Embarking on a weight loss journey can be a significant and transformative endeavor. It’s important to approach it in a balanced and sustainable manner to achieve long-term success.

semaglutide therapy

Semaglutide is a FDA-approved medication that belongs to a class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 agonists). GLP-1 agonists are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus to help regulate blood sugar levels. In addition to its use in diabetes management, semaglutide has also been approved for the treatment of obesity. Semaglutide therapy for obesity treatment is also administered as a subcutaneous injection once a week and aids in reducing appetite and food intake in conjunction with exercise and positive food choices.

The benefits of semaglutide therapy are far reaching and not only works to improve weight loss and body confidence, but is also effective for:

  • Improving blood glucose control
  • Lowering your Hemoglobin A1C
  • Lowering your risk of cardiovascular events such as stroke and heart attacks
  • Decreasing food cravings and improving portion control

Our weight loss program includes:

  • Provider Consultation
  • Telehealth check-ins throughout program by RN or NP for side effect and efficacy monitoring 
  • Weekly Semaglutide Injections provided by trained medical staff in-office or one month supply of medication and injection supplies delivered directly to you


Semaglutide therapy may affect nutrient absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. Specifically, these medications may slow down gastric emptying and reduce the absorption of certain nutrients, including vitamin B12. Midwest Alternative Treatment Clinic utilizes a formulation fortified with B12 to ensure adequate availability of this essential nutrient.

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How To Get Started

    1. Contact Office to learn more and see if semaglutide therapy is right for you
    2. Complete initial medical consultation and pretreatment evaluation and education
    3. Begin weekly injections and your weight loss journey


Semaglutide requires dosing titrations every two weeks meaning your dosage will continue to increase until you reach the maintenance dose at approximately 13 weeks. Pricing for the first 3 months of medication is $300 a month followed by $400 a month for month 4 and $500 a month for maintenance dosing in Months 5+.

semaglutide therapy dosing

Semaglutide is not the pharmaceutical Ozempic®, Trulicity®, Wegovy® and/or Rybelsus®. We source from a Compounding Pharmacy that provides patient specific dosages so that each Semaglutide vial can be tailored for each patient’s unique needs.

Semaglutide Therapy FAQs

What is semaglutide therapy for weight loss?

Semaglutide is a medication that has been approved for chronic weight management in adults who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or a BMI of 27 or higher with at least one weight-related condition (e.g., high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes).

Is semaglutide FDA-Approved?

Yes! Semaglutide has been approved for not only Type II diabetes management, but also for weight management.

Wegovy vs. Ozempic vs Semaglutide: Are they the same drug?

Wegovy and Ozempic are not the same drug, but they both belong to a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 agonists). 


The generic name of Wegovy is semaglutide. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2021 for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight individuals who have at least one weight-related condition. 


The generic name of Ozempic is semaglutide as well. Ozempic was initially approved by the FDA in 2017 as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. It is also a GLP-1 agonist, but it is used at a lower dose than Wegovy. Ozempic is administered as a once-weekly injection to help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. However, it can also result in weight loss as a side effect.

How does semaglutide help with weight loss?

Semaglutide works by suppressing appetite, leading to reduced calorie intake and promoting weight loss. It acts on the appetite control centers in the brain, helping people feel full and satisfied with smaller food portions.

How is semaglutide administered for weight loss?

Semaglutide for weight loss is injected once a week as a subcutaneous injection (under the skin) in the clinic located at 1100 Lake St, Suite 260 in Oak Park, Illinois.

How much weight can be expected to be lost with semaglutide?

Clinical trials have shown that semaglutide, in combination with lifestyle modifications, can lead to significant weight loss. On average, people taking semaglutide lost more weight than those on placebo. However, individual results may vary, and it is important to discuss weight loss expectations with your healthcare provider.

Can semaglutide be used by anyone for weight loss?

Semaglutide for weight loss is specifically approved for adults with obesity (BMI 30 or higher) or overweight individuals (BMI 27 or higher) with at least one weight-related condition. It is not intended for use in individuals without these specific criteria.

Are there any side effects associated with semaglutide for weight loss?

Common side effects of semaglutide for weight loss may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite. These side effects are usually mild and tend to improve over time. However, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider if you experience any concerning or persistent side effects.

How long is semaglutide used for weight loss?

Semaglutide is typically used as a long-term treatment for weight management. Your healthcare provider will determine the duration of treatment based on your individual needs and goals.

Can semaglutide be used in combination with other weight loss medications or programs?

The use of semaglutide in combination with other weight loss medications or programs has not been extensively studied. It is important to discuss with your healthcare provider if you are considering combining semaglutide with other weight loss strategies.

Will weight regain occur after stopping semaglutide?

Weight regain is possible after discontinuing semaglutide. It is crucial to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes, such as a balanced diet and regular physical activity, to maintain weight loss achieved during semaglutide treatment.

Do I have to pay for my medication separately?

The price noted has no hidden fees and includes your consultation with a medical provider as well as your monthly weekly injections and check-ins.

Does Midwest Alternative Treatment Clinic accept insurance for semaglutide?

Midwest Alternative Treatment Clinic does not accept insurance, private or public. Patients are responsible for payment of services at time of visit.

What if I miss a dose of Semaglutide?

Schedule your next injection as soon as possible and up to 5 days after your missed dose. If it has been more than 5 days, skip the missed dose and continue with regular schedule. It is not recommended to take an extra dose or double dose at any time.

Please note that these FAQs provide general information and should not replace the guidance and recommendations of your healthcare provider.


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