Medically Monitored Weight Loss with Tirzepatide: Our Program and a Comprehensive Guide to Frequently Asked Questions
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Our Tirzepatide Medical Weight Loss Program
Our Tirzepatide Medical Weight Loss Program is a comprehensive, personalized weight loss solution that includes consultation, medication, supplies, and ongoing monitoring with one of our expert healthcare providers to ensure safe and effective progress toward your goals.
Before the first administration of Tirzepatide, our clients must undergo lab work to ensure that it is both safe and effective for them to use. We recognize that not all clinics require prior labwork before starting Tirzepatide for weight loss. However, we believe in taking this important step for several reasons:
Comprehensive Assessment: Conducting labwork allows us to have a comprehensive understanding of your overall health. By analyzing various biomarkers, we can identify any underlying conditions or contradictions that may impact your weight loss journey.
Personalized Treatment: Every individual is unique, and their response to medication can vary. Labwork helps us personalize your treatment plan based on your specific needs, ensuring that the dosage and approach are tailored to maximize effectiveness.
Monitoring and Adjustments: Regular lab work throughout your weight loss journey enables us to closely monitor the impact of the treatment. If necessary, we can make timely adjustments to the dosage or treatment plan to optimize your results and ensure your safety.
Risk Minimization: Prior labwork allows us to identify any potential risks or adverse reactions associated with the treatment. By understanding your health profile, we can take proactive measures to minimize these risks and ensure the safest possible outcome for you.
By prioritizing labwork before starting our Tirzepatide Medical Weight Loss Program, we demonstrate our commitment to your well-being and success. This thorough approach allows us to provide personalized care, closely monitor your progress, and minimize risks along your weight loss journey.
We take pride in going above and beyond to make sure you've made the right choice by choosing us. We're confident that our program will help you achieve your weight loss goals and we can't wait to see the amazing results you'll achieve.
The cost of our monthly Tirzepatide Medical Weight Loss Program is $695, which includes consultation, medication, supplies, and ongoing monitoring with one of our expert healthcare providers to ensure safe and effective progress toward your goals. This fee will be auto-debited each month. Patients may cancel anytime before medication orders; otherwise, the patient is responsible for incurred costs. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We are excited to meet with you soon!
Tirzepatide: Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tirzepatide and how does it help me lose weight?
Tirzepatide is a medication that is used to help people lose weight. It is a once-weekly injection that works by regulating the hormones that control appetite and glucose levels in the body. Tirzepatide is a type of medication called a GLP-1 receptor agonist, which means it mimics the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the body. GLP-1 is produced naturally in the body and helps to regulate blood sugar levels, reduce appetite, and increase feelings of fullness.
How do I take Tirzepatide?
Tirzepatide is given as a subcutaneous injection (under the skin) once a week. Your healthcare provider will show you how to give yourself the injection. It is important to rotate the injection site each week to reduce the risk of skin reactions.
How quickly does Tirzepatide work for weight loss?
Tirzepatide has been shown to lead to weight loss in clinical trials as early as 12 weeks after starting treatment. However, individual results may vary and it may take longer for some people to see significant weight loss.
How much weight can you lose with Tirzepatide?
In clinical trials, Tirzepatide has been shown to lead to a significant weight loss of up to 15% of body weight over a period of 68 weeks. However, individual results may vary and not everyone will experience the same amount of weight loss.
Is Tirzepatide good for weight loss?
Tirzepatide has been shown to be effective for weight loss in clinical trials. It is important to note that Tirzepatide is not a magic pill and should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program to achieve the best results.
Who should not take Tirzepatide?
Tirzepatide is not recommended for people with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). It is also not recommended for people with a history of pancreatitis or a severe gastrointestinal disorder. Your healthcare provider will evaluate your medical history and determine if Tirzepatide is appropriate for you.
What should I expect after my first Tirzepatide injection?
Some people may experience nausea or vomiting after their first injection of Tirzepatide. This is a common side effect and usually goes away after a few days. Other common side effects include diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite. Your healthcare provider will monitor you for any potential side effects and provide guidance on how to manage them.
What happens if I miss a dose of Tirzepatide?
A: If you miss a dose of Tirzepatide, take it as soon as you remember. If it has been more than 3 days since your missed dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
What happens if I take too much Tirzepatide?
Taking too much Tirzepatide can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), which can cause symptoms such as sweating, shaking, confusion, dizziness, and fainting. If you experience these symptoms, you should eat or drink something with sugar immediately, such as fruit juice or candy, and contact your healthcare provider right away.
Is it better to take Tirzepatide in the morning or at night?
Tirzepatide can be taken at any time of day, but it is recommended to take it at the same time each week to help maintain consistent blood levels. Some people may prefer to take it in the morning, while others may prefer to take it at night, depending on their lifestyle and schedule. Your healthcare provider can help you determine the best time for you to take Tirzepatide.
What are Tirzepatide side effects?
Common side effects of Tirzepatide include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, headache, fatigue, and injection site reactions such as redness, swelling, and itching. Less common but more serious side effects may include pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), allergic reactions, kidney problems, and thyroid tumors. Your healthcare provider will monitor you for any potential side effects and provide guidance on how to manage them.
What should I avoid while taking Tirzepatide?
It is important to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Tirzepatide, as it can increase the risk of hypoglycemia. It is also important to avoid taking other medications that can lower blood sugar levels without first consulting with your healthcare provider. Additionally, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how Tirzepatide affects you, as it can cause dizziness, fatigue, and other side effects that may impair your ability to perform these activities.
Are there certain medications that are contraindicated or not recommended to be used with Tirzepatide?
There are 249 drugs known to interact with Tirzepatide, so it is vital to inform your America's Clinic provider about all medications you are taking before starting Tirzepatide. Doing so can help prevent adverse events and potential drug interactions.
Can I use my insurance to cover the appointment and medication costs?
At America's Clinic, we do not accept insurance in order to provide our patients with the highest quality care, without being beholden to insurance company regulations, policies, financial incentives, and penalties. We believe that high-quality healthcare should be accessible to everyone, which is why we offer competitive pricing and membership options to all of our patients. By not accepting insurance, we have been able to negotiate directly with our pharmacy partners to offer affordable prices on all medications, which can be conveniently shipped directly to your doorstep.
To further explain: Insurance companies regulate healthcare providers by establishing contracts with them that outline the terms and conditions of how they will provide care. These contracts typically include guidelines that healthcare providers must follow in order to receive payment for their services. Insurance companies may also use financial incentives to encourage doctors to prescribe certain medications or treatments based on several factors. Additionally, they may also use financial penalties to discourage doctors from prescribing certain medications or treatments.
We hope that clarifies why we feel that these financial incentives and penalties would compromise our provider's ability to provide the best possible care to our patients based on their individual needs.
If you would like to seek reimbursement from your insurance company, you can find the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code(s) on your discharge summary, which will be available on your CharmEHR patient portal after your appointment. Please note that we do not file insurance claims or provide any assistance in this regard.