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Weight Management by a Medical Expert on Weight Loss

Dr McClendon M.D., Bari-Med M.D. Board -Certified Bariatric Medicine Physician

It doesn’t matter if you’re Overweight with a BMI of 25+ to Morbidly Obese with a BMI of 70+ , Dr McClendon, M.D. has literally managed ALL shapes and sizes as a Board-Certified Bariatric Medicine Physician to improve the overall health of her patients.

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Customized Approach

Treatment of Not Just Excess Weight, But Also Weight Related Conditions

Dr. McClendon M.D. became interested in Obesity Medicine because she finds it extremely rewarding to be able to help her patients to lose weight medically which greatly impacts their weight related medical illnesses such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Prediabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Metabolic Syndrome, Depression/Anxiety, Osteoarthritis, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Acid Reflux, Venous Stasis, Fatty Liver Disease, Migraines, Gout, and Polycystic Ovarian Disease to name a few.

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Specializing in Weight loss

Weight Loss & Obesity Medicine Specialist/Bariatrician

Dr McClendon M.D. has gained experience as a Bariatric Medicine Physician by practicing in busy bariatric clinics along with board certified bariatric surgeons, working as an adjunct faculty member of a bariatric surgery fellowship program and medical director of the Inova Medical Weight Loss Program.


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Medical Weight Loss Program

For an overview of the Medical Weight Loss Program, please click here: https://barimedmd.com/weight-loss-program/

Bari-Med M.D.  offers the New Direction® meal replacements for sustainable weight loss. Backed by 30 years of research, these delicious, nutritionally complete meal replacements are formulated to help you manage your hunger. These products are exclusively available to Medical Practices & medical programs, you cannot obtain them in stores.

New Direction Advanced Meal Replacement Products are medical quality protein meal replacements that provide optimal levels of electrolytes and vitamins to help you lose weight and remain healthy.

  • Patients on our LCD (Low Calorie Diet) plan consume at least one meal replacement and a protein bar, along with a reduced calorie meal during the initial phase of their diet. Supplements are used as needed during the maintenance phase.
  • Patients on our VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) plan consume only meal replacements during the initial phase of their diet to accelerate weight loss.

A variety of great tasting and convenient meal replacement beverages and bars provide:

  • 100% of the minimum daily requirement for protein, vitamins, and minerals.
  • High quality protein for positive nitrogen balance.
  • Essential fatty acids and minimal fat levels to stimulate the gallbladder.
  • A high protein (27 grams per serving), low carbohydrate formula that helps satisfy nutritional needs, reduce hunger, and maximize weekly weight loss.

New Direction® meal replacement beverages are packaged as single-serving packets, to be reconstituted with water.

Please see our Shop page to see our selection of Meal Replacement products!

Expected Average Weight Loss: 36lbs in 12 weeks

For more information, please see our Bari-Med M.D. Weight Loss Program Page!

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Physician Supervised Weight Loss By An Experienced, Board- Certified Bariatric Medicine Physician

Dr McClendon M.D. - Putting the Needs of Patients First

Bari-Med M.D. is a telemedicine medical practice that serves the Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland area and puts patients’ needs first. We have taken a Concierge Medicine approach to weight loss. Dr McClendon personalizes a medical weight loss regimen for each patient to include safe weight loss medications such as Tirzepatide (Zepbound/Mounjaro), Semaglutide (Wegovy/Ozempic), Liraglutide (Saxenda/Victoza), Contrave, Qsymia, Plenity, Xenical, Phentermine (Lomaira), Phendimetrazine, & Diethylpropion, if they are medically appropriate for the patient.  In addition, motivational interviewing and a discussion of the importance of adding the New Direction® Medical-Grade Meal Replacements and exercise, enhances weight loss results.   Since your visits are with Dr. McClendon, we accept insurances such as Aetna and BCBS.

The Consultation appointment fee is $250 and is not billed to insurance. Monthly (every 4 weeks) follow up visits can be billed to participating insurances just as they would when you see a Specialist Physician for a medical condition. You would be responsible for any copays if applicable.

We accept:

  • Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS, including FEP)
  • Aetna
  • No Insurance/Self- Pay


It is the responsibility of the patient to contact your insurance company to determine if Dr. Patricia McClendon M.D. is a participating provider with your specific insurance plan and that you have telemedicine coverage.

Please check with your insurance plan if you can use your FSA/HSA for reimbursement.

If you don’t have one of these insurances, then you would be considered “Self Pay” and would pay out of pocket for the visits. At this time, we are not a participating provider/ do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

Prior to your appointment, please send a copy of the front and back of your insurance card, front of driver’s license, and any recent labs, ekg or other pertinent documents to admin@barimedmd.com or secured fax:  641-450-1315.

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 33 reviews
 by Dan

Dr McClendon was awesome and the weight loss program is so easy to follow since its telemedicine. I like the fact that I see her monthly whcih helps with accountability. She is such an awesome doctor. Very approachable and compassionate and knowledgable. I've been seeing her for 1 year now and we've had steady weight loss which I appreciate since I've been dealing with yo-yo diets and weight loss pretty much all my life. I lose weight then regain it fast. Instead, I've had continued weight loss and I'm now in "weight maintenance" as its called. So far been able to keep it off for the past 6 months.

 by James
Healthy Again

I came to Bari-Med and Dr McClendon from a referral from my Cardiologist.  He had said that if I didn't lose the weight I could be a heartattack away from death. That shocked me enough to look into his recommendation of her. I called the office, made a consultation with her and got started on the program. I'm now down  41 lbs and went back to my cardiologist for a follow up and boy was he happy. My cholesterol numbers are down! He said to keep it up.

 by Vicky
Fabulous results

I'm so excited that I am now at my college weight! After unsuccessful diets and afer weight loss surgery, I regained all of my weight back. I was in a bad space after Covid. A friend who had been seeing Dr McClendon for weight loss recommended that I see her too and I'm so glad that I did!  I'm now at a lower weight than I was even after bariatric surgery! I feel so good in my body now! I cant thank her enough!

 by Steve

Dr McClendon was great as all the other reviews have said but working in med admin myself, I have to give her admin staff cudos, especially Marigold. Being in admin I know that insurances are tricky and you have to call them yourselves to find out exactly if Drs are covered in your plan which I did and Dr McClendon is. Marigold was so helpful in letting me know that what they discovered is that certain HMO or EPO plans are the ones that Dr McClendon is not a part of. Once that was clarified, we were all set. Thank you Marigold!

 by Heidi
Wonderful doctor who really listens!

If you have been feeling ignored by other doctors about your weight concerns/struggles, please, please, please go see Dr. McClendon as soon as possible. I was struggling with skyrocketing blood pressure, difficulty losing weight, increasing insulin resistance, and increasing cholesterol all after experiencing some more serious postpartum complications. For years, other doctors intervened in ways that would help incrementally, but not with anything that was really working. Dr. McClendon has been able to support my weight loss in ways that are medically safe for me and effective! She is caring, listens, and truly individualizes supports and approaches. In 8 months of working with her, I have gone completely off of all my blood pressure medications, have lost 75 pounds, and my cardiologist is now taking my other issues more seriously because he is seeing they are not connected to my weight. More importantly, Dr. McClendon has supported me to meet all of these goals in ways that make me comfortable. For example, focusing on non-scale victories and milestones. Please see her! As icing on the cake Ms. Marigold, her administrator, is lovely and communicative and will be able to effectively support you will all things scheduling and billing.

 by Elise C

Im so happy! I was 50 lbs overweight and with the help of Dr McClendon, I'm now in the best shape in my adult life at 144 lbs! Before, I was so ashamed of my body, often would hide, not wanting to take pictures. Now, I feel so great, I wanna show it off and Dr McClendon is so encouraging!!!!  I've worked hard and I'm so glad she's helped me not only become healthier but I now have such a better outlook on my life and body!!!

 by A.D

Lowest weight in 8 years! Like most people I gained weight over time and gained even more when the pandemic hit. Before I knew it I was up 35 lbs. i saw Dr McClendons reviews and decided to see if she could help . Now 4 1/2 months later I’m down 45 lbs . My high blood pressure is gone too!!

 by T.Carter

Saw Dr McClendon since I was referred to her by my endocrinologist and PCP. I now see why they highly recommended her . I’m off 3 of my blood pressure pills and diabetic med and down 37 lbs now.

 by Jen
Improved Diabetes

Dr McClendon helped me not only lose the weight but also helped my diabetes. I was on insulin , my blood sugar numbers were 200+ and my hgba1c 13.8. She got me started on a plan that included a low carb diet with the meal replacements, and meds and I cant believe 3 months later - I just saw my PCP and my hgba1c is now at 6.9! My sugars are now in the 90-130s.

I cant thank her enough!

 by Jennifer
Great results!

I’ve been seeing Dr. McClendon for a little over a year and I’m down 80 pounds which is the goal weight she set for me. She has helped keep me motivated which has been incredible important on my weight loss journey. She is also patient and easy to talk to which is hard to find in a doctor. I could not be more thrilled with my results and I have recommended Dr. McClendon to my family and friends.

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