Our weight loss injection program using semaglutide and tirzepatide is a safe and effective way to achieve your weight loss goals. Our team of trained professionals will work with you to create a personalized plan that fits your needs and goals. With ongoing support and guidance, we can help you achieve lasting results.
What medications are used?
Semaglutide and tirzepatide are injectable prescription medications used for weight loss. Semaglutide is in a class of medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists which include Ozempic, Rybelsus, and Wegovy. Tirzepatide is a dual GIP and GLP-1 receptor agonist known also by the brand name Mounjaro. These medications have been shown in studies to reduce body weight by up to 15-21%, which is similar results to bariatric surgery.
Are weight loss injections right for me?
Patients must have a BMI of 27 or higher in order to receive prescription weight loss medications. Patients must need to lose at least 15-20 pounds as these medications are strong and effective. We cannot prescribe to people who already have a diagnosis of diabetes, history of low blood sugars, or who are taking medications used for insulin resistance. We can not prescribe to patients with personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer, endocrine neoplasia type 2, pancreatitis, kidney disease, suicidal thoughts, eating disorder, or alcohol abuse.
How do these medications work?
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist, which means it works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called GLP-1 that is naturally produced in the body. Tirezepatide is a dual GIP and GLP-1 receptor agonist with similar effects. Both help regulate blood sugar levels, facilitates the body's ability to burn glucose instead of fat, reduces appetite and sugar cravings, and prolongs the feeling of fullness.
Common side effects of semaglutide
The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, heart burn, burping, and constipation.
We would recommend over the counter therapies such as ginger, stool softners, antacids, and probiotics for side effects.
More serious side effects are rare but can also occur.
Novo Weight Loss Program
Our weight loss prescription program is led by Rachael Dekker, DNP, a doctoral trained nurse practitioner with expertise in weight management.
Prior to obtaining a prescription for semaglutide, you will meet for a consultation and complete a health history and medication review. At this time, we will discuss if using semaglutide injections for weight loss is right for you.
The program includes a monthly appointment and weigh in. At these appointments, you will receive your prescription medication and all necessary supplies for your weekly injection. In addition, you will receive ongoing support and guidance to help you achieve your weightloss goals.
The monthly service is designed to be convenient and easy to use. Our team will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process.
You will be required to commit to a minimum of 2 months on the program, and then monthly thereafter. By committing to our monthly service for at least two months, you will give yourself the best chance of achieving your weight loss goals. Semaglutide has been shown to be effective for weight loss in clinical trials, but it may take time to see results.
Please note that we do not accept insurance for our weight loss injection program. All payments are due at the time of service.
If you are interested in learning about how semaglutide can help with your weight loss journey, contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to working with you to achieve your weight loss goals!