Dr. Richard Lipman

Internal Medicine - Diabetology
Miami, FL
57 years experience male

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Richard Lipman M.D. The Miami Weight Loss Plan

Miami, FL

Address

7241 SW 63 ave, Miami, FL
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Thursday: Closed
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Richard Lipman MD

Miami, FL

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Miami, FL

About

Bio

Dr Richard Lipman, Miami weight loss specialist and endocrinologist has been treating obesity for 30 years. He is author of seven books on weight loss and metabolism. His Miami Weight Loss Plan has been used by 30,000 individuals to lose and maintain their weight loss successfully.

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Internal Medicine - Diabetology

Diabetology

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124 Answers
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Maybe, depends on wt: Every surgery is more complicated when you are severely overweight. However, 10, 20 or 30 lbs should not make much difference. We are talking about 7... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Many changes: A diet low in salt will lower your blood pressure and have no effect on your baby. Changing you diet to lean, low calorie proteins, lots of fruits an... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Veru individual: Ask your pediatrician, too general. Some babies need supplements, others do not. Here one size does not fit every baby.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Body mass vs height: Bmi is a way to measure the degree of weight gain or obesity. It is calculated from a long formula which requires your weight and height. Better yet,... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Never heard it: I have been treating overweight people for 35 years, having helped more than 35, 000. Never heard the term restrictive dieting, it sounds like its... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Only minimal effects: Iron deficiency itself has little effect on weight loss, and is easy to correct with iron tablets.If it is severe it can lead to anemia which causes f... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Yes, Of Course: Walking or an 30 min will help you burn up about 100 calories extra, over a month this could be about 1lb. However, if the exercise makes you more hu... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Find 3 causes gain: The best way to stop weight gain is to find out the causes. Here is a list of the top 5 causes & how often it is important. If you eliminate only the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Dep shot only water: You cannot take diet pills with an overactive thyroid gland, people with this problem are thin, are you confusing low thyroid( hypothyroid) with overa... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Stop Bad Food/Drinks: Here is a simple way to lose, without a diet, the list shows the reasons people gain wt. In order of most important & easiest to change, simply go... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
No Supplements Work: Save your money, no supplements really work, exercise burns fat, better yet change your food. Here is a simple way to lose, without a diet, the list... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Small portions: Fasting is a bad idea, you will only eat more in the end. Eating smaller portions containing lean protein, fruits and vegetables are the answer. 85% o... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
STOP JUNK fOOD: 12 yr olds have neither cars nor money, someone is buying it for her, stop it, what is to stop her from gaining another 50 kg in the next years? You w... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Stop 2 Foods/Drinks: You can lose 7 in two weeks if you stop 2 of the bad foods/drinks you might be eating, here is the list: 1. Any drink with sugar 2. Fast foods 3. F... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
No. not approved: Oxyelite is not an fda approved drug and it will not work except for some placebo effect if you are going to take medications make sure they are fda ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Fortet Percentages: Keep it simple, forget percentages, that's no way to live, what you do on a "diet" needs to be done forever, best way is to identify causes of your wt... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Stop Bad Food/Drinks: U need about 2200 cal/day to maintain, if u cut down by 500 cal/day, u lose 1 lb/week (1 lb= 3500 cal), if u cut by 1000 cal= 2 lb/wk best way is to... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Yesif no Sugar: You can drink any drinks that have no sugar such as crystal light, diet soda, sparkling waters etc.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Eat Healthy: Simple, review the causes of you weight gain, and then make some simple changes, focus on these top 5: 1. Any drink with sugar 2. Fast foods 3. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Probably NO: Prescription diet pills have been on the market for more than 35 years without any reports of growth problems, however like any other medication you c... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
See a Doctor: Your uncle needs to see a doctor & have his sugar regulated by diet, exercise and maybe medications, this is a serious problem & cannot be done withou... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Depends on the TSH: Your dose of levothyroxine is tiny, just about the lowest. When you have low thyroid function your TSH is high, above 4. Taking the levo lowers it to... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
NO : All of the over counter supplements do not work, the only way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more, dont waste your time or money on th... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Stop BAD FOOD/DRINKS: U need about 2200 cal/day to maintain, if u cut down by 500 cal/day, u lose 1 lb/week (1 lb= 3500 cal), if u cut by 1000 cal= 2 lb/wk best way is to... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
All Sugars Are Bad: There is no proof that sugars from fruits like fructose are much better than regular table sugar. Brown sugar, white sugar, "raw" sugar are all the sa... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
KEEP OVEREATING: You don't need expensive surgery , just keep over eating and the extra fat will son go to your butt, chest and neck, Then you will develop high bloo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Herb frm Daisy plant: Milk thistle (silymarin) is a flowering herb related to the daisy and ragweed family. It is native to Mediterranean countries. Some people also call i... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Controlling Diabetes: Microalbuminuria is albumin or protein that is leaking out of the kidney into the urine. It can be diagnosed from a 24-hour urine collection (between... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Urine dipstick: A urine dipstick can check all of these, buy in any drug store, Amazon etc
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Make u feel good: Sweets & carbs go right into our pleasure centers in the brain similar to alcohol, opiates and cocaine & trigger release of numerous neurotran... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise(runny, treadmill, elliptical trainer) burns calories as opposed to weight lifting. You lose belly fat when you force your body to use... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Cipralex Side Effect: Lexapro (escitalopram) and Cipralex among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. for major depressiv... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Eating control=Dose: Agree with your doctor. Victoza's effect on appetite and fullness depends on the dosage. The 0.6mg dose is a starter. For appetite control you need hi... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Watch Weight/Exercis: Risk of diabetes 2 with one parent with diabetes is 50%, with 2 parents up to 80% or more. This can be reduced by keeping weight normal, avoiding high... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Diabetes Control: Diabetes can be controlled and many of the complications prevented & the blood sugar can be reversed toward normal./. You are doing well, 6.9% is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Low Carb: No doubt a low carb diet is the fastest and easiest way to burn fat for fuel. Stop the "bad carbs"-those with a high glycemic index--rice(brown & ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
NO: Depends upon the kind of diet. If its is a weight loss diet the answer is no. It is for diabetes or some other medical probem like a gluten free diet... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
NO: No increased incidence of liver disease with pregnancy most common causes of liver disease are: hepatitis, fatty liver from obesity, alcohol, pres... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
No: No chocolate, chips and other foods have no relationship to acne. There have been no foods that have proven to cause acne. Weight gain however, from ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Yes: Spirulina is a natural carb and its safe as long as it does not result in too much weigh gain.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
NO: Eat a balanced meal, especially protein, fruits and vegetables. Pregnancy is not a time for fad diets of any kind. High fat diets are not for anyone, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Stop Bad Food/Drinks: Here is a simple way to lose, without a diet, the list shows the reasons people gain wt. In order of most important & easiest to change, simply go... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
30 min=1 mile=100 ca: Walking for 30 minutes will burn about 100 calories, if you cover a mile, the average slice of pizza is 500 calories, so it takes 30 min x 5 or m... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Eat Better: Here is a simple way to lose, without a diet, the list shows the reasons people gain wt. In order of most important & easiest to change, simply go... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Eating Wrong Meals: If you are hungry after meals most likely your meals are filled with high carbs with lots of sugar, rather than lean protein. Sugar causes hunger, pro... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Yes: Yes it is and it will not help you lose any weight as well. It might make you feel sick and vomit, but that's no way to lose weight. Lose weight by e... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Find 3 causes gain: The best way to stop weight gain is to find out the causes. Here is a list of the top 5 causes & how often it is important. If you eliminate only the... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Stop Bad Foods/Drink: The easiest way to lose weight quickly without exercise is to identify why you gained the weight. Here is a list of the top 6 causes of weight gain, i... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Yes, Of Course: Walking or an hour will help you burn up about 200 calories extra, over a month this could be about 2 lb. However, if the exercise makes you more hun... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 57 years experience
Stop the Bad Foods: The fastest and easiest way to lose weight is to find the causes of your weight gain. I have enclosed a list of the top 6 causes for weight gain in or... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lipman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lipman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Amlodipine DID cause neuropathy doc, I'm aware that hydralazine has a similar action so I did not want to take it if it can make things worse. Thanks
HealthTap member
Thank you so much I will do everything you all say......hopefully it will work.......but I think it will because I got faith in all of you..
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Thanks for your quick reply! I m thankful.. he is on medication since 10 years... he also takes ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1966MD

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers(UPMC)
Completed 1967

Awards

Phi beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha
Top Bariatrician , First Place, Florida - Winter
2013
Top Diabetes Specialist , First Place, National - Fall
2014

Affiliations

Larkin Community Hosptial

Publications

Diet Buddies: A weight loss plan for the family
Qsymia Weight Loss Plan
100 Calorie Secret
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