Weight Loss Medicine

1405 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Accepting New Patients



757 819-6778

Margaret M. Gaglione, MD, FACP, treats patients at Tidewater Bariatrics, the only full in-clinic HMR program in the state of Virginia.  She and her staff are committed to helping you achieve your weight loss goals through education, treatment, and maintenance programs such as meal programs, grocery store food programs and the use of pharmaceutical therapeutics, as appropriate.

On April 2, 2014, Tidewater Bariatrics turned seven years old, and a total of 55,000 pounds were shed for 2,000 patients, with 496 medications dropped or discontinued.


Margaret M. Gaglione, MD, FACP,  received her Bachelor of Science degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York in 1988.  She pursued her Medical Degree at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1992.  Dr. Gaglione completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in 1995.  Dr. Gaglione proudly served our country from 1992 through 1998 as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy.

Dr. Gaglione has received numerous honors and awards for her service, to include but not limited to, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for Professional Achievement, Naval and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Meritorious Achievement, Outstanding Service Medal from Uniformed Services University, Excellence in Teaching award, Clinician Educator of the Year award, and Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.

Currently, Dr. Gaglione is the Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia School of Medicine, Bariatrician at Tidewater Bariatrics and Associate Professor of Medicine at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.  She continues to dedicate her time as an active member of several professional societies, as well as contributing to editorials, reviews, and presentations.

Dr. Gaglione is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as the American Board of Bariatric Medicine.  Her special interests include the treatment of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.


Insurance Information

TPMG accepts insurance from the list of carriers below:

Aetna (participating in all Aetna health plans except for Medicare plans)
Anthem (including Anthem Exchange Plans)
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal
Coventry/Southern Health
Healthkeepers Plus
Humana Medicare
Optima (including Optima Exchange Plans)
Tricare Prime (complete listing of provider’s accepting new patients)
Tricare Standard
United Healthcare
Virginia Health Network (VHN)
Workers’ Compensation

Although we have group contracts with all of the insurance carriers listed, please contact your physician’s office to find out if your physician accepts your insurance. Not all physicians actively participate in all TPMG list of carrier plans, therefore, it is important to verify that your physician participates in order to avoid additional out-of-pocket expenses. If you have questions regarding your insurance, please contact your insurance company. For questions regarding your bill, please contact our Central Billing Office at 757-232-8777.