Weight Loss Treatment Options Online
Get a prescription for clinically-proven weight loss medication from the comfort of your home.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is 'Weight Loss Plus'?
‘Weight Loss Plus’ is a service that includes a consultation and the price of Ozempic – without subscription.
Both Ozempic and Wegovy are new medications that are expensive and cost-prohibitive for many as insurance generally does not cover these medications for weight loss.
Due to our high volume of patients, we are able to source this brand-medication (Ozempic) and have it shipped to your home for less than the price of the lowest GoodRx coupon price at local pharmacies. This premium service includes the consultation, the prescription, and the cost of the medication (one Ozempic pen, 2 mg or 4 mg) which lasts most patients approximately 4 weeks depending on the dose.
Note that Ozempic and Wegovy both contain the exact same medication called semaglutide, and both are made by the same company. If you choose this service, you will receive the brand medication made by Novo Nordisk.
Please note that shipping timelines for this tier is currently 7-10 business days. As an additional service to our patients the Ozempic pen(s) will be mailed in a cooled package. Please note that the medication will not be affected if the ice is melted when the package arrives (the medication may stay at room temperature for up to 4 weeks without cooling and returns for melted ice cannot be accepted).
If the provider determines that you are not a good candidate for this medication, your visit is free, and you will receive a full refund. ‘Weight Loss Plus’ provides the Ozempic at a steeply discounted price and is not eligible for insurance reimbursement.
What is Weight Loss Select?
‘Weight Loss Select’ is a service that includes a consultation and the price of Rybelsus weight loss medication – without subscription.
Due to our high volume of patients, we are able to source Rybelsus weight loss medication and have it shipped to your home for $429. This service includes a consultation, the prescription, and the cost of Rybelsus (30-day supply of either 3 mg, 7 mg or 14 mg).
Weight Loss Select shipments should be shipped within 10 business days post-appointment. The shipping timeline is not guaranteed, as your prescription will be shipped by a non-QuickMD affiliated pharmacy. If the provider determines that you are not a good candidate for this medication, your visit is free, and you will receive a full refund. ‘Weight Loss Select’ provides Rybelsus at a steeply discounted price and is not eligible for insurance reimbursement.
Do Ozempic and Wegovy work for weight loss?
There are 4 large studies that all show that this medication is highly effective to achieve weight loss in people who are overweight. In a large study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Semaglutide (which is the active ingredient in both Wegovy and Ozempic) led to an average weight loss of about 15% of the body weight in about a year, which is an average total weight loss of about 33.7 lbs.
A healthy diet and exercise are always preferred over medications. However, when serious attempts have been made to lose weight without success, medications can be considered, and can be highly beneficial for the health. However, please note that these weight loss medications should always be combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Does Rybelsus work for weight loss?
The manufacturer has reported in recent case study results (available on Rybelsus.com) that patients who took the medication while maintaining proper diet and exercise experienced weight loss and Rybelsus can therefore be considered a weight loss strategy for patients who do not want to inject themselves with a medication.
What does the process look like to get a prescription through QuickMD?
The process is simple: start by creating an account, then choose your preferred plan: Weight Loss Plus, Weight Loss Select, or Weight Loss Basic. Weight Loss Plus includes a consultation and the cost of a 1-month prescription Ozempic pen shipped directly to your home. Weight Loss Select includes a consultation and the cost of a 30-day Rybelsus supply shipped directly to your home. Weight Loss Basic includes the consultation and a prescription sent to your preferred pharmacy (the cost of the prescription from the pharmacy is an additional, separate cost).
Your provider will ask you questions during your consultation regarding your overall health and weight-loss goals. If you are a good candidate for this medication, the provider will write a prescription and send it to your pharmacy or our non-QuickMD affiliated mail-order pharmacy partner for the medication to be shipped to you.
If we cannot help you or, after discussing alternatives you decide to not proceed, your visit will be refunded.
How long does it take to get my prescription?
Weight Loss Plus shipments should be shipped within 7-10 business days post-appointment.
Weight Loss Select shipments should be shipped within 10 business days post-appointment. The shipping timeline is not guaranteed, as your prescription will be shipped by a non-QuickMD affiliated pharmacy.
Weight Loss Basic prescriptions will be sent to the pharmacy of your choice and are usually available to be picked up within a few hours of your appointment.
How much does it cost to get a prescription with QuickMD?
QuickMD now offers 3 service options for medication weight loss to fit patient needs: Plus, Rybelsus, & Basic.
- Our ‘Weight Loss Plus’ service is $549: This includes the consultation, the prescription, and one steeply discounted Ozempic pen (2mg or 4 mg, lasting approximately 1 month), shipped to your home. Weight Loss Plus shipments should be shipped within 7-10 business days.
- Our “Weight Loss Select’ service is $429. This price includes the consultation, the prescription, and a 30-day supply of Rybelsus (between 3-14mg).Weight Loss Select shipments should be shipped within 10 business days post-appointment. The shipping timeline is not guaranteed, as your prescription will be shipped by a non-QuickMD affiliated pharmacy.
- Our “Weight Loss Basic’ service is $75. Included is a consultation with one of our weight loss specialists and an Ozempic/Wegovy prescription sent to your pharmacy.
Please note that most health insurance providers do not cover the cost of Ozempic, Wegovy or Rybelsus for weight loss. We are therefore offering a discounted price to QuickMD patients for less than the cost of the cash price for Ozempic or Rybelsus at retail pharmacies.
If our specialists determine that medication weight loss is not an option for you, the visit is free and you can request a refund here.
How is Ozempic or Wegovy taken?
Wegovy and Ozempic are self-administered by the patient into the fat tissue by a pen injector on a weekly basis. The medication can be picked up at any pharmacy that carries it–just like any other medication and it does not have to be administered by a healthcare professional. Or our Weight Loss Plus tier includes the consultation and the discounted cost of the medication shipped to your home.
The injection itself is easy to do, but may cause some minimal pain or discomfort. Some of our patients prefer if a family member helps with the injection.
The dose depends on each person’s tolerance to the medication, but generally each month the medication dose will be increased, until a maintenance dose is achieved.
The initial prescription is for 4-6 weeks depending on dosage. Each subsequent follow-up visit would assess if the dose is well enough tolerated to go to the next higher dosage for the next 4 weeks. The maximum maintenance dose is usually achieved after about 2-3 months. The medication is taken for as long as it is beneficial to the patient, and can even be taken long-term to maintain the weight if stopping the medication causes weight gain.
How is Rybelsus taken?
Rybelsus comes in a tablet form and is taken by mouth once a day (compared to Ozempic/Wegovy) which is injected once a week. It comes as either 3 mg, 7 mg or 14 mg tablets. The starting dose is usually either 3 mg or a maximum of 7 mg for a month, until the next higher dose is attempted. In most cases, patients can be transitioned directly to a higher dose of Rybelsus when switching from Ozempic/Wegovy.
What is the correct dose of Ozempic for weight loss?
Generally, the medication has to be started at a lower dose to prevent side effects. The starting dose is generally 0.25 mg weekly. Every 4-6 weeks the dose can be increased–depending on how the next higher dose is tolerated–until the desired weight loss effect is reached.
The optimal dose to obtain the desired weight-loss effect and minimize side-effects is generally around 1 mg per week. Only some patients need higher doses.
Note that the Ozempic pen contains multiple doses inside (e.g. the 2 mg Ozempic pen has 8 doses of 0.25 mg, the 4 mg pen has 4 doses of 2 mg).
Does taking Ozempic, Rybelsus, or Wegovy cause any side effects?
Generally Ozempic, Rybelsus, and Wegovy is tolerated well by most of our patients. However, any medication can cause side effects and depends on each individual.
Some of the most common side effects of Ozempic®, Rybelsus®, and Wegovy® may include nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. For a complete list of side effects and other important medical information please visit the Ozempic®, Rybelsus®, or Wegovy® websites.
Do I still need to watch my diet and excercise?
Absolutely! This medication is meant to aid traditional weight-loss efforts like dieting and exercise and should be taken in addition to a calorie deficit diet and regular exercising. Please note, that a good diet and exercise are always preferred for weight loss over taking medications.
However, this medication may still significantly benefit overweight patients who have tried healthy eating and exercising, as obesity has such harmful effects on the human body in the long-run.
Will this be confidential and private?
Yes! We understand that weight loss can be a sensitive topic to many. Everything you discuss with one of our weight loss specialists during the consultation will be 100% confidential. Our platform is encrypted and fully HIPAA-compliant and we never sell your information to third parties for profit. If you agree to communication by email for additional information note that emails are not always secure.