Medical Weight Loss
All individuals are unique. For well-rounded providers it takes many years to learn all the complex ins and outs of hormones. Fortunately, Dr. Russon has worked in the medical field for over 20 years and has dedicated her life to helping men and women feel their best as they age, both inside and out. She specializes in pellet therapy, peptide therapy and all other forms of hormone replacement.
Dr. Russon herself has been through menopause and understands first-hand how horrible these symptoms can be for women. In fact, she uses pellets to balance her own hormones. She believes in using natural hormones to provide the very best long-term care for her patients, because to her they’re like family.
Semaglutide is a weekly weight loss injection medication that fits in a family of medications called GLP-1. This is a class of drugs which mimic a hormone that helps reduce food intake and appetite. Semaglutide improves blood sugars and insulin secretion which aids in overall weight loss. Semaglutide also slows down the digestion of food which will help you stay full for longer. It is best to make changes with eating and exercise while taking this medication so that long term weight goals are reached. Patients will lose weight regardless of how they eat on this medication, but the goals are to make life style changes not bad habits.
Tirzepatide is another GLP-1 weekly injection medication. It has been shown to be very promising in the studies and in application, Tirzepatide provides even weight loss results than Semaglutide. It has two types of medications which are GLP-1 and a GIP (which is a second hormone). GIP has been shown to help the body break down sugar and fat. Tirzepatide is also known to have fewer side effects.
Phentermine is a prescription medication that helps with appetite control. It is only used for a short period of time and should be combined with a balanced diet and exercise. Phentermine is not recommended for patients with high blood pressure or for patients who suffer from anxiety. Patients who take Phentermine report that they have more energy and feel really good on the medication.
Contrave is an FDA-approved weight loss medication that targets two areas of our brain called the mesolimbic reward system and the hypothalamus. These areas of our brain regulate feelings of pleasure when eating and Contrave works by helping to control cravings and reduce hunger. This medication can be taken long term if needed.
Testosterone pellets are a form of hormone replacement therapy. We use EvexiPEL pellets which contain bio-idential hormones and are about the size of a grain of rice. The pellet will be implanted under the skin during a simple in office appointment. These pellets contain crystallized Testosterone which delivers a steady, low dose of this hormone to the individual for up to 6 months at a time.
Wegovy is a part of the family of medication called a GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1). GLP-1 is a naturally occurring hormone in your body that helps to regulate your appetite. This medication is a oral dose not injectable like the other GLP-1 medications that we offer.
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that function as messengers, affecting cellular activities and metabolic functions that are crucial for tissue growth, repair, inflammation regulation, and combating aging effects. For decades, the use of peptides was limited but was shown to provide incredible outcomes. We now have a comprehensive understanding of peptide therapy’s advantages and its profound impact on the human body at a cellular level. These advancements empower healthcare professionals to assist patients, such as yourself, in minimizing disease risks, enhancing vitality, and embracing a life of wellness and longevity.
We use the following Peptides to aid in your weight loss.
5- Amino IMQ, CJC- 1295/ Ipamorelin, LGD-4033, Melanotan ll and Pyridoxidine/Semaglutide
Methionine Inositol Choline (MIC) injections consist of a formula combining lipotropic compounds including vitamins, nutrients and minerals. The primary compounds in the formula–methionine, inositol, choline–work to metabolize fat cells and eliminate stored fat deposits in the liver and body.
MIC injections once or twice weekly while dieting and exercising regularly has been shown to cause patients to lose an additional 1-2 pounds per week.