Medical Weight Loss
Being overweight is a medical condition that now has proven nonsurgical treatment options.
How Does Medical Weight Loss Work?
- Qualified candidates are adults with obesity (BMI > 30) or overweight (BMI > 27) who also have certain health conditions that are commonly seen with obesity.
- Calculating your BMI is simple! Click here to see if you qualify.
- Book an appointment with our certified nurse practitioner. Your provider will perform a comprehensive medical exam to determine if a weight loss plan with medications is right for you.
- Our program also includes regular visits with a registered dietician, monthly medical visits, vitamin injections, and quarterly lab testing for monitoring.
- The cost of the visit is paid out of pocket, while your health insurance generally covers the lab tests and medications. Options for insurances that do not cover can be discussed on a case by case basis.
What are Semaglutide, Wegovy, Saxenda, Ozempic, and Mounjaro?
These medications are Glucagon-Like Peptides (GLP-1). These GLP-1 medications are effective in weight loss by delaying gastric emptying and enhancing the sensation of fullness, thus decreasing food intake. These agents have been successfully studied in obese, non-diabetic patients. Weight loss results can be seen as early as 1-2 weeks into treatment.
What are the side effects?
Side effects are usually mild and may include: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, headache, fatigue, dizziness, bloating, belching, gas, and heartburn.
- A once-weekly injectable GLP-1 indicated for the treatment of overweight and obesity.
- Once-weekly injectable GLP-1 indicated for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, and is safe and effective for weight loss.
- A once-weekly injectable medication that works similarly to the other drugs in the GLP-1 family, but it is also an agonist for a second peptide hormone called GIP. It is indicated for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, and it is safe and effective for weight loss.
- Saxenda (liraglutide) is a daily injectable GLP-1 indicated for the treatment of overweight and obesity.
- Rybelsus (semaglutide) is a pill – not an injection. Rybelsus is the only oral GLP-1 medication currently on the market, and is taken daily. It is indicated for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, and is safe and effective for weight loss.
ADIPEX-P (Phentermine hydrochloride)
- Stimulant medication to help suppress appetite. This is for short-term use only, and is not safe for anyone with a history of high blood pressure or coronary artery disease.
CONTRAVE (naltrexone HCL / bupropion HCL)
- FDA-approved, non-stimulant, oral weight-loss medication for people who are overweight or struggling with obesity. Designed to reduce hunger and control cravings.
Initial consultations will be $250, plus labs and medications if necessary. If you decide to enroll in the program, packages will be discussed in detail at your visit.