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Having treated more than 35,000 people with weight problems in his Miami, Florida office over the past 35 years, Dr. Lipman realizes that every dieter has different reasons for his/her weight gain and needs a personalized weight loss plan to lose and then maintain their weight loss. This includes different food changes, eating plans and medications, when needed.

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A. The personalized weight loss plan is first accomplished by reviewing your past and present medical/medication history and obtaining current laboratory testing to determine if there are any metabolic problems or medications causing or contributing to your weight.

B. After determining any metabolic causes for your weight gain, you and Dr. Lipman discover together the 3 most important causes of your weight gain from a food diary provided you provide.

C. You and Dr. Lipman construct a personalized food plan based on what you like to eat without excluding any food group. Usually the food plan is low in high glycemic index carbs (bread, rice, pasta, potatoes) and high in lean proteins. You can chose one of the three diet systems based on your likes and dislikes.

Some new patients can make a few key changes in their food or beverage intake and lose all the weight they need, while others may require the assistance of weight loss medications.

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Dr. Lipman offers 3 different weight loss food plans including the Miami Diet Plan, his New 800 Calorie HCG Diet and his 2 Day a Week Diet. He has published 4 eBooks on these diet plans. Each dieter can chose the plan that he likes best. None of the diets have special recipes, preparations, shopping or counting calories, points, carbs or anything else. All plans use unique and interactive illustrated food menus which show choices, portions and preparations with colored images.

A. Miami Diet Plan: The focus on this plan is to reduce hunger and cravings at all costs. This involves high lean protein at each meal and at each snack along with reduced high glycemic index foods (rice, pasta, potatoes). All choices are presented on the colored food menus – the best brands are also illustrated on pocket size cards.

Miami Diet Plan Info

B. 800 Calorie HCG Diet: Dr. Lipman has totally revised the original HCG plan of Dr. Simeons’ 1954 500 calorie a day diet with up to date food choices. He has increased the calories to a safer 800 calories per day. Adding breakfast and lots of great snacks, this diet plan has been very popular and effective. He uses the most potent prescription strength HCG preparations either by injection, sublingual drops or sublingual pellets.

800 Calorie HCG Diet Info

C. The 2 Day a Week Diet: Based on a new concept of only dieting two days a week, this diet is ideal for some patients who travel a lot, have serious medical problems and have less than 20 lbs to lose. It results in a 2 lb per week weight loss.

2 Day a Week Diet Info


Some dieters can lose and keep their weight off by following one of Dr. Lipman’s three weight loss plans – others need the help of FDA approved medications. Dr. Lipman uses many different weight loss medications depending upon the need and requirement of the dieter.

Over the past 35 years, he has treated tens of thousands of patients with the older FDA approved appetite suppressors such as Adipex, Fastin, phentermine, phendimetrazine, Tenuate and diethyproprion. For the past two years, he has treated hundreds of overweight people with the two new recently FDA approved weight loss drugs Qsymia and Belviq. Dr. Lipman is excited by a third new weight loss medication, Contrave which will be released in the late summer of 2014. It’s composed of two older medications – buproprion and naltrexone – that work together in the appetite center of the brain to produce fullness while reducing hunger and cravings.

When considering a weight loss medication, Dr. Lipman first reviews the weight, medical profile, medications, laboratory tests and weight goals of the dieter. He discusses with each patient the efficacy and potential side effects. Safe and effective weight loss involves selecting the right medication for the right patient.

HCG is the hormone produced by pregnant women that mobilizes the fat to feed the fetus. Like insulin, this hormone has been produced artificially and when given to overweight men and women it produces large amounts of weight loss without hunger. It has NO side effects, so it is perfect for people with heart disease, a history of strokes, etc. It also comes with a special, option-rich food plan so you can achieve optimal weight loss. Dr. Lipman’s 800 Calorie HCG diet uses HCG injections, HCG sublingual drops or HCG sublingual pellets.

800 Calorie HCG Diet Info

Dr. Lipman is a board certified internist and endocrinologist (the medical specialty of metabolism, thyroid and the glands) who has helped hundreds of people lose weight safely and healthily. By examining your medical history, eating habits, and blood tests, Dr. Lipman can develop a weight loss plan that fits your biological profile and supports a healthy lifestyle.
Absolutely! I have treated children as young as 6 years old all the way to men and women over 90 years old. It’s never too early or too late to achieve a healthy weight.
Of course! These are the people who need it most, but also NEED the greatest supervision. That’s why you need a board certified physician with a lot of experience. As an endocrinologist I treat diabetics, hypertensives and people with high cholesterol every day – both thin and overweight.
No, we do not accept insurance because most insurance plans do not pay for weight loss plans. We will supply you a receipt with a diagnosis in order to help you get reimbursed by your insurance. You may be able to obtain some of the laboratory tests through your insurance. If you have had an EKG and/or blood tests including a CBC, chem profile and/or a thyroid profile in the last 3 months, bring them with you and you will receive a credit. Ask about these services when making an appointment.