Most insurance policies still will not cover obesity alone as a medical problem. Hopefully this will change in the future, but for now, in order for insurance companies to pay for your visit, you will need at least 1 obesity related medical problem that we will also discuss during your visit. This medical problem could be diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, back pain, joint pain, shortness of breath, insomnia, fatigue, etc. All of these conditions and many others will improve as you lose weight, making weight loss an essential part of your treatment plan. It is OK if another physician is also treating you for these conditions. If you are uncertain if you have an obesity related medical condition, please give us a call and we will be happy to help you.