Welcome to W8MD is a unique insurance covered* medical weight loss and sleep wellness program with offices in New York, Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey.
For fast weight loss results*, our weight loss physicians can prescribe FDA approved weight loss medications including the new and traditional diet pills when appropriate in addition to a low calorie diet and increased physical activity!
Contrave (Bupropion and Naltrexone) - Brand new weight loss medication
The latest weight loss drug FDA approved in December of 2014, Saxenda
Lorcaserin (Belviq) - New weight loss medication FDA approved in June of 2012.
Xenical and others
Due to popular demand, acceptance is limited in our insurance physician weight loss program at this time on a first come, first serve basis in our Philadelphia, New York City or Wayne PA weight loss locations.
W8MD offers clinically proven 800-1200 Calorie VLCD(Very Low Calorie Diets) and Low Calorie Diet plans under careful medical supervision.
Philadelphia weight loss success story *
Weight loss program reviews *
- "Dr. Tumpati takes his time with you to explain everything, very thorough" - Carolann Z.*
- I would most definitely recommend to go to here. They are very nice helpful and know what they are doing and talking about, I can see that the doctor has experience for sure. A verified patient on ZocDoc *
- Dr. Tumpati makes each person feel special. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is serious about not only losing weight but improving their overall health , gaining knowledge about their bodies and nutrition and developing a healthier lifestyle. 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 - Patricia *
- 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. - Thomas *
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. - A patient on Patient Fusion. Read more...
Weight Loss Testimonials *FANTASTIC program! Truly a life changer! The first several months I lost on average 3 pounds a week. I have now lost 87 pounds in 10 months and I'm still losing! I can say it feels almost effortless, for with the elimination of most carbs plus the medication I have ZERO cravings and minimal hunger.My cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar have all returned to normal having previously been considerably elevated. I look and feel twenty years younger (I am 57.) Staff is friendly and supportive, and the science works.I did not think that I would be able to achieve such results, and certainly not in less than a year. I am amazed at my success, and I could not have done it without Dr. Tumpati and W8MD. D. M. *
I’ve been going to Dr. Tumpati at the King of Prussia location for about 9 months and have lost over 100 pounds*. I was at a point where my weight was affecting my life and health, ignoring it was no longer an option. I wanted to lose weight safely, but effectively, yet most people said it was impossible. It was time to hire a professional.
Dr. Tumpati and staff have been great explaining every step of the process and making sure I stay on track. The accountability and constant encouragement have been key parts of my success, as well as the knowledge that I was following a plan that would work and had actual medical science to back it. I am not finished losing yet, but as compared to 9 months ago, I know I’m already healthier, now’s its just finishing the journey. This path isn’t easy but if you’ve had enough of your weight being an impact on your health and life, considering getting help like Dr. Tumpati and his staff. It will make it easier.
Dawn V. *
* Individual results may vary. See Disclaimer
I have tried every diet available. Some were successful at first, but then they all failed. I was severely over weight, which was dangerous to my health. I met doctor Tumpati by chance. When he told me he was a diet doctor I told him I would be visiting him soon. The doctor is very kind, and patient. He takes blood pressure and body measurements every visit besides your weight.There are some medications involved but the doctor is flexible and helpful if changes are needed or a medication needs to be discontinued or changed.So far I have lost 42 pounds* with 18 to go before my youngest daughter's 21st birthday trip to Hawaii. Doctor Tumpati is very encouraging and kind. Laura is very helpful, she is there to work with you so you succeed. She can be reached by phone for appointment changes or if you run out of food. The doctor and staff become your friends.I highly recommend W8MD. - Lennie C on Google Reviews *
Dr. Tumpati makes each person feel special. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is serious about not only losing weight but improving their overall health , gaining knowledge about their bodies and nutrition and developing a healthier lifestyle. - Patricia, verified weight loss patient on Patient Fusion *
I wanted to share my daughters transformation. I found the Weight Loss Center in August and met with Dr. Tumpati his program has been a huge success for my daughter and I. My daughter has lost 58 pounds and I am down 25 pounds, this has been the easiest weight loss we have tried.My daughter is a high school senior and is very bright and preparing for college, I wanted to help her feel better about herself and excited about her senior year and prepare to go to college, this weight loss has transformed her, she is excited to get dressed and go to school, she has joined lots of different clubs, she is planning on going to the prom.
Dr. Tumpati, I can't thank you enough for helping transformer my daughter into a much happier young lady and she looks amazing and also thanks for helping me lose 25 pounds* I feel great.The staff is so helpful, always easy to contact or reschedule appointments, just makes the process so much easier when you work with such helpful staff.Thank you for helping us achieve our weight loss goals and making the process so easy.A Very Happy Mom and Client Lisa on Google Reviews *
My appt with Dr Tumpati was great he asked me questions about the problems that I've been having and after I answered him we discussed it. He was very professional but very down to earth as well. I will definitely be seeing him in the future. And his secretery/nurse Laura has been excellent as well there was a problem getting a medication filled it had to be pre-authorized and she made many phone calls to make sure that I was able to get the medication filled!!! So my overall experience at this office was excellent!!!! - David T.*Talk about a doctor who cares about his clients.talk about a environment that you can feel comfortable yet professional at the same time.Talk about a doctor who is down to earth and brilliant. You would be talking about Dr.Prab R. Tumpati. Staff is nice and location is easy.I highly recommend - Jeffrey C*Dr. Tumpati and staff were very courteous. The doctor took time to explain my condition, the methods to treat it, and his recommendation for treatment in my particular case. I was not rushed in and out in 5 minutes as with many other doctors. I would recommend Dr. Tumpati to others - Verified patient.*Patricia's Amazing weight loss* journey - 165 units of Insulin a day to zero units of Insulin in 4 months*.
Patricia has type 2 diabetes taking 165 units of insulin a day before starting the W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America's non-surgical weight loss program.
After losing about 50 lbs, she came off insulin completely to the complete disbelief even by her own endocrinology doctor.*
What causes type 2 diabetes?
The root cause of type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance! As insulin resistance means the body has to fight harder and produce more insulin, and since insulin is a very anabolic hormone, this explains weight gain even in those that do not have diabetes.
Can I be insulin resistant even though I do not have diabetes?
It is estimated that up to 71 percent of the population in the United States has some degree of insulin resistance although only 11 percent have full blown diabetes. In fact, diabetes takes up to 20 years to present and most people just have compensatory stage or prediabetes. If you have excess belly or upper body weight, you may be insulin resistant!
Can insulin resistance explain why I gain weight in the tummy?
Yes. This insulin resistance leads to compensatory increase in the anabolic hormone called insulin leading to a lot of weight gain in the belly and upper part of the body.
Why do I crave certain foods?
Insulin resistance also leads to cravings for starchy food leading weight gain!
How can W8MD help?
Let W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America help you lose weight* using proven measures including very low calorie diets, appetite suppression including the new weight loss medications when appropriate such as Belviq, Qsymia, Phentermine etc. under the supervision of a W8MD weight loss physician! Learn more and see our disclaimers on our website atwww.w8md.com
As one of the very weight loss programs to accept health insurance for weight loss visits, you have nothing to lose but your excess weight! Check out Patricia's video weight loss testimonial on our You Tube weight loss channel.
Weight loss success stories with W8MD*
Where is the rest of you - Carl's weight loss journey of losing 100 lbs* with W8MD!
People were stopping Carl and asking him this question after he lost a significant portion of his weight with W8MD(pronounced weight MD).
Having lost about 75 lbs. in 3 months, he averaged about 25 lbs of weight loss per month, although this is not typical*. Although individual results may vary, this is as fast or faster than what is seen in most Bariatric surgery patients but without surgery. Watch this amazing and inspiring weight loss success story of Carl titled "where is the rest of you!"*
The best news is - his insurance covered his weight loss visits with W8MD. Watch his experience on youtube!
Update on Carl - since the interview on youtube, managed to lose another 25 lbs taking the total weight loss to about 100 lbs and feels great!
Before weight loss pictures
After losing 100 lbs*
W8MD weight loss success stories*
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 snooring 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 protien and a green vegetable.
In 12 weeks I have lost 26 pounds and am moving more freely and feeling better every day. I have a way to go but I know what I have to do to continue to successfully loose weight.
Dr. Tumpati is very knowledgeable on weight management and proper nutrition. He is willing to spend time explaining why and how different foods effect our weight gain and loss. I appreciate understanding the effects of what I have been eating and why it is necessary to make changes to improve my health.
Donna (63 year old female) 10/24/12 *
More reviews on third party websitesDr. Tumpati is an excellent doctor. He diagnosed and has treated my sleep apnea and the we began on a weight loss regime. He is knowledgeable in areas of nutrition and has been enabling me to lose when I had not been able to do so. I recommend him highly. Zocdco patientDr. 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. - Zocdoc patient *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.- Thomas C.*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.- A patient*
Excellent doctor, very thorough, knowledgeable, and caring. I've been fighting obesity for years with little or no result, and now my waistline is melting, and I feel great! I highly recommend Dr. Tumpati to everyone who wants a chance to a new life. - verified patient.*
Extremely thorough, you will never feel rushed or neglected while talking with Dr. Tumpati. He takes the time to talk to you about everything.- verified patient*
Hello my name is Elizabeth W. I am writing today to tell you about my experience with W8MD Weightloss Center.
I had been gaining weight for years and couldn’t figure out why this was happening because I have always been a small and petite woman. I was also tired all the time and had severely dry skin. I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in 1999. I was put on meds to control this disease and probably will be on it the rest of my life.
By the time I was diagnosed, the weight had already gotten out of control and the food choices I made didn’t help either. Every time I went to the doctor he would ask me did I have any concerns and my concerns were always my weight and how tired I was. I guess after hearing me complain so much he decided I needed a sleep study done to determine if this was the reason for the weight gain and fatigue all the time.
I had the sleep study done at Poly Tech Sleep Services and it was determined that I didn’t have sleep apnea. I was pleased that I didn’t have sleep apnea but I was still concerned about my weight. Once I met with Dr. Prab Tumpati about the sleep study he explained to me that I might have insulin resistance and would I like to try a weight loss program that would not only help me lose weight but also help me to lower my cholesterol and to help prevent other medical issues in the future.
I agreed and started the weight loss program. I was nervous at first because every diet I have tried in the past I failed at it. This time I was determined to lose weight and hopefully keep it off. I was able to stick to the diet. I would drink shakes four times a day have a bar with lunch and a meat and veggie for dinner and drank plenty of water. I did this faithfully for 12 weeks and the weight just started falling off. I couldn’t believe it myself. People started to notice. My clothes were getting too big. I was so delighted I didn’t know what to do with myself. I weighed in once a week and met with the doctor once a month.
I lost in total 30 Lbs so far. None of the scales I weighed in on werethe same so I only went by the one I have at home and it was always a few pounds less than when I weighed in at the office. Of course I go by my scale at home, and it tells me I lost 30 POUNDS can you believe it! 30 POUNDS!
I am still a work in progress but I must say I feel good. I still have 20 more pounds to go before I reach my goal and I am trying it on my own without the shakes and bars. I have confidence that I can do it I want to thank Ms. Laura and Dr. Tumpati for all your help. I now make better food choices I have more energy and more self esteem because of W8MD Medical Weight Loss Center.
I am a 51 year old male with a little bit of a tummy and overweight by about 30 pounds. I was taking about 5 medications and all my doctors including my cardiologist at Temple University Hospital were after me to lose weight for the past few years. However, none of my doctors were able to spesifically guide me in losing weight other than tell me to "lose weight". Having tried many things on my own, I decided to seek help from Dr. Tumpati in the North East Philadelphia Office.
Dr. Tumpati spent a lot of time explaining the metabolic risks associated with the belly fat and put me on a weight loss program with about 1000 calories a day. Having lost about 20 pounds and still going good, I went to see my cardiologist for follow up. I was pleasantly surprised to see my blood work that showed my cholesterol and other tests were in the ideal range and I was taken off of all 5 medications.
Personally, I never felt better. Having realized the benefits of losing the weight, I am still continuing the program as I like to lose another 10 pounds. Best of all, Dr. Tumpati accepts my insurance for the visits so that I do not have to pay out of pocket. His staff are very friendly and treat me like family. I recommend Dr. Tumpati without any reservations for anybody that not only wants to lose weight but also learn about healthy life style!
My name is Harry, and a little history up front might explain my enthusiasm. I am 63 years of age and still working in a physical capacity as a maintenance mech/tech, and my joints are noticeably pain free and I’m feeling more agile. Another plus is my sleep partner has commented I’m snoring less.
I’m currently a W8MD Client for 12 weeks and have lost 27.5 pounds. In that time frame, I’ve managed to surpass my goal weight and am now embarking on losing an additional 20 pounds for purely selfish reasons. I’m feeling and looking good, and casual acquaintances are also commenting which is encouraging.
I feel with the continued guidance of Dr. Tumpati and assistant Laura, I fully expect to attain my goal. I have impending abdominal surgery to schedule which was my determining factor to lose the weight. I figure post-op rehab will be tolerable. I also recognize the opportunity presented to get myself back in shape and I’ll not waste it.
So what do you have to lose?........ Besides the weight?......... Good Luck. Harry Q. 7/17/12 *
Individual results may vary. No expressed or implied warranties!
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Call 800-986-3007 (800-W8MD-007) to learn more about W8MD weight loss program!