Metabolic Medical Weight Loss FAQs
The Metabolic Medical Weight Loss Program at Nuvance Health™ is a structured program where you will have frequent visits:
- Stephanie O. Page, DO, a specialist in weight loss and diabetes medicine
- Nurse Practitioner Erica Seebeck, a primary care and obesity medicine specialist
- Behavioral health providers
How will the Metabolic Clinic Help Me Lose Weight?
Dr. Page and Erica will develop a personal weight loss plan that addresses nutrition, lifestyle, behavior and exercise. We offer a physical rehab program at both Danbury and Norwalk Hospitals.
We will also discuss meal replacement options and medication to help you 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 your routine co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance.
Will They Order Lab Testing?
The team will decide if you need any further work up at the time of your initial visit.
What Other Testing is Included?
Our team may perform:
- Body composition analysis using a special scale to get a detailed weight
- Continuous glucose monitoring for real-time blood sugar results
- Resting metabolic rate testing, which tells us how many calories your body burns at rest
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.