Innovative Weight Management With Wegovy™
Innovative Primary Care now offers Wegovy, an FDA approved weight loss drug that has helped countless people achieve a healthy weight. Our physician-led program incorporates the four core elements of weight management: behavior, nutrition, physical activity and pharmacology. Let’s take this journey together.
What is Wegovy?
Wegovy™ is an injectable, once weekly medicine, that is used for adults 18 and older who have a BMI of 30 or above. Adults with a BMI 27 and above who have weight-related medical problems may also be good candidates for Wegovy.
How does Wegovy work?
Wegovy contains semaglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, with 94% similarity to naturally occurring human GLP-1 hormone. It induces weight loss by reducing hunger, increasing feeling of fullness and thereby helping people to eat less. Participants in Wegovy™ clinical trials lost an average of 15 percent of their weight, and sustained their weight over 68 weeks. This is a significant amount when you consider it equates to 45lb lost for someone 300 pounds.
GLP-1s are not stimulants, non-habit forming and are clinically-proven to be the most effective medications for long-term results. GLP-1s also have far-reaching benefits including reducing inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk to help you not only lose weight, but also live a longer and healthier life.
Innovative doctors prescribe a variety of FDA-approved GLP-1 medications, including semaglutide, liraglutide, and dulaglutide which you may know under brand names like Wegovy and Saxenda.
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How much does Wegovy cost?
Innovative Primary Care accepts most major insurance plans for weight loss visits. Prescription medications, such as Wegovy, may vary in cost based on your insurance provider.
Wegovy is approved by the FDA, but many insurers have not yet determined how much of this prescription-only drug will be covered. Innovative Primary Care will work with your insurance to get approval, but if your current insurance excludes weight loss medication coverage, you may have to pay out of pocket. Patients who have diabetes or pre-diabetes may be able to get insurance coverage for other GLP-1 medications that are similar to Wegovy, such as Ozempic, Rybelsus, and Trulicity.
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How often do you take Wegovy™?
Wegovy is taken just once per week, with or without food. It may be taken at any time of day.
Is Wegovy™ available as a pill?
No. Wegovy™ is only available as an injectable prescription medication. It is easy to self-administer and most people become comfortable using the pen very quickly.
Is Wegovy safe?
Yes, the most common side effects of Wegovy™ include: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdomen) pain, headache, tiredness (fatigue), upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, stomach flu, and heartburn. Be sure to talk with your doctor if you experience any new symptom that becomes persistent while taking Wegovy™.
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