Weight Loss Programs-Semaglutide and Tirzepatide

If you have been struggling with weight control, you are not alone. In the past, countless diet programs and fads have come and gone, providing short term solutions with little durable benefit. And the “diet pills” that have been around for years, not only are ineffective, but many have dangerous side effects. Some have even been taken off the market for safety reasons. Despite these efforts, over 30% of Americans are overweight and 42% are obese! Efforts to lose and sustain weight loss have been a great frustration for many of us.

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Over the past couple of years, the weight loss medications Semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy) and Tirzepatide ( Mounjaro, Zepbound) have been game changes for those struggling with weight control. These medications are actually peptide analogues of naturally occurring gut hormones (GLP-1 analogues) that regulate appetite and metabolism. Initially developed as medications to treat Type 2 Diabetes, these agents were found to result in 15-25% weight loss in both diabetics and those without diabetes.

But despite their FDA approval as medications to help treat obesity, these Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are very expensive and often not covered by health insurance pharmacy benefit plans. Moreover, they have been in short supply, due to their popularity and often difficult to obtain, even with health plan coverage.

We are able to obtain Semaglutide and Tirzepatide from special compounding pharmacies for a fraction of the retail cost.

The proper way to take advantage of these agents is with a medically supervised program. The medications can have side effects, require special dosing protocols and require monitoring and nutritional support. We often offer additional nutritional supplements, perform body composition monitoring and regular visits to help you through the process and to make sure that you are successful and safe.

If you would like to know more about these medications and determine whether they may be appropriate for you, please make an appointment to discuss the program in more detail.