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What Is Medical Weight Loss?

Medical weight loss is a professional approach to weight loss that involves working with a healthcare provider to develop a personalized plan based on the individual's specific needs and health status.

Medical weight loss offers a unique and comprehensive approach to tackling weight-related issues.

Unlike fad diets or quick-fix solutions, medical weight loss focuses on scientific, evidence-based strategies personalized to individual needs.

With the guidance of healthcare professionals, patients receive a thorough evaluation, including an assessment of underlying factors that fad diets and "cookie-cutter" diet programs frequently miss – such as gut dysbiosis, food intolerances, hormonal imbalances, sleep issues and more.

This approach can also includes cutting-edge therapies like weight loss peptides (such as AOD 9605, CJC-1295, Tesamorelin, and 5-Amino-1MQ) as well as newer GLP-1 agonists (such as semaglutide and tirzepatide) that can interact with various cellular receptors to promote weight loss.

These peptides work by...

  • Boosting your metabolism and energy levels
  • Suppressing your appetite and cravings
  • Enhancing your fat-burning and muscle-building processes
  • Improving your insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control
  • Reducing inflammation and oxidative stress
  • Supporting your overall health and wellness

When added to a tailored plan that also integrates nutrition, exercise, behavior modification, you can enjoy the benefits of finally losing weight without surgical interventions.

How Do Semaglutide & Tirzepatide Work?

Semaglutide and tirzepatide are two prescription-only medications that can help with weight loss.

In clinical trials, semaglutide and tirzepatide have shown significant weight loss results. People lost an average of 15% and up to 22.5% of their body weight, respectively. For instance, someone weighing 250 pounds could potentially lose about 40-50 pounds with semaglutide or 50-60 pounds with tirzepatide.

They work by mimicking a hormone called GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) that our bodies naturally produce after eating:

They deal with cravings or overactive appetites by making your stomach empty food slower, which helps you feel fuller for longer. You know that feeling when you're satisfied after a good meal? That's what these medications aim to achieve.

They also help with insulin resistance, a condition where your body doesn't respond well to insulin. By reducing the liver's production of glucose, they lower blood sugar levels and make your body more sensitive to insulin. This helps in using glucose efficiently and burning more calories.

These medications offer an exciting option for individuals looking to manage their weight and improve their overall health. By taking advantage of the effects of semaglutide and tirzepatide, you can work towards your weight loss goals while addressing metabolic factors that contribute to your well-being.

Our Medical Weight Loss Approach

At our clinic, we take a unique and targeted approach to weight loss by combining the power of peptides, semaglutide or tirzepatide with our extensive knowledge of functional medicine.

Regardless of what you're struggling with, our approach is designed to provide you with a more directed and focused path towards achieving your weight loss goals.

Weight loss peptides play a key role in our medical weight loss protocols, enhancing the effectiveness of our treatment plans – getting people off a weight loss plateau more effortlessly.

These medications have diverse benefits for various aspects of your health, including metabolism, appetite regulation, and fat burning. By harnessing the potential of peptides, we can tailor our approach to address your specific weight loss needs – whether it's boosting your metabolism, curbing cravings, or promoting fat loss.

But our comprehensive approach goes beyond just utilizing peptides. We combine medical weight loss peptides with our comprehensive functional medicine approach to bring your body back into balance.

We dive deep into the underlying factors that may be contributing to your weight struggles – such as hormonal imbalances, gut health issues, or metabolic dysfunction. Through thorough evaluation and testing, we gain valuable insights into your unique biochemistry and design a personalized weight loss plan that addresses these root causes.

Our focus is not just on short-term results, we aim to provide you with sustainable, long-term success.

By integrating our functional medicine knowledge and the power of peptides, we can offer you a comprehensive weight loss approach that is tailored to your individual needs by addressing any existing imbalances instead of giving you "just another weight loss program".

Our goal is to guide you towards vibrant health and well-being, empowering you to overcome lifestyle habits that hold you back plus help you to improve your overall quality of life in addition to losing weight.

If you're ready to experience the benefits of our directed and focused weight loss approach, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our expert team.

Together, we will explore what you've already tried, then create a customized plan that leverages the potential of weight loss peptides and our functional medicine expertise to help you achieve lasting weight loss success.

Tirzepatide 2.5mg


with 2ML Vial (200 units)

Baseline labs
Telemedicine consultation with the provider
Meal plan tailored to patient goals and dietary preferences, one plan per month while on program
2ML vial of tirzepatide and supplies
Starting dose of 25 units
At a starting dose vial should last around 8 weeks

Tirzepatide 5mg


continuation program

Virtual check in with provider 10 min per month
Meal plan tailored to patient goals and dietary preferences one plan per month while on the program
Two 2ML vials of tirzepatide (400 units) and supplies
At a dose of 50 units the vial could last 8 weeks

Areas Served

Dr. Pedro Gonzalez, MD is based in Chicago/Illinois, and serves patients throughout Illinois, Florida and Texas. These areas include but are not limited to Chicago Loop, Lincoln Park, Near North Side, River North, West Town, Streeterville, Lake View, Logan Square, Little Village, Bridgeport, Oak Park, Oakbrook, Harwood Heights, Arlington Heights, Bucktown, Old Town, Maywood, Lincoln Square, Edgewater, Evanston, Cook County, Lake County.

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