MEDICAL WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - SEMAGLUTIDE
We offer a comprehensive medically managed weight loss plan that includes, prescribed safe weight loss medications, a diet plan and close monitoring by a Fitness Coach/Nutritionist, Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner.
What is semaglutide?
Semaglutide is an injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist that’s administered once weekly. It was originally approved in 2017 — at a lower dose under the brand name Ozempic — to help control blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes. People taking Ozempic (Semaglutide) for blood sugar control also tend to lose weight as an additional benefit. Semaglutide should be used in combination with lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and exercise.
How does semaglutide work for weight loss?
GLP-1 is an incretin hormone that plays a role in your appetite and digestion. Incretins — hormones released by your digestive tract — are sent out by your body after you’ve eaten a meal. They help lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin release and blocking sugar production. They also slow down how quickly food leaves your stomach (called gastric emptying). The result of these actions causes you to feel full — lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight. Medications like GLP-1 agonists are referred to as incretin mimetics since they “mimic” these effects.
How is semaglutide dosed?
You’ll will receive an injection once a week, on the same day each week. It can be given at any time of day, and you can take it with or without food. Semaglutide is typically injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) in your abdomen, upper arm, or thigh. Avoid injecting the medication into the same spot every time — change your injection site with each dose. But injecting in the same body area (e.g., thigh) is OK as long as you’re rotating sites within the area each time.
Since semaglutide slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach, you may experience side effects like nausea, vomiting and constipation. B12 will be added to the medication to help with theses side effects. Once you get started on the medication, your dose will be slowly increased every 4 weeks. This can help make these effects more manageable. The target dose is approx. 2.4 mg once weekly. Before reaching the target dose, a typical dosing schedule may look like:
Month 1: 0.25 mg once weekly for the first month
Month 2: 0.5 mg once weekly for the second month
Month 3: 1 mg once weekly for the third month
Month 4: 1.7 mg once weekly for the fourth month
Target maintenance dose: 2.4 mg once weekly
BMI Admission Criteria:
- BMI >30 or >27 with weight complications
Program Cost: Detailed in Wellness Consultation Only, as each program is tailored specifically to your needs.
Nurse Practitioner Initial Consultation to be accepted into the program.
- Medication and supplies
- Nutrition counseling
- Personal fitness coaching
- Weekly virtual check-ins
- Monthly in-office visits
- Access to Additional Weight Loss Support
Labs: If previous labs not taken, our cost is $120 (CBC, CMP, Lipid Panel, A1C, TSH, T3 Free, T4 Free, Vitamin B12, Fasting Insulin)
Additional support for enhanced weight loss:
$25 Lipo Shot: Methionine, Inositol, Choline
$ 100 Lipo-Trim Sublingual Spray: Thiamine B1, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Acetyl L-Carnitine,
L-Methione, Choline, Inositol, L-Argine, L-Leucine, Betaine
B-Lean Weight Loss IV Therapy: B1, B3, B2, B5, B6, L-Taurine, Methylcobalamin