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Wegovy returning to the market January, 2023 Click here to see if you have insurance coverage for Wegovy (available again ~January, 2023) There is a lot of interest in developing safe and effective weight loss medications. Right now, we are seeing great results with a class of medications called GLP-1 analogues. GLP-1 stands like “Glucagon […]

Just published in the New England Journal, as part of a weight loss program, the addition of semaglutide helped people with obesity lose an average of 15% of their body weight during 68 weeks of treatment. This equated to an average of 34 pounds of weight loss during the trial. Heart Safety of Semaglutide As […]

Plenity is an aid for weight management in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 40, when combined with a healthy eating and physical activity plan. Dr. Lazarus and Heather Thomas, PA-C are excited to announce that they have been accepted to the early prescriber program for Plenity. Although Plenity is planning […]

Saxenda is the newest medication approved by the FDA for chronic weight management. Unlike the other medications which are taken as pills or capsules, Saxenda is a once daily self-administered injection. Originally marketed as Victoza for the treatment of type 2 diabetes back in 2010, Saxenda is the same molecule (liraglutide), but underwent rigorous clinical […]