How does Semaglutide help patients lose weight?
Semaglutide is an FDA-approved injectable medication that has been approved for weight loss. It acts like the hormone that affects the appetite area of the brain. With a smaller appetite, weight loss patients eat less and lose weight. Including Semaglutide in a non-surgical weight loss plan can result in:
Quick Reference Guide
- What can I do to make my weight-loss journey with Semaglutide even more successful?
- How is Semaglutide administered?
- How much does Semaglutide cost?
- Am I an ideal candidate for using Semaglutide to lose weight?
- What are Semaglutide’s side effects?
- Will my health insurance policy cover Semaglutide injections?
What can I do to make my weight-loss journey with Semaglutide even more successful?
With every surgical and non-surgical weight loss program offered at Heartland Weight Loss Clinic, patients are reminded that they will have a higher chance of success when pairing their plan with a sound nutrition and exercise program. Our dietician and health coach can help devise a meal plan that will make the effects of Semaglutide even more beneficial. We can also create a realistic exercise routine to help take your weight loss efforts even farther. We can discuss these additional services during an in-office consultation.
How is Semaglutide administered?
Semaglutide is a once-weekly subcutaneous injection administered in the abdominal area like insulin. Since the shots are not injected into the muscle, the needle is very small keeping injection site pain to a minimum. It works continuously between injections to reduce a patient’s appetite and doesn’t require them to remember to take a daily medication.
How much does Semaglutide cost?
Semaglutide is a more affordable weight loss solution than surgery, but pricing can vary widely from provider to provider. Our pricing at Heartland Weight Loss Clinic is competitive allowing patients to adopt the weight loss solution with fewer concerns about being able to afford a complete series of injections. Of course, Heartland Weight Loss patients are still monitored by a physician or nurse practitioner even with their more affordable pricing.
Series of Injections Included
Covered by Insurance
Services Included with Injections
HEARTLAND WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC
Initial 3-Month Series
Most insurance plans do not cover Semaglutide injections.
In-office consultation and monitoring by a healthcare professional throughout series.
Most insurance plans to not cover Semaglutide injections.
Services may vary
Am I an ideal candidate for using Semaglutide to lose weight?
At Heartland Weight Loss Clinic, we want you to lose weight safely and effectively. That’s why our weight loss plans are customized according to patient needs and restrictions. There are several key factors to consider when qualifying a patient for Semaglutide use:
What are Semaglutide’s side effects?
Like every medication, Semaglutide has side effects including nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, fatigue, dizziness, bloating, bleching, gas, stomach flu symptoms, heartburn and loss of desire for alcohol. The intensity and length of these side effects vary by patient. Many of them can be reduced or avoided by eliminating overlap of weekly doses. Heartland Weight Loss Clinic will be happy to review these side effects with you in more detail.
Will my health insurance policy cover Semaglutide injections?
Most insurance plans and Medicare will not cover the cost of Semaglutide. That’s why Heartland Weight Loss Clinic strives to provide Semaglutide series at affordable prices so patients have more options when pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Our initial three-month series of Semaglutide injections cost $386 compare to $1,000 charged by other practices. After that first series, prices are subject to change.