What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide has been used for many years as a medication for treating diabetes. Specifically, it is a GLP1-RAs (glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists), which is now FDA approved for weight loss.

How does Semaglutide work?

  • It slows down food digestion, so you feel fuller sooner with smaller meas.
  • It decreases food cravings.
  • It decreases the production of sugar by the liver, which subsequently decreases fat production


Semaglutide may cost up to $1300/month if not covered by your insurance plan. Fortunately, we work directly with a pharmacy in order to provide you the medication at a fraction of the cost.

How is Semaglutide administered?

It is administered subcutaneously (just under the skin) once a week with a VERY SMALL needle into the abdominal area.

Other Benefits:

  • Neuroprotective
  • Improved fertility
  • Treatment of PCOS
  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • Improved sleep
  • Improves cholesterol profile


The most common side effect is nausea which helps with the weight loss and can also be managed with anti-nausea medications. Other possible side effects include diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, headache, fatigue, upset stomach, dizziness, belching, and heartburn. Most of these are manageable by proper dosing.


Patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or in patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2) should not take Semaglutide. Also, if you are already taking to GLP-1 medication, Type 1 Diabetic, have a history of ketoacidosis, are breastfeeding or pregnant, history of pancreatitis, or have an allergy to the Semaglutide class of drugs then you are not a candidate for the medication.

If you are interested to see if you are a candidate for this program, please call 805-422-8131 for a consultation.

See what our happy patients have to say

Since starting with my first dose only 5 weeks ago, I have gone from 228 pounds to 212 pounds. In addition to just the weight loss, I have more energy to do my morning hikes again! I feel like I have better focus and stamina!

I have been on several diet regimens and fads, but I have not experienced the success that I have achieved already with Semaglutide! In addition, I have had zero side effects since being on it.