Medical Weight Loss

Virtua Medical Weight Loss

Jump Start Your Weight-Loss Journey

Long-term weight-loss success is all about making healthy lifestyle changes that include healthy eating and an active lifestyle. But sometimes, you need extra help to get started. 

Virtua offers a serious, caring and comprehensive medical weight-loss program that can help you do just that. Our team of supportive and motivational professionals are ready to help you succeed. This team includes: 

  • Physician board-certified in weight-loss medicine
  • Registered dietitians 
  • Behavioral health professionals 

The program features: 

  • Customized diet planning with a physician and dietitian so you get a simple plan that's easy to follow and that fits your needs
  • FDA-approved weight-loss medications and/or nutritionally complete, delicious meal replacements and simple meal plans
  • Weekly onsite, expert-led group meetings where you'll discuss topics that support your weight-loss efforts and long-term success
  • Members-only events

Virtua's Barry D. Brown Education Center (HEC)
106 Carnie Boulevard
Voorhees, NJ 08043

All new patients must complete a “new start” orientation class before scheduling an appointment with the physician. Please call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823) to schedule your orientation class.

Note: For first-time patients coming to see Elizabeth Levinson, MD, please print and fill out the Medical Weight Loss Screening Application, and bring with you to your appointment.

Get to Know the Virtua Medical Weight Loss Registered Dietitians

Frequently Asked Questions

Is medical weight loss right for me?

If you are looking to reap the health benefits of losing weight to look and feel your best, Virtua’s medical weight-loss program is designed to lead you to your healthy lifestyle goals. Scientific research shows that many obesity-related conditions (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, insulin resistance, obstructive sleep apnea and inflammation) improve with a modest weight loss of 5 to 7 percent weight loss. 

How do I know if I am eligible to participate in the program?

Every participant’s journey starts with an initial visit with Dr. Levinson. General criteria to qualify for the program include BMI >30 or BMI >27 with an additional obesity related condition (diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea). Find out your BMI.

How much weight can I expect to lose?

Women can lose up to 3-5 pounds a week. Men can lose up to 5 to 7 pounds a week. Total weight loss results are dependent upon length of enrollment in the program and adherence to diet recommendations. Virtua’s obesity medicine specialist will recommend which program is most suitable for your goals. 

What support will I have during the process?

Weekly on-site group sessions will provide education and support for your transition to a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Private sessions with a registered dietitian to guide healthy eating and behavior change will also be included in your journey. Physician visits are scheduled as needed. After you have reached your health and weight loss goals, you will join our alumni program for ongoing monitoring and support.

Is the program covered by insurance?

Some insurance companies will provide coverage for your physician visits. A copay or deductible may apply depending on your specific plan. We strongly recommend you check with your insurance carrier to discuss your coverage. Once Virtua’s obesity medicine specialist recommends the program path appropriate for you, you will be responsible for the program fee and the cost of your meal replacement products.


Is Medical Weight Loss at Virtua 

right for you? 

Orientation takes place twice a week at the Barry D. Brown Health Education Center in Voorhees.
For dates and time call:


Our Patients celebrate weight-loss success


Tara's Success Story - Medical Weight Loss

Virtua’s Medical Weight-Loss program gave Tara the jumpstart she needed to lose unwanted pounds. Find out how.

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Donna's Success Story - Medical Weight Loss

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