Medical Weight Loss

The medical community has considered obesity an epidemic in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is a serious and common disease that results in a reduced quality of life for millions of people.

In fact, the World Health Organization released a report indicating that the number of obese individuals has nearly tripled since 1975. In the U.S. alone, 42% of adults are considered obese.

People who are affected by obesity shouldn’t just be concerned about weight gain. Unlike others with healthy weight, they have a higher chance of developing serious health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

Treating Obesity

Obesity is caused by different factors. Most of the time, it’s linked to poor eating habits, physical inactivity, and slow metabolism.

However, there are also instances when one’s own body chemistry or genes make it difficult for the body to shed extra pounds regardless of exercise and a healthy diet.

Fortunately, there are effective and innovative ways to treat obesity when these conventional methods aren’t enough.

Dr. Chow’s Medical Weight Loss Program

With the help of Dr. Chow and our Certified Weight Loss Coaches, you can achieve your optimal weight and maintain it for life.

Medical Weight Loss is a customized, science-based weight loss program that uses FDA-approved medicines and optimal nutrition to meet your individual needs.

Here, we conduct a consultation to know your specific challenges and how we can best address them, as well as ultimately design a program that will assist you with long-term weight loss.

What to Expect on Your Initial Visit

Prior to implementing your personalized Medical Weight Loss program, a physical assessment will be done.

Using InBody 770, a body composition and body water analyzer, your muscle mass, fat mass, and body water levels will be measured in less than a minute.

This will give us a full-page results sheet detailing your muscle, fat, and water values. This extensive analysis will be used by our weight loss coaches to determine which treatment will work best for you.

Semaglutide as Medical Weight Loss Treatment

Here at Dr. Chow’s Rejuvenation Practice, we offer one of the most promising new weight management drugs: Semaglutide.

Semaglutide is an injection that works as a suppressant to limit your appetite. It signals your stomach to empty more slowly so your body feels fuller faster. Hence, you won’t have to worry about binge eating and will gradually regulate your food intake.

Aside from controlling your appetite, Semaglutide can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for people who are suffering from diabetes.

The Medical Weight Loss Approach

Our Medical Weight Loss program is a three-phase approach.

Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process that needs to be planned and monitored. Here’s how we can help you get back on track:


This is the Active Losing phase where most of the weight loss occurs. It’s also in this phase when our weight loss coaches will determine and address your individual needs through

  • Personal medication
  • Food strategy development
  • Education
  • Implementation.


Aside from the ongoing coaching and support, a weekly visit is also needed for progress measurements, coaching, weigh-ins, and dispensing prescriptions.


Also known as Metabolic Recovery, this phase provides your metabolism the time to adjust and stabilize after the changes and new routines you’ve established during the first phase.

Your prescription intake will also be monitored to prevent immunity which would be detrimental to the effectiveness of the weight loss program.

Once your metabolism has stabilized and you’ve already achieved your goal weight, you can move on to the last phase.


Weight loss is a lifelong process that requires Lifetime Maintenance. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through it alone.

Dr. Chow’s Medical Weight Loss offers lifetime membership which provides additional support whenever you need it.

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of Semaglutide for weight loss. Semaglutide is a type of GLP-1 receptor agonist that has been approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, recent studies have shown that Semaglutide may also be effective in helping people lose weight. In this article, we will explore what Semaglutide is, how it works, and its potential benefits and side effects.


Semaglutide is a medication that is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It works by mimicking the action of GLP-1, a hormone that is produced by the intestines. GLP-1 helps to regulate blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin secretion and reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver. Semaglutide is a long-acting GLP-1 receptor agonist that is administered once a week by injection.


While Semaglutide was originally developed as a diabetes medication, recent studies have shown that it may also be effective in helping people lose weight. Semaglutide works by reducing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness. It also slows down the emptying of the stomach, which can help to reduce calorie intake. Studies have shown that people who take Semaglutide for weight loss can lose up to 15% of their body weight over a period of several months.


Semaglutide has several potential benefits for people who are trying to lose weight. These include:

1. Effective Weight Loss
Studies have shown that Semaglutide can be highly effective in helping people lose weight. Participants in clinical trials lost an average of 15% of their body weight over a period of several months.

2. Reduced Risk of Chronic Diseases
Losing weight can help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Semaglutide may also help to improve blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

3. Improved Quality of Life
Losing weight can improve quality of life by reducing symptoms of obesity-related conditions such as joint pain, sleep apnea, and depression.


Like all medications, Semaglutide can cause side effects. The most common side effects of Semaglutide include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache


Semaglutide is recommended for people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or a BMI of 27 or higher with at least one weight-related condition such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. Semaglutide is not recommended for people who have a personal or family history of thyroid cancer.


Semaglutide is administered once a week by injection. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider and to dispose of the used needles properly.

Semaglutide is a medication that was originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes. However, recent studies have shown that it may also be effective in helping people lose weight. Semaglutide works by reducing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness. Speak with Dr. Chow on how Semaglutide can help you.

Our program is designed to help you keep on track once you become a member. Thus, whenever you need encouragement, support, and motivation in your weight loss journey, give us a call or drop by here in Lee’s Summit, MO.

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