FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What Medications and Programs are offered for weight loss. 

Pure Diet and exercise programs with no medication. 

Through partnerships with our industry partners in fitness, nutrition, and dietary supplements. We can help you achieve the results you want with no medications needed.  All of this starts with a telemedicine visit to discuss your goals, fitness level, and overall health. 

 

Tirzepatide

Is tirzapatide safe?

Tirzapatide is relatively new to the market, with name brand forms of the medication introduced in October 2021. Large clinical studies have shown it to be safe, but it should not be used by anyone with medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or a family history of thyroid cancer, nor by anyone with an inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) or those under 18 years of age. 

How soon can I expect results?

Most people begin to lose weight and notice a change in their bodies within a few weeks. Average weight loss is 2-3 pounds a week. 

Are there side effects? 

The most common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, and stomach (abdominal) pain.

Semaglutide

Is semaglutide safe?

Name brand forms of the medication have been around for years and the most common side effects are nausea, GERD and upset stomach.  Studies have shown an average weight loss of 10% of bodyweight over 3 months and very little rebound weight gain when a proper taper program is used.  The safety profile of the medication is similar to Ozempic, wegovy, and other weight loss GLP-1 medications. 

How soon can I expect results? 

Most people begin to lose weight in 2-3 weeks. On average

 

Are there side effects?

The most common side effects are fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, and stomach (abdominal) pain.

 

If I have Insurance Can I use that?

Absolutely! if you are on a program that requires prescription drugs at a retail pharmacy or their is a retail option we will gladly help you use insurance to get those medications.  It is our preference to save you as much money as possible while helping achieve your goals. 

How can you do primary care without seeing me in person? 

Many aspects of primary care are based off of lab work, observation, and LISTENING to the patient. We do recommend you have a scale and automatic blood pressure cuff to help our providers gather the best information possible.