Medifast Specialist

Alicja Steiner, MD

Pain Management Physician located in Banker's Hill, San Diego, CA

San Diego, California area patients can visit Dr. Steiner for Medifast® meal replacement programs which can help lose weight safely and effectively.

Medifast Q&A

What is Medifast®?

Medifast® is clinically-proven weight loss tool designed to meet the unique needs of each patient. Each of the easy to follow weight loss programs lets patients reach a fat-burning state and yet still feel full. This permits patients to lose weight quickly and safely using any of the plans. The daily diet incorporates a combination of Medifast® meal replacement and real food to keep patients satisfied while they start to lose weight. The meal replacements offered in a variety of savory and sweet flavors are rich in protein. The food provided by patients are planned out to be lean and green meals. This provides patients with the ultimate menu flexibility while they are learning about meal preparation. Patients will learn the principles of how calories, carbs, fat, and protein impact and affect overall health and work for and against weight loss. These lessons are the key to a patient’s success and their transition to a new, healthier state.

What important things should I know?

Each meal in the program has a similar nutritional basis to keep patients nourished and full. There are more than 70 meals choices that patients can pick from, in any order and at any time each day. Each low-glycemic meal will be low in calories and fat. The daily lean-and-green meal will allow patients to enjoy real food while continuing on their weight loss journey. After the first few days on one of the weight loss plans, the body will reach a mild fat-burning state. This allows patients to lose quickly while preserving muscle tissue. In a basic plan, patients will eat:

  • 4 Medifast® meals
  • 2 Lean-and-green meals
  • 1 Healthy snack

How does it work?

Medifast® weight loss meals are very dense in nutrients and enriched with 24 vitamins and minerals. This allows patients to lose pounds and inches without missing out on important nutrition. Each meal has also been designed to have enough low-fat protein and healthy fiber to keep patients satisfied, without the annoying between-meal hunger which can make losing weight more difficult. The important fat-burning state combined with healthy meal choices can help patients get to a weight they are comfortable with in a safe, effective manner.

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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept all PPO insurance, Medicare, and others. For your convenience, we've created a short list of just some of the providers we accept. If you do not see your insurance provider listed on our site, please call our office to confirm coverage.

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Community Health Group
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
Imperial Health Holdings
Molina Healthcare
Vantage Medical Group