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What is LeanMD?

LeanMD is physician supported weight loss program that offers patients a way to lose weight safely and effectively. We understand that weight loss is not “one size fits all”, which is why we tailor every program to fit the individual needs of each patient. LeanMD is easy to learn and easy to follow making it a lifestyle change that is sustainable.

What to expect with the LeanMD Program

LeanMD is different. It’s built for you.

The LeanMD program is physician supported weight loss – we’re here for you every step of the way. You’ll learn about yourself and what works best for your unique physiology.







A Three-Phase Approach

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Phase 1: Weight Loss

Duration: 2–12 months

Your LeanMD Care Team will utilize all available medical tools to help curb your appetite and optimize your metabolism. On average, patients lose 10–15 pounds in the first month and 30 pounds in three months.

You may choose one of the following options, depending on your individual needs and schedule:

A. Monthly Pre-Paid Plan

This choice requires weekly in-office visits to receive an optional lipo B12 injection and a one-month supply of prescription appetite suppressants. You will also receive additional face-to-face nutrition counseling and support during your visit.

B. Flexible Schedule with Virtual Option

This choice gives the option of alternating between in-office visits and virtual visits by telephone. You will be required to get a LeanMD Wireless e-Scale to virtually monitor weight twice per month. Any in-office visits will include an optional lipo B12 injection and a one-month supply of prescription appetite suppressants, as well as additional face-to-face nutrition counseling and support.

Phase 2: Transition

Duration: 3–5 weeks

It is imperative to go through a proper transition to stabilize your new weight after all of your hard work during the weight loss phase. With a scientific analysis of your basal metabolic rate, we will help you to taper off of any appetite suppressant medication, adjust macronutrient ratios, increase calorie intake and physical activity, and adapt to a new lifestyle.

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Phase 3: Sustainable Weight Loss

Duration: 12 months

The Sustainable Loss Membership Program will provide ongoing support and guidance to ensure long-term success for our LeanMD patients.

The period immediately following weight loss is at the highest risk of relapse, so the LeanMD Care Team is prepared to partner with you and overcome the challenges involving with staying on track and maintaining your new lifestyle.



Frequently asked questions about leanmd

LeanMD is a medically-supported weight loss program supervised by Dr. Temkin. Centered around an easy-to-follow diet plan that focuses on real, fresh foods and reduced daily caloric intake, LeanMD is tailored to help each individual safely achieve and maintain their own ideal weight.

You eat real food on LeanMD. The structured diet plan is low in carbohydrates and high in protein. Food choices include:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Natural sources of protein, including vegan and vegetarian options
  • Natural foods low in carbohydrates

The goal with LeanMD is to teach you how to eat healthfully to lose the weight and keep it off, which includes shopping and preparing your own food, so you understand proper portions and healthy cooking techniques. Meals aren’t provided on the LeanMD program — you eat fresh, real food you create yourself using simple, easy-to-follow meal plans and recipes.

Exercise isn’t part of the LeanMD program. However, Dr. Temkin may recommend you incorporate an exercise plan to help you lose weight more quickly and maintain your weight loss.

Dr. Temkin provides ongoing support and counseling throughout the entire LeanMD program. Depending on which phase of the LeanMD program you’re in, the frequency of your office visits can vary, and Dr. Temkin can adjust based on what works best for you.

You may be at the office weekly during Phase 1 of the LeanMD program, and Dr. Temkin continues to provide support during Phase 3, during the maintenance phase. He finds most people can relapse during this phase of any weight loss program, which is why Dr. Temkin continues to closely monitor your individual progress and help you through any challenges you might face.

You can safely lose up to five pounds each week following Dr. Temkin’s LeanMD program. Of course, weight loss rates vary from person to person and may depend on your starting weight, exercise program, medical conditions, and how closely you follow the plan. You can join LeanMD to lose 10 lbs or over 100 lbs. The goal is always realistic and healthy.
LeanMD teaches you how to eat real food you prepare yourself to achieve and maintain a healthy weight — no gimmicks, no starvation, no special shakes or purchased meals. LeanMD is a diet plan you can follow for life.

Medical weight loss programs are able to offer the latest pharmacologic therapies that aide in appetite control and help increase metabolism. Therapeutic injections with B12 and lipophilic agents increase energy and speed fat metabolism while helping maintain muscle mass. The medical approach to weight loss helps speed loss and makes reaching your goal easier.
YES, we have both payment options available on LeanMD weight loss program. You can pay weekly or monthly as per your convenience.

See what people are saying about their LeanMD Weight Loss experience.
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Lost Over 13 Pounds

KATE had been overweight for about 10 years. While she lost more than 13 lbs with LeanMD, she liked the fact that she never felt over-extended by the program.


Lost Over 50 Pounds

32 years old Ben after trying several weight loss program finally succeeded to lose weight with LeanMD


And her weight loss journey

While she lost her weight with LeanMD, she liked the fact that she never felt over-extended by the program. Today, she can keep up with her kids and husband. She lost weight without compromising!

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Dr. Michael Temkin, DO

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in San Ramon, CA

About Dr. Temkin

“I consider myself a very proactive physician. I focus on getting my patients looking and feeling their best.”

Dr. Temkin is a highly-regarded internal medicine physician with more than 20 years of experience. Graduated from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, California, he completed his residency in internal medicine at Alameda Medical Center in Oakland, California, through a University of California San Francisco Medical Center Program.

If you’re prepared to get serious about weight loss, nothing’s safer and more effective than having an experienced, fully licensed physician as your guide. Countless men and women in the San Ramon, California, area choose LeanMD — Dr. Michael Temkin’s wellness-focused weight loss program, to efficiently and safely shed unwanted pounds. Call or book an appointment online for customized, sustainable medical solutions to weight loss.

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Michael Temkin, DO - Internal Medicine, 1081 Market Pl #300, San Ramon, CA 94583, United States

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