Obesity is a medical condition that affects nearly every aspect of a person’s life and can have a variety of causes. Excess weight can lead to many medical problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. Weight gain can be due to many causes including a modern sedentary lifestyle, loss of previous physical function due to age and/or joint pain, medications, hormone disturbance, depression or other mental issues. Because the causes of obesity are so varied, treatment options must also be individualized.
We accept Medicare and most other major insurances. Some insurance plans will cover obesity treatment. We recommend calling your insurance provider to discuss what services may be covered.
Meal replacement is usually not covered by insurance, however the cost is usually recovered by savings on your grocery bill.
Lab work may be covered by insurance if you have other medical conditions that are impacted by being overweight.
We do accept care credit also.
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