Medical Weight Loss

Explore Cutting-Edge Medical Weight Loss Solutions with Prima Medicine

Prima Medicine is your trusted partner in your  journey towards achieving a healthier, more vibrant life through medical weight loss. Our comprehensive weight management programs, available at all our practice locations in Fairfax, South Riding, Merrifield, and Fair Oaks, are designed to cater to individuals seeking effective weight loss solutions. Under the close medical supervision of obesity medicine-certified specialists, Prima Medicine offers both oral and injectable drugs as part of a customized weight management plan. Discover how these advanced treatments can transform your weight loss journey.

The Importance of Professional Guidance

At Prima Medicine, we emphasize the critical importance of close medical supervision when utilizing oral and injectable medications for weight loss. Our obesity medicine-certified specialists are dedicated to providing personalized care, ensuring safety, efficacy, and the achievement of sustainable weight loss goals. We use a multi-pronged approached to manage weight loss, and drugs can be a key part of the plan.

Injectable Weight Loss Medications

Tirzepatide (Mounjaro)

  • Pros: Significantly reduces blood sugar levels and aids in substantial weight loss; mimics incretin hormones to decrease appetite.
  • Cons: Potential side effects include gastrointestinal discomfort; requires regular injections.

Semaglutide (Ozempic)

  • Pros: Enhances insulin secretion, suppresses appetite, leading to weight loss; once-weekly injection.
  • Cons: May cause nausea, vomiting, and risk of thyroid tumors.

Liraglutide (Saxenda)

  • Pros: Promotes weight loss by increasing feelings of fullness; also beneficial for blood sugar control.
  • Cons: Requires daily injection; potential side effects include nausea and pancreatitis.

Semaglutide (Wegovy)

  • Pros: Offers significant weight loss by enhancing feelings of fullness and reducing appetite; higher dose of Semaglutide compared to Ozempic for weight loss.
  • Cons: May lead to gastrointestinal issues; requires weekly injections.

Cagrilintide (Zepbound)

  • Pros: A new option in weight management that works by delaying gastric emptying and reducing appetite.
  • Cons: Still under evaluation for widespread use; potential side effects are under review.

Oral Weight Loss Medications

Phentermine and Topiramate (Qsymia)

  • Pros: Suppresses appetite and increases satiety; effective in reducing body weight.
  • Cons: Risk of birth defects if used during pregnancy; may cause mood changes and insomnia.

Naltrexone HCI/Bupropion HCI (Contrave)

  • Pros: Reduces appetite and controls cravings; combines two medications with complementary actions.
  • Cons: May increase blood pressure and heart rate; risk of seizures.

Xenical, Alli (Orlistat)

  • Pros: Blocks fat absorption in the diet, leading to calorie deficit and weight loss.
  • Cons: Can cause gastrointestinal side effects; requires adherence to a low-fat diet.

Why Choose Prima Medicine for Your Weight Loss Journey

At Prima Medicine, we understand that weight loss is a deeply personal and challenging journey. That's why our medical weight loss specialists, available at Fairfax, South Riding, Merrifield, and Fair Oaks, offer a compassionate, holistic approach to weight management. Here's why you should consider us for your weight loss needs:

  • Expert Care: Receive personalized attention and care from obesity medicine-certified specialists.
  • Customized Plans: We design tailored weight management plans that include the most suitable oral or injectable medications for you.
  • Comprehensive Support: Benefit from a multi-faceted approach to weight loss that encompasses nutritional guidance, lifestyle modifications, and continuous monitoring.
  • Regular Monitoring: We monitor your progress with regular checks at the office.
  • Accessible Services: With locations in Fairfax, South Riding, Merrifield, and Fair Oaks, comprehensive medical weight loss solutions are never far away.

Begin Your Journey Today

Embarking on a weight loss journey can be daunting, but you don't have to do it alone. At Prima Medicine, our team of dedicated medical weight loss specialists is here to guide you every step of the way. By integrating advanced oral and injectable weight loss medications within a comprehensive, medically supervised plan, we're committed to helping you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals safely and effectively.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can support your weight loss journey at Prima Medicine. Together, we can unlock the door to a healthier, more fulfilling life.

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