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Weight Management

Weight Management

At Okeechobee Primary Care, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and are committed to supporting our patients on their weight management journey. Our comprehensive weight management program incorporates evidence-based strategies, personalized treatment plans, and the utilization of medications such as semaglutide and tirzepatide in appropriate cases.
Semaglutide and tirzepatide are two medications that have shown promising results in weight management. These medications belong to a class called GLP-1 receptor agonists and work by affecting the hormones that regulate appetite and food intake. They have demonstrated efficacy in helping individuals achieve and maintain weight loss.
As part of our weight management program, we conduct a thorough evaluation of each patient’s medical history, lifestyle, and weight-related goals. Our healthcare professionals work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that may include dietary modifications, physical activity recommendations, behavior therapy, and appropriate medication interventions.
Semaglutide, a once-weekly injectable medication, has been shown to be effective in promoting weight loss. It has demonstrated significant reductions in body weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference in clinical trials. Our healthcare providers closely monitor patients who are prescribed semaglutide to ensure its safe and effective use, while also addressing any potential side effects or concerns.
Tirzepatide is another medication approved for weight management. It is a once-weekly injectable medication that combines the actions of both GLP-1 and GIP receptors. Early clinical trials have shown promising results in terms of weight loss and glycemic control.
It is important to note that medications such as semaglutide and tirzepatide are not standalone solutions for weight management. They are part of a comprehensive approach that includes lifestyle modifications and behavior therapy. At Okeechobee Primary Care, our healthcare professionals work collaboratively with patients, offering ongoing support, education, and monitoring to ensure long-term success in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
If you are interested in our weight management program or would like to learn more about the potential benefits and considerations of medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our healthcare providers. We are here to help you on your journey to better health and well-being.