Medical Weight Loss Program
in Annapolis, Maryland

We know weight loss can be difficult, even if you are eating right and exercising! Sometimes it can feel like the weight just won’t go away. At Annapolis Pain Management we offer a Medical Weight Loss Program that consists of weekly injections of Semaglutide to help aid weight loss.

Many of our patients were looking for a weight loss solution that wouldn't require...

Semaglutide, a Medication for Weight Loss

Semaglutide, more commonly known by the brand names Wegovy or Ozempic, is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists. Semaglutide is FDA-approved for weight loss however it initially was used to treat type 2 diabetes by regulating blood sugar levels. If you have an initial body mass index (BMI) that is considered outside of a healthy range and/or you have type 2 diabetes, Semaglutide may be a great option to help you lose weight!

bottle of semaglutide

How does Semaglutide work?

  • Slows the movement of food through the stomach making you feel full faster and longer

  • Decreases appetite

  • Decreases cravings

  • Lowers blood sugar levels and blood sugar spikes

  • Reduces risk for cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and/or strokes

Why is our Medical Weight Loss Program Different?

Unlike many programs, our Medical Providers take an active role in your weight loss management. They perform your initial evaluation as well as order and review blood work to confirm you are a candidate for our medical weight loss program. They also perform periodic check-ins and are available to field any questions you might have.

FAQs about our Medical Weight Loss Program

Do I have to diet and exercise for this program?

No! Most individuals will lose weight without additional lifestyle changes however, we always encourage our patients to make healthier choices. Maintaining a lower calorie diet, avoiding processed foods and refined sugars, increasing daily water intake, and incorporating exercise into your routine will only help you move closer towards being a leaner and healthier you!

Why is B12 offered with the Semaglutide injection?

B12 can help decrease the incidence of nausea associated with the Semaglutide injection. It is also known to be energy-enhancing and can provide metabolism support.

What are the potential side effects while on Semaglutide therapy?

The most common side effect as your body adjusts to the semaglutide is nausea and we have found that B12 often will help this! The following side effects are ones that are more commonly reported: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach (abdomen) pain, headache, tiredness (fatigue), upset stomach, dizziness, feeling bloated, belching, gas, stomach flu, and heartburn. Your medical provider will review with you potential side effects prior to beginning medical weight loss so you can decide if Semaglutide therapy is the right medical weight loss program for you.

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