Weight Loss

Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, & Gynecology

OB-GYNs & Infertility Specialists located in Englewood, CO

Weight Loss Program

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an injectable medication that, when used in combination with a mindful diet and exercise, helps with blood sugar control in Type 2 diabetics. It belongs to a class of medications called GLP-1 agonists which mimic the hormone GLP-1 in your body to lower blood sugar levels after you've eaten a meal. A recent study showed that adults with obesity had a mean weight loss of 14.9 percent with Semaglutide as an adjunct to lifestyle intervention. In addition, Semaglutide has been studied for weight loss and is marketed under the brand name Wegovy. Wegovy is very expensive at this time, however, we are able to access it through a compounding pharmacy at a lower price.

How does Semaglutide work for weight loss?

Semaglutide helps control your blood sugar and assists in weight loss. GLP-1, the key hormone involved, slows down how fast your stomach empties food, which helps you feel full longer. In addition to causing your pancreas to release insulin, Semaglutide also blocks a hormone that causes your liver to release sugar. Why is this important? Together, these functions can help you feel less hungry, causing you to eat less food and lose more weight.

Semaglutide isn't recommended if you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia. Lab studies have linked these drugs with thyroid tumors in rats. You cannot use semaglutide with insulin or metformin.

Some of the more common side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea


These side effects tend to get worse with increasing doses. We are using a longer-acting semaglutide which tends to have fewer of these side effects than the short-acting ones.

How long does it take to lose weight on Semaglutide?

You can start feeling the effects of the Semaglutide at your first dose and should start experiencing weight loss within the first two weeks of your program. Everyone's weight loss journey looks different and how much weight you have to lose will determine the duration of your program. However, once you reach your target dose you will see the most amount of weight loss. It is important to keep in mind that weight loss can take time, and you'll see the best results when you are using your medication in combination with a healthy diet and exercise.

We are excited for you to start your weight loss journey. We have developed a comprehensive weight loss program based on the newest science. Weeks 1-4 $300 Includes initial consult and weekly injections and weight checks. Weeks 5-8 $300 include weekly injections, weight checks, and a telehealth or office visit for evaluation on dosage increase. Weeks 9-12 $300 includes weekly injections, weight checks, and a telehealth or office visit for evaluation on dosage increase. After week 12 $300-$400 (dosage dependent) every 6 weeks for medication and injection supplies that you will be taught to home administer. If you need additional counseling or dose changes after 12 weeks we, of course, are here for you You will be billed based on the time required to address your needs. Average cost is $75-$125 for additional visits after 12 weeks.