Is Semaglutide Banned?

Family care practices, medical spas, and plastic surgeons looking to implement weight management programs generally understand the importance of implementing the right medications and supplements into their programs &nbsp . What is Semaglutide? First, it is important to understand what semaglutide is and how it helps practices in their weight management programs. Semaglutide is without […]

If providers weren’t convinced before, the Change Healthcare cyberattack should convince them to start a cash-based weight management program [video]

Change Healthcare

If you as a provider weren’t already “over” health insurance reimbursement, maybe the Change Healthcare cyber attack will push you over the edge and force you to make a “change” in your practice.   The Problem with Insurance-based medical practices Since Change Healthcare is an intermediary between your EMR’s billing system or the patient’s insurance […]

Are we all obesity medicine doctors now?

Providers considering offering weight loss medications to their existing or new patients may be reluctant if they’re not obesity medicine specialists. However, those providers may be more comfortable moving in that direction if they heard a recent routable discussion on Medscape. In this webinar, an obesity medicine specialist, a family practitioner, an endocrinologist and one […]

Who Can Administer Semaglutide Treatments?

With semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy) increasing in popularity when used for weight loss treatment, questions often arise concerning how to obtain semaglutide, and where patients can go to partake in the treatment. While some states have strict guidelines and even bans on semaglutide, most states follow typical procedures and regulations when it comes to this type […]

Is Semaglutide the Best Weight Loss Option on the Market?

According to the United Stated Food Research & Action Center, 39.6% of American adults are obese. Additionally, 31.6% of American adults are overweight, leading to a staggering 71% of Americans who essentially are above their ideal weight. Changes in diet and exercise are often needed for individuals that find themselves in the obese categor. But […]

Compounding Pharmacies and Semaglutide

With the rise of semaglutide, originally patented and packaged as Ozempic® for type 2 diabetes, a new wave of weight loss treatments has begun. Semaglutide helps to slow the emptying of the stomach, as well as suppress hunger, the combination of which allows the user to avoid overeating and therefore lose weight consistently. Practitioners implement […]

What is Semaglutide?

In the simplest of terms, semaglutide is a protein that essentially signals your brain that you are full, as well as reduces blood sugar levels through insulin secretion and slowing the process of gastric emptying. Semaglutide mimics hormones within your gastrointestinal tract that do the above process naturally. Semaglutide helps your body better control blood […]

Setting Up a Weight Management Program for a Medical Spa Practice

Weight management programs are increasingly popular programs offered by medical spas that can help patients to achieve their health goals through a structured, medically backed solution. While these programs are obviously extremely beneficial for patients that partake in them, they also offer major benefits to the medical spas that bring them into their practices. According […]

5 Reasons Why Your Practice Needs a Weight Management Program

Weight management programs are popular solutions offered by medical professionals that can help patients achieve their weight loss goals and promote a healthy overall lifestyle. These programs are invaluable to the individuals that achieve long-lasting results they could not have otherwise achieved on their own. Programs help establish accountability, lend knowledge, and establish discipline to […]

Ozempic, Wegovy (semaglutide) vs Mounjaro, Zepbound (tirzepatide)

Wegovy vs Zepbound

Background Wegovy and Zepbound are both approved for weight loss but started as medications for type 2 diabetes. Wegovy was originally approved under the name Ozempic in 2017, followed by Wegovy in 2021 for weight loss. Ozempic and Wegovy both contain the active ingredient semaglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist that helps with weight loss via […]

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