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Prescription Weight Loss

semaglutide/tirzepatide

It can be difficult to lose weight, especially if it seems like your diet and activity are not helping you drop the pounds you want. Finding the right solution for weight loss can be a bit confusing, but clinical innovations like semaglutide/tirzepatide injections can be just the remedy to your specific concerns. This class of medication has been around since the early 2000's, helping to treat those with diabetes and obesity. Losing weight and keeping it off can lessen the many health risks that come with obesity, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and a shortened life span.

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Your weight loss team

The weight loss team comprised of Heather Pearce-Shew MSN, CRNA, FNP-BC and Summer Rollins RN has a combined 45+ years of experience and providing knowledgeable & professional care to the residents of eastern North Carolina.

With a deep passion for wellness and the desire to help everyone live a full life, you'll never be alone on this journey.

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how does it work?

Semaglutide is not a stimulant!  It replicates the effects of a hormone that controls how the brain processes appetite and insulin production. This weekly, subcutaneous injection is classified as a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA). With these benefits, it aids in the weight management of those with obesity. Paired with interventions such as physical activity and making healthier choices, this medication has changed many lives for the better.

As a GLP-1 RA, semaglutide suppresses appetite and increases insulin production. It also decreases the risk of near-fatal conditions like a stroke, heart attack, and other chronic illnesses. Semaglutide achieves these benefits by modifying the hypothalamus — the control center of the brain that handles the body’s temperature, mood, and blood pressure. By toning down appetite and blood sugar level, a patient utilizing semaglutide injections can have an easier time adjusting to a different and healthier diet instead of cravings for foods that perpetuate and increase the condition of obesity.

The secondary way that it works is by slowing digestion, helping patients maintain a feeling of fullness & therefore helping patients adjust to an appropriate calorie intake for healthy weight maintenance.

This non-stimulant medication is ideal for any age & can actually be used for maintenance once your weight loss goal has been reached.  However, when lifestyle changes have become good habits, utilizing medication to maintain a healthy weight shouldn't be needed.

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client results

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Over 40 lbs lost! Improved cholesterol, improved A1c. More energy!

Craig L.

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Program Details

Every person and every family has different needs, different schedules and different styles. Your dedicated weight loss team will work side by side you and your family, customizing a weight loss plan to fit your goals and your timeframe.

Keep in mind, the right plan will always find success.

Your initial consultation will include labs and a complete health history to help determine the best plan of action for your needs.

Once you've been cleared to start, you'll receive weekly medication injections (to do at home or you can come to us weekly), weekly B12 shots (if needed), nutrition coaching, & weekly support from our Registered Nurse.  The program is $500 per month.

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