Everyone is talking about GLP-1 receptor agonists, FDA-approved injectable treatments to facilitate weight loss. Two of the most popular drugs are semaglutide, the active ingredient in Wegovy™ and Ozempic™, and tirzepatide, the active ingredient in Mounjaro™.
Benefits of taking GLP-1 medications include:
• Appetite suppression (by slowing gastric emptying)
• Decrease in body fat percentage
• Weight loss
• Decreased cardiovascular outcomes in subject with cardiovascular disease
• Lower HbA1c levels (long-term blood sugar)
medical weight loss, typically 10 – 20% per year.
15-20 minute monthly appointments
$175 – $300 per month.
Please note that we do not provide the medications here at our office; they will need to be filled at a pharmacy.
For more information visit our Medical Weight Loss FAQ page.
As these treatments become increasingly popular, programs have been popping up around the country to offer these medications, but not all providers are the same! Unlike others that offer consultation via impersonal online meetings, Youtherapy provides in-person, customized medical weight loss programs at our offices in Chappaqua, Scarsdale and New York City enabling patients to safely begin these programs and lose weight.
Why the buzz? GLP-1 agonists like semaglutide mimic a natural hormone called GLP-1 that regulates appetite and glucose levels in the body, which can help manage obesity and promote weight loss. GLP-1 balances insulin levels and slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach (“gastric emptying”). As a result, GLP-1 agonists help you to feel full — lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight with much higher success rate than dieting alone.
At Youtherapy, we only write prescriptions for name-brand FDA-approved medications, not compounded versions that are supposedly similar but which in reality can be questionable in quality. The pharmacies we have relationships with do not even offer availability of these medications in compounded versions for this reason!
Book your initial GLP-1 treatment consultation, where it will be determined if these medications will be safe and effect for you to achieve your desired results. You will need to have had a general medical exam within the last two years to be prescribed the medications, and lab tests will be scheduled.
Price $175-$300 per month*
*(doesn’t include medication or labs – see FAQs)