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PRESS RELEASE
DOLLARS FOR DIETING
Virginia doctor finds weight loss success for patients he pays to lose weight

American Medical News
Dieting for dollars: Paying patients to lose weight
One way to get people to live healthier is to reward them for their efforts

RX FOR WEIGHT LOSS
HealthDay, Thursday, March 2, 2006
Doctors use novel approaches to help patients shed excess pounds

THE FIRST CANADIAN HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE
Paying patients to lose weight
Pay for performance, not of physicians but of patients ... to prevent and control chronic diseases
The time has come

NATIONAL REVIEW of MEDICINE (CANADA)
Should you pay patients to lose weight?
US doc's program pays $1 a pound. Temporary fix, says Canadian expert

FAMILY PRACTICE NEWS - May 1, 2008
Financial Incentives Spur Patients to Slim Down

NEWS ABOUT JOSEPH CHEMPLAVIL IN HAMPTON, VA
Health Notes: Hampton doctor started Dieting for Dollars program dailypress.com - Hampton Roads Breaking News

 

DR. JOSEPH CHEMPLAVIL - "DOLLAR FOR POUND" PROGRAM NEWS

Creator of the “Dollar for Pound” Weight-loss program and Dollarsfordieting.com

TELEVISION

If you lose you gain, if you gain you lose.
Hampton physician pays his patients to lose weight.
WAVY TV 10, 11.00 PM News, May 6, 2004.


Doctor charges $1 for a pound of fat
WVEC.Com / News for Hampton Roads, Virginia / Virginia News, 5/11/2004

Cynthia Brooks Reporting
Lose Weight And Get Paid!
NewsChannel 3, WTKR, Health Watch, 5.00 PM NEWS
September 9, 2004

NEWSPAPER

Fat goes for a dollar a pound
A local doctor has taken a new approach to fighting obesity:

Put a price tag on every pound his patients lose or gain… Doctor’s program could be a first.

Daily Press, Newport News, Va., May 7, 2004

Doctor charges $1 for a pound of fat
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia, 5.12.04

Weight-loss strategy pays off
Frustrated doctor develops a reward system to help his patients shed pounds
Dr. Joseph Chemplavil launched the weight-loss program one year ago. Eighty percent of the 150 patients who stayed in it lost weight.
Richmond-Times Dispatch, May 24, 2004

Gaining dollars for losing pounds
Doctor pays patients to shed fat
Dr. Joseph Chemplavil of Hampton, Va., last year began offering overweight patients $1 for each pound they shed. He has paid out more than $1,000.
The Washington Times, May 16, 2004

The doctor who pays patients to lose weight
India Abroad June 4,2004

Dieting for dollars: Paying patients to lose weight
Edmund’s Newsletter, June 29, 2004

Dr. Joseph Chemplavil’s $-for-lb to patients seeking weight loss
News India-Times, June 18, 2004

WEB SITES

“Weight-loss strategy pays off
Frustrated doctor develops a reward system to help his patients shed pounds”
PINOY.MD, The Website for Filipino Doctors, 5/23/2004, Source: Times-Dispatch.com

“Weight-loss strategy pays off
Frustrated doctor develops a reward system to help his patients shed pounds”
EmpoweringMessages.com / news, May 14, 2004, Brooklyn, NY

Paying patients to lose weight. It’s the American way:
Monday, June 21, 2004
Kevin, M.D. – Medical Weblog: Money talks

Dieting for dollars: Paying patients to lose weight
Recent News Stories about Hampton picture university
AskMrBuster.biz – Hampton picture university results

American Doctor Pays Patients to Lose Weight. Dr. Joseph Chemplavil of Virginia is examining the effects of cash incentives on behavior.
June 27, 2004
Incwire.com, Entrepreneur News

MEDICAL MEDIA

Dieting for dollars: Paying patients to lose weight
One way to get people to live healthier is to reward them for their efforts.
That’s the decidedly pragmatic philosophy behind several initiatives now being sponsored by insurance companies, employers and at least one physician….
"The American way is money," says Joseph Chemplavil, MD, a cardiac endocrinologist in Hampton, Va. "I have no problem bribing [patients]."
AMNews: June 28, 2004

Dieting for dollars:Paying patients to lose weight – American Medical News
Obesity Articles
June 23, 2004
GILinx
PART OF THE MDLinx NETWORK

When all else fails, try hard cash
After years of frustration, Joseph Chemplavil, MD has decided to make losing weight a little more interesting.
In his Hampton, Va. Office, cardiovascular endocrinologist Joseph Chemplavil, MD keeps a jar of cash for patients participating in his $4£ (Dollar for Pound) program. After spending the past 26 years encouraging his overweight and obese patients to lose weight, Chemplavil has finally come up with something that works and he hopes it will catch on: he pays his patients to lose weight.
Endocrine today, August 2004

A A C E M E M B E R S I N T H E
S P O T L I G H T
AACE member Joseph Chemplavil, MD, has been getting a lot of media attention recently for his “Dollar for Pound” program. His program has been cited by multiple publications, including AMNews and Endocrine Today. Dr Chemplavil, an endocrinologist located in Hampton, Virginia, has created a cash incentive program in order to encourage patients to lose weight.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGISTS
The First Messenger, Vol. 13, No. 4. Aug/Sept 2004


GLOBAL NEWS

Dollarert dietazni – egeszseges eletmod, vastagabb penztarca…..
AMA MedNews
Dobos, L.
2004-06-21 17:53:36
Informed
InforMed Hirek 2004;2 InforMed, Hungary

Doctor Pays Patients per Pound of Weight Loss, Charges for Gains
"The 'dollar for pound' program can be used by government agencies, insurance companies and businesses."
Active Ontario / Ontario Actif, May 11 – June 11, 2004,
Condensed from the Knight-Ridder Tribune

Dieting for dollars: Paying patients to lose weight
July 2004
Headline News
International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

Dollars for pounds
"After 25 years of failing to help his patients lose weight, Virginia physician Joseph
Chemplavil was so frustrated that he was willing to pay them out of his pocket, reports The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch."
The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada, May 21, 2004

“Hampton, Va., Doctor Pays Patients per Pound of Weight Loss, Charges for Gains.”
Apria – resources – News, May 7, 2004, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Distributed by Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News.


NATIONAL MAGAZINES

livehealthy NEWS
guess who’s helping you get lean?
Besides enlisting support from family and friends for your weight-loss efforts, check out how your doctor or employer might contribute. Here are some proactive (and creative!) programs across the nation:
Joseph Chemplavil, M.D., in Hampton, Va., pays his overweight patients $1 per pound lost after they enroll (for a $10 membership fee) in his “Dollar for Pound” program.
SHAPE January 2005

Get paid to lose Weight
Lose weight, earn cash
How monetary rewards can help you shed pounds….
Doctors are getting in on the act, too. To encourage his patients, Joseph Chemplavil, M.D., of Hampton, Va., pays them a dollar for each pound they take off within one year.
USA WEEKEND MARCH 4-6, 2005

 


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