What does W8MD medical weight loss program cost?
W8MD medical weight loss centers of America offers a physician supervised, non-surgical weight loss using the latest scientific evidence. Designed by two obesity medicine physicians with a combined 20 years of practice experience, our program is tailored to individual patients as each patient is different. Evidence based Bariatric Medicine
Our physicians utilize all medically proven treatment options including meal replacement plans, anorectic medications, intensive behaviour therapy, exercise prescriptions, and adjustments in medications depending on the patient's individual situation.The costs involved in medically supervised weight loss program can be divided into the cost of the physician visits, the cost of meal replacement plan, and the cost of supplements and vitamins.
Do you accept health insurances?
The office visits might be covered under your insurance plan depending on your plan and W8MD center's policy. With a few exceptions, most W8MD centers do accept health insurance for medical weight reduction. We can assist you in determining if your insurance will covers the bariatric medicine office visits. If your insurance does covers the office visits, you will only pay your specialist co-pays. Medicare recently approved coverage for bariatric medicine physician visits in order to provide for intensive behavior therapy for weight loss within certain limitations. Many private insurance plans also provide coverage for these essential weight loss visits for qualified patients.
If your insurance does not provide coverage for these visits, you may be offered an "Uninsured discount” price starting from $90.00 for consultation and & $60.00 for follow up visits. Please note that these prices vary based on the center and you should contact the individual center for their pricing, policies or to find a list of insurances they might accept and the cost of the program.
Cost of VLCD(800 calorie) and LCD(1000-1200) calorie meal plans is as low as $8.00 USD per day for 3 meals replaced with an average meal cost of $2.70 per meal. Depending on the program, you may be allowed one meal of your own along with a fruit. This is one of the lowest meal replacement cost and lower than most other programs. And going by the feedback we get from our patients, the food is delicious!
Cheaper than grocery food
Based on our research, the average grocery food costs are approximately 15% higher than the cost of our inexpensive and nutritious meal replacement plans. And as a consumer, an added benefit may be that you do not have to spend any time preparing meals! Our meal replacement food consists of delicious food with a combination of protein bars and shakes, snacks etc. The meals are manufactured in FDA approved facilities and maintain the highest quality standards.
Supplements and Vitamins
Depending on the assessment of the physician, it may be recommended that you take daily vitamins and supplements. These supplements may be available for purchase at the center.
The minimum commitment needed in order for you to start the program and expect success toward your goals is about 8 weeks, unless otherwise indicated. We believe that this duration allows our patients to understand their nutritional needs, and lose weight in a safe and effective manner. Obesity is like any other chronic medical condition that requires on-going care. We believe that being under the active care of a bariatric medicine physician is going to not only help you lose weight but also help reduce your body’s inflammation and contribute to your long-term wellness. Our program is flexible and can be adjusted to suit your needs.