Weight Loss

Richard Kowal DC, CDN

Chiropractor and Nutritionist on the Upper West Side, New York, NY

Weight loss is the single most powerful strategy for improving your health and wellbeing. Being at your right weight lowers your blood pressure, your blood sugar, and systemic inflammation. It also improves your immune response and slows down age-related cognitive impairment. Dr. Richard Kowal, a licensed chiropractor and nutritionist, has been helping people lose weight quickly and safely for more than 25 years at his New York City practice, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. To get started, contact the office by phone or online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Am I a good candidate for weight loss?

Dr. Kowal is a licensed nutritionist who has been helping people meet their weight goals for more than 25 years. Whether you need to lose 200 or more pounds or are struggling to drop the last 15 pounds, you’re a good candidate for Dr. Kowal’s weight loss program.

His program is especially beneficial for anyone struggling with Type 2 Diabetes and those who can’t seem to lose weight even while on a generally good diet.

 You don’t even need to be in New York to work with Dr. Kowal on weight-loss. In most cases, he works with you by phone or Zoom to help you reach your goals. 

How does this program work?

Dr. Kowal’s weight-loss program is a modified meal replacement program adapted from the renowned Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center. We use the same protocol and the same portion-controlled meal replacements.

During the active weight-loss phase of the program, you’ll have five 100-calorie portion-controlled meal replacements and one 500-calorie Mediterranean-style meal consisting of 5 to 7 ounces of lean protein and 2-3 cups of non-starchy vegetables. 

Most people lose about 2+ per week for the first two weeks and then 1 to 2 pounds per week thereafter. Losing weight so quickly will help to keep you motivated and on track.

The cost of the meal replacements is typically less than the cost of the meals they replace.

You will begin to feel lighter and better your first week on the program.  

What happens after I lose weight?

Once you reach your desired weight goals, Dr. Kowal transitions you to the maintenance phase of the program. The maintenance phase consists of Mediterranean-style meals filled with lean proteins, vegetables, healthy fats, and whole grains. 

He works closely with you during the maintenance phase to help you incorporate your new eating habits so you can keep the weight off.

There’s no need to try to lose weight on your own. To begin the program and get the support you need to lose weight and keep it off, call the office or Dr. Richard Kowal or request an appointment online today. 

Fees & Insurance


Will you file a claim with my insurance company or is that my responsibility?

Yes. If we are under contract with your insurance company, we will collect the co-payment at the time of your visit and submit the claim for you. 


What are the rates if you are out of network with my insurance plan?

If we do not currently participate in your health insurance plan and you have out of network benefits we will file a claim directly with your insurance company.  You can expect your out of pocket expense to be $65.for regular office visits.


Medicare: Please call to speak with us personally so we can review your specific Medicare benefits and give you an exact answer regarding finances.


We never perform any service without discussing it, and its cost with you beforehand, and receiving your approval. We are very respectful around finances, and no one ever receives a bill from “out of nowhere” from us!

Give a call to discuss your specific health concerns with Dr. Kowal and he’ll be able to clarify what finances, evaluative services and/or care would look like for you personally.


Some of the plans and providers we accept

Oxford Health
United Healthcare