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Blue Cross Blue Shield Weight Loss

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, all insurances are obligated to provide screening and coverage for obesity treatment for eligible individuals.

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Weight Loss Coverage

Being overweight or obese is something majority of Americans deal with on a daily basis. Although most may over simplify this and blame themselves for overeating or under exercising, it is not as simple as “eat less, exercise more” philosophy that they have been advocating while obesity rates kept rising.

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Weight loss success stories

Alarming obesity statistics

About 39% of all US adults are clinically obese, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or over and taking in to consideration those that are overweight with a BMI of 25 to 29.9, this number raises to about 70% of all adults.

So, in this article, we will examine private insurance coverage, in particular blue cross blue shield plans for obesity screening and treatment with non-surgical interventions.

Although traditionally, insurances denied coverage for obesity, things have changed since the passage of Affordable Care Act in 2010 which mandated preventive services coverage and defined obesity as a preventable illness thus paving the way for at least obesity medicine physician visits and counseling. However, medication coverage still depends on employers who have to opt in for an additional obesity coverage.

Here are some of the frequently asked questions as it relates to BCBS insurance coverage for W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program.

Is obesity covered by blue cross blue shield insurance?

Most BCBS plans cover screening and counseling for obesity and related conditions

Does Keystone Health Plan East cover weight loss doctor visits?

Yes, and we are in network in our greater Philadelphia offices with Key Stone Health Plan East.

Does W8MD weight loss program participate in most BCBS insurance plans?

Most W8MD locations are in network with most plans although we might be out of network with a few select plans. Please call the individual W8MD location closest to you find out if we participate in your specific insurance plan.

  • Does BCBS cover obesity treatment?

Yes. All insurances are required to provide preventive services coverage for screening and treatment when required.

  • My primary care doctor cannot help me lose weight. What should I do?

Unfortunately, most health care providers, including primary physicians, are not well educated in treating obesity. Call the nearest W8MD location that has physicians that are specially trained and experienced in managing obesity.

  • BCBS participating weight loss programs

W8MD is in network with most BCBS plans in the states we operate.

  • Is W8MD’s physician weight loss program participate in Blue Cross Blue Shield?

Yes. Call the nearest W8MD location to learn more.

  • Does Blue Cross Blue Shield cover weight loss doctor visits?

Yes. See above on Affordable Care Act mandating preventive services coverage including obesity.

  • Does BCBS cover any tests associated with weight loss program?

Usually yes.

  • Does BCBS cover weight loss counseling?


  • How about weight loss medications?

Depends on your employer.

  • What additional costs might apply?
  • W8MD’s biweekly program cost of $50.00 covers up to two diet medications if dispensed in office.

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. Since its inception in 2011, W8MD has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.

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Losing weight in Brooklyn, NY

Overweight in Brooklyn, NY?

Or Obese in New York City?

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W8MD’s dream team

Are you tired of being overweight or obese in Brooklyn or other parts of New York City?

The Big Apple has it’s share of the obese and overweight population just as the nation fights an epidemic of obesity, and diabetes some dub ”diabesity”. Established in 2011 to help address this issue, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss, sleep and medical aesthetic programs have helped thousands of New Yorkers not only lose weight* but also to maintain.

W8MD’s Insurance Physician weight loss Program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach that addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. The Center’s team of practitioners are among the most qualified, dedicated and hospitable professionals in the industry. Learn More…

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W8MD moved to a new location in Brooklyn

W8MD weight loss, sleep and medspa center in New York City moved as of October 1st, 2018 to our new state of the art location at 2632 E 21st Street Brooklyn New York 11235.

The previous location at 2003 Bath Avenue Brooklyn is no longer open. The phone number remains the same at 718-946-5500 and the hours of operation remain the same.

Here are some of the pictures for the new W8MD’s state of the art weight loss, sleep and medspa location in Brooklyn, NY


2632 E 21st St Ste L2 Brooklyn NY 11235. Phone 718 946 5500

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Secret of Losing weight fast NYC

What percentage of adults in NYC are overweight or obese?

Over 50%, (55%) to be accurate, are considered to be obese or overweight in the city of New York.

So, what can be done to lose weight fast in NYC?

If you are trying to lose some weight fast in NYC and have health insurance, you may want to consider the unique W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program in New York City.

Secret of losing weight fast NYC

Questions to ask before choosing a weight loss program in NYC

  • What does the weight loss program in NYC work?
  • Does the program in NYC offer weight loss counseling?
  • Do I have to follow a specific meal plan, use weight loss meal supplements or keep food records?
  • If the program requires special foods, can I make changes based on my likes, dislikes, and food allergies (if any)?
  • Will the weight loss program in New York help me be more physically active, or provide exercise guidelines?
  • Will the weight loss program in NYC work with my lifestyle and cultural needs?

Weight loss program in NYC questions to ask

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  • Does the program provide ways to deal with such issues as social or holiday eating, changes to work schedules, lack of motivation, and injury or illness?
  • Does the program include a plan to help me keep the weight off once I’ve lost weight?
  • What are the weight loss doctors credentials?
  • Do the people involved in the program get to talk with a weight loss doctor?
  • Will the program’s doctor or staff work with my health care provider if needed?
  • Is there ongoing input and follow-up from a health care provider to ensure my safety while I take part in the program?

Cost of weight loss program NYC
How much does the weight loss program in New York city cost?
Does the weight loss program accept my insurance for physician weight loss visits?

Diet pills and weight loss in NYC

What about diet pills work best to suppress hunger and burn fat?
What weight loss results do people in the program typically have?

The biweekly weight loss program cost $50.00 covers up to two diet pills if dispensed in office or provide up to 21 meal replacement supplements included in the biweekly program cost!

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W8MD(pronounced weightMD), is a physician supervised medical weight loss and sleep wellness program in NYC.

W8MD medical weight loss program in New York is one of the very few weight loss programs in New York to accept most health insurances for weight loss visits using evidence based non-surgical weight loss for fast weight loss results in NYC.

W8MD attracts patients in all 5 boroughs of New York City trying to lose weight including Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Bronx and Long Island. We also get many patients from nearby states including New Jersey, Connecticut etc that are looking for help losing weight.

Learn about our weight loss physicians and weight loss locations.

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Weight loss success stories

About our medical director and weight loss doctor in NYC – Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, MD. sleep, and obesity medicine, founder of W8MD medical weight loss centers.

Learn about the 12 ways to lose weight fast in NYC!

At W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America’s NYC weight loss center, our focus is “You” the patient, and we will not just tell you to “lose weight” or hand out a “diet sheet” like most physicians.

We understand the complex factors contributing to your weight gain, including but not limited to, metabolic factors such as insulin resistance, hormonal factors such as thyroid and other hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, food addiction, medications, genetic factors, sleep disorders etc. to name a few.

Our physicians will obtain detailed history including diet history, medical history, sleep history, medications, family history, perform a detailed physical examination, obtain relevant lab work, and devise a plan that is right for your needs and goals according to Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, MD founder of W8MD medical weight loss centers of America.

Region’s only insurance weight loss center NYC

Unlike the many “Cash Only” weight loss clinics, most W8MD centers work with health insurances so you can start losing weight safely, effectively in New York City and your insurance will most likely cover the cost of these essential physician visits.

If you do an appetite suppressant or diet pills, there may be cost of $50.00 biweekly!

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most insurances, including Medicare, do offer coverage for Obesity Medicine Physician visits.

Call 1-800-W8MD-007 to learn more about our services, locations or to make an appointment with a W8MD! What do you have to lose besides your unwanted pounds?

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List of insurances accepted for losing weight in New York City

Did you know the 2010 Affordable Care Act mandates insurance coverage for weight loss by all insurances for eligible patients?

Here is a partial list of insurances W8MD’s NYC medical weight loss centers unique insurance physician weight loss program in Brooklyn, New York accepts.

Reviews of weight loss program NYC

W8MD weight loss program reviews on Yelp:

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.

Since this is a unique medical weight loss program that addresses the true causes of weight gain, focuses on evidence based medicine for fast weight loss results, and not an average weight loss clinic, we do get patients from far and near including from other states!  

Call 718-946-5500 or 1-800-W8MD-007 to learn more.

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