We have an option for any budget to help you with your weight loss journey. We designed our programs to fit into any busy lifestyle at a price you can afford.
Listed below are the most popular programs for weight loss, but are not all of the options available. Call the office with any questions or to schedule your appointment! Let us help you with your journey through weight loss!
The game changer in sustained weight loss
Have you been struggling with weight loss? Afraid of taking stimulant drugs for weight loss that can only be taken short term in Ohio? Are other typical weight loss drugs contraindicated for you? Do you have prediabetes? Have you been considering bariatric surgery?
Well, it’s time you checked out a new, FDA approved medication for weight loss - semaglutide.
Semaglutide is a member of a class of drugs that have been used for diabetes management for over a decade - GLP1-RAs (glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists). The weight loss effects of these agents have been known for some time, however, semaglutide appears to be the "best-in-class" GLP-1 RA for weight loss and was recently approved for weight loss by the FDA under the brand name Wegovy®.
HOW DOES SEMAGLUTIDE WORK?
Semaglutide mimics the effect of "feeling full" resulting in a decreased caloric intake. Semaglutide will delay gastric emptying by reducing glucagon secretion in a glucose-dependent manner. The delay in gastric emptying can reduce appetite, improve control of eating, and reduce food cravings.
HOW IS SEMAGLUTIDE ADMINISTERED?
It is a once-weekly subcutaneous injection. While some of you may be afraid of injections, these are actually quite straightforward injections with a VERY SMALL needle into the abdominal area (like insulin injections). There are big advantages to the once-weekly dosing - you don’t have to remember your medications and the semaglutide is working 24/7 suppressing your appetite without the stimulant effects of typical weight loss medication.
DOES SEMAGLUTIDE HAVE SIDE EFFECTS
Most common side effects are: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdomen) pain, headache, tiredness (fatigue), upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, stomach flu, and heartburn. Note that most of these are manageable by proper dosing and some overlap with the intended effect of "feeling full".
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR SEMAGLUTIDE
There are only three qualifications for semaglutide:
Must be a resident in Ohio as our prescriber is only able to prescribe in this state as of right now. (We are looking into expansion currently)
A BMI over 30 and no weight-related complications
A BMI over 27 with weight-related complications
You can check your BMI here. If your BMI does not quite meet those numbers, you may still qualify if your body composition determined in the office shows excess fat.
IS THERE ANYONE THAT CANNOT TAKE SEMAGLUTIDE
There are rare situations where semaglutide is contraindicated. Patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or in patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2) should not take Semaglutide.
DOES INSURANCE COVER SEMAGLUTIDE
Semaglutide is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. It currently is very expensive (approx. $1300 a month).
I CANNOT AFFORD THAT, IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY?
We have access to semaglutide from a compounding pharmacy for on-going use. The cost of the program is $350 the first month, which includes your consultation and medication for the month, followed by $300 per month thereafter (think about it as $75/week) and a three-month minimum commitment, payable monthly is REQUIRED, due to product cost. THIS PRICE INCLUDES THE MEDICATION AND MONTHLY VISITS/WEIGH-INS. We DO accept HSA plans, but we do not bill insurance for payment.
READY TO GET STARTED?
There is no cost for the initial consultation if you decide the program isn’t right for you.
Virtual Consultations are available for this program only and the medication will ship right to your home. There is a $50 additional cost monthly with this method, which includes the cold shipment cost and CC processing fees.
If you have any questions, please send us an email.
*DISCLAIMER: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE SPECIFIC RESULTS AND YOUR RESULTS CAN VARY. NO INDIVIDUAL RESULT SHOULD BE SEEN AS TYPICAL.
***Please Note that the state of Ohio mandates:
This is an IN-PERSON VISIT (No Virtual Visits)
You must be a 30 BMI or higher to qualify for Phentermine
A report must be verified through the Ohio Automated RX Reporting System prior to receiving a prescription for a controlled substance.
TIER PRICING APPLIES TO PHENTERMINE ONLY
Must qualify for this medication
Phentermine is a powerful weight loss medication that suppresses your appetite and helps you drop weight.
This weight loss medication is for those who are serious about losing a significant amount of weight in a short period of time.
It has proven to have a high success rate when used properly. It is also a controlled substance only available by prescription. We will go over this medication, how it's used, and if you qualify for it, in your consultation.
Fat Burning Injections
Weekly intramuscular injections
Used to assist with fat burning when combined with other aspects of a weight loss regimen, including exercise and diet.
This injection has nutrients that the body uses to assist in converting fat and carbohydrates into energy.