Virtual Weight Management
Virtual Weight Management is a unique and comprehensive weight loss program administered online under close and direct supervision from Samer Kafelghazal, MD – a board-certified internist who specializes in weight management and bariatric medicine. Dr. Sam (as his patients like to call him) is the founder and Medical Director of VWM and has 24 years of experience in weight management. He applies the latest treatment methods to help his patients reach their goals. He is licensed and accepting patients in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and Texas.
We provide each new patient with a free and private phone consultation with Dr. Sam. After your consultation, Dr. Sam will design a weight loss program customized to your medical history and lifestyle. Whether you need to lose 10 pounds or more than 100 pounds, you will work one-on-one with Dr. Sam until you reach your goal.
At VWM, we consider obesity a disease process that requires a comprehensive approach and medical management. We never blame our patients for their barriers to weight loss. Rather, we partner with them and support them to reach their goals. Our programs are all online-based, but they have the same effectiveness, safety, quality, and privacy as seeing Dr. Sam in the office. How can we guarantee the effectiveness of our programs? We monitor each patient’s progress biweekly.
We communicate with patients via a HIPAA-compliant online portal, video conferencing, and a mobile app designed to protect your health information and privacy.
Virtual Weight Management is a subsidiary of Middlebelt Medical Center, PLC, a Livonia, MI-based weight management center that provides quality weight loss programs, Botox, fillers, laser treatments, and non-surgical cosmetic alternatives.
Ready to get rid of the weight you’ve tried so desperately to lose? Take the first step and sign up for your free phone consultation today.
Welcome To VWM Program
We Provide Online Weight Loss Services
We consider obesity a disease process that requires a comprehensive approach and medical management. We never blame our patients for their weight loss challenges. Rather, we partner with them and support them to reach their goals. Often times, we discover medical conditions contributing to weight gain that were previously undiagnosed by other medical providers the patient has seen. Our programs are all online based, but they have the same effectiveness, safety and privacy as seeing Dr. Sam in the office.
Why choose Us
We provide each new patient with a free, private consultation with Dr. Sam. Once you decide to move forward with one of our programs, Dr. Sam will design a weight loss program customized to your medical history and lifestyle. Whether you need to lose 10 pounds or more than 100 pounds, you will work one-on-one with Dr. Sam until you reach your weight loss goal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Once you receive your free online consultation with Dr. Sam and you decide to enroll in a weight management program, you will receive an email to set up a free consultation with Dr. Sam via secure video conferencing or over the phone. Based on your consult, Dr. Sam will design a program for you. If needed, he will prescribe you the appropriate medications to help with your weight loss program, which you will receive through U.S. mail. You will communicate weekly with Dr. Sam through the secure patient portal to discuss your weight loss progress, treatment plans and any questions/challenges you may have.
We also help patients qualify for weight loss surgery and support you after bariatric surgery to help you achieve additional weight loss and treat any weight relapse that may occur after surgery.
Please visit the Services and Programs page for descriptions and associated costs.
Anyone between the ages of 18-80 and a resident of the states of Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and Texas can be a Virtual Weight Management patient. We may obtain licenses to practice in other states in the future.
Your weight loss rate will depend on your size and medical history. Dr. Sam will give you a more accurate estimate during your initial free consultation.
We help all patients, regardless of their weight or medical conditions. Whether you need to lose 10 pounds or 150 pounds, Dr. Sam will design a safe and effective program perfectly suited to your medical history and lifestyle. We work with your primary care physician and any other doctors to review any medical information necessary to make sure the program is safe and highly successful.
Our program will teach you all the skills you need to successfully maintain your weight loss. We also offer a weight maintenance program for patients who need additional support.
Medical insurance plans do not cover our programs, but you may be able to use your medical flexible spending account.
Our weight loss programs do not include frozen food, and we do not require you to add protein shakes or protein bars to your diet. We do offer advice about medical grade weight loss protein supplements to utilize if you and Dr. Sam agree it’s needed and appropriate.
Yes, we may prescribe appetite suppressants and other medications that can help you lose weight if we deem it’s safe and appropriate to the tailored weight loss program we design for you. You will receive all prescribed medication via U.S. mail.
This is a unique program that offers you exactly the same services you get in a physician’s office. You receive physician interaction and support from the convenience and privacy of your home or office without the hassle of waiting rooms and travel time. We guarantee privacy, convenience and results that no other online program can deliver.
Virtual Weight Management
Middlebelt Medical Center And Laser Center
17940 Farmington Rd. Suite 130
Livonia, MI 48152