Medical Weight Loss
We understand that every person is different and that there is no single “right” way to lose weight. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized weight-loss plan that fits your lifestyle.
The Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Reaching For Wellness will collaborate with you to tailor a weight loss program that will take your goals and lifestyle into account. Together, we can determine if the usage of medication is necessary to assist you in achieving your goals.
Obesity increases the risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, including breast and colon cancer. It’s also a leading cause of death.
Despite these risks, many people who are overweight or obese don’t seek help in losing weight. They may not be aware of the health problems obesity can cause or they may be ashamed to seek weight-loss assistance.
At Reaching For Wellness, we want to change that. We’re here to offer you support and guidance as you work to achieve your healthy weight-loss goals. We offer:
Reaching For Wellness uses various medications for the management of weight loss. The most utilized and successful of our medications is Semaglutide, the active ingredient in Wegovy, an FDA approved weekly injectable medication for weight management.
Reaching For Wellness uses Semaglutide because most insurance companies still do not cover the cost of Wegovy which is expensive out-of-pocket (~$1,350/month). The results with Wegovy and Semaglutide are the same.
Semaglutide works by increasing the hormone Leptin. Leptin helps us feel and stay full; it acts on the central nervous system by binding to the opiate receptors in the brain to suppress appetite and other cravings such as smoking.
Semaglutide also regulates insulin and blood sugar imbalance, which is a common cause of the inability to lose weight; it also reduces systemic inflammation