Ditch the Fad Diets for a Weight Loss Program That Actually Works
Losing weight can be challenging when you don’t have time to meal prep or you’re vitamin-deficient. If you’ve been struggling to lose weight, then the medical weight loss program at Allegra Family Clinic might be the solution you need.
Our comprehensive medical approach to weight loss is what sets us apart from other weight loss clinics. We offer more options than other clinics, and we focus on the individual's needs, medical history, hormone balance and personal goals.
If you are looking for a judgment-free place to be encouraged along the way to reaching your goals, give us a call today to set up your free consultation.
Before we enroll you in our medical weight loss program, we’ll need to…
Do bloodwork to assess your health
Learn about your lifestyle and eating habits
Determine what solutions will help you reach your goals
Initial Visit - $150
Weekly - $25
Bi-Weekly - $50
Monthly Weigh-ins + Dr. Visit - $100
Weekly & Bi-weekly Patients are also required to see the doctor once a month
Required Monthly Dr. Visit - $50
Optional Lipo/B12 shots - $25
Medication Costs will vary
Cash Pay Semaglutide (GLP-1)
No Insurance Filing
Guaranteed Rx Fulfillment
What are GLP-1 and GIP?
GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) and GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide) are two types of hormones that play a role in glucose metabolism and insulin regulation in the body.
GLP-1 is produced by the L cells in the small intestine and it stimulates insulin secretion in a glucose-dependent manner, meaning that insulin is only released when blood glucose levels are high. GLP-1 also suppresses glucagon secretion, which helps to lower blood glucose levels. Additionally, GLP-1 has been shown to slow gastric emptying and promote feelings of fullness, which can lead to weight loss. GIP, also known as glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide, is produced by K cells in the small intestine and it also stimulates insulin secretion in a glucose-dependent manner, but unlike GLP-1, GIP does not suppress glucagon secretion.
Both GLP-1 and GIP play important roles in the regulation of glucose metabolism and insulin secretion. As a result, medications that mimic the effects of GLP-1 and GIP, known as GLP-1 receptor agonists and GIP receptor agonists, respectively, have been developed as treatments for type 2 diabetes. These medications can help to lower blood glucose levels and promote weight loss, and are often used in combination with other diabetes treatments such as metformin or sulfonylureas.
It should be noted that these medications can have potential side effects, such as gastrointestinal side effects, weight loss, and hypoglycemia, so it's important to work closely with a healthcare provider when starting or adjusting the dose of these medications.
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 medication that has been recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of obesity. It is a once-weekly injection that helps to decrease appetite and increase feelings of fullness, leading to reduced food intake and weight loss. Semaglutide has been shown to be effective in clinical trials for weight loss in adults with obesity, and in 2021, it was FDA approved for this use. This means that after careful review and evaluation of the drug's safety and efficacy, the FDA has deemed it to be a safe and effective treatment option for patients with obesity who have a BMI of 30 or greater, or a BMI of 27 or greater with at least one weight-related medical condition. If you are struggling with obesity and have not had success with other weight loss methods, talk to your healthcare provider about whether semaglutide may be a suitable treatment option for you.
The Truth About Lipotropic Injections
Lipotropic injections contain vitamin B-12, which can help increase metabolism and energy. Like with any treatment, there are risks, so talk to your primary care provider before getting injections for weight loss.
High Protein Food Supplements
These products are only available through a medically licensed professional or a program that is supervised by a medically qualified professional. These high-protein meal supplements, bars, shakes and entrees are a tool we use to keep your nutrition on track.
InBody Body Composition Analysis
The InBody 570 body composition analyzer goes beyond traditional body composition analysis, measuring fat, muscle, and total body water. Total body water data can be divided into intracellular water and extracellular water, values important for understanding a user’s fluid distribution in medical, wellness and fitness contexts.
We use this tool to track your progress and keep you motivated! There is nothing more inspiring than seeing actual change on paper!