For Immediate Release, Dec. 1, 2011.
MEDICARE IMPLEMENTS COVERAGE OF WEIGHT LOSS FOR QUALIFIED BENEFICIARIES.
For the first time, overweight Medicare beneficiaries (5 foot 4 inches and weight at least 167 pounds and 5 foot 9 inches and weigh at least 197 pounds) can get FREE weight loss counseling paid 100% by Medicare. Even the screening appointment to determine if you qualify is FREE.
If you are like most Americans, you don't feel like you are getting everything you want out of life. You have unwanted extra weight, feel a lot of daily stress, and sometimes lack the energy to full enjoy your day. The great news is there is a practical solution— simple changes to your lifestyle can re-energize your life today, help you lose weight, get off of unnecessary medications, and avoid chronic diseases.
With the help of MDPrevent, a new Preventive Medicine & Learning Center on the campus of Delray Medical Center, people of all ages are discovering that they can better manage weight, reduce stress, and restore energy–changing their daily lives while also lowering their out-of-pocket medical costs. Even those suffering from high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, excessive weight, depression, heart disease, diabetes, early dementia, or cancer can benefit from MDPrevent’s Good Life approach.
MDPrevent is an innovative physician-led health services and educational center providing patients with all the support, tools, and detailed knowledge they need. “Our goal is to help our patients avert problems before they arise or get worse by identifying their individual health risk factors” says Dr. Steven Charlap, M.D., M.B.A., a pioneering physician, and the founder and Chief Service Officer of MDPrevent.
At its welcoming 4,500 square foot Preventive Medicine & Learning Center, MDPrevent guests have a wide choice of health services and educational and fitness programs under the Good Life banner. You can get join the LEAN (Lifestyle Education And Nutrition) Weight Loss Program; meet privately with a Registered Dietitian to get a personal nutrition plan or health psychologist to learn how to enhance your emotional health; attend a healthy cooking class where you get to sample the fare; identify your health risk factors and make a plan to counter them; join a yoga class; take an intensive life transforming program. At MDPrevent there is something for you if you want to stay or get healthy. Why? Because it when it comes your life, it should be a Good Life.
MDPrevent’s low-cost educational and fitness programs, include a core curriculum of energizing and essential lifestyle knowledge. Dr. Charlap adds, “By offering our proprietary Good Life program composed of interactive group learning experiences, we help our guests immediately increase their daily enjoyment.”
MDPrevent does not replace our guest’s existing physicians but rather serves to complement their practices. “This is the first phase of changing the way we view disease and healthy living,” said Dr. Meyer Cohen, of Premier Medical Associates of Boca Raton, who is referring patients from his concierge medical practice to MDPrevent.
You can find out more about living the Good Life by calling (561) 807-2561 or stopping by for a visit.