top of page

Weight Loss Prescription Program
Locations in: Primgar, IA, Sioux Center, IA, Sioux Falls, SD,  Watertown, SD, Southwest MN

Our weight loss clinic's injection program using semaglutideand tirzepatide is a safe and effective way to achieve your weight loss and diet goals. Our team of trained professionals will work with you to create a personalized plan that fits your needs and goals for weight management. With ongoing support and guidance, we can help you achieve lasting results.

Semaglutide
& Tirzepatide

What medications are used?

Semaglutide and tirzepatide are injectable prescription medications used for weight loss, diet management, and appetite control. These anti-obesity medications include Semaglutide, which is in a class of medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists, and Tirzepatide, a dual GIP and GLP-1 receptor agonist. Studies have shown that these medications can significantly reduce body weight by up to 15-21%, which is akin to the results seen with bariatric surgery.

Are weight loss injections right for me?

Patients must have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 27 or higher to qualify for prescription weight loss medications. If you are overweight or obese and need to lose at least 15-20 pounds, these strong and effective medications may be suitable for you and your diet.

Patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer, endocrine neoplasia type 2, pancreatitis, kidney disease, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, or alcohol abuse are not eligible for our weight management program.

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. Tirzepatide is a dual GIP and GLP-1 receptor agonist with similar effects. Both medications help regulate blood sugar levels, facilitate the body's ability to burn glucose instead of fat, reduce appetite and sugar cravings, and prolong the feeling of fullness, ultimately aiding in the reduction of body mass, abdominal fat volume, and management of your diet.

Common side effects of semaglutide

The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, heartburn, burping, and constipation.

We would recommend over-the-counter therapies such as ginger, stool softeners, antacids, and probiotics for side effects related to your diet and weight management.

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 and diet control.

 

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, diet management, and body mass is right for you.

 

The program includes the prescription medication, all supplies needed for self injection, and follow up appointments. 

 

In addition, you will receive ongoing support and guidance to help you achieve your weight loss and diet goals, address your appetite, and manage your body mass index.

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.

 

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 and improve your diet and appetite management, contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to working with you to achieve your weight loss, diet, and medication goals!"

bottom of page