Frequently Asked Questions
Please read as this is our most frequently asked questions regarding our weight loss program
Weight Loss with Semaglutide
Ozempic, Wegovy, and Semaglutide are all the same molecule under the generic name of "Semaglutide." Ozempic is FDA indicated for diabetes only and will not be discussed for weight loss indications. Wegovy will be used to indicate the commercially available product. Semaglutide will refer to the compounded form of the medication.
How do these medications work?
Wegovy and Semaglutide are known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. GLP-1 is naturally occuring in the human body, and it is regulator of appetite regulation. The medications work by making you feel fuller faster, and delaying gastric empyting to stay fuller longer.
Is it covered by my insurance?
Wegovy may be covered by commercial insurance if your employer has opted-in to weight loss benefits. The most accurate way to know is to call your insurance carrier directly and ask if Wegovy is covered under your plan.
Compounded Semaglutide is an option for those patients who's insurance does not cover Wegovy or those who do not have commerical insurance.
Your plan will likely need a prior authroization for the medication, which we are happy to do.
Do you take insurance for office visits?
No, Beauty Spot Rockwall is not contracted to take insurnace for office visits. The cost of the consultation is $150 with follow up vists $75.
You may use your insurance for any lab work or prescribed medications.
We do take FSA/HSA and Care Credit.
What do I need for my first visit?
For a virtural visit: Please have a recent set of vital signs, a current and accurate height and weight. Recent labs may be uploaded to CharmEHR or emailed to SaraLembkeHealth@outlook.com. If you do not have recent labs ones can be ordered for you day of service.
For in person visit: Please have any labs in hand or uploaded/emailed ahead of time. Please have an accurate height and weight.