Glacier Mental and Family Health Solutions
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & ADHD Specialist located in Eagle River, AK
Shannon Davis, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, AGACNP is no stranger to struggling with obesity. She was literally dying to be thin. In 2015, Shannon went to Mexico to have the gastric sleeve. Although she did well and lost weight, she started getting back into bad habits due to stress in her life. In 2020 during COVID, she decided to go back to Mexico and get the RNY. Unfortunately, the surgeon, Elias Ortiz, decided to give her the mini bypass which was contraindicated due to her GERD.
Shannon immediately started having complications and became very sick and almost died. Her only hope was that her insurance would approve a mini-bypass revision. Shannon and her husband were about to mortgage their home to pay for the surgery. Luckily, her doctor, David Dyer, in Nashville, Tennessee was able to get the life-saving surgery approved. The cost of the surgery was well over $150,000. Dr. Dyer saved her life. She feels better than she has ever felt in her life.
Shannon wishes that Semaglutide and Trizepatide had been an option instead of risking her life to be thin. Shannon and her husband are currently on Trizepatide. Shannon never fully lost all the weight with surgery and is Trizepatide to lose those last pounds she has struggled with. Her husband has lost 40 pounds in 8 weeks and is a diabetic.
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Compounded Semaglutide and Trizepatide can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Say goodbye to stubborn fat without science-backed weight loss medications.
Semaglutide and Trizepatide are reliable medications used to treat type 2 diabetes while also helping to lose weight by promoting fullness and curbing cravings. Semaglutide is the compounded
Why Compounded Semaglutide and Trizepatide?
Due to the shortage and cost of the brand names of Semaglutide and Trizepatide, compounding pharmacies have come up with alternatives to help providers help their patients fight obesity. It is just as effective as the brand name and less than 1/4 of the cost of the brand name. The active ingredient is usually combined with Vitamin B12 which helps reduce nausea or B6 helps play a role in the metabolism of protein, carbs, fats, and the production of neurotransmitters. B6 also helps treat nausea.
We use compounding pharmacies that are accredited by the NABP and they only use FDA-approved active pharmaceutical ingredients. They also follow USP guidelines and standards that set acceptable chemical purity, quality, and strength of all ingredients used in their compounds. These are shipped overnight and kept refrigerated. They can be shipped to your home if Fed-Ex delivers from the pharmacy in usually 7-10 days.
Possible side effects although rare: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, headache, fatigue, dizziness, bloating, gas, and heartburn.
How much weight can you expect to lose? Studies have shown that most people who take Semaglutide lose 15% to 20% of their body fat with diet and exercise. Trizepatide showed slightly higher weight loss of 22.5% of body fat.
Does my insurance cover this? No. Although most insurance plans will cover your labs which are required before starting.
How long does it take to lose weight? Your dose will be increased or titrated up slowly to your target dose where you will achieve the most amount of weight loss. It is important to realize weight loss can take time and best results when used with a healthy diet and exercise. Sometimes the medication does not work for some people. Sometimes Mounjaro may work for one person and Semaglutide for another.
Please see cost of services for weight loss pricing.