Medical Weight Loss
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We have offer a few different options for medical weight loss within our practice and Semaglutide weight loss injections is one of them. While Semaglutide doesn’t provide immediate weight loss, it works quickly. A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that after just 4 weeks of taking Semaglutide, patients experienced more than a 2% reduction in body weight. This weight loss continued in the 68- week study, with patients ultimately losing an average of 15%-20% of their body weight
The Science of Semaglutide
Semaglutide (Ozempic), is an injectable GLP-1 receptor agonist drug that’s conventionally used to treat type 2diabetes. It works by slowing down the stomach emptying and signaling to your brain that your stomach is full. This allows patients to experience less hunger and feel satisfied with fewer calories.
The medication can help balance out hormones like insulin, which may curb appetite and allow people to shed pounds and eat less.
What Differentiates Our Medical Weight Loss Program From Others in the Area?
Our program is led by Dr. Tripti Burt and Cristin Robertson, RN. Patients are monitored closely through the course of their weight loss journey starting with an in-office consultation to assure the patients is a candidate for semaglutide. Preliminary blood work is completed to take a look at overall health and the function of vital organs. The medical team monitors blood work with each dose increase that takes place monthly through the process of weight loss. Patients are seen in the office for the first month to monitor weight loss progress and manage any side effects. After the first month, patients are able to administer medication independently at home if comfortable doing so. Patient is seen in the office every month to monitor success, make adjustments and manage any potential side effects.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s common to have questions about Semaglutide. You can trust Dr. Burt and Cristin Robertson, RN to give you a thorough and thoughtful answer to your queries.
The most frequently asked questions about Semaglutide include the following:
Medical weight loss refers to a scientifically based approach to weight reduction, overseen by healthcare professionals. It typically involves a combination of diet, exercise, behavioral therapy, and sometimes medications or surgical procedures, tailored to an individual’s specific needs.
Semaglutide works by mimicking the hormone GLP-1, which regulates appetite and food intake. It helps reduce hunger, leading to a lower calorie intake and, consequently, weight loss. It’s particularly effective in individuals with obesity or overweight issues.
Semaglutide is generally safe for many individuals, but it’s not suitable for everyone. It’s not recommended for people with a personal or family history of certain types of thyroid tumors or those with type 1 diabetes. Always consult a healthcare provider before starting semaglutide.
Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and constipation. These side effects are typically mild and diminish over time. However, any persistent or severe symptoms should be reported to a healthcare provider.
Because of our outstanding relationship with our specialty pharmacy, we can offer this amazing weight loss option at a starting-price of $500 per month.
Weight loss with semaglutide varies among individuals. Some may notice changes within a few weeks, while for others, it may take several months. Consistency and adherence to a healthy lifestyle significantly influence the results.
Yes, semaglutide is a prescription medication. It must be prescribed by a healthcare provider who will evaluate if it’s suitable for you based on your medical history and health goals.