Common First Visit Questions
How Will I Know What to Eat?
Dr. Lipman designed all of the food choices in colorful, pocket-sized meal menus – one for each meal and one for snacks. They show you numerous choices, portions, and preparations. Other cards provide brand and product suggestions to make choosing foods even easier.
This is a plan for the whole family, including spouses, children (as young as 6 years old) and teens. If other members of your family need to lose weight, you are encouraged to bring them in with you on the second visit. This free family consultation will include taking an eating history, discovering their diet secrets, and providing a food plan tailored to their individual needs.
Will I Be Given Prescription Weight Loss Medications?
This depends upon your individual medical history, how many pounds you need to lose, and if you are taking other medications that might interact or interfere with prescription weight loss medication. Read more about the weight loss medications that may help you.
Will Insurance Cover My Visit?
Most insurance does not pay for weight loss plans. Therefore, we do not accept or bill your insurance. We will supply you with a receipt that contains a diagnosis code in order to help you submit a reimbursement claim to your insurance. We can also give you a prescription to go to a laboratory and have them draw the blood and bill your insurance directly. If you have had an EKG or blood tests including a CBC, blood chemistry profile, or any of the blood tests mentioned above within the past 3 months, bring them with you and you will receive a credit. Ask about these services when making an appointment.