Weight Management Program

Strata Med is pleased to announce our newest program in the battle to control weight.

Semaglutide, available in generic form as Ozempic, represents a breakthrough medication used to address weight loss in specific patient populations, alongside its capacity to regulate blood sugar levels and mitigate the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks or strokes, particularly in individuals with type 2 diabetes. It’s imperative to note that Semaglutide is not intended for individuals with type 1 diabetes. Semaglutide holds distinct FDA approval tailored to different medical conditions (weight loss included).  

Administered via subcutaneous injection into the abdomen on a weekly basis, the medication’s side effects are generally mild; however, any adverse reactions should be promptly communicated to your healthcare provider for proper management and guidance.  

Furthermore, Semaglutide stands as a remarkable advancement in medical-assisted weight loss strategies, offering significant promise in the realm of comprehensive health management. At Strata Med, we integrate Semaglutide into a holistic approach to wellness, combining its benefits with personalized fitness and nutrition strategies to comprehensively optimize your health! 

Semaglutide works to lower high blood sugar by increasing the amount of insulin that is released, lowering the amount of glucagon released, and by delaying gastric emptying. As a GLP-1 agonist, semaglutide also controls appetite and thus helps you to reduce the amount of food intake. Semaglutide is a medication for chronic weight management used in conjunction with diet and exercise. When used in conjunction with lifestyle changes, this weight loss drug tool can be effective in helping patients lose excess weight.

To learn more, go to: https://www.drugs.com/semaglutide.html.

If you are obese or overweight (a body mass index, or BMI, of 27 or greater with at least one weightrelated ailment such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, or others) and want help on your weight management journey, semaglutide can help. Contact Strata Med to schedule an appointment and speak with one of our physicians to determine if semaglutide is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

SEMAGLUTIDE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

HOW IS OUR COMPOUNDED VERSION DIFFERENT FROM OZEMPIC OR WEGOVY?

It isn’t. Ozempic and Wegovy are the brand names for semaglutide (generic name). Our medication is sourced from the highest-level compounding pharmacies and is almost identical to the brand name offerings.

WHY DOES IT COST MORE FOR THE TOTAL PROGRAM THAN A LA CARTE?

The program is the “complete package”. Multiple studies over many years have shown that any weight loss management or medication, including semaglutide, is more effective when combined with a comprehensive program that includes direct physician oversight, blood chemistry monitoring, body composition measurements, fitness training and nutritional counseling. While we do offer ‘just’ semaglutide injections a la carte, we too are seeing the most dramatic results in our clients who embrace the total program.

HOW BIG IS EACH DOSE?

The dosing varies throughout the program. All clients are started at the lowest dose recommended by the manufacturers (0.25 mg) and slowly titrated upward over several weeks to the maximum dose (2.4 mg) or the desired rate of weight loss. The reason for the titration is to minimize the development of side effects and to prevent too rapid weight loss which is unhealthy. The titration protocol is done whether you are taking the compounded formula or a prescription alternative.

WHAT ABOUT REBOUNDING AFTER THE INJECTIONS ARE OVER?

There isn’t so much a ‘rebounding’ as a return to previous habits which cause the return of weight. Semaglutide acts, in part, to decrease or suppress the appetite – this in combination with an improved diet and enhanced exercise regimens results in the weight loss. If the client continues to follow the lessons learned during the program, they should expect maintenance of the weight loss. As we have learned over the years through Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and other mainstream diet programs the prolonged benefit of weight loss is only sustained with continued diligence and commitment – semaglutide is the ‘jump start’ many people need.

YOUR PRACTITIONER

MICHAEL BARBER, MD, PHD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA – Medical Director

Dr. Barber’s areas of focus are cardiovascular disease, integrative cardiology, internal medicine, hypertension and lipid abnormalities, executive wellness, and IV nutritional therapies.

YOUR PRACTITIONER

JENNIFER HABASHY, ND – Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Habashy brings with her a wealth of knowledge and training in naturopathic primary care, as well as women’s health, weight management, and anti-aging medicine.

Ready to Start Your Weight Loss Journey?

Are you ready to start your journey to wellness? Give us a call or reach out to us via this website. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your path to a healthier, happier you.