Frequently Asked Questions​

Obesity is a complex medical illness requiring medical management and routine follow-ups just like any other disease or illness.

Certification as an ABOM diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice of obesity medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved competency in obesity care.

Visits, labs, and medications are billed to insurance. You will be responsible for any copay, or deductible just as you would for any specialist visit.
Meal replacements are purchased out of pocket, but they are not a requirement of the program.
Coaching sessions are usually free if covered by your insurance.

$150 for the initial visit and $90 for follow-ups. This excludes any blood work or procedure.

Our initial visits are usually in-person and most follow-ups are virtual. But we will work with you to accommodate your needs and preferences.

No, we treat patients with and without Diabetes.

Yes, you have to have established care with a PCP. Most PCP’s will send a referral as long as the patient has been seen within 12 months.

We will find a way to prescribe the medication that best fits you. You might qualify for some of these medications under different indications or she will use a combination of generic prescription drugs depending on your needs.

Medicare and most commercial insurances cover our coaching sessions and consider them as preventative services. A copay is usually not applied to them.

No. Your initial visit is for us to get to know you and gather all the information needed to create your individualized weight loss plan. Medications are usually prescribed during your second visit. As part of her assessment, Dr S will review the following Blood test results: Comprehensive Metabolic Profile, B12 and Vitamin D, 25-OH, Hemoglobin A1C, CBC w/Diff, Thyroid Profile (TSH, free T4), fasting Lipid Profile Insulin with glucose Level. Sending us your recent lab results will prevent any delay in this process. We will order the missing labs at your first appointment if needed.

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