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LOSING WEIGHT WITH SEMAGLUTIDE

Elaris MWC is now offering medical weight loss with Semaglutide! 

Semaglutide (Wegovy) is the first once-weekly medication in its class that’s FDA-approved to help with chronic weight management. It works best when used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise.

 

So, is semaglutide right for you? While it may work better than some other weight loss medications, there are other factors to consider. Let’s review what you should know about semaglutide.​

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide, also known as Wegovy or Ozempic, was developed initially as a treatment for type 2 diabetes.

Because of this, Novo Nordisk studied the medication in people without Type 2 diabetes but at a higher dose. Now, semaglutide (under the brand name Wegovy) is FDA approved for weight loss.


Semaglutide is also approved for chronic weight management in adolescents ages 12 and older. Eligibility is based on having an initial BMI at or above the 95th percentile for sex and age. 

How does Semaglutide Work?

GLP-1 is an incretin hormone that plays a role in your appetite and digestion. Incretins — hormones released by your digestive tract — are sent out by your body after you’ve eaten a meal. They help lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin release and blocking sugar production. They also slow down how quickly food leaves your stomach (called gastric emptying).

 

The result of these actions causes you to feel full — lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight. Medications like GLP-1 agonists are referred to as incretin mimetics since they “mimic” these effects. 

 

As mentioned above, GLP-1 agonists, like semaglutide, were initially used to treat Type 2 diabetes. This was due to their blood sugar-lowering effects. However, the weight loss side effect has been shown to benefit people without Type 2 diabetes as well.

GAME CHANGING MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS INJECTIONS

WOMEN BHRT SERVICES
 
We can help women regain their health by optimizing hormone imbalances which can result in sexual dysfunction and a host of other chronic health conditions.

  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement for women
     

  • Estrogen Imbalance
     

  • Progesterone Imbalance
     

  • Thyroid Imbalance

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MEN BHRT SERVICES
 
Men who pursue bio-identical hormone therapy to treat hormonal imbalance may experience significant benefits, including more energy, increased muscle mass and strength, weight loss, and improved sexual function

  • Low Testosterone Testing
     

  • Testosterone Replacement
     

  • DHEA Imbalance
     

  • Prolactin
     

  • Thyroid Imbalance

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 6 MONTH REQUIREMENT IS REQUIRED

  • HSA AND FSA ELIGIBLE

  • INSURANCE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS A FORM OF PAYMENT FOR MONTHLY FEES

  • INSURANCE CAN BE USED TO FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTION IF APPROVED BY INSURANCE.

  • THE COST OF MEDICATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE MONTHLY FEES

  • NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR COPAYS OR DEDUCTIBLES WITH INSURANCE

HOW IT WORKS
 
STEP ONE
 
SCHEDULE YOUR IN-PERSON OR ONLINE CONSULTATION
Our nurse practitioner will answer your questions and find out if the program may be a good option for you.
 
 
STEP TWO
 
COMPLETE LAB WORK WITH
QUEST DIAGNOSTIC
We'll set you up for blood work, in which we will get an accurate look into any underlying conditions.


STEP THREE
 
SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH OUR NURSE PRACTITIONER
Once we have the lab results, we will go over your customized treatment plan specifically designed for your medical needs.