Weight Loss Injections

How do weight loss injectables help patients lose weight?

The FDA has approved several injectable weight loss medications for weight loss.  These types of medications often affect the appetite area of the brain.  With a smaller appetite, weight loss patients eat less and lose weight.  Adding weight loss injectables in a non-surgical weight loss plan can result in:

Decreased blood pressure, blood sugar and inflammation

Smaller weight and waist size

Reduced food cravings

Improved ability to control eating

Reduced appetite

What can I do to make my weight-loss journey with weight loss injectables 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 weight loss injectables 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 are weight loss injections administered?

Popular weight loss injections are often a once-weekly subcutaneous injection administered in the abdominal area like insulin.  Since the shot is not injected into the muscle, the needle is very small keeping injection site pain to a minimum.  The injectable medications work continuously between injections to reduce a patient’s appetite and do not require them to remember to take a daily medication.

Considering weight loss injectables to help achieve your health goals?

How much do weight loss injectables usually cost?

Weight loss injectables are usually 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.


Weight Loss Injection Pricing

Length of Plan

Covered by Insurance

Services Included with Injections

HEARTLAND WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC

Starts at $59/mo* + $55 Initial Visit Cost

Month to Month

Most insurance plans do not cover weight loss injections.

In-office consultation and monitoring by a healthcare professional throughout series.

OTHER PROVIDERS

$1,000 for 3-Month Series

Required 3-Month Commitment

Most insurance plans to not cover 

weight loss injections.

Services may vary

*Cost based on lowest dosage and can go up based on dosage needs.

Am I an ideal candidate for using weight loss injectables 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 weight loss injections:

BMI higher than 30

BMI higher than 30 and no weight-related health complications

BMI higher than 27

BMI higher than 27 with weight-related health complications

Other Medications Haven't Worked

Patient has tried using Phentermine and/or ADHD medication for weight loss with no success

Side Effects With Other Medications

Patients unable to take Phentermine because they have multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and already take a GLP-1 medication, have a history of pancreatitis, chronic kidney disease or are nursing, pregnant or trying to get pregnant.

Consider Other Options if:

Patients with a history of medullary thyroid cancer should not take weight loss injectables and should consider other weight loss options including Phentermine.

What are weight loss injectables' side effects?

Like every medication, weight loss injections have side effects including nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, fatigue, dizziness, bloating, belching, 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 weight loss injections?

Most insurance plans and Medicare will not cover the cost of weight loss injections.  That’s why Heartland Weight Loss Clinic strives to provide these medications at affordable prices so patients have more options when pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Our initial three-month series of the most popular weight loss injections cost $386 compare to $1,000 charged by other practices.  After that first series, prices are subject to change.

Are weight loss injectables right for you? Find out today.