance syndrome or metabolic syndrome!
  • Is prescription diet pill phentermine right for you to lose weight in Philadelphia?
If you are wondering about any of the above questions and considering using one of the most commonly used prescription weight loss diet pills called Adipex or Phentermine to lose weight in Philadelphia, you are at the right place.

In this article, we will cover the following topics related to the most common prescription weight loss medication called Adipex or Phentermine for losing weight in the greater Philadelphia area.

Is Phentermine right for you to lose weight in Philly?

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Some of the questions we intend to answer are the following:

  • What is Phentermine?

Phentermine is an amphetamine approved a appetite suppressant diet pill to help reduce hunger, increase metabolism and help with weight loss in addition to a reduced calorie diet. How commonly do weight loss physicians prescribe Phentermine?Phentermine, also known as Adipex P or Ionamin, is the most widely used anti-obesity drug in the U.S.

  • How is Phentermine taken?

Phentermine comes as a tablet or capsule.

  • What doses does Phentermine come?

Phentermine is available as 15 mg capsule or tablet, 30 mg capsule or tablet and 37.5 mg capsule or tablet.

  • Is the Phentermine capsule the same as the tablets?

Although there are variations in the formulation in terms of extended release or immediate release, the capsule or tablet should be the same otherwise.

  • Which strength of Adipex is the most effective?

It depends on your situation and the weight loss physicians recommendation - most weight loss physicians prescribe either the 30 mg or 37.5 mg although some might start at the lowest dose of 15 mg depending on the patients situation.

  • W8MD Doctors in Philadelphia prescribing Phentermine / Adipex for weight loss
  • What is the  insurance coverage for Adipex weight loss doctor in Philadelphia
  • What is the cost of Adipex / Phentermine in Philadelphia
  • What are the cheap weight loss prescription options for losing weight in Philadelphia?

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  • How safe is Phentermine for weight loss?
  • Are there any long term safety studies?

Phentermine, an amphetamine, is the most widely used anti-obesity drug in the U.S. Although phentermine is the agent-of-choice among physicians specializing in obesity treatment, the use of this drug for obesity treatment by other physicians has long been curtailed because misapprehensions regarding phentermine safety. Concerns of phentermine-induced adverse cardiovascular reactions and of phentermine-induced addiction are two fears that have had a profound negative impact on phentermine prescribing. Although warnings of high incidence rates of adverse cardiovascular and psychiatric effects are included in FDA labeling and are often repeated in published reviews, the few clinical reports in the peer-reviewed medical literature of such adverse effects are anecdotal. Fear of phentermine adverse effects does not inhibit the use of phentermine by obesity treatment specialists.

A 2008 survey of prescribing practices found that 98% of bariatric medicine specialists used pharmacotherapy in treating obesity and that 97% of those prescribed phentermine as their first choice.

The fear that phentermine has addiction potential appears to be a factor influencing curtailment of use. At the time that phentermine was approved in 1959 the expectations were that it would prove to be addicting, although perhaps less so than amphetamine. These expectations were based on the chemical structural similarities between phentermine and amphetamine and on evidence in rats that phentermine stimulated spontaneous activity. No evidence suggesting the drug had human addiction potential appeared in clinical trials conducted prior to approval.

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After 52 years of use there is no evidence in the peer-reviewed medical literature to support the hypothesis that phentermine has significant human addiction potential.

Research in addiction medicine has undergone significant development in the last 50 years. Concepts of addiction have shifted from an early focus on tolerance and withdrawal to a current emphasis on the psychological components of dependence. Drug addiction has been redefined as drug dependence and standardized diagnostic criteria have been adopted for drug abuse, dependence and withdrawal. Psychometric testing methods have been developed, validated, and applied clinically for measurements of dependence, drug craving, and withdrawal for a wide variety of substances of abuse including cocaine, heroin, and amphetamine. Until recently, none of these addiction medicine metrics had been used to study the addiction potential of phentermine. Presumably, since phentermine is an amphetamine, any clinical characteristics of dependence or withdrawal should mimic those of amphetamine dependence or withdrawal.

One recent retrospective study investigated symptoms occurring when patients treated with long-term phentermine in a weight management program abruptly ceased taking phentermine. The study found that patients on long-term phentermine who ceased phentermine abruptly by their choice did not have an amphetamine-like withdrawal symptom complex. Significantly there was no evidence of phentermine cravings.

Why is Phentermine prescribed? Phentermine is used for a limited period of time to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet. Phentermine is in a class of medications called anorectics. It works by decreasing appetite. How should Phentermine be used? Phentermine comes as tablets and extended-release capsules. It usually is taken as a single daily dose in the morning or three times a day 30 minutes before meals. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take phentermine exactly as directed. [caption id="attachment_662" align="alignright" width="599"]Insurance covered medical weight loss NYC Philadelphia Insurance covered medical weight loss NYC Philadelphia[/caption] What special precautions should I follow before taking phentermine? tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to phentermine, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in phentermine tablets. Also tell your weight loss doctor of any other medications you current take or recently taken. Follow the diet and exercise program your doctor has given you. Phentermine works best in combination with a diet program. What should I do if I forget a dose of Phentermine? Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. What side effects can Phentermine cause? Common Phentermine side effects:

  • dry mouth
  • unpleasant taste
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • vomiting

Some side effects can be serious and include the following:

  • increased blood pressure
  • heart palpitations
  • restlessness
  • dizziness
  • tremor
  • insomnia
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • swelling of the legs and ankles
  • difficulty doing exercise that you have been able to do Phentermine may cause other side effects. Call your weight loss or primary doctor if you have any unusual problems during your treatment with phentermine.

W8MD weight loss doctors that can prescribe Phentermine when appropriate

W8MD's weight loss centers accepting health insurances
Poly-Tech Sleep & insurance Physician Weight Loss Center Philadelphia
1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115


Our farthest patient for weight loss comes from Nassau, Bahamas! Testimonials!
Philadelphia weight loss doctor King of Prussia Weight Loss Poly-Tech Sleep & W8MD's King Of Prussia Weight Loss Center987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087 (King of Prussia)


Our farthest patient for help losing weight comes from Delaware! Testimonials
New York City Weight Loss W8MD's NYC medical weight loss & Sleep Clinic at Sleep Medical Associates, PLLC 2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214. Lear more about losing weight fast in NYC | Our weight loss doctor NYC


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Dr. Rahman's W8MD Weight Loss Center, West Hempstead

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West Hempstead, New York 11552


New Jersey Weight Loss W8MD medical weight loss program at Vida Sleep Center of Dr. Felix Roque's office at 543, 45th Street, Union City, New Jersey, 07087 (201)766-6469 This weight loss center in New Jersey bills out of network for insurance.
Weight loss success stories Other Phentermine related questions Yes when medically suitable based on your situation, other medications etc.. When suitable, this combination of Phentermine and Topiramate is one of the most effective weight loss combinations in terms of amount of weight lost compared to some of the other single drug options for weight loss. Some physicians use a diuretic or a water pill in addition to Phentermine, especially if you are bloated or swollen.

Philadelphia weight loss success

As one of the very few medical weight loss and sleep wellness programs in the greater Philadelphia area with offices in North East Philadelphia and King of Prussia, Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America draws patients from far and near. Here are just a few of the thousands of satisfied patients for both sleep disorders and weight loss in Philadelphia area.

Mike's weight loss success story*

Wonderful doctor.  Speaks to me with respect and great knowledge on weight loss.  Fabulous results after 2 months, I've lost 30 pounds.  Highly recommend. - Mike B. Gilbertsville, PA on Yelp 


 Kathy's weight loss journey

After several years of putting on weight due to stress, and some failures with other approaches by myself, I had finally decided to seek support in my weight loss goals.

I was looking for a program that was medically supervised, could provide support, made the decisions simple to comply with given my busy schedule, had and solid scientific and behavioral component and could provide medical support to assist with compliance with the program. It's been a great match. 

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the Doctor is warm and kind and spends a long time with you during his appointments reviewing the medical basis of the program and your needs and any other health concerns you may have, the food selection is convenient for my work life, and the medication really does help you stay on the program. It's definitely easier to follow the 1,000 calorie diet with the medications help.

I've been steadily losing roughly 2-3 pounds a week since the end of July - right in the safe zone. About 50lbs so far. And I'm right on target to make my goal weight at perhaps the end of January - mid February. Which is ambitious - back where I was in my 20's and right where the BMI Chart says I should be. 

I feel better. I sleep better. I can do more than I could. My blood pressure medication has been reduced & will likely be completely eliminated. And I like fitting into clothes that I couldn't consider just a few months ago. I'm looking forward to the warmer weather again for the first time in ages! Highly recommended!

William's sleep and weight loss success

Philadelphia, PA 9/16/2013

My primary doctor referred me to Dr. Tumpati (Philadelphia) for an updated sleep study for my sleep apnea. While being treated for sleep apnea Dr. Tumpati explained the weight loss program and metabolic syndrome in which he treats. It took several visits and coaching from Dr. Tumpati to convince me that W8MD will be a fit for me.

After a routine visit, I took the first step and made an appointment to see him for weight loss. My start weight was 218 lbs. and was placed on 1200-calorie partial meal replacement program. Between the W8MD program (once a week check-ins with Laura) and 30 mins. Of exercise three times a week, I lost 42 lbs. over a 7-month period. 

The change in my life is astounding: Before I could not bend over with cutting off air circulation, my sleep apnea was getting worse, I was a size 38, and a flight of steps was a challenge. Today: I have no problem bending over, sleep apnea is gone and I am off CPAC, I am size 33/34, and steps are no problem up to 20 stories! 

I owe a great deal of thanks to the W8MD clinic (Dr. Tumpati & Laura) for their knowledge, compassion, and enthusiasm.


Stephanie M.

Chesterbrook, PA


Dr. Tumpati has been treating me for 3 months now and I have lost 25 lbs!  I couldn't be happier with the program and the results to date.  Dr. Tumpati and his staff are knowledgeable and caring.  They work with you in a partnership to achieve your goals, and are flexible yet firm.  

My weight loss has been slow, steady, medically managed, and partially covered by my insurance.  I highly recommend giving them a try.

Militsa I.

Philadelphia, PA

5.0 star rating 6/4/2013

I'm a 5'4", 55 years old woman.  When I first started Dr. Tumpati's weight loss plan I weighed 181 lbs., had high cholesterol and sleep apnea. Now, 4 months later I have lost 31 lbs., no longer have high cholesterol and my sleep apnea is gone.  I am highly pleased with the program and the medical supervision Dr. Tumpati has given me through this process.  I am continuing with the program until I reach my ultimate goal.  I recommend this program to anyone who is struggling to lose weight.

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Anonymous Verified Patient

October 22nd, 2014 

Thank you for helping me in this endeavor to continue peaceful sleeping.

Gary Verified Patient

October 16th, 2014 

  • Dr. Tumpati is extremely knowledgeable in weight management. I have been struggling with obesity for years and am confident I'm going to achieve my overall weight loss goal under his supervision. Laura is also a valuable asset to his team.

Thomas Verified Patient

October 15th, 2014 

  • He is a very good listener and takes time with you. He never rushes you like some doctors. His office appears to be hi tech also very clean.

Anonymous Verified Patient

October 9th, 2014 

  • Dr Tumpati is one of the best Doctors I've ever had and I've had a lot of them. He cares about his patients and wants them to do well.

Patricia Verified Patient

October 8th, 2014 

  • Dr. Tumpati is an excellent doctor. He answers all of my questions and explains everything that is going on with my body. He takes whatever time is needed to address all of my concerns. I would highly recommend W8MD to everyone.

Anonymous Verified Patient

October 3rd, 2014 

  • very will taker my issue fast scheduling my appointment professional thank you

October 3rd, 2014 Anonymous patient

  • Dr. Tumpati was on time, courteous and professional. You can't ask for more than that.

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Philadelphia, city of brotherly love, is the largest city in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and 5th largest city in the nation with a population of 1.5 million residents in the city limits. The greater Philadelphia area has about 6 million people and is center for education, and industry.

What is the problem of obesity in Philadelphia?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 67.9% of adults in the city and approximately 41% of children between the ages of 6-17 are either overweight or obese! 

Top 5 causes of weight gain in Philadelphia 
People in Philadelphia can gain weight because of many reasons some of which include Inappropriate diet. According to Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, MD, founder of W8MD, one of the most important causes for weight gain for people in Philadelphia or elsewhere is a process called insulin resistance.

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What is insulin resistance and how does it cause my weight gain in Philadelphia?
A diet high in refined grains, starches, and saturated fat, low in nutritional value with a lot of empty calories is the principal cause of insulin resistance. 
Lack of proper physical activity is another important cause of weight gain, although exercise on it's own may not necessarily help you lose weight on it's own. Learn more on why exercise alone is useless for weight loss?
Certain medications know to cause weight gain including, but not limited to, steroids, many types antidepressant medications, antipsychotic and other psychiatric medications, can cause weight gain in Philadelphia and other places.
Stress is a know cause of weight gain and overeating in Philadelphia.
Lack of sleep can not only lead to weight gain but also lead to many other health problems including decreased immunity, increased risk of infections, and can explain weight gain in many people!
  • Where to start to lose weight in Philadelphia?
Find a weight loss doctor that has the training and experience in dealing with the complex issues leading to weight gain in Philadelphia that is able to address these issues using evidence and proven measures to lose weight.
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What are the best medications for weight loss in Philadelphia area?
While the answer depends on your particular situation, the best medication for fast and effective weight loss in Philadelphia include Qsymia, a combination of Phentermine and Topiramate, Belviq or Lorcaserin, Phendimetrazine, Phentermine or Adipex to name a few.
  • Diet for losing weight in the city of Philadelphia
While there are many times of diets available, the most effective diet for fast and safe weight loss in Philadelphia would be very low calorie or VLCD diet.
  • W8MD weight loss locations that accept insurance for weight loss in Delaware Valley

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

King Of Prussia Weight Loss Center: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087 Ph: 1-800-986-3007 

  • Before and after weight loss pictures for weight loss in greater Philadelphia

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The best news is - his insurance covered his weight loss visits with W8MD. Watch his experience on youtube!

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