Weight Loss Management at AgeWell Medical Associates.
Take advantage of a new Medicare benefit for weight loss! According to the Medicare guidelines, beneficiaries with obesity (defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30) qualify for counseling visits. The first step would be to call and let us know you are interested in the Lose Well program. Your BMI can be calculated by your provider to see if you qualify for this benefit and notify you of upcoming appointment dates. Visits will be scheduled as follows and will be in a group setting (private visits available upon request):
- One face-to-face visit every week for the first month
- One face-to-face visit every other week for months two to six.
- One face-to-face visit every month for months seven to twelve, IF you meet the 6.6 pound weight loss requirement during the first 6 months of the program.
The visits will include education on lifestyle modifications that include diet and exercise. The program will be led by Beth Allen, one of the Nurse Practitioners at AgeWell Medical Associates. Beth has personal experience with weight loss and is a Lifetime Member of Weight Watchers. It is our goal to include other professionals in the program such as a Dietician and Exercise Counselor. We look forward to partnering with you in this quest to improve your health and make it possible for you to Lose Well!