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Semaglutide/Wegovy®

Urgent Care & IV Vitamin Infusion located in Katy, TX, and serving patients from Cypress, TX, Fulshear, TX, Brookshire, TX, Sealy, TX, Houston, TX and Richmond, TX

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Semaglutide/Wegovy®


If having a large appetite hinders your weight loss success, see the specialists at Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions in Katy, Texas. They offer semaglutide (Wegovy®) injections that make achieving your goal weight attainable and simple. Schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today to begin a safe, effective weight loss journey.

What is semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an injected medication that consists of a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). This medication is a commonly prescribed treatment for Type 2 diabetes, as it’s effective in reducing blood sugar, enhancing weight loss, and lessening appetite. 

It’s FDA-approved for chronic weight management in adults with high body mass indexes (BMIs) and those with diabetes or a history of other chronic diseases like high blood pressure, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, or high cholesterol.

While there are numerous GLP-1 medications on the market, semaglutide is one of the most popular options due to its success with weight loss. This drug also has a relatively longer half-life, which is why you will only need one injection per week.

Benefits of weekly Semaglutide injections include:

  • Facilitates weight loss of up to 15% or more of your body weight
  • Reduces Appetite
  • Reduces Food Cravings
  • Reduces Hunger
  • Improves control of insulin resistance and blood sugar
  • Increases Satiety
  • Alters Food Preferences

How does semaglutide work?

Semaglutide and other GLP-1 medications target numerous metabolic pathways in the body.

How does semaglutide work for weight loss?

Semaglutide is an effective weight loss medication because it targets numerous metabolic pathways. It slows gastric emptying, which reduces glucose spikes after meals, increases fullness by suppressing hunger responses, reduces appetite, and increases the body’s insulin production. Semaglutide also helps prevent your liver from making new glucose molecules.

What benefits does semaglutide offer people who need to lose weight?

Using semaglutide offers the following weight loss and health benefits:

  • Reduced body fat
  • Easier weight loss
  • Fewer food cravings
  • Reduced appetite
  • Improved blood sugar and insulin control
  • Increased satiety
  • Long-lasting results

The weight begins melting off, and you can inject semaglutide yourself from the comfort of your home (with a prescription) if you’d like.

Here is a breakdown of some of these mechanisms:

Slow down gastric emptying – Slowing down gastric emptying will prevent glucose spikes after meals. Today, we have plenty of research that connects glucose spikes to obesity.

Induce satiety – Semaglutide induces feelings of fullness by suppressing the hunger response. Reducing your appetite is crucial to limit food cravings and promote weight loss.

Increase insulin production – Semaglutide might help the pancreas secrete more insulin. This might be useful for prediabetic and diabetic individuals, which tend to have subnormal insulin secretion.

Prevent gluconeogenesis – Gluconeogenesis refers to synthesizing new glucose molecules by the liver. Reducing the rate of this process prevents weight gain.

Taking semaglutide as part of a comprehensive weight loss plan

While semaglutide carries some great benefits when it comes to weight loss, it works better with lifestyle modification and the providers here at Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions can help discuss a weight loss plan and goal on your first consultation.

Takeaway message

Semaglutide is a fantastic medication with an array of health benefits that include most organ systems. Learning more about this product is essential to help patients with obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Here at Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions, we can help you on your path to better health, call us for an in person or virtual appointment today.

How much do semaglutide injections cost?

Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions offers numerous semaglutide injection packages at varying costs, which your provider discusses during your weight loss consultation.

Package option one

Semaglutide package option one includes a virtual or in-person consultation, lab work, a one-month supply of medication and needles, medications shipped to your home, and monthly check-ins. Simply inject semaglutide one time per week. 

Package option two

Semaglutide package option two includes a virtual or in-person consultation, lab work, weekly in-clinic medication injections (your provider administers them) for one month, and weekly check-ins. 

SEMAGLUTIDE PACKAGE OPTION 1 SEMAGLUTIDE PACKAGE OPTION 2
$300 for month 1 $85/week for month 1

Virtual or in-person consultation

Order for lab work

1 month supply of medication and needles

Medication shipped to home

Self-inject weekly

Monthly check in

Virtual or in person consultation

Order for lab work

In clinic administration weekly

Medication shipped to clinic

Staff inject weekly

Weekly check-in

 

Qualifications for semaglutide weight loss program.

BMI of >30
BMI of >27 with a chronic medical condition like Hypertension, Diabetes or high cholesterol
Need recent lab work-which can be done in clinic if needed
No history of Medullary Thyroid cancer
Cost of medication after first month increases by $25-50 each month

Lipo B12 weekly injections.

$169 for consultation and $39 for Lipo B injection--first appointment
Additional visits $39 for each injection

Is semaglutide right for me?

Your specialist discusses your medical history, weighs you, checks your vital signs, and calculates your body mass index (BMI) to determine if semaglutide is right for you.

This medication is designed for people with BMIs greater than 30 or BMIs greater than 27 with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or another chronic medical condition. You must have no history of medullary thyroid cancer, pancreatitis, gallbladder disease, or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2).

Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions also offers lipo B12 weekly weight loss injections. 

Schedule a semaglutide consultation at Memorial Health Urgent Care and Infusions by phone or request one online today to start losing weight.