Medical Weight Loss
Over 40% of Americans are obese. Obesity is a Body Mass Index of 30.0 or higher. Most people have tried to lose weight at some point in their lifetime. The success or failure of meeting weight loss goals is NOT a flaw in a person's strength or motivation. There are many factors that contribute to obesity. Weight loss of just 5-10% can have a beneficial health effect for many struggling.
Studies show that in addition to a healthy-reduced calorie diet and moderate exercise, many people benefit from medical management. What is medical management? This is meeting with a medical provider and discussing your health history, goals, and barriers. After this discussion, your provider will discuss the options available to you should you want to try medications to augment your weight loss. It is true what they say, There is NO magic pill! You still have to do the heavy lifting. Medical management can help make it a little easier though. Not everyone is a candidate for every medication. Certain medications work like stimulants and are not advised for someone with a history of substance addiction or cardiac problems, while others are not indicated for those with a history of certain thyroid cancers. Support systems and education regarding exercise and nutrition are also a vital part of being successful. We help guide you in the right direction so you can be successful.
Program plan options are listed above. They DO NOT include the cost of medications and supplies.
We are currently working on trying to secure the best prices of the highest quality products from the most reputable suppliers. Once we have a complete list we will update our information.
As with everything these days, our prices are subject to change as our costs change. Our goal is to pass our savings (when we get them) on to our patients.
For an example of pricing for medications: If insurance does not cover Wegovy (GLP-1 agonist) it will cost you an average of $1500/month at the pharmacy. At the compounding pharmacy we use, semaglutide mixed with vitamin B12 in injectable form will cost you approximately $270/month with supplies. The same medication in sublingual form at the maximum dose will cost you a $265/mo (slightly less at lower doses). Phentermine can be purchased at most pharmacies for under $20/month with a Good Rx coupon. Other medications we prescribe will be listed as we gather more information. When insurance is involved, cost is highly variable. We take HSA/FSA. We do not take insurance for our fees. Compounding pharmacies do not take insurance. You can use HSA/FSA for compounded medications.