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MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS

Wegovy™ (semaglutide) is a once-weekly at-home injection prescribed for weight loss and long-term weight management. It is intended to be used in addition to physical activity and a reduced calorie diet. After visiting the office for an evaluation, injections are conveniently mailed to your doorstep.

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How Does It Work?

Wegovy™ mimics a natural hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 is produced in the body after eating a meal. Wegovy™ injections target areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. This results in making you feel less hungry and more full. It also improves your body’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels.

Benefits:

  • Healthier body and lifestyle

  • Can improve systolic blood pressure

  • Decrease Hemoglobin A1C levels with Type 2 Diabetes

  • Decrease Cholesterol levels

  • Decrease Triglyceride levels

FAQs

  • How often is Wegovy™ taken?

    • Wegovy™ is taken once a week, any time of day, with or without food.

  • Do I have to take Wegovy™ on the same day every week?

    • Yes, it’s recommended that you take Wegovy™ on the same day every week at a time that is most convenient for you.

  • What should I do if I have missed a dose of Wegovy™?

    • If you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is more than 2 days away, take the missed dose as soon as possible.

    • If you miss a dose of and the next scheduled dose is less than 2 days away, do not administer the dose. Take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day.

    • If you miss doses of for more than 2 weeks, take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day or call your health care provider to talk about how to restart your treatment.

  • What if I’m nervous at the thought of injecting myself?

    • Call the clinic, and we can set up a personalized session to help with your first injection. 

  • What are the side effects?

    • Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdomen) pain, headache, tiredness (fatigue), upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, and heartburn. However, dose is increased gradually to reduce these side effects. Not all patients experience these.

  • Who should not use Wegovy™?

    • If you or anyone in your family has ever had a rare type of thyroid cancer knowns as Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC)

    • You have Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2)

    • You have had a serious allergic reaction to semaglutide

    • You’re breastfeeding or pregnant

If you are interested in our Wegovy™ (semaglutide) program, please contact us to schedule a weight loss consultation. If you are a current patient and would like to take advantage of this new program, call us to schedule your next appointment. As always, we appreciate your business and look forward to hearing from you!