Medical Weight Loss

Patient Choice is dedicated to assisting our patients in achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. We recognize that achieving that goal is a process that involves commitment, discipline, and patience. To be effective, a true lifestyle shift must first take place. This entails altering the way you eat, exercise, and live. Consistency is the key to losing weight and maintaining a healthy body. This may appear to be a more challenging path, but it will yield long-term results.

Our program emphasizes long-term healthy diets that are low in calories, low in carbohydrates, and high in protein. This nutritional mix ensures that your body can fully utilize the nutrients, giving you the most energy per calorie you ingest.  Our team has years of experience working with individuals and groups to improve their physical and mental health.   Rather than focusing on short-term results, Bluegrass Preventive Medicine is dedicated to assisting our patients in making long-term lifestyle changes that will ensure their health for years to come.

Systemic and Cognitive Benefits:

  • Reduced body weight
  • Reduced lipids
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower inflammatory markers
  • Decrease oxidative stress
  • Suppressed appetite
  • Enhanced glucose-dependent insulin secretion
  • Controls glucagon levels, both during fasting and after eating
  • Decreasing glucagon secretion in the pancreas
  • Promotes a sensation of fullness in the brain
  • Lowering blood sugar effects without any increase in hypoglycemia
  • Slows gastric emptying in the intestines to help feel fuller, longer
  • Reduces HbA1c

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We work with you to design a treatment plan that best matches your personal health goals.  It’s not just about treating specific conditions,  but rather helping you lead an optimally healthy lifestyle. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Semaglutide

Semaglutide mimics the effect of “feeling full” resulting in a decreased caloric intake. Semaglutide will delay gastric emptying by reducing glucagon secretion in a glucose-dependent manner. The delay in gastric emptying can reduce appetite, improve control of eating, and reduce food cravings.

It is a once-weekly subcutaneous injection. While some of you may be afraid of injections, these are actually quite straightforward injections with a VERY SMALL needle into the abdominal area (like insulin injections). There are big advantages to the once-weekly dosing – you don’t have to remember your medications and the semaglutide is working 24/7 suppressing your appetite without the stimulant effects of typical weight loss medication.

Most common side effects are: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdomen) pain, headache, tiredness (fatigue), upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, stomach flu, and heartburn. Note that most of these are manageable by proper dosing and some overlap with the intended effect of “feeling full”.