What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an injection-based, weight loss medication prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity.

It is most commonly prescribed under the brand names Ozempic, Mounjaro, Wegovy, Rybelsus, and Bydureon.

“Semaglutide is an excellent tool to control hunger in both female and male patients focusing on optimizing blood sugar, weight loss, muscle mass, and heart health.”

-Dr. Shapiro

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How Does Semaglutide Work?

Semaglutide works by mimicking the action of a naturally occurring peptide, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), resulting in:

  • Increased insulin production which lowers blood sugar
  • Delayed stomach emptying which reduces appetite
  • Reduced appetite by altering levels of the hunger hormone, ghrelin
  • A synergistic effect causing reduced body fat and weight loss

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What Are the Immediate Benefits of Semaglutide?

  • Appetite suppression causing less food consumption
  • Fat reduction and weight loss
  • Improved blood sugar control and A1C
  • Reduced Food and alcohol craving

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Common Side Effects of Semaglutide Include?

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
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Am I a Candidate for Semaglutide?

This is not a “one size fits all” medication. It requires fasting blood work and a consultation with Dr. Shapiro to see if you’re a candidate.

The following patients should not consider Semaglutide for weight loss:

  • Personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma
  • Personal history of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2
  • Women breast feeding, currently pregnant or family planning

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How it works

Our 4-Step Process

Step 1


Our initial blood work, specialized stool tests, cardiac monitoring, and InBody analysis are designed to look for imbalances in your body that may put you at risk for disease.

Step 2


Your 60 minute consultation with our medical doctor or nurse practitioner will consist of a thorough medical history, physical exam and laboratory analysis (blood, urine, EKG, etc.)

Step 3


Your personalized 90 Day Treatment Plan is designed to balance any health deficiencies in conjunction with a customized nutrition and lifestyle program.

Step 4


Follow-up appointments consist of progress evaluation and treatment adjustments in order to optimize your health and overall wellness.


Interested in Using Semaglutide to Safely Accelerate Weight Loss?

Dr. Shapiro will  create a personalized plan that includes Ozempic and other safe and effective treatments to help you reach your weight loss goals. Contact us at TribecaMed today to request a virtual or in-office consultation with  Dr. Shapiro.

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