W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America Physician Licensing Program For Adding a Medical Weight Loss Franchise
W8MD Medical Weight LossExclusive property of W8MD Medical WeightLoss Centers of America.Do not distribute without written authorization.Prab R. Tumpati, MDPresidentHenry C. Sobo, MDChief Medical Officer
Introduction Two-thirds or more than 190 million Americans, areoverweight or obese. Obesity-related diseases are a $147 billion dollarmedical burden every year. Childhood obesity tripled in the last thirty years. Rates of adult obesity now exceed 20 percent in 49states and D.C and 25 percent in 40 states. In1991, rates did not exceed 20 percent in a singlestate. Approximately 25 million U.S. children are obese oroverweight. Rates of childhood obesity have morethan tripled since 1980.
Health Consequences Obesity and physical inactivity are riskfactors in more than 20 chronic diseases,including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, andsome forms of cancer. More than 20 million American adults havetype 2 diabetes, and 54 million more are pre-diabetic. One in every three Americans has metabolicsyndrome. Two million adolescents have pre-diabetes.
Health Consequences More than 75 percent of hypertension casescan be attributed to obesity Estimates show that excess body fat islinked to 49 percent of endometrial cancers,35 percent of esophageal cancers, 28percent of pancreatic cancers, 24 percent ofkidney cancers, 21 percent of gallbladdercancers, 17 percent of breast cancers, andnine percent of colorectal cancers. Obesity increases a child’s risk for a range ofhealth problems and negatively impactsmental health and school performance.
High Costs Obesity-related medical costs are nearly 10percent of all annual medical spending. Obesity is associated with lower productivityat work, costing employers $506 per obeseworker per year. As an individual’s Body Mass Index (BMI)increases, so do the number of sick days,medical claims, and health care costsassociated with that person.
Alarming Trends Over 23 percent of American adults report that theydo not engage in any physical activity. Only 56 percent of high school students had aphysical education class at least once a week, andonly 33 percent of high school students had dailyphysical education. Almost 33 percent of high school students watchthree or more hours of TV and close to 25 percentof high school students play video or computergames or use a computer for non-school activitiesfor three or more hours on an average school day.
Alarming Trends Approximately 75,000 new cases ofdiabetes, 14,000 new cases of coronaryheart disease, and $1.4 billion in health carecosts can be attributed to the consumption ofsugar sweetened beverages. Spending in fast food restaurants has grownmore than 18 times (from $6 billion to$110billion) in the past 30 years.
Market and Need AnalysisA recent U.S. government surveyindicated that 50 percent of Americanadults felt their weight was too high andthat 80 percent of the respondentsintended to start a diet or fitnessprogram within the next six months tocorrect their weight problem. Thissurvey fact alone is reason enough tostart a weight loss clinic.
W8MD ProgramDeveloped by two obesity medicinephysicians with over 20 years ofcombined practice experience inmanaging obesity, W8MD offers a turnkey solution to add medical weight losssolution at hospitals, physician offices,sleep labs, and other healthcarefacilities in the United States
Brand ValueW8MD has a unique name and websiteWEIGHT is shortened to W8 to get a 4letter domain – w8md.comEasy to remember nameEasy to remember toll free number1(800)W8MD-007 for patients and1(800)W8MD-002 for physician officesupport.
W8MD’s 8 point program 800 calorie physician supervised VLCD mealreplacement plans Minimum of 8 weeks 8000 steps a day Drink 8 glasses of water a day Sleep 8 hours a day Lose up to 8 pounds/fortnight Get closer to a figure 8 body! Expect to live up to 80 years!
Unique Tools Insulin Resistance Calculator Metabolic Syndrome Meter BMI Calculator Daily Calorie Calculator Glycemic Index of Foods A lot of Weight Loss Articles on the website Large social media presence - Facebookpage www.facebook.com/w8mdusa
Our Physicians W8MD physicians are specially educated inthe emerging field of Obesity Medicine andare well versed with the complex issuesleading to weight gain including social,environmental, metabolic and psychologicalaspects leading to weight gain and can helpdesign an individualized weight loss programthat suits each patient. W8MD facilitates inthe physician education.
W8MD for PatientsWeekly meal cost of $75.00 only!Anorectic medicationsFree orientation & tour of facilityFree body composition reportAccept insurances (if covered)Limited telemedicine consultationSleep medicine services
W8MD for PhysiciansW8MD Physician Licensing Programwill provide the tools, materials,training, support and a program tohelp you get started to add W8MDObesity Medicine Service at yourfacility
W8MD Program1. STAFF TRAINING AND PROVIDERGUIDANCE2. BRANDED MEAL PLANS3. SUPPLEMENTS4. PRACTICE SUPPORT5. MARKETING SUPPORT
W8MD Program W8MD’S provides an intensive on handsclinical in office training with one of W8MD’Sfounders covering what you need to knowabout the practical in office management ofobesity medicine along with a game plan toimplement what is discussed into yourpractice. You will learn the skills necessary to startand grow an obesity medicine practice alongside your existing practice, increaserevenues, and more.
Experience Matters With over 20 years of Obesity MedicinePractice Experience, W8MD physicians, Dr.Prab R. Tumpati, MD and Dr. Henry C.Sobo, are familiar with all aspects of buildinga successful Obesity Medicine Program atyour office. You will have an opportunity to interact withand rotate with our physicians which isunique.
Teleconferences Teleconferences with other W8MDphysicians will be available on an ongoingbasis to further enhance the effectiveness ofyour management of your W8MD program. W8MD offers guidance for providers ingetting the education in the emerging field ofObesity Medicine and assist in their efforts tobecome board certified in Obesity Medicine
MEAL REPLACEMENT PLAN Using W8MD’S high quality, hypoallergenic,protein shake powder patients will beprovided a satisfying meal replacementprogram which is easy to follow for thepatient and simple for the doctor to monitorand adjust for the best effect and maximumsuccess for each patient W8MD’S suggested protocol’s provides aprotein shake replacements as well asw8mds high quality protein bars
Individualized ApproachThe individualized nature of the planthat the W8MD physicians provideallows for the program to serve allpatients who wish to engage in theweight loss process, having theirpersonal preferences taken intoaccount.We have an answer to all commonproblems for the doctor and patient
W8MD Program PRACTICE SUPPORTW8MD will continue to provide practicesupport services to assist you in making yourweight reduction program a success in yourcommunity. W8MD MarketingW8MD will help to guide you in terms ofutilizing various media to promote yourweight loss/ W8MD practice. We also havesample advertising materials, press releasetemplates, and other marketing materialsthat can help build your W8MD program.
W8MD ProgramReferralsPatient referrals are also an excellentway for your patients who haveexperienced the success of weight lossto share the opportunity and experiencewith friends and family members thatthey think might be interested or whohave expressed interest in knowingwhat they have done to lose weight.
W8MD ProgramSignage for Your LobbyWe also provide patient educationmaterials, such as hand outs, trifoldbrochures, signage for your lobby, andother marketing materials.
Social Media In this digital age, social media and onlinepresence makes a huge difference.Realizing this, W8MD has investedsignificant resources in building a largeonline presence including social mediapresence. We can help in advertising yourprogram using social media and onlineadvertising. Visit W8MD on Face book atfacebook.com/w8mdusa
Low Startup CostUnlike other programs, W8MD startupcosts are low –When fully operational and withmarketing, W8MD Medical Weight LossProgram has the potential to make up to15k/month in extra incomeLeverage existing staff, office space,and patient database
Cost StructureOngoing costs are also one of thelowest on the marketUnlike any other program, you keep asmuch as 85 percent of the weight lossrevenue based on a tier systemYou can get started without startuplicense fees. You only pay for the costof staff training and initial order of foodand display materials.
Get Started TodayW8MD program is a win-win for everybodyPhysician office benefits by increasingpractice incomeDiversification of servicesDistinguish your practice from the restHelp you patients lose weight
4 Streams of Income Income from weight loss visits Income from Meal Plans Income from Supplements Income from Home Sleep Testing if needed Opportunity to attract new patients to thepractice Your patients are the only losers! (as theylose weight!)
Our TeamHenry C. Sobo, MD is the chief medicalofficer with over 20 years of obesitymedicine practice experience and isboard certified in Bariatric MedicineHaving personally lost 75 lbs of weight,Dr. Sobo brings incredible experience,knowledge, and practical know how inthe science, art and the business ofweight loss medicine.
Our Team Prab R. Tumpati, MD, Founder and President,W8MD As one of the few fellowship trained obesitymedicine physicians, Dr. Tumpati brings vast fundof knowledge on the latest science and thinking inObesity Medicine. As a practicing sleep and obesity medicinephysician, Dr. Tumpati is very technology savvyand has built the website of W8MD among others. Dr. Tumpati believes in using new technologiesincluding telemedicine to reach the patients andbrings his expertise in multiple fields.
What to do next?The W8MD Team is ready to work with youand your staff to set up your weight losspractice.We will schedule your physician training viaobservation and mentoring with one ofW8MD’S physician trainers.Compatible printed materials and releventpublished articles will be provided in order toeducate the providers and the staff.
Get in touchPlease contact us at 1(800)W8MD-007with any questions you may haveregarding W8MD and the next steps inbecoming a W8MD Obesity MedicinePhysician or email us atinfo@W8MD.com for more informationThank you for your interest in W8MD!
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