First Keller Healthcare
Family Medicine Physicians located in Keller, TX
Fist Keller Healthcare provides medically supervised weight loss. The medical professionals, and the team take an individualized approach to patient health and wellness, knowing no single diet or weight-loss strategy works for all. The team treats the whole patient, not just their symptoms or lab results.
Weight loss management at First Keller Healthcare utilizes vitamin injections, supplements, FDA approved prescription weight loss medications, and effective diet plans to help patients reach their weight goals.
The weight Loss Therapy at First Keller Healthcare focuses on health and wellness, providing alternative and preventive health treatments such as anti-aging therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy.
For the patient's convenience, the weight loss therapy also offers telemedicine appointments. Call First Keller Healthcare or schedule a consultation online today.
No single weight-loss therapy program works for everyone. First Keller Healthcare, and the team provides weight loss management, developing a strategy that helps you reach your ultimate weight goals. Call the office or schedule your weight loss management appointment online today
WEEKLY WEGOVY (semaglutide) WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Wegovy (semaglutide) injection once a week for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight with at least one weight-related condition (such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol), for use in addition to a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity. This weekly subcutaneous injection is the first approved drug for chronic weight management in adults with general obesity or overweight since 2014. Some are calling it the new gastric by-pass in a syringe.
Semaglutide works by mimicking a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. The medication dose must be increased gradually over 16 to 20 weeks to 2.4 mg once weekly to reduce gastrointestinal side effects.
The most common side effects of semaglutide include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, indigestion, dizziness, abdominal distension, belching, hypoglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes, flatulence, gastroenteritis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
The prescribing information for semaglutide contains a boxed warning to inform healthcare professionals and patients about the potential risk of thyroid C-cell tumors. Semaglutide should not be used in patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or in patients with a rare condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).
Semaglutide should not be used in patients with a history of severe allergic reactions to semaglutide. Patients should stop semaglutide immediately and seek medical help if a severe allergic reaction is suspected. Semaglutide also contains warnings for inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), gallbladder problems (including gallstones), low blood sugar, acute kidney injury, diabetic retinopathy (damage to the eye's retina), increased heart rate and suicidal behavior or thinking. If semaglutide is used with insulin or a substance that causes insulin secretion, patients should speak to their health care provider about potentially lowering the dose of insulin or the insulin-inducing drug to reduce the risk of low blood sugar.
It’s not known whether it’s safe to use semaglutide during pregnancy. The drug’s manufacturer recommends stopping semaglutide at least 2 months before trying to become pregnant. This clinic will not prescribe semaglutide to patients who are pregnant or breast feeding (no exceptions.)
Week 1 – 4 Dose 0.25 mg Week 13 – 16 Dose 1.7 mg
Week 5 – 8 Dose 0.5 mg Week 17 and onward Dose 2.4 mg (Maintenance)
Week 9 - 12 Dose 1 mg
WEEKLY MOUNJARO (tirzepatide) WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
Tirzepatide is a novel dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. It is composed of 39 amino acids and is an analog of the gastric inhibitory polypeptide. It enhances the insulin response, suppresses glucagon secretion, promotes satiety and improves insulin sensitivity. Tirzepatide works by helping the patient feel full on less food and slowing the passage of food through the digestive tract.
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays essential roles in red blood cell creation, cell metabolism, nerve function and production of DNA. It also works as a coenzyme in the conversion of protein and fat into energy.
Common side effects include:
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Upset stomach
Who should not take Tirzepatide?
Given the theoretical risk, Tirzepatide should be avoided in those with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma. Patients with a history of MEN 2 (multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type-2) should also avoid Tirzepatide. Furthermore, patients who experience a hypersensitivity reaction should avoid using Tirzepatide any further. Other relative contraindications also exist, such as gallbladder disease or diabetic retinopathy.
Tirzepatide should be stored in the refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) and protected from light. It can be stored at room temperature for 21 days, if needed.
It’s not known whether it’s safe to use tirzepatide during pregnancy. The drug’s manufacturer recommends stopping tirzepatide at least 2 months before trying to become pregnant. This clinic will not prescribe tirzepatide to patients who are pregnant or breast feeding (no exceptions.)
Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy is a safe and effective way to deliver essential nutrients and fluids into your bloodstream. The medical providers, and the team, provide IV vitamin therapy treatments to meet a wide range of health needs and goals. Find out more about IV vitamin therapy and how it can benefit your health by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.
IV Vitamin Therapy Q & A
What is IV vitamin therapy?
Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy is one of the wellness and preventive services available at First Keller Healthcare. Taking a patient-centered approach to care, the team offers many innovative treatments and therapies to improve health and well-being.
IV vitamin therapy delivers fluids and essential nutrients directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system so your organs get the nutrients they need.
What are the types of IV vitamin therapy?
First Keller Healthcare provides IV vitamin therapy treatments that meet a wide range of health needs and goals. The types of IV vitamin therapies available include:
IV Myers’ cocktail
The Myers’ cocktail contains magnesium, calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, B complex, and vitamin C. The Bio Balance & Weight Loss Center team uses the Myers’ cocktail to treat various health conditions and needs.
The infusion improves mental clarity, mood, immunity and energy.
High-dose IV vitamin C boosts your immune system and serves as a beneficial adjunct treatment for patients with cancer.
IV vitamin C
Bio Balance & Weight Loss Center also provides IV vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin best known for its antioxidant powers, protecting your cells from oxidative damage.
High-dose IV vitamin C also serves as a beneficial adjunct treatment for patients with cancer.
IV NAD+ therapy
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme found in every cell in your body. It plays a vital role in numerous metabolic processes. Unfortunately, as you get older, NAD+ levels decline.
IV NAD+ therapy at First Keller Healthcare boosts your body’s NAD+ supply, improving energy and cellular metabolism. In addition, the team uses IV NAD+ therapy as one of their anti-aging therapy treatments.
Who benefits from IV vitamin therapy?
Almost anyone benefits from IV vitamin therapy at First Keller Healthcare. The team conducts a comprehensive exam when you come in for a consultation to understand your health needs and goals so they can develop your personal wellness plan.
You may benefit from IV vitamin therapy at First Keller Healthcare to:
- Decrease depression and anxiety
- Ease symptoms of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome
- Improve performance during an athletic event
- Support recovery following an athletic event
- Boost energy
- Improve allergy, asthma, or sinusitis symptoms
- Ease migraines or cluster headaches
- Treat skin conditions like eczema or acne
- Support withdrawal symptoms from narcotic use
- Improve hormonal imbalance
The team may recommend weekly IV vitamin therapy treatments over a three to five-week period to address acute health issues and monthly IV vitamin therapy treatments for chronic conditions.
Call First Keller Healthcare or schedule your IV vitamin therapy consultation online today.
Vitamin injections are a safe way to provide high doses of nutrients, or nutrients your body has trouble absorbing from food or supplements. First Keller Healthcare, and the team included vitamin injections as part of their weight loss management program. They also offer vitamin injections for general health and wellness needs. To find out about vitamin injections and how they can benefit your health, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
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