Medical Weight Loss

Weight loss is a wellness journey that can improve the overall health of patients who are overweight or obese and struggling with diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or other weight-related conditions.

Hillcroft Physicians’ weight loss program is provider-led and utilizes the latest in weight loss medications, also known as Semaglutide, as a treatment that is safe and easy for patients to use. Providing an amazing alternative to bariatric surgery, Semaglutide can help patients lose weight when used alongside regular physical activity and a healthy diet.

Our team is ready to provide you with a personalized medical weight management treatment plan. Embrace a new, healthy lifestyle and start your medical weight loss journey today by scheduling a consultation with us at our Houston clinic.

weight loss patient with a doctor

Root Causes of Weight Gain

Addressing weight gain often requires a holistic approach, and that’s what we specialize in! Weight gain can be the result of a combination of several factors, including:

  • Caloric Imbalance: Consuming more calories than burned.
  • Poor Diet: High intake of processed foods, sugars, and unhealthy fats.
  • Sedentary Lifestyle: Lack of physical activity.
  • Genetics: Genetic predisposition to store fat.
  • Hormonal Imbalances: Conditions like hypothyroidism and PCOS.
  • Psychological Factors: Stress, depression, and emotional eating.
  • Sleep Deprivation: Disrupted hunger hormones.
  • Medications: Side effects of certain drugs.
  • Age: Slower metabolism with aging.
  • Medical Conditions: Disorders like Cushing’s syndrome.
  • Environmental Factors: Availability of high-calorie foods and societal eating norms.
  • Metabolic Factors: Individual variations in metabolism.
weight loss patient with a doctor
Hillcroft Physician offers women's health service including gynecology
Hillcroft Physician offers women's health service including gynecology

Is Semaglutide Right for Me?

You may be a candidate for Semaglutide treatment if you struggle with one of the following:

 

Type 2 Diabetes

  • Adults with type 2 diabetes may need Semaglutide to improve blood sugar control, especially if diet and exercise alone are insufficient.
  • Patients who may need additional medication to supplement their existing diabetes treatment regimen.

     

    Weight Management:

    • Adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) or who are overweight (BMI ≥27) with at least one weight-related condition (e.g., hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or dyslipidemia).
    • Individuals who have not achieved adequate weight loss through diet and exercise alone.
      Healthcare provider speaking with patient about dietary health

      Comprehensive Medical Weight Loss Overview

      Semaglutide, originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes, has become a cornerstone in modern weight loss medicine due to its effectiveness in reducing appetite, slowing gastric emptying, and enhancing the body’s natural insulin response. By helping individuals feel fuller for longer and lowering blood glucose levels, Semaglutide significantly contributes to decreased calorie intake and sustained weight loss.

      Our medical weight-loss program is physician-led, ensuring a comprehensive and personalized approach to managing obesity. The program integrates Semaglutide as part of a broader strategy that includes tailored nutrition plans, physical activity recommendations, and lifestyle modifications. This holistic approach addresses various factors contributing to weight gain or retention, such as underlying medical conditions and individual metabolic responses.

      Hillcroft’s treatment plans are designed to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI). By combining Semaglutide with professional guidance on diet and exercise, patients receive support in making sustainable lifestyle changes. The goal is not only to promote weight loss but also to enhance overall health and well-being, empowering patients to reach their weight management goals through a balanced and medically supervised regimen.

      Healthcare provider speaking with patient about dietary health
      Healthcare provider measuring a patient's blood sugar
      Healthcare provider measuring a patient's blood sugar

      How Semaglutide Works

      Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist that regulates appetite and digestion, leading to reduced calorie intake and increased satiety.

      Semaglutide signals the brain to reduce hunger, making it easier to stick to a calorie-controlled diet. Semaglutide helps lower blood sugar levels and can be beneficial for individuals with type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide promotes favorable changes in cardiovascular risk factors, such as
      blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation markers.

      Benefits

      Significant Weight Loss

      Semaglutide can help you achieve substantial weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Our program can help you achieve a healthy BMI and support your personal health goals!

      Improved Well-Being

      Losing weight can lead to increased energy levels, improved self-confidence, and a reduced risk of obesity-related health issues like high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Let’s get you back to being your best you!

      Personalized Approach

      The program is tailored to your specific needs, providing individualized support and guidance. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

        Wellness Promotion for Weight Loss

        Empower Your Journey: Embrace Wellness with Hillcroft Physicians P.A. Wellness Center

        Semaglutide medications are self-pay only. Treatment plans are initialized at Hillcroft Physicians P.A. and patients will typically continue the care plan for three to six months

        First Visit & Month One

        • Comprehensive Patient Evaluation
        • Vital Signs Check
        • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
        • Laboratory Tests (CBC, CMP, A1C, TSH, Amylase)
        • Initial Injection of Semaglutide + Vitamin B12
        • 3 Additional Semaglutide Injections for 3 Weeks
        • Weight Loss Education Materials/Brochure
        • Lipotropic Injection (If indicated, additional cost)
        • 30-Day Supply of Phentermine (If indicated, additional cost)
        • 30-Day Supply of Topiramate (If indicated, additional cost)

        Month Two

        • Follow-Up Visit
        • Vital Signs Check, Including BMI
        • Laboratory Tests
        • Dispensing of Semaglutide Injection for 4 Weeks
        • Repeat Protocol as in Month One (Lipotropic Injection, Phentermine, Topiramate) if Indicated

        Months Three Through Six

        • Repeat Month Two Protocol

        Please Note the Following:

        • For treatment plan pricing, please call our clinic at: (713) 988-3921.
        • Self-pay only; no discounts apply.
        • If you skip three months, you will need to restart treatment entirely.
        • EKG and labs will be conducted by Labcorp at the Hillcroft Physicians clinic. We accept prior testing from outside facilities up to three months prior, yet no discounts apply.