SEMAGLUTIDE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM:
Wegovy whose main ingredient is semaglutide is a once weekly injection. It was FDA approved for weight loss in June 2021 for chronic weight management in individuals with a BMI greater than 30 or a BMI greater than 27 with at least one weight-related comorbidity. The cost of the name brand Wegovy is $1,300 to $1,400 a month and is often not covered by insurance. Compounded semaglutide offers an affordable option.
Monthly price is $300. This includes weekly compounded semaglutide and B complex injections, supplies, lab work, and all in person and virtual visits.
Before (left) and after 10 weeks of injections (right)
I have been 230 pounds and I have been at my lowest 140 pounds, so when I say I know about the struggles with weight loss- I do. It seems like I’ve been on a diet since I was 14 years old. I am now almost 50. The last medically supervised weight loss program I tried did not work (and believe me I tried and followed all the instructions). I took all the oral medications, bought the shakes and the bars, and went into the office weekly to weigh in. All to be disappointed- I gained a 1/2 pound despite my willpower.
The semaglutide weight loss program is a game changer for people like me. I have lost 22 pounds in 10 weeks. I had no expectations of losing this weight before summer and I am in shock, the number on the scale keeps going down and finally matches my hard work! I don’t follow a special “diet”, I don’t have to go into the office weekly and I don’t buy any shakes or special meals. I take a shot once a week, eat healthy, I am conscious of what I eat and the portion size. (Calories in versus calories out as Christine says) I stay hydrated and have an active lifestyle (Pilates). And my body now responds the way it was intended to. This honestly was the easiest way to lose weight. I feel like my metabolism has been reset and my body is using insulin/glucose and metabolizing it correctly! I can’t thank Christine enough for helping me!
Before and after 10 weeks of semaglutide injections
Semaglutide is a Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1)
Are there any contraindications?
Family or personal history of medullary thyroid carcinoma, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 or hypersensitivity
Are there any common side effects?
Nausea is the most common side effect, but it is generally mild and short lived. And there are strategies to reduce the chances of this side effect.
Semaglutide $350 per month
Additional $50 charge for in office injections
Other packages start with a $150 initial consultation which includes in person comprehensive visit with the nurse practitioner, B12 injection, InBody Scan and development of personalized medically supervised plan.
Monthly cost as low $75 a month depending on option chosen.
Blood work required prior to initiation of treatment
The office of Pinnacle Health will be closed on Monday May 1st and Tuesday May 2nd. We will return to the office on Wednesday at 9 AM.