Tirzepatide GLP-1 Weight Loss Injections

Tirzepatide GLP1 Injections are an exciting new treatment designed to help individuals manage their weight effectively. At Shakthi Health and Wellness Center, we offer these cutting-edge weight loss injections to help you shed those extra pounds and reduce the risk of weight-related complications such as diabetes, chronic pain, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Transform Your Health With Injections for Weight Loss

Transform Your Health With Injections for Weight Loss


Weight loss injections have proven to be an effective solution for managing weight, reducing inflammation, and treating weight-related diseases and complications. The treatment works by imitating natural hormones that control appetite, helping you achieve sustainable weight loss while also addressing many of the complications and chronic conditions that often occur when individuals become overweight or obese.

Tirzepatide GLP1 can significantly lower the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure by promoting healthy weight loss and reducing systemic inflammation. 

Our Weight Loss Program

In our weight loss program we use the compounded versions of GLP1 Agonist medications called Tirzepatide. These medications have shown be very effective for weight loss, insulin resistance, and pre-diabetes. During treatment the medications are administered by subcutaneous injection on a weekly basis until the program is completed.

In addition to weekly injections, we also spend time talking about diet, stress reduction, exercise, proper sleep, and improved nutrition within the body to help encourage weight loss in a holistic manner. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Weight Management Specialist FAQ's

How much is weight loss injections?

We charge $180 per week for weight loss injections along with $99 for new patient consultations.


Which weight loss injection is best?

Tirzepatide and Semaglutide are both highly effective weight loss injections. In order to best compare weight loss injections and determine the best weight loss injections types your specific health needs and goals need to be taken into account.


Does Medicare pay for weight loss injections?

Medicare coverage for weight loss injections can vary. Typically, weight loss medications are not covered under standard Medicare plans, but it is advisable to check with your specific plan or consult with a Medicare representative for detailed information.


How do I find injections for weight loss near me?

To find weight loss injections near you, consider searching for local medical weight loss clinics or consulting with your primary healthcare provider. Online directories and reviews can also help identify reputable providers in your area.


Will seeing a weight management specialist guarantee weight loss?

Seeing a weight management specialist is not a guarantee of weight loss, as individual results may vary depending on a number of factors. However, working with a weight management specialist can provide education, support, and motivation to help individuals make positive changes and achieve their weight loss goals.

What is an Integrative Medicine Approach?

Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine and alternative therapies to enhance a patient’s vitality, focusing on whole body wellness. An Integrative Medicine physician will address the root cause of your illness and not just treat the symptoms. By determining what the root is, you and your practitioner can devise a health plan to successfully treat the disease. At Shakthi, we take into account other factors in your life that may be preventing the root cause of your illness or disease from fully healing. We work closely with our patients to address their immediate health needs while developing a personalized wellness plan that encourages whole body wellness. You can learn more here.

What are the benefits of integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine’s biggest benefit is the fact it looks at the patient as a whole individual and addresses the root causes of illnesses by doing so. I went along with this though integrative medicine promotes a symbiotic and collaborative relationship between the doctor and the patient. This means that there is better communication. Another great benefit is that it utilizes every therapy possible to ensure that the patient gets the treatment that is perfect for them.

 

Where are you located?

We have two locations in Mount Airy and Elkridge Maryland.

Why is integrative medicine not covered by insurance?

Over the past decade or so, integrative medicine has been becoming more and more popular. Because of this popularity, there has been an increase in doctors that practice it. But even with all this popularity unfortunately insurance does not cover integrative health care. The lack of coverage from insurance companies is solely because integrative medicine often encompasses treatments that these health insurance companies degenerative treatments. Because these treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy, infrared sauna, and many others are all deemed alternative they are not covered.

What costs are involved? 

We offer two options:
• Yearly Membership
• A La Carte

How do I make an appointment?

You can expect your first visit with Dr. Rao and our team to be more comprehensive than anything you have ever experienced. Our practice is not a revolving door, we won't just visit with you for 5 minutes, hand you a prescription and send you on your way. You can expect the initial visit to last approximately 60 minutes. In that time, Dr. Rao will spend time with you, listen to your history, ask questions, hear your concerns. We put great emphasis on the listening and hearing part of the consult. It is vital in developing a strong doctor, patient relationship and is the only way we can help you get on the right path to healing. After your consult, we will order your testing. Depending on your specific needs a number of tests will be administered. Testing is tailored to each individual. Schedule Appointment Here.

What are five alternative medicines?

There are many different types of alternative medicines but many of them can fall under one of the five main alternative categories. These categories are homeopathy, eastern medicine, naturopathy, and Ayurveda. Within these five types so there are many variations and so choosing one that works for you all relies on what exactly you're looking to gain from choosing alternative medicines.

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Meet Our Doctors 

Our team is composed of skilled medical professionals who have over 20 years of experiences in alternative and integrative medicine. We serve patients in Maryland and Florida.

Jyothi Rao

MD, ABAAHP, FAARFM


Dr. Jyothi Rao has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious New England Medical Center (Tufts) in Boston. Before opening Shakthi Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Rao practiced medicine in New York and Maryland.

Sudhir Rao

MD, ABAAHP


Dr. Sudhir Rao obtained his Medical Doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine, and is the founder of Pain and Spine Specialists. Despite Dr. Rao's years of training focusing on traditional medicine, he developed a strong interest in Functional and Integrative Medicine to treat chronic illness with alternative methods after a personal experience with limitations in traditional medicine.

How Do Weight Loss Injections Work?

Tirzepatide GLP1 weight loss injections are an innovative medical treatment designed to help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy weight. This innovative therapy combines the benefits of GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) receptor agonists, which are hormones that play a crucial role in regulating appetite and blood sugar levels. By mimicking these natural hormones, Tirzepatide works to enhance the feeling of fullness, reduce hunger, and slow down gastric emptying, making it easier for you to manage your weight effectively.

In addition to aiding weight loss, Tirzepatide GLP1 injections also help reduce inflammation and improve metabolic health. These effects can lead to significant improvements in conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain, and cardiovascular disease, making Tirzepatide a comprehensive solution for those struggling with weight-related health issues.


What is GLP-1?

GLP-1, or glucagon-like peptide-1, is a naturally occurring hormone produced in the intestines in response to food intake. This incretin hormone plays a pivotal role in maintaining blood sugar levels and regulating appetite. When you eat, GLP-1 is released into the bloodstream, where it performs several important functions:

  • Stimulating Insulin Secretion: GLP-1 enhances the release of insulin from the pancreas, helping to lower blood sugar levels after meals.
  • Inhibiting Glucagon Release: It suppresses the secretion of glucagon, a hormone that increases blood sugar levels, thereby preventing hyperglycemia.
  • Slowing Gastric Emptying: GLP-1 slows down the rate at which food leaves the stomach, leading to a feeling of fullness and reduced appetite.
  • Promoting Satiety: By signaling the brain to feel full, GLP-1 helps reduce food intake.

These combined actions make GLP-1 a crucial hormone for metabolic health, influencing not just blood sugar control but also weight management and overall appetite regulation. Due to its significant effects, GLP-1 and its analogs are used in medications aimed at treating type 2 diabetes and assisting with weight loss.

Graphic of GLP-1. Glucagon-like peptide-1

Weight Loss Injection Types

At Shakthi we often get asked, what is the best weight loss injection? For clarity purposes, here is a summary of the top weight loss injections that are currently being offered:

  • Mounjaro injection weight loss (Tirzepatide) 
  • Zepbound (Tirzepatide)
  • Wegovy (Semaglutide)
  • Ozempic (Semaglutide)

All weight loss injection options offer unique advantages and mechanisms for weight control. Consulting with a healthcare provider can help you determine the best option for your specific needs.


The Weight Loss Program At Shakthi Health and Wellness Center

At Shakthi Health and Wellness Center, our approach utilizes compounded versions of GLP-1 agonist medications, specifically Tirzepatide, which uses the same ingredients found in Mounjaro and Zepbound. Here is an overview of program and what to expect as new patient:


How The Program Works:

Our GLP-1 weight loss program involves weekly subcutaneous injections of Tirzepatide at our offices in Maryland and Florida. The program is structured to provide the best results over a 12-month period, but we also offer flexible month-to-month options to cater to your individual needs.

Who Can Benefit

This program is designed for individuals struggling with weight loss or those dealing with weight-related health complications such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, hip pain, spine pain, and other related conditions. By addressing the root causes of weight gain, our program aims to improve your overall health and quality of life. 

How to ask your doctor for weight loss injections?

We encourage patients to discuss weight loss injections with our medical team during your initial consultations. You can start by scheduling an appointment, either by calling our office or using our online contact form.

The Initial Consultation:

Initial consultations cost $99 for new patients. During this initial visit, we will discuss your medical history, family history, and collect essential lab data. This thorough assessment includes measuring insulin levels, hemoglobin A1C, red and white blood cell counts, to tailor the treatment to your specific health needs. If there is a family or personal history of endocrine cancer, we may suggest alternative therapies to ensure your safety.

Weight loss injections prices and Program Structure:

  • Weight Loss Injection Cost: $180 per week

  • First Month: Four injections (one per week)

  • Subsequent Months: Typically three injections per month at an increased dosage, personalized to your health history and individual requirements.

Continued Comprehensive Support:

In addition to the injections, our program offers guidance on your diet and advice for stress reduction, proper sleep, and improved nutrition to address inflammation within the body. This holistic approach ensures you achieve the best possible outcome with long term results.

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Treatment That Heals The Whole Body

Weight-Related Complications That May Benefit From Weight Loss

Obesity is more than just a matter of carrying extra weight; it significantly impacts overall health and can lead to numerous serious complications. Managing obesity is crucial to reduce the risk of developing various health conditions associated with excessive body fat. Here are some key weight-related complications caused by obesity:

  • Type 2 Diabetes: Obesity is a major risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, a condition where the body becomes resistant to insulin, leading to elevated blood sugar levels. This can result in complications such as nerve damage, kidney disease, and vision problems.
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Excess weight increases the likelihood of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. These conditions can lead to severe outcomes like heart attacks, strokes, and coronary artery disease.
  • Sleep Apnea: Carrying excess weight, particularly around the neck, can cause obstructive sleep apnea, a condition characterized by interrupted breathing during sleep. This leads to poor sleep quality and increased risk of cardiovascular problems.
  • Joint Problems: Obesity places additional stress on joints, particularly the knees and hips, which can accelerate wear and tear. This often results in conditions like osteoarthritis, causing chronic pain and mobility issues.
  • Liver Disease: Fat accumulation in the liver, known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is common in individuals with obesity. It can progress to inflammation and scarring, severely impairing liver function.
  • Respiratory Issues: Excessive weight can restrict the lungs' ability to expand fully, leading to breathing difficulties and reduced exercise tolerance. This can exacerbate conditions like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Mental Health Conditions: Obesity is often linked with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. The psychological impact of obesity can affect daily life and overall well-being.

Addressing obesity through effective weight management strategies can significantly reduce the risk of these complications, improving both physical and mental health. If you are concerned about obesity and its related health issues, the doctors at Shakthi can help you achieve sustainable weight loss and better health outcomes.

Diagram of Obesity related health conditions

The Connection Between Weight Gain and Chronic Pain

Weight gain can have a profound impact on your overall health, particularly when it comes to chronic pain. Excess weight places additional stress on the body, which can lead to persistent and debilitating pain. Understanding this connection is crucial for managing and improving your health.

Carrying extra weight, especially around the abdomen, increases the strain on the musculoskeletal system. This added pressure can lead to the development of osteoarthritis, particularly in weight-bearing joints such as the knees, hips, and lower back. Osteoarthritis is characterized by the breakdown of cartilage, resulting in pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility.

Furthermore, weight gain can contribute to conditions like sciatica, where excess body fat exacerbates pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing shooting pain down the legs. Obesity is also linked to an increased risk of developing herniated discs, which can lead to severe back pain and nerve issues.

Inflammation is another critical factor in the relationship between weight gain and chronic pain. Excess fat tissue, particularly visceral fat, produces inflammatory chemicals called cytokines. These cytokines can lead to systemic inflammation, exacerbating pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.

Addressing weight gain through effective management strategies not only helps reduce chronic pain but also improves overall health and quality of life.


Complementary Approaches To Weight Management

While GLP-1 weight loss injections are highly effective, combining them with additional therapies, lifestyle adjustments, diet plans, and nutritional supplements can enhance their benefits and support long-term weight management. At Shakthi Health and Wellness Center, we believe in a holistic approach to health, integrating various strategies to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

  1. Exercise and Physical Therapy: Physical therapy and regular exercise play crucial roles in managing weight and improving overall health. Engaging in activities such as walking, swimming, or strength training can help boost metabolism, increase muscle mass, and promote fat loss. Incorporating these activities into your routine can complement the effects of GLP-1 injections by enhancing physical fitness and reducing stress on joints.
  2. Lifestyle Adjustments: Small, sustainable changes in daily habits can make a significant difference in weight management. Prioritizing adequate sleep, managing stress through mindfulness practices, and setting realistic goals are essential components of a successful weight loss journey. These adjustments help maintain hormonal balance and prevent emotional eating, supporting sustained weight loss.
  3. Diet Guidance: We provide guidance on your diet with recommendations that can complement GLP-1 injections. Emphasizing whole foods, lean proteins, healthy fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables helps regulate blood sugar levels and provide essential nutrients. Working with a nutritionist to develop a balanced and enjoyable eating plan can ensure you receive the necessary fuel for your body while promoting weight loss.
  4. Nutritional Supplements: Certain supplements can aid in weight management by supporting metabolic health and addressing nutrient deficiencies. For example, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and probiotics can enhance overall wellness and facilitate weight loss. Our specialists can help recommend supplements that can help aid in your weight loss.

Combining GLP-1 weight loss injections with these complementary approaches can help you manage your weight in the long term with less side effects and set backs. 

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Weight loss injections Maryland

Taking the first step towards better health and weight management can be transformative. At Shakthi Health and Wellness Center, we are committed to providing you with personalized care and effective solutions like our GLP-1 weight loss injections. Contact us by phone or through our contact form, and let our dedicated team support you in achieving your health goals. Together, we can work towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.

About Us

We believe in practicing medicine that focuses on whole body health. As integrative medicine doctors we focus our on root cause of your condition with comprehensive treatments that actually heal the body rather than just masking the symptoms of your illness. 

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Our patient care coordinators are available to answer questions Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00pm.

Mt Airy

2702 Back Acre Circle

Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Elkridge

6816 Deerpath Rd Elkridge, MD 21075


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(301) 703-5067

Main Phone

(301) 703-5067

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info@raowellness.com

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(301) 703-8880

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