What programs do you offer?
While we are passionate about the weight-loss process, we also work with clients to improve mental health, sleep health, and lifestyle improvement (ie nutrition/exercise), as well as autoimmune disease, sexual health, hair loss, excessive sweating, acne, and hormone replacement. See our programs here.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide, also known as Ozempic or Wegovy, is a glucagon agonist. Glucagon is a hormone that your body already produces and is responsible for the breakdown of glycogen into glucose. Semaglutide works by increasing your insulin production and decreasing glucagon production, resulting in glucose being converted to energy rather than glucose being stored as fat. Overall, Semaglutide stabilizes blood sugar levels while simultaneously acting on receptors in the body to decrease appetite and slow GI motility, leaving you feeling fuller for longer.
When will my medication arrive?
Once your consent is signed and your health history is reviewed, your medication order will be placed. Normal processing and shipping is 7-10 days and you will receive a UPS tracking number once it ships. This gives you time to get comfortable with our program, review our education materials, and schedule your first check-in with our healthcare professionals before your package is delivered to your front door.
How does dosing work?
Once your health history is reviewed, you will follow a recommended dosing guide that is effective in that it gives your body time to adjust, minimizes side effects, while also effectively starting the weight-loss process.
What are the side effects?
The most common side effects patients experience with Semaglutide are nausea, diarrhea, headache, and fatigue and usually subside within 2-3 weeks. We work with clients to aid side effects with nutritional recommendations, supplementation, and zofran as needed.
When will I start seeing results?
Most people begin seeing results within the first couple weeks, which is really exciting! Typically, clients start to notice a real difference around weeks 4 or 5, when the body starts to adjust and blood sugar levels begin to stabilize.
How long will I need to be on the medication?
We typically recommend that clients stay on Semaglutide for a minimum of 3-4 months to ensure optimal results. However, because everyone’s weight loss goals look different, some clients may need to stay on the medication for 10-12 months. Work with one of our healthcare providers today to set-up your personalized plan.
How and when do I take Semaglutide?
Although Semaglutide is available in oral form, research shows that it is most effective when administered as a subcutaneous injection. You will inject your weekly prescribed dosage once a week. As our client, we offer educational videos and office hour visits to help you every step of the way!
Who can I speak with before signing up?
A member of our team would love to discuss your personal health goals and concerns to help determine which program would be the best fit for you. Click HERE to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.
Do you accept HSA or FSA cards as a form of payment?
Yes- we accept both HSA and FSA cards. It is important to note that we always recommend that our patients reach out to these entities directly, as guidelines vary.
How does Founded in Wellness protect patient information & privacy?
We use a web and mobile app-based platform called Healthie to provide a secure, HIPAA-compliant space for medication fulfillment, communication, and session scheduling.
Who cannot use Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is not recommended for those with a history of thyroid cancer, type-1 diabetes, history or pancreatitis, people who are pregnant, or if on other blood sugar-lowering medications.
Do you offer laboratory testing?
Yes! Our healthcare providers will then review your results with you to create a personalized plan including expert recommendations regarding nutrition, supplementation, medication, and lifestyle management as indicated.
Do your programs have an age requirement?
While the FDA approved this medication for long-term weight management in adolescents in January of 2023, we are currently only working with clients ages 18 years and older.
What is your cancellation policy?
Because standard processing and shipping is 7-10 days we require that clients give 10 days written notice (email) of their monthly subscription cancellation.