Alarming Statistics Of Obesity
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- Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are overweight (and not obese): 33.3% (2009-2010)
- Percent of adolescents age 12-19 years who are obese: 18.4% (2009-2010)
- Percent of children age 6-11 years who are obese: 18.0% (2009-2010)
- Percent of children age 2-5 years who are obese: 12.1% (2009-2010)
- In 2008, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
Physicians Are Key
According to research, 94% of the physicians get little to no education in Nutrition. Lack of proper bariatric medicine training for healthcare providers contributes to our health care system’s inability to help their patients lose weight successfully. As well trained and experienced bariatric/obesity medicine physicians, W8MD’s are uniquely qualified to treat obesity and the associated condition
Lack of Physician Education
Affordable Care Act And Obesity
Did you know that the 2010 Affordable Care Act mandates insurance coverage for screening and treatment for all adults for obesity? If you are physician interested in helping your patients lose weight using insurance or cash only model, you may want to consider joining W8MD network of physicians.
Developed by two Obesity Medicine Physicians with a combined 25 years of practice experience, W8MD Physician Licencing program will provide the tools, materials, training, support, billing codes, and a structured program to help you get started in adding the W8MD Obesity Medicine Program at your facility. We believe that Obesity is a medical condition that is best managed by a physician well versed with the complex causes for weight gain. W8MD program will make it easy for any physician to start helping their obese patients lose weight safely and effectively under your supervision. See the following presentation of how W8MD program can help your practice.
- STAFF AND PROVIDER TRAINING
- BILLING CODES AND GUIDANCE
- PRACTICE SUPPORT
- MULTIMEDIA MARKETING
- DISPLAY MATERIALS
- BRANDED MEAL REPLACEMENT PLANS
- FDA APPROVED MEDICATIONS
- 24/7 SUPPORT
- WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT
- SOCIAL MEDIA INTEGRATION
- ADVERTISING TEMPATES
- POTENTIAL REFERRALS VIA OUR WEBSITE