Metabolic Medical Weight Loss Program - Newtown

Medical Practices

170 Mt Pleasant Road
Newtown, CT 06470

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  • Who will I work with from the Metabolic Medical Weight Loss Program team?        

    The Metabolic Medical Weight Loss Program at Nuvance Health is a structured program where you will have frequent visits with Stephanie O. Page, DO, a specialist in bariatric medicine. 

    Meet additional members of our team:

    Sharon Knight, RD: Registered dietitian
    Sharon Knight, RD 
    Registered dietitian
    Wendy Somers, LCSW: Specialist in behavioral health
    Wendy Somers, LCSW
    Specialist in behavioral health
  • How will the Metabolic Medical Weight Loss Program help me lose weight?  

    Our team will develop a personal weight loss plan that addresses nutrition, lifestyle, behavior and exercise.

    We also guide patients through meal replacement options and medications when clinically appropriate to help you safely get kick started on your weight loss journey. You may expect to lose at least 5 to 10% of your weight—and sometimes even more—within a six-month time frame. Results are unique for each patient. 

  • Is this a bariatric surgery program? 

    This is not a surgical weight loss program. However, if you are considering weight loss surgery or have had weight loss surgery already, then you are also a great candidate for our program. The team collaborates closely with bariatric surgery specialists at Norwalk and Danbury Hospitals.

  • Are the office visits covered by insurance?  

    The program qualifies for Medicare Intensive Behavioral Therapy for weight loss. All visits are regular medical office visits and subject to specialist co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance.

  • Will they order lab testing?  

    Your provider will do a detailed review of your most recent labs and decide if further lab assessments are needed.
  • What other testing is included?  

    Our team may perform:

    Body composition analysis using advanced technology.
    Our Body composition scale gives you a detailed picture of what makes up your weight which include muscle mass, fat mass, and water. We use this scale to monitor changes and track your results more precisely.

    Continuous glucose monitoring for real-time blood sugar results.

    Referral for resting metabolic rate testing.
     An accurate test to assess how many calories your burn in a day.

  • Will they collaborate with my specialists? 

    Our providers communicate regularly with your healthcare team and office notes are copied directly to them following each visit.
  • Are medications covered by insurance?  

    Not all insurances cover weight loss medication. The team works with you to find the most affordable options.
  • Does insurance cover meal replacements?  

    Unfortunately, insurance does not pay for meal replacements. We can recommend a few reputable companies that offer evidence-based meal replacements and a Nuvance Health discount code. Our team will help guide you through the meal replacement program.