Weight Loss Program
A LIFE-CHANGING SOLUTION
Weight Loss Treatment
Medical Wellness Solutions provides a weight loss program and maintenance solutions determined by each patient's unique medical needs, weight loss goals, and other individual requirements. Our program includes one-on-one nutritional and exercise counseling, prescription appetite suppressant (for those meeting the criteria), or other medications to aid with appetite; stress eating or Binge Eating Disorder, Vitamin B6 - B12 - Lipotropic Injections and additional support based on each patient's individual needs.
Together, we will change the self defeating behaviors that sabotage your weight, your health and your life!
” Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
- Albert Einstein
We are now performing Telemedicine visits for weight loss for Alabama residents!
The pricing for the weight loss telemedicine visits is the same as our in-office visits. Visits can be scheduled by contacting Kim at 334-209-1061.
Telemedicine visits require payment at the time of scheduling your visit. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. The visit can be rescheduled, if needed, with at least a 24-hour notice. All cancellations after 24 hours will forfeit the payment made.
During your weight loss telemedicine visit, we are only able to prescribe non-controlled medications (Semaglutide) to assist with weight loss. Controlled medications, such as Adipex (Phenterimine) require an in-office visit.
Once your telemedicine visit is complete, we can send a prescription to the local pharmacy, ship your Semaglutide injections via UPS express service, or they can be picked up at our office.
Your shipment will be sent in an insulated shipping box with an ice pack to keep your medications cool. The shipping fee for the Semaglutide injections is $50.
If you prefer for someone to pick up your Semaglutide from our office, they will need to contact our office and set up a pickup time, to ensure we are in the office. They must bring a valid picture ID and will have to sign for the medication. Your medication needs to be refrigerated. We recommend that they bring a small cooler with ice to keep the medication cool.
We are not responsible for any medications once they have been picked up, signed for, and have left the office.
NEW! Semaglutide injections
0.25 mg. $150
0.5 mg. $175
1.0 mg. $200
1.5 mg. $225
2.0 mg. $275
2.5 mg. $325
What is Semaglutide?
*Our price for Semaglutide 4 Week Supply*
Semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide analogue, is a powerful injectable medicine that is widely used to manage type 2 diabetes and obesity. This is the peptide/active ingredient in the brand name medications Wegovy and Ozempic. The potential results of semaglutide treatment for weight loss can be attractive to many people who struggle with diet and exercise. However, it is important to be aware that semaglutide is not the answer for everyone.
Semaglutide is a treatment for people who struggle with serious, chronic weight management challenges. First isolated as an effective diabetes drug, this insulin-boosting medication is also available to patients who need to lose a significant amount of weight in a consistent way and achieve long-term weight loss.
Despite its relatively new application as a powerful weight loss drug, semaglutide is a well-researched substance by way of its use for diabetes treatment. It has already been prescribed for several years as an injectable medicine for the improved management of glycemic control. The FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) more recently approved semaglutide as a prescription weight loss aid. Its approval has already improved the lives of chronically overweight patients.
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 (glucagon-like-peptide-1) receptor agonist suitable for overweight and obese people who are committed to shedding a significant amount of weight and do not have other significant underlying health issues. Semaglutide is not a miracle cure or a gimmick supplement. It is a long-acting prescription medicine designed to be used over an extended period of several months or more.
Semaglutide injections are not an appropriate treatment for people who only need to lose a small amount of weight or have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or less. It is also not appropriate for those who are looking for an “instant” or short-term weight loss fix.
Understanding Semaglutide for Weight Loss
Semaglutide is in a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists. GLP-1 agonists work by stimulating your pancreas to increase insulin. This additional insulin causes the stomach to empty over a longer period. This slow and consistent digestion is merely an early step in the chain reaction that makes semaglutide such an effective weight-loss drug.
When your stomach takes more time to empty itself of food, it sends signals of “fullness” to the brain. This signal is sent throughout a larger portion of your day, even if you’re eating less food than usual. The result of this process is a powerful appetite suppression effect based on the patient’s own natural insulin production. This means patients using semaglutide can benefit from medically assisted weight loss without any need for invasive surgery.
Semaglutide can also lead to healthier blood sugar levels, which can help a patient feel more energetic throughout the day. Stabilized and controlled blood sugar levels can also help improve other areas of your overall health. Even if you aren’t at risk for diabetes, this effect can contribute to a general sense of well-being, which is a crucial component in any weight loss journey.
How does Semaglutide work?
- Have a BMI of 30 or higher.
- Have struggled to lose weight despite making healthy eating and activity changes.
- Experience frequent or constant food cravings.
- Suffer from Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, or PCOS.
- Struggle to break the emotional ties to eating.
You may be a good candidate for Semaglutide if any of these describes you:
Pricing as of 1/1/24
How We Work
Initial Weight Loss Consultation
One on one consultation with one of our providers
Initial visit includes evaluation for food addiction/Binge Eating Disorder
Blood Work - to rule out underlying/undiagnosed medical condition that may be affecting you (If not completed by PCP or history dictates)
Weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) Analysis
Vitals - Blood Pressure and Pulse
Nutritional and Exercise Counseling- After we determine your weight loss goal, we will advise you on how we can help reach that goal through a realistic plan.
New patient introduction packet
Lipotropic injections which is a combination of B-12, B-6 vitamins and amino acids which boosts metabolism (one Lipotropic injection included in initial fee) – We give you the option to participate in our weight loss injections. The injections are prescribed to be administered one time per week subcutaneously in the soft tissue of the abdomen. Our trained medical staff will train patients regarding the injections on the first visit.
Medications are discussed and treatment options are reviewed at the initial visit tailored to each patient. We have multiple options to help patients to augment the prescribed diet including appetite suppressants ( following State guidelines), meds for stress eating, Binge Eating Disorder (if appliable), and GLP-1 agonists. Patients may opt out of medications if desired.
Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program
Initial Consultation $125.00
• Review medical history/medications
• Review weight history
• Weight loss plan (handouts)
• Order labs/Rx's if appropriate
• Includes Lipoprotein injection - free with first visit
• Insurance - lab draw filed with insurance
• Non-Insured - lab draw discounted for cash pay
Follow Up Visits (optional monthly) $80.00
• Rx's if applicable
Lipoprotein Injections (once weekly) $15.00
No more gimmicks!
Lose weight and
keep it off
Are both men and women welcome to participate in the weight loss clinic?Yes, both men and women are welcome in the weight loss clinic.
What is the policy regarding age of patients who are able to participate in the weight loss clinic?You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the weight loss clinic.
Do I need to make an appointment to come to the weight loss clinic?Yes, for both physician visits and nursing visits/injections.
What should a new weight loss clinic patient expect during his or her first appointment?During your first "new patient" weight loss clinic appointment at MWS, you will be asked to fill out some medical paperwork and provide a copy of a valid ID to be kept in your file. We will weigh you and take your vitals. After your weight loss goal is determined, you and the provider will review our program in detail. After reviewing your history, struggles and BMI, we will be glad to discuss treatment options and prescribe written prescriptions for medications and lipotropic injections. Lab work will be done on the initial visit- if indicated. The fee of the "new patient" appointment is $125.00, which includes 1 lipotropic injection (additional lipotropic injections are $15.00/weekly). We require you to come in every 30 days for a follow up visit for weight loss counseling/ coaching, accountability and prescription refills. The cost of each 30-day follow up visit is $80.00, plus the cost of lipotropic injections ( If taking weekly injections).
Does the weight loss clinic distribute appetite suppressant medications directly to patients?MWS does not distribute medications directly to patients except for Semaglutide subcutaneous injections that we stock at the office. Other than Semaglutide, written prescriptions are provided to patients that may be filled at any pharmacy. This allows our patients to use the pharmacy of his or her choice to have the prescription filled.
Can I become a weight loss clinic patient if I have any other medical problems or am taking other medications?The answer to this question depends on the stability of your medical problems and the types of medications you are taking. Please be sure to include details about any medical problems you are currently being treated for and list all of your prescriptions/over-the-counter medications on your new patient paperwork. If any of this information changes while you are being treated for weight loss, please be sure to tell the nurse during your appointment. Please be sure to let the doctor and his staff know if you have any of the following conditions: uncontrolled blood pressure, chest pain (Angina), history of heart attack or heart disease, history of stroke, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Glaucoma, pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemic.
How much are the Lipotropic injections?Each Lipotropic injection is $15.00 and contains 1cc containing B-12 and B-6 vitamins and amino acids which increases metabolism. We recommend that our patients do at least 1 injection per week on a consistent basis (over 1-3 months) in order to see maximum results. However, the Lipo injections are completely optional. (No worries- if you hate shots, not an issue 😎)
Do I have to buy special food to participate in the weight loss program?No, MWS does not make anyone purchase special diet foods in the weight loss clinic.
Is there an option for patients that do not want prescribed appetite suppressants or injections?Yes. We do have patients that just want learn the "Secret Sauce" of the diet plan and no one is forced to take any medications.
How much does each 30-day follow up visit cost?The cost of each 30-day follow up visit is $80.00.
Does the weight loss clinic accept insurance?MWS does not accept insurance for appointments. We accept the following forms of payment: cash, debit cards, credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).
Can my prescription medication be phoned in if I am a return patient?No, MWS requires weight loss clinic patients to be seen in the office every 30 days in order to receive a written prescription refill on all medications.
Does the weight loss program incorporate any exercise?In order to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain weight loss, it is very important to exercise on a regular basis. MWS recommends an exercise program that is reasonable, based on your ability to exercise, current state of health, and other factors. For the majority of our patients, our weight loss program introduces a moderate amount of exercise that significantly improves overall health, well-being and quality of life.
Will MWS provide me with a diet or nutritional plan?Yes. Our providers will review this in detail at the first visit and subsequent visits. We recommend a form of the Keto diet that is simple and easy to follow. 95% of patients following this diet lose weight!! You will be given a weekly sample menu to help you choose healthy food. It is proven to lower blood insulin levels, which increases the body's ability to burn fat and curb sweet and starch cravings. MWS allows you to choose the foods you buy from the grocery store and does not make you purchase any special food.
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We do not accept any form of insurance for office visits. We do accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, or patients may use a health savings account. We will assist patients in using their insurance for prescribed medications, and laboratory studies. We will also perform prior authorizations for prescribed medications if required by insurance provider.
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