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Weight Loss Injections – Dr. David Long

Hear the latest news on this revolutionary weight loss option directly from Dr. Long!

Have you been struggling with your weight?

Have you been frustrated that you’ve tried:

  • Diets
  • Exercise
  • Medications

Maybe those things work for a while, but are not working to the degree that you’d like!

I’m so excited to tell you that we have a great, great new option involving a once weekly subcutaneous injection.

Option #1 Semaglutide (Generic Ozempic)

Option #2 Tirzepatide/BPC (Generic Mounjaro with peptides)

These are really revolutionary medications that are relatively new to the market. The class of medication has been around for almost 20 years, so this isn’t new technology. It’s been around for a long time. These medications were originally developed to manage diabetes.

Here’s how it works: it attaches to a receptor in your pancreas, and helps your pancreas know just how much insulin to release to manage your blood sugar to help with diabetes. In someone who doesn’t have diabetes, the medicine attaches to their pancreas, but they don’t really need any more insulin so it doesn’t release anymore insulin. That’s why it’s not unsafe for people without diabetes to take this medicine that’s actually approved for diabetes.

But wait, there’s more. It has this other effect. It attaches to a glucagon-like peptide receptor in your brain.

Guess what it does? At that place in your brain, it helps modulate your appetite. Specifically after you’ve eaten, you feel full, so you eat less. If someone used to fill up eating a great deal of food, and now they fill up eating a lot less, they will lose weight.

It simply decreases your appetite.

Another thing it does is it slows food processing through your intestines and helps you feel fuller longer.

As you can imagine, when you feel fuller longer, and you don’t have as much appetite, lots of people are losing really impressive amounts of weight. We’re really excited to have such a great new approach for weight loss. 

If you don’t have diabetes, then your insurance company is unlikely to help you pay for this at the pharmacy since it’s only FDA approved for diabetes. The Lubbock Cooper Health Center had a compounding pharmacy make this medicine specifically for us. They send it to us, and we can administer it to our patients at about a third of the normal cost. You just come in, get one subcutaneous injection, and we hand you the other three doses for the next three weeks of the month, then we check back with you in one month. So far, the results are looking really, really good.

If that sounds the slightest bit exciting to you, please reach out to the Lubbock Cooper Health Center at 806-531-3977 and make an appointment for a weight loss consultation.

We’d be happy to help you meet your weight loss goals.

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