Some patients come to us because they want to learn healthy eating habits and lose weight while under the supervision of a doctor.
Others come to us because they have health issues, which they know will improve or resolve with weight loss or they have been recommended by their physician.
We are currently only seeing patients who live in the state of Pennsylvania.
If you live in PA, but don't live close to our office we do offer telemedicine programs. This is dependent on your insurance and what your insurance provider allows for telemedicine services.
Some of the services that you receive here will be covered by your insurance when you are enrolled in the Comprehensive Medical Weight Loss Program.
Insurance benefits will be assessed prior to your initial visit. Insurance may also pay for some of the FDA approved weight loss medications. We will work with your insurance company to find the medication which is best for you when appropriate.
Unfortunately, some insurance companies do not recognize Obesity as a disease and therefore with these insurance companies cover very little. We will discuss all of the services which are covered by insurance. We are happy to provide an itemized bill of the other costs to file with your health savings account if applicable.
We are currently credentialed with the following commercial insurances:
Unfortunately, at this time we are not credentialed with any Medicaid Programs. If you have a Medicaid insurance you can subscribe to receive any educational material we release and can stay informed of some of the classes/programs we will be doing that you could participate. We also have cash prices for some of the providers who could see you, such as the Dietitian, Personal Trainer or Behavioral Therapist.
Payment for any services not covered with insurance will be accepted in the form of cash, credit or debit at the time of your visit.
Body Contouring with Infared Light THerapy - Unfortunately insurance does not cover cosmetic services. We do have finacing options available to help.
Services - There are some services that insurance does not cover. Specific medical diagnoses allow for a certain number of visits with a specialized provider. If your need exceeds that of what your insurance covers you would be responsible for the remaining balance. Insurance does not pay for personal training.
Medications - Some of the FDA medications are covered by insurance companies, most are not. Some generic medications can be used off-label in the same manner as the FDA approved medications to achieve similar results.
Meal Replacements - Meal replacements, shakes and bars are not covered by insurance. Prices are comparable to other commercial products. Some FSAs and HSAs will cover meal replacements. We will work with you to get as much coverage as you can.
There are no long-term contracts required for the Comprehensive Medical Weight Loss Program. You only pay for the services you receive. You are under no obligation to continue with the program after your initial consultation visit, however you must finish all of your assessment visits to be in the program. You are also required to visit with each discipline at least quarterly to ensure you are moving on the correct path.
Medication Only Program - fees must be paid up front. There is no reimbursement for no-show visits missed, however you are not commited to continue the program at anytime. You can reschedule your visits but they must be completed within the first 7 months of a package purchased. If you decide to convert to the Comprehensive Medical Weight Loss Program, fees already paid will go towards any copayments/coinsurance/deductibles you may have for the physican over the remainin months of your purchase. All other fees are retained by the company.
Contouring - fees must be paid up front. There is not reimbursement for no-show visits however your visits can be rescheduled.
Complete and submit your required new patient forms (Allow yourself about 1 hour to complete)
Bring a list of your medications including all supplements (or just bring them in)
Bring records of your last 2 years’ worth of laboratory tests and EKGs, with the most recent being within the last 6 months
Complete Nutritional assessment with our Registered Dietitian
Comprehensive Physical Exam by our board-certified Bariatrician
Behavioral Health assessment with one of our Behavioral Health Specialist
Physical Activity assessment by our Exercise Kinesiologist
Our team will come together and discuss your initial assessments and make a program that is individualized for your best results.
Once you have completed any remaining intake blood work you will come back and get started. You will discuss your plan and get set up with our app. Once we have determined you are committed, you will get an appt to get your scale for further tracking!
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Bariatric Medicine Institute
8 E MILL ROAD, FLOURTOWN, PA 19031
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