Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Semaglutide (Brand: ​Wegovy, Ozempic) cost?

The cost of Semaglutide, under the brand names Wegovy and Ozempic, for the first month is $395. Alternatively, you can opt for a weekly payment option of $125.

How much does Tirzepatide(Brand: Mounjaro, Zepbound) cost?

The cost for Tirzepatide, under the brand names Mounjaro and Zepbound, is $175 weekly.

Do I need a prescription?

No, you do not need to bring your own prescription. We have our own doctor on staff who will evaluate your health needs and prescribe the medication for you directly at our clinic.

Warning! Not everyone is accepted into our Startup plan.

Do I need bloodwork?

Yes, bloodwork is required to ensure the safety and appropriateness of the medication for you. However, our provider may start you on the first and second doses if deemed appropriate based on an initial assessment. Nonetheless, we will need bloodwork either before starting the medication or after the second dose has been administered.

Do you accept insurance?

No, we do not accept insurance for our services or medications. However, if you have an FSA (Flexible Spending Account) card, we can attempt to process payments through it.

What can I expect after I sign up?

After signing up, you can expect to undergo a comprehensive Body Weight Analysis, where we generate a detailed report including metrics such as your weight, fat, muscle, salt, protein content, and the distribution of fat and muscle across different areas of your body. Following this analysis, our provider will assess your health and, if deemed appropriate, will start you on the first dose of the medication.

What is the Program’s refund policy?

Our refund policy states that once you have received a dose of the medication, we cannot offer a refund. We only charge for the medication after it has been administered to ensure that charges are made for services actually received.

How fast can you lose weight through ​medical weight loss?

Weight loss results can vary significantly from person to person, as everyone's body responds differently to treatment. Generally, we expect every patient to experience weight loss while on our program. If necessary, and to optimize results, we may adjust and increase your dose accordingly.

Is generic cheaper than brand?

Yes the generic is cheaper.

What are the GLP-1 drugs?

GLP-1 drugs are special medications used to help people lose weight by making them feel fuller longer and eat less. These include popular ones like Wegovy and Ozempic, which you take as a weekly shot. They work by copying a hormone in your body that controls hunger and food intake, leading to weight loss.

How does GLP-1 work for weight ​loss?

For weight loss, GLP-1 drugs work by mimicking a hormone in your body that is released after you eat, making you feel full and satisfied sooner and longer. This means you tend to eat less because your appetite is reduced, helping you consume fewer calories. Additionally, these drugs slow down how quickly your stomach empties, which prolongs the feeling of fullness and can lead to a gradual, healthy weight loss over time.

Which GLP-1 is best for weight loss?

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are both medications used to help people lose weight, but they work a bit differently inside the body. Semaglutide mimics a hormone that makes you feel full, so you eat less, and has a long half-life of about a week, meaning it stays active in your body for that long. Tirzepatide combines the actions of two hormones, helping you feel full and also lowering sugar levels in your blood, with a half-life that allows it to work effectively when taken once a week. Both are taken as weekly injections, and the best choice depends on individual health needs, which a doctor can help determine.

How fast do you lose weight on ​GLP-1?

With GLP-1 medications like Semaglutide and Tirzepatide, weight loss usually starts within a few weeks of beginning treatment. The rate of weight loss can vary, but many people see significant results within the first 6 months. The exact speed of weight loss depends on several factors, including the specific medication used, the dose, and individual lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. Generally, patients might expect to lose around 5% to 15% of their body weight, with some experiencing even greater reductions over time.

How much weight will I lose?

Please use the calculator on this homepage to give you an estimate weight loss.

How does this compare to brand name ​drugs?

Our service offers both generic and brand-name versions of Semaglutide and Tirzepatide, such as Wegovy, Ozempic, Mounjaro, and Zepbound ensuring high quality through independent laboratory testing and sourcing from certified compounding labs. This approach provides patients with the flexibility to choose between cost-effective generics or the original brand-name medications, based on their personal health needs and preferences. Offering both options underscores your commitment to providing accessible and effective weight loss solutions, with a strong emphasis on safety and efficacy.

How does it work?

Fill Out a Form: Start by completing an online form on our website, providing basic information about your health and weight loss goals.

Visit Our Clinic: When you come in, we'll conduct a comprehensive body analysis to understand your weight, fat, muscle, salt, and protein levels, along with the distribution of fat and muscle in your body.

Consultation with the Doctor (FREE): You'll have a consultation with our doctor who will assess your health, discuss your weight loss goals, and determine if you're a suitable candidate for the medication.

Prescription: If deemed appropriate, the doctor will prescribe the right medication for you, taking into account your body analysis and health assessment.

Medication Administration: Finally, the medication is administered in our clinic, ensuring you're on the right path to starting your weight loss journey with professional support.

What can I expect when taking ​these medications?

When taking medications like Semaglutide and Tirzepatide, you can expect a gradual decrease in appetite, which leads to reduced food intake and weight loss over time. Initially, there may be some gastrointestinal side effects, such as nausea, diarrhea, and constipation, but these often diminish as your body adjusts to the medication. Many users report feeling fuller faster and for longer periods after meals, contributing to a steady weight loss journey. Additionally, improvements in certain health markers, such as blood sugar levels and cardiovascular risk factors, may also be observed. It's important to follow the prescribed dosage and consult with your healthcare provider regularly to monitor progress and adjust treatment as necessary.

Can I take semaglutide if I am not ​diabetic?

Yes, you can take Semaglutide if you are not diabetic. Semaglutide is approved for use in adults who are overweight or obese and have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease, in addition to those with type 2 diabetes. Its use for weight loss in non-diabetic patients is based on its ability to help control appetite and reduce food intake, leading to significant weight loss. However, it's important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if Semaglutide is appropriate for your specific health situation and to discuss any potential risks and benefits.

What labs are required to start the program?

1. CBC (Complete Blood Count)
2. CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel)
3. Lipid Panel
4. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
5. Vitamin B12
6. HgA1c (Hemoglobin A1c)
7. Vitamin D

What foods to avoid while taking?

While on a weight loss program with medications like Semaglutide or Tirzepatide, it's beneficial to adjust your diet for the best results and to minimize side effects. Here are some foods to consider avoiding or limiting:

High-Sugar Foods and Drinks: Sugary snacks, desserts, sodas, and fruit juices can spike your blood sugar levels, leading to increased appetite and weight gain. These foods can also exacerbate potential gastrointestinal side effects of the medication.

High-Fat Foods: Greasy, fried foods and those high in saturated fats can lead to discomfort and are counterproductive to weight loss efforts. They can also increase the risk of gastrointestinal side effects.

Processed and Refined Carbohydrates: White bread, pasta, and other refined grains can contribute to weight gain and hunger spikes, undermining the medication's benefits.

Alcohol: It's high in calories and can stimulate appetite, making it harder to maintain a calorie deficit.

Excessively Salty Foods: High sodium can lead to water retention and high blood pressure, conflicting with your health goals.

What is the best diet while on these ​medications?

The best diet to follow while on medications like Semaglutide or Tirzepatide for weight loss is one that is balanced, nutritious, and sustainable, focusing on whole foods to support overall health and maximize the medication's benefits. Here’s a general guideline:

High in Fiber: Foods rich in fiber, such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains, can help you feel fuller for longer, improve digestion, and reduce the risk of constipation, which can be a side effect of these medications.

Lean Proteins: Incorporate lean sources of protein like chicken, turkey, fish, tofu, and legumes. Protein is essential for muscle maintenance and can also increase satiety, helping you feel full.

Healthy Fats: Include sources of healthy fats in your diet, such as avocados, nuts, seeds, and olive oil. These can support heart health and also help you feel satisfied after meals.

Low-Glycemic Carbohydrates: Focus on carbohydrates that have a low glycemic index (GI), such as sweet potatoes, quinoa, and brown rice. These foods help maintain stable blood sugar levels, reducing hunger spikes.

Hydration: Drinking plenty of water is important to help manage potential side effects like nausea and to support overall health. It can also help you feel full, aiding in weight loss.

Moderation in Processed Foods and Sugars: Limiting processed foods, sugary snacks, and beverages can help improve your weight loss results and reduce the risk of disrupting your blood sugar levels.

What are the GLP-1 drugs?

GLP-1 drugs, including Zepbound, Mounjaro (Tirzepatide), Semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy).

What are some adverse effects?

Some people might feel side effects like stomach aches, feeling sick (nausea), throwing up (vomiting), or getting diarrhea. Most of the time, these side effects go away after your body gets used to the medicine. These adverse effects are not common but they can occur.

I heard there is a Black Box Warning ​with it. Does it cause cancer?

There is a "black box warning" for these drugs because of a risk they might cause certain types of thyroid cancer in animals. However, it's not clear if this risk is the same for humans. Your doctor thinks about this risk and believes the benefits of the medication are greater than the risks for people who need it. It's always important to talk with your doctor about any concerns and follow their advice for check-ups and care while taking these medications.