Frequently Asked Questions
BMI Doctors is designed for quality patient care. To become a patient, simply click on the Get Started button and complete the patient on-boarding forms. Next, our patient care team will send you a Quest Diagnostics lab requisition so that you can complete a comprehensive blood panel. Once the results come back, you’ll be scheduled to speak with one of our board-certified Doctors who will determine if you are an appropriate patient for Semaglutide and at that point your medications will be shipping directly to you from our pharmacy.
We charge $249 per month. This includes everything you need from the blood labwork, doctor consultation, and your medication. There are no hidden fees. There are no contracts so you can start or stop whenever you’d like.
** Note: In order to minimize shipping expenses, The $249 monthly fee will be billed in quarterly increments.
This means that you will receive 3 months worth of medications in each shipment so you can expect a credit card charge of $249 x 3 months, or $747 total.
If it is determined that you are not an appropriate candidate for our semaglutide-assisted weight loss program, the $747 will be refunded in full.
You will receive a shipment every 90 days that will include (3) months worth of medications.
Simply send us an email to email@example.com. There are no contracts and no cancellation fees of any kind.
Yes, all of our medications are made in a licensed FDA-registered compounding pharmacy. Medically approved patients are typically offered prescription Semaglutide / Cyanocobalamin Injections that are slowly absorbed by the body over a week. The Semaglutide our Doctors prescribe is a generic compounded medication and is not associated with the Novo Nordisk™ company or the brand-name medications Wegovy® or Ozempic®.
The actual amount of weight you may lose is dependent on a number of factors but may patients do lose 15% to 20% of their bodyweight over a 52-week period. The more successful patients follow their medical protocol as directed and make diet and lifestyle changes as well.
After your consultation to determine if you are medically appropriate for Semaglutide, our Doctors typically send your script electronically to our pharmacy. It typically takes 2-3 days for processing and then your medications are shipped out to you.
BMI Doctors is a doctor-guided metabolic reset designed and supported by the board-certified Doctors in obesity treatment.
- Our approach has the highest standard of care in obesity treatment. We are the only weight loss program to complete a full blood panel to understand your health and to determine if GLP-1 medications like Semaglutide are appropriate for you or not. We take into consideration your medical history, current medications, symptoms, lifestyle, diet, stress, and other important factors.
- All of our Doctors are US board-certified physicians. Our Doctors are licensed and re-credentiald every 3 years. They have extensive experience and have been practicing for over 5 years on average. Our Doctors are all US residents and are currently living and working inthe United States. Our Doctors are board-certified in a variety of specialties including, but not limited to: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Preventative Medicine, Age Management Medicine, and Women’s Health Medicine.
- BMI Doctors helps members lose weight and to sustain that weight loss with GLP-1 medications.
- BMI Doctors does not prescribe any stimulants like phentermine or Contrave as we believe GLP-1 medications have the safest and most effective profile.
- BMI Doctors believes that calorie counting and sweeping restrictions are not sustainable.
We’ll never restrict your diet. The BMI Doctors weight loss program is not a diet as we don’t use meal replacements or offer meal plans. We don’t try to restrict your eating.
GLP-1a drugs activate GLP-1 receptors in the pancreas, enhancing the release of insulin and reducing the release of glucagon. The combination of these actions leads to glucose homeostasis, which triggers the burning of fat storage for energy.
You will administer your injection only once per week, at any time of day, with or without food.
You will follow a doctor-guided titration schedule. You will begin with a lower dose to be determined by one of our Doctors. Over a period of 4 to 5 months, your dosage will slowly work up to the maximum per injection.
People respond to medicines differently, so there is no set time for when you can expect to see results. Ask your health care provider about what might be a realistic expectation for you.
Yes, it’s recommended that you take medication on the same day every week at a time that is most convenient for you.
Take medication 1 time each week, on the same day each week, at any time of the day. You may change the day of the week as long as your last dose was given 2 or more days before.
It is ok to take medication with or without food.
If you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is more than 2 days away (48 hours), take the missed dose as soon as possible.
If you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is less than 2 days away (48 hours), do not administer the dose. Take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day.
If you miss doses for more than 2 weeks, take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day or call your health care provider to talk about how to restart your treatment.
Considering that semaglutide works directly with the gastrointestinal system, it is no surprise that the most common side effects are gastrointestinal in nature. Some of the most common side effects experienced by those who use semaglutide for weight loss include:
- Stomach pain
Even though there are some side effects with the use of semaglutide, it is still extremely safe to use for weight loss. In fact, it has fewer side effects than other weight loss medications available on the market. While side effects from semaglutide are rare, they can still happen. Your comfort is important to us, which is why with the CMWL semaglutide program, our team prescribes oral Zofran which can help with nausea. Even if you don’t feel you need it, we recommend you have Zofran on standby in case you do experience any side effects.
Other Important Safety Information:
- Do not use medication if you are allergic to semaglutide or any of its ingredients.
- Do not use Semaglutide if you are currently pregnant, breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed.
- Do not use medication if you or any of your family have ever had a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Semaglutide may affect the way some medicines work and some medicines may affect the way your treatment performs. Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking other medicines to treat diabetes, including sulfonylureas or insulin.
The above is only a summary. For a full list of important safety information, please contact the Patient Care Team for information.
Note: This product alone is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult a medical professional to determine whether or not Semaglutide is an appropriate part of a weight loss plan for you.
When using semaglutide for weight loss or weight management, it can only be administered as an Injection. The injection is self administered in the comfort of your home once per week.
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide 1 agnostic. It is commonly known by its much shorter name of GLP-1 agonist. GLP-1 is a natural hormone that is produced by the gastrointestinal system to help with insulin production by stimulating the pancreas, but it can also help signal to the brain a feeling of fullness.
Semaglutide is designed to mimic the natural hormone of GLP-1. When it is consumed or injected, the body reacts to it as if it naturally produced the GLP-1.
Semaglutide for weight loss slows the emptying of the stomach by binding to the receptors that are located in the lining of the stomach. The slower emptying of the stomach sends a signal of fullness to the brain. This helps reduce your food intake and decreases your appetite, two things that are necessary for weight loss, because you feel full and are less likely to want to eat.
By combining insulin production, which encourages the body to break down foods and fats more efficiently, with the feeling of fullness that comes from the slower emptying of the stomach, you can see dramatic weight loss results with the use of semaglutide.
Semaglutide is associated with reduced hunger and food cravings and tends to lower the preference for high-fat foods.
Its use depends on the purpose: long-term for type 2 diabetes management, short-term for weight management until the desired weight is achieved.
No, it’s not a quick fix. Achieving weight loss goals usually takes several weeks to months, and it’s part of a comprehensive weight management plan.
It’s advisable to limit or avoid alcohol while taking Semaglutide, as alcohol may increase the risk of undesirable effects.
Results vary, but after 68 weeks, half of the participants lost 15% of their body weight, and nearly a third lost 20%.
Candidates include individuals with a BMI of 30 or above, or 27 with conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, and those who haven’t achieved significant weight loss through diet and exercise alone.
Yes, it received FDA approval as a weight loss medication in 2021.
It’s administered once a week at any time of the day, with or without meals. Consistency in the day and time of injection is recommended.
It’s given via subcutaneous injection in areas like the stomach, thigh, or arm, with site rotation to prevent irritation. Our Doctors recommend a subcutaneous injection around the stomach area.
Yes, but it may require special handling, like keeping it in a plastic bag during security checks and adhering to storage guidelines.
The duration varies by patient but it’s typically not a lifelong treatment. The healthcare provider will determine the need for further treatment based on progress.