Does my insurance cover any part of the program's cost?
Many of our locations are now accepting insurance and offer in-network providers with major carriers. Because our program is physician-supervised and evidence based, certain services provided - such as the Initial Consultation, Office Visit, and Preventive Medical Counseling - may be covered by a patient’s insurance plan.
Please check with your insurance provider to determine whether your treatment is eligible for reimbursement. Many of our locations welcome HSA and FSA accounts.
How much does the program cost?
Program fees can vary for each individual. For specific pricing, call 1-877-MED-LOSS or find a Medi-Weightloss® location in your area by clicking here.
Do I have to be overweight to participate? What if I only need to lose 10-15 pounds?
Whether you need to lose 10 or 110 pounds, Medi-Weightloss® can help you reach your weight loss goals. Our medical team will develop a customized program that will help you lose weight and transition into a healthier lifestyle.
Will I be hungry on this program?
Many patients report reduced hunger and increased energy.
Is the Medi-Weightloss® Program tax deductible?
We recommend you speak with your tax accountant to determine whether our program can be deducted from your taxes.
I am on a variety of medications; can I still participate in the program?
We have found that very few medications negatively interact with the Medi-Weightloss® Program. When you come in for your consultation, the practitioner will thoroughly review your medical history and discuss it with you.
I have diabetes; can I be on the program?
Yes. Our Medi-Weightloss® Program is physician-supervised. Patients suffering from medical conditions, including diabetes, can be treated with your doctor's permission. Our program can help you control your medical condition so that you can lead a healthier life.
How often do I have to visit?
It differs. During Acute Weight Loss and Short-Term Maintenance, you will visit on a weekly basis. Once you have reached your weight loss goal and transitioned into Wellness, you will visit on a monthly basis.
What is obesity?
Obesity is the fastest-growing health problem in America, and is the second leading cause of preventable death. One-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese. The World Health Organization has described obesity as an epidemic that is on the rise and "one of the greatest neglected health problems of our time."
What kind of doctors work for Medi-Weightloss®?
Our physicians are trained in Bariatric Medicine, General Medicine, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. All of our physicians are members of the American Board of Bariatric Physicians.
I recently had my physical, EKG, and blood work done. Do I need to repeat the exams?
Recent physicals or tests conducted by your Primary Care Physician are acceptable. For us to retrieve this information, you will be required to sign a release form during your Initial Consultation.
What type of food do I eat while on the program?
Our program is not based on prepackaged foods. Our diet consists of real food that you can purchase at your grocery store supplemented by our Signature Products. We educate you on appropriate food choices and portion sizes because this is not a quick fix. This is a lifestyle change. Patients looking to cook less and simplify meal planning will love Medi-Weightloss Signature Menus®, which takes the guesswork out of weight loss by incorporating more Signature Products in to the daily menu.
Do I have to sign a contract or pay in advance?
No. Patients of Medi-Weightloss® are not required to sign a contract or pay in advance. Some locations offer money-saving value and loyalty plan options that do require advance payment.
Can I participate in this program without the guidance of a Medi-Weightloss® medical professional?
Trying to lose weight on your own can be challenging. Many individuals find they need guidance and direction on their weight loss journey. Research has demonstrated that personal counseling can help people lose weight and keep it off †. Patients are successful on the Medi-Weightloss® Program because every patient is treated, motivated, and supported by our trained medical professionals.
truly believe this program will work for my entire life. It has changed the way I eat and made me addicted to exercising!
I went from a size 22 to a size 6! I now love to go shopping and even do some modeling on the side.