Lifestyle Nutrition Economic Forecast
3rd Party Insurance and Medicare, Income Analysis Is Provided on An Individual Basis by Medical Specialty During a Webinar With one of Our Nutritionists
Keep in mind, the average cost to lose 20 pounds of weight in America – Costs $960-$1,600. Most of these programs Are Not Physician Supervised. and usually focus with diet products, medications, hormones, bars, or shakes. Source – Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
Packaged food programs cost patients approximately $4,600 to lose 20 pounds of weight loss. Typically 50%-70% of revenues collected for diet products, food, medications, hormones etc. are paid to supplement companies.
As of mid-2012, during depressed economic conditions, our physician practices throughout the US are offering nutrition programs that range from $445 – $2,800 per patient for an executive package. The $445 are usually discounted costs that are offered to the first 4 patients and are for training purposes. Conservatively, doctors are billing $1,200 per patient for a 6 – 8 nutrition session package. Detailed fee schedules are also reviewed during a webinar with one of our licensed nutritionists.
Whole food counseling programs are typically less expensive to the patient and more profitable to the practice because they do not require the purchase of expensive supplements or foods. So now you do not have to send half or more of your revenues you collect from your patients to the supplement companies. As the practice owner, you keep approximately 90% of the revenues collected.
Typically our doctors who see 15 new nutrition patients may generate $18,000 income per month (conservatively $1,200 per patient) from nutrition counseling.
The economic forecast below is for a start-up practice for
the first 30-45 days of practice while training.
These charges are 30% of the national averages for a weight management program and most commercial weight loss programs again, are not physician supervised.
Conservative Economic Forecast, As a Start-Up
Based on 15 Nutrition Counseling or Weight Loss Patients Per Month with Health Concerns
15 Patients per month – (only 4 Nutritional Sessions) ($495 each) = $7,495 Income
*1 New Referral Patient into the practice per month = $2,000 – $5,000 *(Typical Annual Income per patient depending upon specialty.) *Lifestyle Nutrition Counseling Programs generate significant new patient referrals into the practice.
Total Income per month with one referral / month ($2,000 per year) = $9,495 / Month – $399 / Month Lease Cost (includes everything – no hidden costs) (leases start at $239)
Net Profit $9,026 / Mo or $108K Annually including supplies
Return On Investment ROI 2,700 %
ONE Patient’s income per month should cover ALL costs of the program.
Leases Cost $239 – $599.00 per month.
No Start Up Costs – monthly leases start after
your office is trained.
If your credit is an issue, let us know up front so we can discuss alternative programs available to you, we have been financing doctors for 20 years, we understand.