Weight Loss Program in Massachusetts Covered by Insurance

Weight Loss Programs at New Horizon Weight Loss in Norwood, MA are covered by medical insurance including Medicare. Patients meet weekly with a multi-disciplined team that focuses on each patient’s customized weight loss plan. Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers and Personal Trainers all spend time individually with each patient at their weekly visit.
Now that obesity is declared a disease by the medical community, New Horizon Weight Loss in Norwood has emerged as the ...

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Holiday Calorie Watch

The holidays are a time for us to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Most of the time our gatherings involve lots of well intended food, really tasty food! All of the special holiday items that are prepared or made available in restaurants seem to be more available to us at this time of year. Sometimes we feel as though we are grazing all day over the abundance of goodies we find around us.
Every scrumptious ...

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APPROVED DRUGS FOR SHORT TERM TREATMENT OF OBESITY

Four agents are available in the US for short term (12 weeks) treatment of obesity. They are diethylpropion, phendimetrazine, benzphetamine and phentermine. Any of these drugs may be used as an adjunct in a regimen of weight reduction based on caloric restriction in patients with an initial BMI of 30 kg/m2 or higher who have not responded to appropriate weight-reducing regimen.
The FDA has issued a consumer alert about over-the-counter weight-loss pills that contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients. ...

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Starting a Weight Loss Program before the Holidays

Many people comment that they will get started with their weight loss program after the holidays. The wiser person knows that getting started before the holidays and picking up some strategies on how to navigate the festivities, will enable them to be ahead of the game come January. Comprehensive weight loss programs do not promote avoiding the festivities but rather promote mindfulness about food and beverages.
At New Horizon, we specifically work with patients on finding the discipline ...

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Doctors to get Aggressive with Weight Loss

This year the American Medical Association (AMA) labeled obesity a disease and chances are good that your doctor will have the talk with you at your next visit. This time he/she may be a little more aggressive with their approach as the medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting obesity.
As a minimum, your doctor should calculate your body mass index (BMI), do a waist measurement, tell you if you fall in the overweight or obese category and ...

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Obesity as a Chronic Disease State

2013 will be noted as the year that the American Medical Association (AMA) officially recognized obesity as a chronic disease state. As with any disease, options for medical care are available to help individuals manage their weight challenges and achieve a better health outcome.
The American Society of Bariatric Physicians “Obesity Algorithm” was also published this year and promotes a balanced approach to the weight loss effort of individuals. A multi-disciplinary approach addressing diet, physical activity, counseling and ...

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Weight Loss Covered by Insurance

New Horizon Medical Weight Loss: Medical Weight Loss services are covered by most major medical insurance carriers and Medicare. Cash payments are also accepted. Call New Horizon to learn about coverage and what kind of a weight loss program may be most suitable for you. 781-269-5400

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Doctors to get Tough on Weight Loss

Now that the AMA has labeled obesity as a disease, new guidelines are provided to doctors on their obligation to help patients lose weight. The next time you see your doctor, expect that your weight will be addressed. The medical profession is urging physicians to be more aggressive about helping patients lose weight.
The guidelines are straight forward and advise doctors to do the following:
1) Take height, weight and waist measurements, calculate BMI and tell the patient if ...

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Weight Loss in Pounds or Percentages.

Weight Loss in pounds or percentages?

We often hear how many pounds a person has lost, but what is the relevance?  If an obese patient weighs 250 lbs and loses 25 lbs, and a 400 lb obese patient loses 25 lbs, who has made more progress?  Keeping track of weight loss in pounds does not mean the same thing to everyone.  A more comparative way to talk with a friend about weight loss progress is to refer to a percentage of ...

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