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Weight Loss
Management & Medications

Patients who are overweight or obese are at higher risk of deveoping chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and some cancers. 

 

The primary care providers at Internal Medicine Associates of Texas can help you create a meal plan and exercise routine tailored to your individual needs and health goals. 

If deemed necessary, we prescribe FDA-approved weight loss medications. These medications can help you to achieve your health and weight loss goals and maintain them long-term.

While insurance coverage varies, your insurance plan may include coverage for weight loss medications. 

Call our office at 972-566-8899 to learn more and schedule a consultation. It's the first step on your journey to a healthier you!

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Weight Loss Medications at Internal Medicine Associates of Texas

At Internal Medicine Associates of Texas, we understand the importance of personalized care and affordability.

For patients looking for effective solutions to achieve their weight loss goals, we offer prescription weight loss medications, including compounded semaglutide, compounded tirzepatide, Contrave and phentermine.

Our goal is to make effective weight loss solutions accessible to everyone, ensuring that you can achieve your health and wellness goals with confidence.

semaglutide injectable weight loss medication

Compounded semaglutide and tirzepatide are prescribed as a weekly subcutaneous injection.

Compounded Semaglutide

Semaglutide is a medication that works by mimicking the effects of a naturally occurring hormone in the body called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). It is designed for individuals who struggle with obesity or overweight and have not achieved success through diet and exercise alone. Common brand names of semaglutide medications are Ozempic, Rybelsus, and Wegovy.

By stimulating insulin production and reducing appetite, semaglutide helps patients feel fuller for longer periods, leading to reduced calorie intake and weight loss. Patients see significant weight loss within weeks of starting treatment, improved glycemic control in those with diabetes, and a reduced risk of obesity-related complications such as heart disease and stroke. Long-term semaglutide use has shown sustained weight loss, improved metabolic health, and a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Compounded Tirzepatide

Tirzepatide is another innovative medication for weight management. It is a dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and GLP-1 receptor agonist, offering a potent combination for addressing obesity. Common brand names of tirzepatide medications are Mounjaro and Zepbound.

By targeting multiple pathways involved in glucose and appetite regulation, tirzepatide helps suppress appetite, increase satiety, and improve insulin sensitivity. Short-term benefits include significant weight loss, improved glycemic control, and reduced cardiovascular risk factors. Long-term use has demonstrated sustained weight reduction, better metabolic health, and potential prevention of obesity-related complications.

Phentermine

Phentermine is a well-established medication for weight loss and is suitable for individuals who need additional support in their journey to a healthier weight. Phentermine is a medication that acts as an appetite suppressant, primarily targeting the central nervous system to reduce hunger and food cravings. It works by suppressing appetite and increasing energy expenditure, making it easier to adhere to a reduced-calorie diet.

Phentermine works by increasing the release of neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, which helps to decrease appetite and promote weight loss. It is intended for individuals who are struggling with obesity and have not achieved satisfactory results with lifestyle modifications alone. 

 

Short-term health benefits of phentermine include rapid weight loss, improved energy levels, and enhanced motivation for adopting healthier lifestyle habits. Long-term use can lead to sustained weight loss, reduced risk of obesity-related comorbidities, and improved overall well-being. Benefits may also include improved cardiovascular health and better management of conditions such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Contrave®

A combination of bupropion and naltrexone, Contrave® is prescribed for adults struggling with obesity or overweight conditions along with weight-related medical issues. Contrave® works by controlling appetite, reducing cravings, and boosting metabolism, leading to effective weight loss in the short term and maintenance of weight loss over time. Additionally, it may help mitigate risks associated with obesity-related conditions like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

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At Internal Medicine Associates of Texas, we understand the importance of personalized care and tailored treatment plans. We are committed to providing comprehensive care that addresses your unique needs and supports you on your journey towards better health. 

If you would like to know more about prescription weight loss medications and how they can help you reach your health goals, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our Internal Medicine Associates of Texas team. Together, we can develop effective solutions to manage your weight and improve your overall health.

Weight Loss Medications
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