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What is Medical Weight Loss?

At Madison Wellness and Aesthetic Center, the goal of medical weight loss is sustainable weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. Medical weight loss refers to a customized, multi-faceted weight loss program designed for you by your medical professional that harmonizes medications, injections, herbals, specific diets, types of exercise, and behavioral modification techniques. Our clinic customizes a weight loss program for each patient. We ask what the patient has tried, has not tried, and what worked, or did not work, for them. Madison Wellness also offers FDA-approved CONTRAVE (a non-stimulant), appetite suppressants, fat-burning injections, Ozempic, and Wegovy, as part of our advanced armamentarium.

How does Medical Weight Loss work?

Your weight loss journey begins with an initial consultation, where your practitioner will review your current physical health, medical history/previous medical conditions, eating habits, and lifestyle. You and your specialist will go over your weight loss goals to develop a life-changing medical weight loss program with a tool kit that addresses:

Nutrition & Diet

We address overall nutrition by combining medical-grade supplements, herbals, natural injections such as fat-burning amino acids and vitamin B-12, and a healthy diet plan optimized for your body’s processes.


If a patient needs a prescription for weight loss medication we look at each patient individually to determine which medication is best for them. We also balance hormones if needed to help aid in weight loss and prescribe vitamin injections that can help assist the body on its journey to a healthy weight. Throughout your medical weight loss program, we’ll monitor which systems are in need of support and how they respond to the prescribed meds.


Sustaining and maintaining your weight happens by making healthy choices. We design an individualized exercise regimen to get you moving, and we work with you to develop behavior modification techniques that will impact your whole lifestyle.

Why choose Medical Weight Loss?

Being overweight significantly increases your chances of acquiring diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, gallstones, cancer, and psycho-social disorders.

And for many, diet and exercise just don’t cut it–the weight loss process is commonly filled with plateaus that can seem random and uncontrollable. Research has shown that adding weight loss medications, injections, and herbs to a diet and exercise regimen provides much better results.

We have the knowledge and experience to create a completely customized program that helps you choose the right medications and injections to overcome those hurdles, shift your behaviors, and achieve long-term success.

Wegovy™ (Semaglutide) Injections for Weight Loss

Are you tired of not reaching your goal weight? Are you unable to keep weight off once you’ve lost it? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of adults in the United States are overweight or obese.

Obesity isn’t just about appearance; it’s also about health. Obesity increases your risk for several conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. The good news is that new treatments are available to help you lose weight and keep it off.

Wegovy (semaglutide) injections are one of those treatments. Wegovy is a treatment for obese individuals (BMI >30) or overweight adults (BMI >27) who also have weight-related medical conditions. Semaglutide is a medication that helps target areas of the brain that control hunger and promote satiety (feeling full). A similar drug used for the same purpose is Ozempic. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of obesity.

Facts to consider:

  • Wegovy can help you not only lose weight but also keep it off.
  • Wegovy should be coupled with a calorie-restricted diet and additional physical activity.
  • Wegovy should not be combined with other semaglutide-containing drugs or GLP-1 receptor agonist medications.
  • Wegovy is not known to be safe and effective when used with other prescription or over-the-counter diet pills.

While not used to treat these conditions, adults who took Wegovy saw improvements in:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood sugar

If you’re tired of the ups and downs, speak with one of our weight loss experts today to see if Wegovy is right for you. While not a cure, this prescription weight loss treatment can help you take control of your weight. Start your journey to a healthier you today! Call (256) 722-0555 to schedule a consultation or visit us at 844 Slaughter Rd. Suite A, Madison, AL.

Zepbound™ (Tirzepatide) for Weight Loss

Tirzepatide, also known by its brand name Zepbound, is a prescription medication used for weight loss in adults who are obese or overweight with related health conditions. It is a dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA) that works by regulating blood sugar levels and reducing appetite.

It is also used to manage type 2 diabetes, and is marketed under the name Mounjaro™ when used for T2D. 

When used for weight loss, tirzepatide (Zepbound) should be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and an increase in physical activity to achieve and maintain weight loss goals. It’s also essential to note that like other weight loss medications, it is most effective when paired with lifestyle changes for long-term success.

Benefits of Tirzepatide:

  • Targets multiple pathways involved in regulating blood sugar levels and controlling appetite.
  • Can lead to significant weight loss and improvements in health markers related to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
  • It is also being studied for its effects on cardiovascular conditions.

Contrave for Weight Loss

Contrave is a prescription medication designed to help adults with weight problems, including obesity, lose weight and maintain that weight loss. It combines two active ingredients, naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride, which work together to control appetite and cravings.

The combination of these two medications helps target key areas of the brain involved in the regulation of food intake, specifically the hypothalamus (which controls appetite) and the mesolimbic reward system (which deals with cravings).

Contrave is intended for use in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity. It’s suitable for adults who are obese (with a BMI of 30 or greater) or who are overweight (with a BMI of 27 or greater) and have at least one weight-related condition such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or dyslipidemia.

Benefits of Contrave:

  • Helps control cravings and appetite.
  • May lead to greater weight loss compared to diet and exercise alone.
  • Can improve other health conditions related to obesity, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Weight Loss FAQ

Yes, medical weight loss can be an effective way to lose weight. However, it is important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to weight loss. What works for one person may not work for another.

No, you do not have to be very overweight to go on a medical weight loss program. However, the more weight you lose, the more likely you will see results.

Most people see results within the first few weeks of starting a medical weight loss program. However, it can take longer for some people to see results.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It depends on your individual goals and how much weight you have to lose. Our objective is to assist you in achieving your weight loss goal as quickly as possible so that we can help you keep the weight off longer.

There are few side effects associated with weight loss. The most common side effect is hunger. Other possible side effects include headaches, fatigue, and irritability.

The doctor will determine if you need medication based on your situation and what medication is appropriate for you.

Yes, you can drink coffee while on your weight loss program. However, you should avoid adding sugar or cream to your coffee. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on things you may or may not drink.

If you have a medical condition, you may still be able to join a weight loss program. However, the doctor will need to approve your participation first.

Yes, medical weight loss is just as effective for women as it is for men. However, women may need to take different medications than men. Your doctor will determine what is appropriate for you based on your situation. Men typically see results faster than women, but we will help you every step of the way to make sure you hit your goals.

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