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Dr. Richard Lipman

Internal Medicine - Diabetology
Miami, FL
56 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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Wednesday: 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

Doctor Q&A

124 Answers
1 Agree
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Yes: Cholesterol & fat in blood has only minimal relationship to how fat a person is. You can weight 300 lbs and have normal cholesterol, and fats in y... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
High protein: Breakfast: eggs, egg white, low fat cheese, high protein, low carb shakes, bars, high protein cereal lunch: lunch meats, low carb wraps,... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Artificial Sweetener: For diabetics artificial sweeteners when used in moderation: are safe: aspartame, splenda, stevia, Truvia and now erythrotol. Best for cooking is St... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Ketones in Blood: Ketones are produced when the body burns fat for energy or fuel. They are also produced when you lose weight or if there is not enough insulin to help... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
No Proof: There is an increased incidence of melanoma and Viagra (sildenafil) use, but no proof that Viagra (sildenafil) causes melanoma or any other skin cance... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
You Might Die: Insulin lowers blood sugar. If you inject a lot you will lower your sugar so low you go into a coma. If you are by yourself and do not get sugar inst... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Invokana: 3rd Choice: Invokana is an expensive new drug for diabetes that reduces blood sugar by increasing sugar excretion by kidney. Its expensive and not the first line... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Bladder/Kidney?: Other cause of freq urination is disorder of the bladder or kidney. Most common is an infection or stone. Best test is a urinalysis it will show you ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Usually Tree Nuts: Healthy nuts are those high in good fats, protein, vitamins including almonds, brazil nuts, pistachio, hazel nuts peanuts, walnuts,not pine nuts nor c... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Eating less/exercise: Aerobic exercise and eating less is best way to lose weight, burn 300 -400 calories x 3 times a week, start weights after 3 weeks
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Safe- Not Effective: No proof Sensa works. No studies show any benefit, recently the FDA and FTC brought action against the company for false advertising, save you money ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Yes: Spirulina is a natural carb and its safe as long as it does not result in too much weigh gain.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Stop Bad Foods/Drink: 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
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Watch Food/Drinks: Working out for 30 minute might be a mile of walking, that's only 100 calorie, a piece of pizza is 500 calories or 5 miles. Pay attention to the bad f... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Yes lots of them: There are 5 or 6 very good appetite suppressors that help with weight loss, including a new one called qsymia, (phentermine and topiramate) however,... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Not proven: The diet says it was made at john hopkins medical school in baltimore and sponsored by general motorrs--thats the gm but i doubt jh or gm would ev... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Safe Y, Effective No: Lots of publicity on green tea, starting with dr oz. There is no evidence that it will help your weight loss or cure any medical problem. On the othe... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Maybe its not fat: You cannot control where fat deposits are burned up, some times its the hips or buttocks or abdomen, other times around the fact, maybe what is aroun... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Losing Self Esteem: When obesity causes loss of self-esteem it can be a cause of numerous mental problems, especially in teens and younger people. This includes feelings... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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 dow... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
No one urinates fat: Ace weight loss pills are over the counter and do not work, nor are they regulated or checked by the fda, what ever you see is not fat, maybe its som... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Artificial sweetner: Sugar subsitites are chemicals that taste like sugar but have no calories and do not change blood sugar when consumed, they include: saccharine, asp... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Need octors Help: There are a lot of good diet pills to help u, a new one is Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) & its made for diabetics who are overweight, almost all... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Change food, & Exerc: Best way to lower fat in body is to reduce calories and add some exercise. The list enclosed are the main causes of weight gain, change the top 2 or... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Lo Cal Food/Drinks: 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Not really: Average person needs 25 grams of fiber best sources are natural--green leafy vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, green beans, you really don... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Many causes: Causes include starvation, infection, uncontrolled diabetes, most common cause skipping meals
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
HYPERTHRYOID=Anxiety: Overactive thryoid (hyperthryoidism) can cause all kinds of emotional feelings usually anxiety, insomnia, and some depression.Some people feel very a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Stop Bad Food/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-juice, soda, gatorad... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
No Blood Type & Diet: There is No relationship between blood type and weight loss, gain or diet. A long time ago a book was written telling people to eat for their blood ty... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
10 Calories a Minute: Rope skipping can burn twice as many calories as jogging, and anywhere from 600 to 1,000 calories an hour (depending on your weight and the speed and ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Not Really: Much better way is to exercise a little, maybe 45 minutes 3 to 4 times a week and reduce your food every day, I have enclosed a list of the 6 worst ca... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
No-only water loss: Sweating whether because its hot out, or due to exercise is associated with water loss, thats not really fat loss, and you will re-hyrdate yourself wi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Lo Cal Food/Drinks: 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 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-juice, soda, gatorad... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology 56 years experience
Very safe: Phentermine has been on the market since 1959, millions of people have taken it, as long as you buy it from a us pharmacy under a doctors prescription... Read More

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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
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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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