We are excited you’ve found us and look forward to helping you get where you want to be with your weight loss goals. Let our team get you there! Here is a bit more information about our program.
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist. GLP-1 is a hormone in our body that is responsible for the regulation of your appetite. By mimicking this hormone, semaglutide activates nerve cells in your brain that are involved in monitoring your level of hunger. The activation of these nerve cells decreases your appetite and allows you to “feel full” faster. Ultimately, you’re not as hungry, so you eat less and you lose weight!
Semaglutide is the generic name of this specific GLP-1 agonist. There are a number of name brand versions of semaglutide on the market:
The cost of the name brand medications can be extremely expensive. These name brand medications also require you to meet very specific criteria for a prior authorization with your insurance company. If you’d like to see if these medications are covered through your insurance, then we recommend contacting your primary care provider to start the process.
Another issue with the name brand weight loss medications is access. When demand goes up, supply goes down. The name brand versions of semaglutide are often on back order. Patients have reported not being able to get semaglutide for up to 8 months!
For these reasons, we obtain semaglutide through a very high quality compounding pharmacy. This means they make the medication on site at their pharmacy. Don’t worry about safety, because compounding pharmacies are under rigid state regulations.
As a provider, any time we prescribe a compounded medication we are then obligated to tell you that a FDA version of the medication is available. But, most patients are happier to more quickly receive a less expensive version of semaglutide.
We aren’t going to just send you medication, some needles and syringes and say “good luck.” There is a nuance to dosing the medication. Side effects, even if mild, need to be managed. It’s important we help you address the other important pillars of weight loss:
FULL LIFE of Green Hills Weight Loss Program involves a monthly membership fee. Like any strong relationship, we are committing to each other.
Your investment is $250 a month for a minimum of three months. Changes don’t happen overnight. We feel confident that after a 3 month partnership you’ll see results.
What are the common side effects of semaglutide?
First and foremost, let our team know! That’s why we’re here as your partner.
The most common side effect of semaglutide is minor nausea. Drinking a small glass of orange juice, seems to settle any minor tummy issues in the morning, please keep in mind we do have semaglutide w/B12 which can curb these nasus feeling for those that experience the feeling.. You’ll find this nausea most common when starting the medication, and with certain dose escalations.
Semaglutide is the only FDA approved weight loss medication proven to be safe and effective to stay on long term. Once titrated to appropriate or maximum dosage, you can continue on semaglutide as a maintenance medication in order to continue your weight loss goals or maintain your goal weight. In studies, patients have been on this medication for up to a year.
The national average Weight Loss Program have averaged a 20-45 lb weight loss at 3 months. More importantly, patients are KEEPING the weight off.