Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most common questions we receive. If you can’t find other answers you’re looking for, please feel free to call us at 610-520-1127 or reach out via our contact form.

Q: How fast will I lose weight?

A: Most of our patients lose between 6 to 15 pounds per month, depending on age, activity level, and body type. The first week will be the fastest, and can be up to 7 pounds of weight loss. Every single person is different, but a very comprehensive blood test that is ordered at the first visit, will give the doctor a good idea of how fast you will lose. She will go over this with you after the first visit.

Q: How successful is the Balance program?

A: Our patients are enormously successful, more than 95%, which is almost everyone enrolled who loses weight in our program. Comments we have received are:

  • “I can’t believe how easy this is, I really do not feel hungry at all.”
  • “I have so much energy, I wish I had found your program a long time ago.”
  • “I could stay on this food program forever, it really tastes good.”
  • “I love the way I look and feel.”

Q: What happens if I stop losing weight?

A: If you stop losing weight, we will go over your program, discuss it with you, and definitely make changes and adjustments. This does happen, and we are very successful at making sure you do continue to lose weight.

Q: What will I be eating?

A: You will be eating a special program designed to your specific needs. All of your foods can be purchased in any grocery store.  You will NOT be eating frozen meals, processed foods of any kind, or any meals bought from us. We want you to have a large variety of foods that not only help you lose weight, but suit your palate. We are looking for permanent weight loss and therefore you must like the foods you eat.

Q: Do I have to take medications or get shots?

A: We do not give any shots at all. In some instances, if appropriate and after a discussion with you, a medication may be temporarily prescribed in very small doses. In most cases you will not need medication.

Q: How often do I have to come in?

A: We recommend you come in twice per month, this is what we find causes patients to be most successful. We will work with your financial needs and schedule.

Q: How much does is cost?

A: A phone consultation is FREE. A fee schedule is available upon request. We do not publish these on the internet. Please call the office for this information. Our number is 610 520 1127.

Q: Is my program confidential?

A: We strongly value your privacy and trust. No information on your program here will ever be shared with anyone, without your personal consent. We do follow HIPPA regulations.

Q: Do you take insurance?

A: We do not take insurance. Many patients successfully receive partial re-imbursement from their insurance companies but this depends on your insurance, they vary tremendously.We do not get involved with this and do not every collect money from insurance companies. Please inquire with your insurance company to see if this applies to you.

Q: I do not live in the Philadelphia area. Can I still enroll in your weight loss program?

A: We SKYPE patients nationally and internationally. We have many patients from all over the country who are treated via Skype. You will have to come to the office for the first visit, however. Please call our office for more information.

Q: I have a serious medical condition, will this be a problem?

A: We have many patients with diabetes (both on insulin and on oral medications), cardiovascular disease, hypertension, celiac disease, PCOS, gluten intolerance, and many other medical problems in our practice. These patients are really successful at losing weight in our program, and the medical doctor here will adjust your medications, (such as insulin, diabetic medications, and blood pressure medications) as you lose weight. We do this all the time. We are not your primary care or endocrinology physician, but we work very closely with them.

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