November 26th, 2018

// Medically Supported, Scientifically Tested & Technology Based Weight Loss Solution Expands Nationally

Medically Supported, Scientifically Tested & Technology Based Weight Loss Solution Expands Nationally


Mobile Friendly LeanMD, Inc. Provides Users Proven and Simple to Use System to
Lose Weight Four Times Faster than Typical Weight Management Program


San Ramon, CA – November 26, 2018 – LeanMD, a technology-based solution and medically supported weight loss program that features a cutting-edge mobile app, and offers patients a way to lose weight safely and effectively, is expanding nationally. After four years of research development and nearly ten years of hands-on learning in medical practices, the proven weight loss and management solution has grown beyond its early-adopter practices and opened in physician’s offices in California, Texas, Indiana, and Colorado.


Started by Board Certified Internal Medicine and Primary Care physician Dr. Mike Temkin in his San Ramon, California practice, along with his co-founder and fellow Primary Care physician Dr. Mark Musco, who services as Chief Medical Officer, a Registered Dietician, and team of software engineers and technologists, LeanMD successfully brings together scientific and medical research, real world experiences, physician support, and cutting-edge technology. Patients sign up for the program through a local medical practice (often times, their personal doctor’s) and conveniently receive support, guidance and information through both the doctor and their personalized mobile app.


“The LeanMD program is simple and convenient to use for both the patient and the doctor,” Dr. Musco said. “It calls for real food (not packaged), uses a mobile friendly and convenient communication platform, and involves many scientifically backed results as well as education nutritional counseling for the patient. Furthermore, LeanMD is managed and overseen by your doctor, so patients immediately feel comfortable with the program from the outset.”


LeanMD is currently available in over 20 medical practices in cities including: Berkeley, CA; Brentwood, CA; Brookings, OR; Capitola, CA; Dallas, TX; Fresno, CA; Louisville, CO; Manteca, CA; Modesto, CA; Monroe, LA; Rocklin, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Leandro, CA; San Ramon, CA; Stockton, CA; Terre Haute, IN; and Walnut Creek, CA.


“We are thrilled to grow and expand the LeanMD program to cities and communities across the country,” Dr. Temkin added. “Physicians love our program because it is scientifically backed, numbers based, requires real food, features a technology platform which provides education, and most importantly brings their patients back to health. And the patients love LeanMD because it’s flexible, affordable, simple and works!”


Dr. Temkin’s and Dr. Musco’s shared goal: “We’d love to see every doctor in America engage and treat their patients with the LeanMD program and mobile app. We truly believe it is possible because not only does the program work, but it’s easy to use and conveniently fits into each individual’s lifestyle. We believe the best way to attract people to a healthier lifestyle is to develop products that make that lifestyle more enjoyable. That’s what LeanMD does!”


How it works?

The LeanMD program’s success to date is attributed to its scientifically backed program that works in conjunction with personal coaching, mindfulness training, education, everyday living, and mobile technology. By collaborating with the patient’s personal physician, LeanMD is able to tailor a weight loss program that fits specific needs, and both addresses and treats many chronic conditions & medical issues. Further, through the cutting-edge LeanMD app, patients have a communications platform customized to them based on information only their doctor would know. As a result, doctors can accurately monitor the patient’s progress and provide expert advice and analysis to keep them on track.


For more than five years, LeanMD has successfully aided thousands in their weight loss journey by creating a program built specifically for the patient. According to the founders, LeanMD teaches the patient what works best for his or her unique physiology, and how to eat without incessant counting.


LeanMD also provides the following:

  • Real, Fresh Food: Patients eat delicious and healthy, not-prepackaged or processed foods, which means following the LeanMD is not only convenient and flexible, but manageable for the long term.
  • Easy to Follow Program: The LeanMD program is simple, safe and effective.
  • Personalized Support: One-to-one coaching and tools designed to help the patient mindfully manage their weight long terms ensures success through the program and after.
  • Evidence-Based: Through its scientifically-based nutrition principles, LeanMD is not only safe and effective, but it also may improve conditions such as HTN, CAD, diabetes I & II, GERD and more. Losing weight may also help reduce join, back and arthritis pain; improve mobility; and reduce the need for certain medications.
  • Mobile Flexibility: The LeanMD mobile app shows the patient an overview of their personal information (weight, goals, total lost); the ability to track their individual process; access to nutritional information and tips (including sources of protein, vegetables and fruits); tips and strategies for success; menu planning and shopping; exercises tracking; and mindfulness tips. Simultaneously, doctors can accurately monitor progress and provide expert advice and analysis to keep the patient on track.


During the weight loss phase of the program, LeanMD creates a calorie deficit to induce rapid weight loss. In a study of 90 patients, the average pounds lost in three-months by patients was 27.8, in six-months was 39.67. These results made LeanMD four times more effective than other programs/diets, Following the weight loss phase, LeanMD patients are moved to the Sustainable Loss Program, to help them maintain the weight loss through the use of built-in monitoring and support.


Learn more about LeanMD at


About Dr. Michael Temkin, DO
Michael Temkin, DO, is a Board Certified Internal Medicine and Primary Care physician and co-founder of LeanMD, Inc. Michael Temkin, DO grew up in a family of physicians and is carrying on that legacy at his primary care practice in San Ramon, California. Serving patients in the Tri-Valley and throughout the Bay Area, Dr. Temkin provides compassionate care that treats the whole person, not just symptoms. Dr. Temkin is a highly-regarded internal medicine physician with more than 20 years of experience. After graduating from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, California, he completed his residency in internal medicine at Alameda Medical Center in Oakland, California, through a University of California San Francisco Medical Center Program.


He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Obesity Medicine Association. Dr. Temkin stays involved in the community and has served as the team physician for the California High School football team in San Ramon for over 15 years. He’s an affiliated physician with San Ramon Regional Medical Center and John Muir Medical Center. Dr. Temkin’s philosophy centers around using preventive care to treat the whole patient. He believes in treating the root causes of symptoms to help patients heal from chronic conditions, and helping patients lose excess weight so they can feel their best. He takes the time to really listen to patients and cultivate relationships with them, so they feel comfortable talking with him and heeding his honest advice about improving their health.


About Dr. Mark Musco, MD

Mark Musco, MD, is a Primary Care Physician, founder and owner of Diablo Family Physicians, and co-founder of LeanMD, Inc. His specific medical interests include: Pediatric and Adolescent care; Diabetes, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders; Exercise & Nutrition; Preventive Health and Education; Men’s Health; and Weight Loss. He was drawn to family medicine for the relationship and connection with his patients. The passion he has for listening to and advocating for his patients is what drives his love of medicine.  Dr. Musco co-founded Diablo Family Physicians with his wife Dr. Dolores Musco, with their mission being to treat patients like family and provide the best care possible for the community. Dr. Musco earned his MD from The Chicago Medical School and completed his residency in family medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine affiliated program at Ventura County Medical Center. He is certified through the American Board of Family Medicine. When not caring for patients at the practice Dr. Musco can be found hanging out with his family or on Mount Diablo on his Mountain Bike.


About LeanMD, Inc.

LeanMD is a medically supported weight loss program that features a mobile app, and offers patients a way to lose weight safely and effectively. Founded on evidence-based medicine and scientifically backed nutrition principles, LeanMD was developed by a team of dedicated professionals that included physicians, registered dieticians, technologists and software engineers. The medically supervised program gives participants access to the best and most up-to-date medical, pharmaceutical, and nutritional support available. Both high tech and high touch, LeanMD is designed to help users achieve weight loss that is both healthy and sustainable. Powered by mobile technology, physicians and patients alike benefit from the efficiency, one-stop convenience and remote access that LeanMD offers. Today, LeanMD has locations throughout California, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas and Oregon, with new markets scheduled to launch. Learn more at


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