Dr. Chioma Okafor-Mbah is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine which means she has received specialized training in the management of Overweight and Obesity. She understands the science behind weight gain and is trained in the medical management of overweight and Obesity through dietary and lifestyle modification and can prescribe weight loss medications for eligible candidates.
We understand how busy life can get. We are a Virtual Medical Weight Loss program because our aim is to provide you top notch medical care from the comfort of your home or office. NO more waiting in a packed doctor’s offices. Our doctor will meet you over a HIPAA compliant connection for your Initial evaluation and follow up visits..
Sometimes you need an extra boost. We also offer lipotropic “fat burner” injections or supplements to accelerate your metabolism and increase your energy.
These include B12 injections and MIC injections that can complement or boost your weight loss effort
Chioma Okafor-Mbah MD, ABOM
Dr. Okafor-Mbah earned her Medical Degree in 2005 from Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. She completed her Residency in Family Medicine at Indiana University in Indianapolis,IN. She works and lives in NY City. Dr, Okafor-Mbah has 2 board certifications in Family Medicine and in Obesity Medicine. She has over 15 yrs of medical experience and has helped hundreds of patients lose weight successfully.
Frequently Asked Questions
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If you are overweight or have obesity and would like help with weight loss then you are a candidate for medical weight loss. Medical weight loss is a great option for people who have a lot of weight to lose but do not like the idea of surgery and also for people who have several stubborn pounds they just haven’t been able to lose despite diet and exercise.
There are about 20 medications that are approved for weight loss/management or used off-label for weight loss/management. One of the most sought after weight loss medications right now is Semaglutide(Wegovy, Ozempic) and this is one of the cornerstone medications of our Weight loss program.
However, this medication may not be right for everyone, so we offer several other weight loss medications such as Metformin, Naltrexone/Bupropion (contrave), Olympia Pharmacy 90 day weight management kit (low dose naltrexone and sermorelin) as well as vitamin supplementation to increase energy and boost your metabolism.
Semaglutide(brand names:Wegovy/Ozempic) is a weight loss peptide which was approved in June, 2021 by the FDA for Chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight with at least one weight-related condition(high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and more). It is an under-the-skin injection.
We are 100% virtual. The beautiful thing about Weight loss/management medicine and our Weight Loss MD program is that it can be done from the comfort of your HOME/OFFICE! After our initial evaluation (to determine if our program is right for you), we’ll provide you our recommendations so TOGETHER we can customize a safe & highly effective plan based on YOUR individual needs.
ABSOLUTELY! Our protocols are extremely safe and backed by scientific research. It is a Physician supervised program precisely because your safety and well being is our TOP priority. You will have monthly visits with Dr. Chioma and we will monitor your progress with lab tests and body measurements as the program progresses.
We do not accept insurance because most insurance do not pay for weight loss. Our initial consultation is free. Once you enroll in our weight loss programs, we bundle the monthly physician visit, prescription weight loss medications into one affordable monthly fee. You can also invest in a 3 or 6 month weight loss program at a discounted price.
NO! We are 100% virtual. The beautiful thing about weight loss medicine and our Weight Loss MD program is that it can be done from the comfort of your HOME. After our initial evaluation (to determine if our program is right for you), we’ll provide you our recommendations so TOGETHER we can customize a safe & highly effective plan based on YOUR individual needs.
Our telehealth practice allows us to care and support clients who live anywhere in New York State or in Indiana.
If you do not like injections or are not comfortable injecting your self, we can choose from many other oral medications based on your medical history and goals.
You are welcome to join our program and will certainly benefit from it. Clients who have had bariatric surgery in the past can expect a typical weight regain of 15-25% of the weight that they lost. If you find yourself in this predicament or you are simply looking to lose more weight to achieve your goals, we would love to support you with our medical weight loss program.
Definitely. Our ultimate goal is weight maintenance so if you are already at your goal weight or just have a few stubborn pounds to lose, we can help with that. We offer dietary, lifestyle and wellness coaching. You may also be interested in our lipotropic “fat burner” injections which can be shipped directly to you.
Some prescription medications such as metformin can be beneficial for weight maintenance in certain patients. We also offer peptide therapy for weight and age management.