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Semaglutide Weight Loss Clinic Altoona, PA

Get Started for Only $75 per Week

Includes Doctor Visit & Medication

No Hidden Fees – No Insurance Needed


Call (814) 470-4895 to speak with a specialist.

Suppress Appetite

Suppress
Appetite

Improve Health

Improve
Health

Lose Weight

Lose
Weight

Suppress Appetite

Suppress
Appetite

Improve Health

Improve
Health

Lose Weight

Lose
Weight


Our Medical Weight Loss Program in Altoona, PA

If you’re seeking to improve your health and lose weight, the Sanctuary Wellness Institute can help.

Those who participate in our medical weight loss program use compounded semaglutide and tirzepatide injections, which suppress cravings and diminish appetite to foster weight loss. Most individuals who receive these injections lose a considerable amount of weight over a period of months.

Semaglutide is the active ingredient in weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy, whereas tirzepatide is the active ingredient in Mounjaro and Zepbound. The FDA has approved both of these medications, as well as the compounding pharmacy we use.

When you enroll in our program, you’ll also receive support from our care team and continuous medical supervision from a doctor.

Start Losing Weight in 3 Easy Steps

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What's Included

Medical Weight Loss for Long-Term Success

Telehealth

Telehealth Doctor’s Visits

See your doctor online once a month so they can monitor your weight loss progress and provide guidance.

Weight Loss

Weight Loss Medication Shipped to Your Residence

To enable you to administer your own medication, we will deliver your prescription straight to your home.

Care Support

Ongoing Care Team Support

You can get in touch with our care team by phone or online message at any time throughout your weight loss journey.

Our Medical Weight Loss Doctors

Dr. Heather Moday, MD Medical Weight Loss Doctors

Dr. Heather Moday, MD

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Dr. Kalpana Sundar, DO Medical Weight Loss Doctors

Dr. Kalpana Sundar, DO

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Dr. Ketan Desai, MD Medical Weight Loss Doctors

Dr. Ketan Desai, MD

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Compounded semaglutide

What is Compounded Semaglutide?

Compounded semaglutide

Compounded semaglutide is semaglutide that has been prescribed to a particular patient and manufactured in a compounding facility approved by the FDA or a state pharmacy board. Only FDA-approved vendors may supply ingredients to compounding pharmacies. Compounded drugs also must be tested for potency, sterility, and purity.

Pharmaceutical compounding is legal, but since these medications are not produced in sufficient quantities for widespread usage, FDA pre-market approval is not required. Because compounded medications are made in response to specific requests from medical professionals, these prescriptions can have different dosages and delivery methods than those of name-brand medications.

The Process

Step one: book an appointment

Book a Visit with Our Doctor for an Initial FREE Consultation

Schedule a complimentary, virtual consultation with our doctor and complete an online form detailing your medical history and weight loss goals.

Step two: Meeting with our medical weight loss doctor

Meet with Your Doctor

During your online appointment, the doctor will review your medical history and weight loss goals. If you both decide our GLP-1 prescription program is a good fit, we’ll send a blood work order to the lab of your choice.

Step three: Receive Your Medicine at Home

Receive Medicine at Your Home

Meet with your doctor to discuss self-administering semaglutide as soon as your prescription is delivered. This appointment won't involve any extra fees.

Hear from Our Clients

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It was a great and fast appointment and Dr. Moday ensured to answer all my questions and concerns.

Craig S.

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I have had a great experience with Dr. Moday and would highly recommend! I especially love the convenience of teledoc for follow-up appointments.

Dora K.

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Place is wonderful! Jenni at the front desk is absolutely awesome! Very informative and well educated… Dr. Sundar has helped me greatly! She’s the lady to see!!!️

Rich R.

About Semaglutide Injections

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Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist. These drugs mimic the hunger-suppressive and digestion-delaying effects of the GLP-1 hormone.

Semaglutide, the main ingredient of Wegovy* and Ozempic*, received FDA approval after undergoing extensive safety and efficacy testing. Not only that, but it boasts a better success rate than other weight loss drugs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Medical weight loss is a holistic, doctor-supervised strategy for attaining and sustaining a healthy weight. It involves a customized treatment plan that can involve dietary adjustments, physical activity, behavioral modification, and, if appropriate, prescription drugs like semaglutide.

In addition to losing weight, patients who participate in medical weight loss programs learn how to keep it off.

Many people who have undergone medical treatment for weight loss have achieved excellent results. These programs use tried-and-true methods that go beyond simple diet and exercise to help patients lose weight.

Your virtual consultation will proceed similarly to a conventional doctor's visit. More specifically, the physician will review your medical records, determine if you are a good candidate for semaglutide, and, if appropriate, help you establish realistic weight loss goals.

The cost of semaglutide injections varies depending on your region, the prescribed dosage, and whether or not your health insurance covers the prescription. Without insurance, you should budget about $800 to $1,000 per month.

Some Medicare programs and health insurance providers cover semaglutide injections, at least in part. Novo Nordisk also offers a patient assistance program for those who are struggling financially.

The Sanctuary Wellness Institute’s weight loss clinic in Altoona, PA prescribes semaglutide via telemedicine. To enable self-administration, we deliver this medication right to our patients' homes.

When you work with the Sanctuary, you’ll be able to obtain your prescription for semaglutide online. Our patients can schedule and attend doctor’s appointments, make payments, and fill their semaglutide prescriptions from the comfort of their own homes.

Every semaglutide user loses weight at a different pace. That said, studies indicate that weight loss usually begins within the first few weeks of starting the treatment.

Individual differences in metabolic rates, physical activity levels, and dietary habits can affect how long it takes for people to lose weight on semaglutide. That said, studies indicate that semaglutide users lose about five pounds per month, which would mean it’d take the average user about four months to drop 20 pounds.

Semaglutide is not suitable for every patient. For instance, the medication should not be used by those who have a personal or family history of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2) or medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Semaglutide should also not be taken by those with a history of serious gastrointestinal disorders like pancreatitis, as the drug can exacerbate such conditions.

Women who are pregnant or nursing should speak to their doctors before using semaglutide because it has the potential to harm fetuses and newborns. Furthermore, the medication should not be used by anyone who is allergic to semaglutide or any of its components.

Semaglutide is the main pharmacological ingredient in Wegovy and Ozempic. As a GLP-1 agonist it mimics the GLP-1 hormone to mitigate hunger and decelerate digestion.

Like any medication, semaglutide injections can have side effects. Constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach discomfort are a few of the most common ones. Usually, these effects go away as your body adjusts to the medication.

Still, you should consult your physician before taking semaglutide. Also, while using semaglutide, make sure to let them know if you experience any severe or long-lasting side effects.