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Weight Loss Management

Weight loss peptides and medication are prescribed as an adjunct to a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management.  After completing a comprehensive evaluation of medical history, blood work, family medical history, and body composition, our Nurse Practitioner will qualify you for an appropriate medical weight loss treatment.  Medication counseling will be provided to include benefits, risks, contraindications and potential side effects.

It is our mission to help you lose weight and create health so you may enjoy your life to the fullest. We take a multifaceted approach in helping you to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, improve overall health and promote long-term well-being. In addition to prescribing weightloss medication and peptides we have partnered with Optavia (https://www.optavia.com/us/en/) and the Habits of Health to offer nutritional support and guidance in your weightloss journey. After completing an evaluation of your history, blood work and body composition, our Nurse Practitioner will recommend a comprehensive weight loss treatment plan to help you meet your needs. Here's an overview of key aspects of weight loss management:

Goal Setting: Successful weight loss management begins with setting realistic and achievable goals. Individuals should define their target weight, timeframe, and desired health outcomes.

2. Balanced Diet: A healthy, balanced diet is fundamental to weight loss management. It involves consuming nutrient-dense foods, controlling portion sizes, and minimizing processed and high-calorie items. Nutritionists often help create tailored meal plans.

3. Regular Exercise: Incorporating physical activity into daily routines is crucial. Aerobic exercises, strength training, and flexibility workouts contribute to calorie burning, muscle building, and overall fitness.

4. Lifestyle Modifications: Weight loss management often requires lifestyle changes, including improved sleep quality, stress management, and mindful eating practices.

5. Behavioral Strategies: Cognitive-behavioral techniques, such as self-monitoring, goal setting, and stress reduction, help individuals develop healthier habits and manage emotional eating triggers.

6. Support and Accountability: Many individuals benefit from the support of healthcare professionals, dietitians, personal trainers, or support groups to stay motivated and accountable.

7. Medical Interventions: In some cases, medical interventions like prescription medications or bariatric surgery may be recommended for individuals with severe obesity or obesity-related health complications.

8. Monitoring and Tracking: Keeping track of progress through regular weigh-ins, food journals, and exercise logs helps individuals stay on track and make necessary adjustments.

9. Mindful Eating: Learning to listen to hunger cues and eat mindfully can help prevent overeating and foster a healthier relationship with food.

10. Long-Term Maintenance: Weight loss management is not just about losing weight but also about maintaining it over time. This requires ongoing commitment to healthy habits and lifestyle choices.

Effective weight loss management is a personalized journey that considers individual needs, preferences, and challenges. It's essential to consult with healthcare professionals and experts in nutrition and fitness to develop a tailored plan that aligns with specific goals and promotes lasting results. With dedication, patience, and the right strategies, individuals can achieve and maintain a healthier weight and improve their overall quality of life.

Weight gain can manifest through various symptoms, often impacting both physical and emotional well-being. Here's an overview of common symptoms and contributing factors:

Feeling Defeated by Weight Gain: Persistent weight gain can lead to feelings of frustration, low self-esteem, and even depression. It's essential to seek support and adopt a positive mindset when addressing weight management.

High BMI (Body Mass Index): An elevated BMI indicates excess body weight relative to height, increasing the risk of various health issues. A high BMI may signal the need for weight management strategies to reduce health risks.

Metabolic Disorders: Conditions like insulin resistance, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and thyroid disorders can contribute to weight gain. Identifying and managing these underlying disorders is crucial for effective weight management.

Diet: Poor dietary choices, including excessive consumption of calorie-dense and processed foods, can lead to weight gain. A balanced diet that includes whole foods, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and portion control is essential for weight management.

Inactivity: Sedentary lifestyles and lack of regular physical activity can lead to weight gain and contribute to various health issues. Incorporating regular exercise into daily routines is vital for weight management and overall well-being.

Effective weight management often involves a combination of healthy eating habits, regular exercise, and addressing underlying medical conditions. Seeking guidance from healthcare professionals, nutritionists, and fitness experts can help individuals develop personalized strategies to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.


Semaglutide is a modified molecule our bodies make called a GLP-1 analog. It works by increasing insulin production and lowers glucagon secretion as well as targets areas in the brain that regulate appetite and food intake.  This is a weekly subcutaneous self injection.

Benefits: Decreased appetite cravings, weight loss and improved blood glucose control.

Side effects: nausea, constipation, acid reflux, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea. More serious side effects include hypoglycemia, kidney problems, allergic reactions., risk of Thyroid C-Cell tumors, inflammation of the pancreas. 


Tirzepatide is a glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. At therapeutic doses, it acts on the brain and suppresses appetite. Used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise,

Benefits: helps patients adhere to a reduced-calorie diet, enhancing the weight loss process. 

Side effects: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, headache, fatigue, dizziness, bloating, gas, and heartburn. More serious side effects may include: inflammation of the pancreas, Gallbladder problems, Kidney problems/failure, serious allergic reactions, increased heart rate, Depression  


Wegovy is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. Used for weight loss for patients who have an initial BMI (body mass index) of 30kg/m2 or greater or patients who have a BMI of 27kg/m2 or greater and also have least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. It is use together with diet and exercise.

Benefits: Decreased appetite cravings, weight loss and improved blood glucose control

Side effects: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, dyspepsia, dizziness, abdominal distension, eructation, hypoglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes, flatulence, gastroenteritis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease, and nasopharyngitis.

Vitamins & Amino Acid Combos

There are Vitamins & Amino Acid Combos to Support Weight Management.  When exercise and nutrition alone are not achieving the desired results, it may be a hormone imbalance and a prescription preparation may provide assistance.  There are a wide range of vitamins, amino acids, and compounded medications that may be used as fat burners for weight management or to provide an energy boost to include:

  • MIC Injections (Methionine, Inositol and Choline) – increases metabolism and a dense against toxic compounds
  • Vitamin B12 - increases energy, fat and charbohydrate metabolism and suppresses appetite
  • B-Complex Vitamin – Helps with charbohydrate and amino acid oxidation and metabolism of fatty acids.
  • B-6 Vitamin – Aids in metabolism of charbs and fat to energy, and critical in the process of making serotonin and norepinephrine and myelin, important in brain chemicals and protecting nerve cells.
  • Vitamin C – helps form and maintain bodys connective tissue.
  • Arginine – stimulates release of growth hormone, insulin and other substances in the body
  • Carnitine – required for energy metabolism, fat metabolism and slow mitochondrial decay associated with the aging process and diminished cognition.
  • Chromium – fat metabolism and supports insulin insensitivity. Also shown to lower blood cholesterol while mildly increasing HDL, or good cholesterol.

Care Providers

Cindy Adson

Nurse Practitioner