Health and Financial Costs of Obesity

The items below are common factors being considered by potential surgery patients. Use the form below to assess your personal expenses and find out how surgery can help you save money.


Food

Based on research, a seriously overweight person spends $6,100 annually on groceries and dining out. Approximately, how much do you spend per month on groceries and dining out?

I am spending about    per month on groceries and dining out.


Prescriptions

Based on research, a seriously overweight person spends $700 annually on prescription co-pays. Approximately, how much do you spend per month on prescription co-pays?

I am spending about    per month on prescription co-pays.


Out-of-Pocket Health Expenses

Based on research, a seriously overweight person spends $2,500 on out-of-pocket healthcare expenses each year.

Out-of-pocket healthcare expenses include:    per month on prescription co-pays.

  • Over the counter drugs/remedies such as glucosamine, snore relief remedies, ibuprofen, etc.
  • Co-pays for doctor office visits
  • Co-pays for lab work
  • Co-pays for specialists
  • Co-pays for physical therapist/allied health professionals
I am spending about per month on out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.

Weight Loss Programs

Based on research, a seriously overweight person spends $700 annually on non-surgical weight loss programs.

Examples of non-surgical weight loss programs include:

  • Jenny Craig
  • Lindora
  • Weight Watchers
  • Nutri-systems
  • Curves
I am spending about per month on non-surgical weight loss programs.

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