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Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Weight Loss Center

19 reviews
(Weight Loss Centers)
 1718 Welsh Rd, 2nd Fl, Philadelphia, PA 19115US

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(215) 676-2334

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3on Google, Oct 12, 2017
can you tell me if dr will prescribe phentermine? more »
Business Response:
Hello, We do offer any FDA approved prescription medications as may be appropriate after consultation with our physician when medically appreciate. In addition to Phentermine, we also offer the newer diet pills such as Qsymia, Belviq, Contrave, Saxenda or the traditional weight loss medications such as Phentermine, Phendimetraxine, Diethylpripion either alone or in combination with others. We would find the right solution for you after consultation with one of our physicians who will take into consideration your goals, and medical situation. Please feel free to contact the office closest to you to learn more. More info on our program can be found on our website Since most W8MD(pronounced w'eight'MD) centers accept most insurance for visits with minimal additional cost for medication if dispensed in office, our program often is more cost effective than even non medical weight loss programs.
5on Google, Aug 14, 2017
Can only say that I absolutely love the staff at this office! I'm thrilled that I'm down 52 pounds and counting. Have several friends enrolled in the program as well and all are having successful weightloss. Thank you Laura for always being able to switch my appointment when my schedule has changed from when I have made my original appointment. more »
5on Google, Aug 14, 2017
do they have meridia phills for weight loss?? and i have kystone first medicaid... do they acsept this medicaid card??? more »
Business Response:
Meridia is actually withdrawn from the market. We do have the ones that are currently FDA approved diet pill options. For a complete list of what we offer, please check
1on Google, Aug 14, 2017
I visited the King of Prussia office - my first impression was this place was sketchy! Laura the office manager takes each patient as they come in for their weigh in with her door open and even with other patients sitting at her desk, saying if they have or have not lost any pounds. I believe that information should be kept private and away from other patients.
I had a consultation with the doctor who went over the food pyramid and how the government is wrong with their suggestions of eating whole grains. He than asked me to stand up and asked me where I struggle with my weight the most - and said it was insulin resistance. It just seemed so "rehearsed".
I was than put in Laura's office again to speak about my diet plan and medication and also to take an EKG and analysis of exhaled air. I'm unsure if Laura "the office manager" is even a medical professional but she performed my EKG, leaving the room to "show it to the doctor" for final review.
Another situation that didn't seem right was the medication - Laura gave me 2 products, Topiramate & Phentermine which were in pill bottles but were from her desk. If they are FDA approved drugs, why am I not getting them at the pharmacy? I understand that insurance may not cover them but than the patient can pay the out of pocket cost. Where is the doctor getting these pills from? Directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer?
The next day I started the medication as told and it made me extremely sick with rapid heart beat, I called to speak to the doctor and had to leave a voicemail. It took Laura hours to call me back and when she did, the doctor wouldn't get on the phone she just told me not to take anymore pills.
Lastly, I received my invoice for the services that took place (I have an insurance plan with a deductible) which I have paid - they've had the check since 7/20/17 and haven't cashed it yet. I've called Laura all hours for days, I've had their billing service leave her messages and even emailed the address straight from their website and no one ever gets back to me. Today the billing service suggested I "send in a new check". For what? Where is my other one? No one could answer. I've filed a complaint with the BBB.
Red flags all over the place with this business!!
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Business Response:
Hi Nicole, Thank you for taking time to give us the feed back and sorry to hear Laura could not answer the phone at that time when you called - she usually gets back as soon as possible. As for the medication, these are all FDA approved obtained from proper pharmaceutical distributors and if you do prefer to get them via a pharmacy, we also offer that. It is just a bit more convenient for most people to get it from the doctors office. As for the side effects, we can adjust the dose or change to a different one. As you know, we are one of the few weight loss programs to try to work with insurance for physician weight loss visits, with significant success in helping people not only lose weight but also maintain weight. As for the check, it probably was never delivered to us as we do cash the checks within two weeks. We do appreciate your feed back and will discuss this with the staff as we try to improve the system. We do hope that you will give us another chance.
5on Google, Jan 01, 2017
The Doctor and staff are wonderful! I have had a fantastic experience and have recommended this program to my family and friends! I am down 50+ lbs and couldn't be more excited!! more »
Business Response:
Thank you so much for the review and congratulations on your weight loss success!
5on Google, Dec 16, 2016
It's been a great experience so far. I've lost over 50 Lbs and feel better than I have in a long time. I came in because I had just started the evaluation process for Gastric Bypass surgery and knew I needed to lose 10% of my body weight prior to the surgery, I also needed a sleep study, so I decided to kill 2 birds with 1 stone. 5 months later and I am no longer even considering surgery thanks to W8MD. 20 more pounds to reach my goal weight and I'm confident I can make it with the W8MD program! more »
Business Response:
Thank you so much for choosing us, and for the review. Congratulations on your amazing weight loss journey! Keep up the good work!
1on Google, Oct 17, 2016
The most Dr. Prabhakara was interested, to perform sleep study. After he got paid the interest in patient has disappeared.
If you are looking for someone who will at least try to resolve your pr
oblem, find another place.
Good luck.
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1on Google, Aug 17, 2016
If you are looking for a money hungry Dr who will lie to found him! He doesn't tell you that this medication shouldn't be taken more then eight weeks (MAX) unless you suffer from epilepsy or bipolar disorder! That's what the medication is really for. I had a thyroid problem and he told me it was ok now I'm suffering. The "good" reviews here are fake because he bribes (the patients) to give good reviews for a nasty box of stale food. The appointments are always over booked so make sure you are ready for terrible service while you wait. Wish I could give 0 stars to this fake "Dr." more »
5on Google, Jun 18, 2016
Down 36lbs in 4 months. This is the most effective program I have ever been on. more »
5on Google, Apr 18, 2016
Dr. Tumpati has helped me lose almost 50 lbs in 6 months. This has been a gradual process and a new way of life for me. Slow and steady is what will win the race for long term success. For me there were no side effects but he was always asking and checking to make sure I was following a healthy way of eating. Laura has also always been there to answer any concerns or questions I have had throughout the process and they have always been courteous and respectful to me.
I have referred many friends to the office and will continue to do so as I feel Dr. Tumpati believes that everyone can achieve weight loss safely and effectively. Every person is different and with that everyone needs to find what will lead to their individual success.
I am at my goal weight and am now at a maintenance level. I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Tumpati and W8MD.
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5on Google, Mar 21, 2016
Dr Tumpati and his staff are very friendly and caring. Dr Tumpati not only makes each person feel special but also explains what might be causing your weight gain in a non judgmental way. Having known him personally for over 25 years right from the medical school days, and as a practicing physician myself, I can honestly say he is one of the most qualified sleep and obesity medicine physicians in the area. Highly recommended! more »
5on Google, Jun 24, 2015
I have now officially been a patient for two years now and have lost a total of 61 pounds! They are a great team and provide a great service. Hours are always convenient to my schedule, the Dr. always understands my concerns, listens and gives great advice! Laura is my biggest cheerleader and is always patient with me! It's not a fast process for me but then again, this is the longest I have ever kept this much weight off! I am not at my goal weight yet but what's the rush? I didn't get here overnight and I won't finish this process overnight. Give it a try! You have nothing to lose but those unwanted, extra pounds! See you there!
Lisa S.
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5on Google, Jun 24, 2015
Dr. Tumpati is an excellent physician: tentative, caring and an expert in his field. Laura and his staff are very helpful, supportive and knowledgeable. If you've been thinking about finally taking off the weight give them a call. After a thorough evaluation and history and physical Dr. Tumpati tailors a plan specific to you. That's what makes the difference. I've tried other ways even other weight loss centers, supplements you name it. Never have I reached my goal. Until now! Feeling great, energetic and young again. more »
Business Response:
Thank you for your kind words Michelle and Congratulations on reaching your goal weight.
5on Google, May 24, 2015
The Doctor and staff here are fantastic! I have had a wonderful experience so far and would highly recommend the program. 30 lbs down and counting!! more »
5on Google, May 24, 2015
I have been following the W8MD plan since March of 2014. I switched doctors to Dr Tumpati in May of 2014. To date I have 40 lbs off and have kept it off since September of this year. It is the easiest plan I have ever been on. I have tried Nutra System, Jenny Craig and am a lifetime member of Weight watchers. I have never been successful in losing this much weight let alone keeping it off for any significant time. Dr Tumpati and his staff are wonderful. he takes his time with you and makes sure you are medically stable and healthy enough to begin the program. I have Crohn's disease and have had 2 bowel surgeries and have spent 15 years in and out of the hospital on numerous meds and dealing with horrendous pain and side effects. Since starting this plan, there is NO trace of Crohn's disease in my body and I am pain free... including my chronic hip and knee pain. I slept better, my mood is better and overall feel the best I have felt in years! Do yourself a favor and call them to make an appointment and feel better fast! more »
Business Response:
Thank you Lori for your kind words. We are so happy and excited for you. We are glad to be able to partner with you in order to find the best weight loss plan that suits your needs. It gives us immense joy and pride in seeing our patients succeed in their weight loss journey! Thank you for taking the time to do the review.
5on Google, May 24, 2015
wonderful staff who is very helpful and very concerned about teaching each patient about how to reach their goals. Would recommend this office to anyone looking for sleep and/or weight loss help. more »
5on Google, Apr 24, 2015
I have tried every diet available. Some were successful at first, but then they all failed. I was severely over weight, which was dangerous to my health. I met doctor Tumpati by chance. When he told me he was a diet doctor I told him I would be visiting him soon. The doctor is very kind, and patient. He takes blood pressure and body measurements every visit besides your weight. There are some medications involved but the doctor is flexible and helpful if changes are needed or a medication needs to be discontinued or changed. So far I have lost 42 pounds with 18 to go before by youngest daughter's 21st birthday trip to Hawaii. Doctor Tumpati is very encouraging and kind. Laura is very helpful, she is there to work with you so you succeed. She can be reached by phone for appointment changes or if you run out of food. The doctor and staff become your friends. I highly recommend W8MD. more »
Business Response:
Thank you Lennie for the kind words and congratulations on your weight loss success! We are truly proud of you.
5on Google, Mar 24, 2015
I wanted to share my daughters transformation. I found the Weight Loss Center in August and met with Dr. Tumpati his program has been a huge success for my daughter and I. My daughter has lost 58 pounds and I am down 25 pounds, this has been the easiest weight loss we have tried. My daughter is a high school senior and is very bright and preparing for college, I wanted to help her feel better about herself and excited about her senior year and prepare to go to college, this weight loss has transformed her, she is excited to get dressed and go to school, she has joined lots of different clubs, she is planning on going to the prom. Dr. Tumpathi, I can't thank you enough for helping transformer my daughter into a much happier young lady and she looks amazing and also thanks for helping me lose 25 pounds I feel great. The staff is so helpful, always easy to contact or reschedule appointments, just makes the process so much easier when you work with such helpful staff. Thank you for helping us achieve our weight loss goals and making the process so easy.
A Very Happy Mom and Client
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Business Response:
Dear Lisa and E----(for confidentiality, I am not going to name your daughter's name here), Thank you for all the kind words and compliments and congratulations to you and your amazing daughter who not only make you proud but also everyone around her! It has been a great pleasure for me, and Laura to to play a small part in your amazing weight loss journey! Success stories such as yours is what truly inspire us to keep going despite the many challenges in operating a weight loss center such as ours that works with health insurances for the physician visits. Congratulations and remember, it is never a done deal - it is an ongoing journey, and we stand right by your side in this journey, never blaming you even if you were to gain a few pounds back! Together, we can do this and losing weight is so much fun! Thank you for a great review! Sincerely, Prab R. Tumpati, MD Founder, Poly-Tech Sleep and W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers
on Foursquare, May 03, 2013
If you need help losing weight, and have health insurance or have sleep problems, this is a place to consider. Unlike many cash only weight loss clinics, polytech sleep, weight loss accepts insurance. more »
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