Benefits of RMR Testing

Reimbursement is not the only benefit of RMR testing with the ReeVue. Adding metabolic testing to your practice empowers patients with the information of their own bodies while alerting you of changes to metabolism during the weight loss process. 

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What is Resting Metabolic Rate Testing? 

Metabolism, quite simply, is the conversion of food to energy.

Metabolic rate is a measure of how much food, or fat, is converted to energy in a day. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the measurement of how much food, or energy, is required to maintain basic body functions such as heartbeat, breathing, and maintenance of body heat while you are in a state of rest. That energy is expressed in calories per day. So an RMR test shows how many calories you burn at rest, doing nothing more than sitting in a chair.

Regularly testing your patient’s metabolism removes excuses about “slow” metabolisms while also providing a tool to help you navigate changes in your program that will stabilize that  weight loss process. 

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“An invaluable piece of diagnosic equipment…”

I have been using the ReeVue for about 5 years and have found it to be an invaluable piece of diagnostic equipment for my bariatric practice. With all of my medical weight loss patients, I perform the test at their initial evaluation.  I am then able to guide patients as to where they need to be calorically to bring about weight loss. If/when patients plateau, I can repeat the ReeVue to assess their calorie needs. Likewise, the ReeVue can be used to determine calorie needs for weight maintenance.

In addition it is useful for those bariatric surgical patients that are not losing weight post-surgically or have regained weight post-surgery. I am able to demonstrate to them where they need to be to bring about a healthy weight loss.

Dr. Kathleen Baskett, MD
Director Healthcare Weight Management Clinic St Vincent Healthcare, Billings, Montana

“Accuracy, precision, reliability, durability…”

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) Evidence Analysis Library recommends the use of indirect calorimetry to measure RMR for overweight and obese patients… When choosing an indirect calorimeter, the ADA Evidence Analysis Library recommends reviewing the safety features, ease of use, accuracy, precision, reliability, durability, and the machine’s service/maintenance plan. At the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, we use the ReeVue Indirect Calorimeter by KORR Medical Technologies.

Dr Robert Kushner, MD MS
Clinical Director Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity Professor in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

“Clients are really interested in what their metabolic rate is.”

The test takes about 10 minutes, the clients feel like they are getting a really good assessment, and they are all really interested in what their metabolic rate is. Testing someone’s metabolic rate is key to finding those few people who lie outside the norm so you know where to set their caloric limits.

Dr. Brent Larsen, MD
Medical Director Salt Lake City MedSpa

“The key component we use for initial diagnostic testing…”

Metabolic measurement is the key component we use for initial diagnostic testing to evaluate and treat overweight and obese people. It provides scientific principles to interact with patients and get them thinking about calories and metabolic rates. Therefore, it helps them be more successful short term, and provides guidelines for maintenance long term. The ReeVue is a great device.

Dr. Anton Steiner, MD
Medical Director Weight Loss Program Tri-Star Medical Clinic
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