Frequently Asked Questions

We strive to provide clear, concise answers to common queries about our services, procedures, and the medications we offer at Virginia Healthy Weight. Our goal is to help you understand the nuances of our weight management programs and to ensure you feel fully informed on your journey to achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. If you have a question that is not addressed below, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our supportive team for further assistance.

Medical weight loss involves the use of evidence-based treatments, including prescription medications and personalized counseling, to help individuals achieve their weight loss goals. At Virginia Healthy Weight, we offer comprehensive medical weight loss programs tailored to each person’s unique needs.

The period before noticeable weight loss results can vary from person to person. It’s important to have a discussion with your healthcare professional to set sensible expectations.

The length of our medically supervised weight loss program is tailored to each individual’s unique aspirations and pace of improvement. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized plan designed to mesh with your personal requirements while fostering enduring weight management success.

If you experience adverse effects such as upset stomach, digestive disturbances, intense fatigue, headaches, feelings of weakness, gastrointestinal issues, or any signs of gastric distress, it’s imperative to contact your healthcare provider without delay.

Yes, the medication schedule can be adjusted, provided there has been a minimum gap of 48 hours since the last dose. This flexibility allows you to select a more convenient day for medication administration.

During a medical weight loss consultation at Virginia Healthy Weight, our experienced medical team conducts a thorough assessment of your health history, current weight, and weight loss goals. We also discuss any underlying medical conditions that may impact your weight, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) exceeding 29, or those with a BMI over 26 accompanied by at least one weight-related health issue, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or elevated cholesterol levels, might qualify for medically supervised weight reduction using Semaglutide or Tirzepatide. Our healthcare professionals will carry out an exhaustive assessment to ascertain your eligibility for these particular therapies.

Commonly asked questions

It is suggested that you select a time most convenient for you while also ensuring consistency by administering your medication each week on the same day.

The decision to ingest your medication on an empty stomach or with food is entirely up to you.

If the substance inside the syringe is not crystal-clear and without color, refrain from using the medication and promptly get in touch with us for a replacement.

DO NOT throw the needle away in regular home refuse. Opt for a container with a tight-fitting lid, like a heavy-duty plastic container, instead.

If you forget to take your dose, administer it as soon as it comes to mind, as long as the next dose is not within the impending 48 hours. If your next dose is scheduled within the following two days, omit the missed dose and continue with the forthcoming scheduled dosage. In instances where you have missed doses for a duration exceeding two weeks, it is crucial to seek advice from your healthcare provider regarding the maintenance of your regimen and to proceed with the next dose on the customary day.

Achieving Sustainable Weight Loss with Virginia Healthy Weight

At Virginia Healthy Weight, our goal is to help you achieve sustainable weight loss and enhance your overall health and well-being. Our team of experts is committed to guiding you through every step of your journey, providing the support and resources necessary to transform your life.