Dr. Beale's Medical Weight Loss
Robert S. Beale, Jr., M.D., along with his assistant Mrs. Leavy, started treating people with weight loss issues in Washington, DC in 1974. After Dr. Beale’s untimely death in 2004, his oldest daughter, Lisa Beale, continued his legacy of caring with Dr. Laster and Mrs. Leavy. This gives us more personal experience in treating medical weight loss issues than any of the others in the area.
Dr. Beale’s Medical Weight Loss Program is successful because we have the training, experience, and knowledge to treat each weight loss patient individually. We do not hire anonymous, itinerant, traveling doctors or commercially trained, sales-oriented, so-called therapists to work in our office.
A Personal Approach
Since we are experienced weight loss physicians and counselors, and since we are treating you personally, and since we are personally responsible for your health and safety, you can be sure that we will choose the proper medication for you and your healthy weight loss program.
This is a major important area in which our program differs from and is better than the sales-oriented commercial clinics. They usually are run by non-medical entrepreneurs who hire moonlighting inexperienced doctors to write the same prescription for all of their customers. Sort of a one-size-fits-all approach. We do not write prescriptions. We dispense the medications to you free of charge, so you do not have to go somewhere and get a prescription filled.
We Carefully Investigate All Medications
Many weight loss physicians and clinics are attempting to treat overweight patients with medications without paying close attention to the possible dangers of those medications. We have never given a patient medication before we carefully investigated the possible side effects of that medication or combination of medications.
Dr. Beale was the only weight doctor or weight program that he knew of on the east coast of the United States that never gave the Phen-Fen combination or the Redux or the Pondamin to any patients at any time while those drugs were on the market. The people who came to Dr. Beale to lose weight do not have to worry about heart or lung disease or death from these drugs. Dr. Beale knew that they were dangerous because he had read, studied, and evaluated the medical literature and facts and discovered that these medications were dangerous alone and in combination.
For a long time, Dr. Beale was a lonely voice in the weight loss wilderness, warning patients and other physicians about these dangers, but almost no one wanted to listen. The patients who did not listen were influenced by the media and other physicians into thinking that these medications were safe and that Dr. Beale was wrong. Maybe the other physicians did not want to listen to the warnings because they were making a lot of money cashing in on the Phen-Fen fad. Now, of course, they are all sorry. Beware now of other medications which may have side effects in you.
You can trust us to watch out for your health.
NOTE: Sadly my father was killed in an automobile accident on November 13, 2004. He was a weight loss pioneer for over 30 years, and I am proud that we have been able to continue his legacy of caring. To hear his voice about our program, please LISTEN to the recorded message. For a little more insight into the man that Dr. Beale was, you may read Thoughts From Daddy’s Little Girl. Please feel free to call me directly at 202-463-7872 if you have any questions or concerns.
— Lisa Beale
We will give you an itemized statement with the complete codes needed for insurance reimbursement of your medical weight loss treatment. Please contact your insurance company for their payment policy for weight loss services. Unfortunately, at this time most insurance companies do not pay for weight loss services up front, so payment will need to be made at the time of service at Dr. Beale’s office.
DC Medicaid / MCOs / Medicare and most FSA plans are welcomed.
Please call us 202-463-7872.
According to a recent IRS ruling, you may be able to deduct the cost of your medical weight loss treatment. Treatment specifically for obesity can now be claimed as a medical deduction. We will give you an itemized statement with the complete codes needed for your taxes. Please talk to your tax advisor.
Who Are Dr. Beale’s Patients?
Dr. Beale’s Medical Weight Loss patients are 85% female and 15% male, ranging in age from 17 years to 77 years old. Their starting weights have been from 110 pounds to over 600 pounds. Washington, D.C. is an international city and Dr. Beale’s patients reflect that fact. They include people of all careers, demographics and nationalities — too many to list.