Safe and Effective Ozempic Treatment in San Diego

Achieve sustainable weight loss with self-administered injections in San Diego, available at a fraction of the cost compared to current insurance coverage.

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Dr. Aaron Erez, D.O., IFMCP
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Hi, I'm Dr. Erez!

Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.

Feel Empowered While Losing Weight

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Improve Self Image

Finally achieve your goal weight and feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin.

Become Healthier

Truly feel your best while decreasing your risk for chronic diseases and acute infections.

Reduce Stress

Breathe easy knowing you're reaching your weight loss goals from the comfort of your own home.

What Makes Our San Diego Ozempic Treatment Effective?

You may have friends or acquaintances who had success with Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, or maybe heard about these medications on TV, social media, or on discussion boards. Maybe you've tried intermittent fasting, keto, low carb, OMAD, and still haven't seen the long-term results you are looking for.  This can leave you feeling frustrated, wondering why some people achieve their weight loss goals while others struggle.

At Erez Functional Medicine, we understand your concerns and are committed to providing a holistic and safe approach that addresses your unique needs and goals and gives you the tools to succeed. Unlike other clinics, we don't just provide a standard dose of the medication and send you on your way, we provide a full service with a tailored nutrition and exercise plan, coaching, regular check-ins, accountability, blood work to ensure safety and track your progress. We ensure you are losing fat and not muscle which is so important to our overall vitality and health.    

How We Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

  • You benefit from our extensive experience as a weight loss clinic.
  • Your dosage and plan are adjusted based on your body's response.
  • Underlying issues affecting your weight are identified and addressed.
  • Customized plans are created for you, focusing on building muscle and burning fat.
  • Ongoing support and accountability are provided to keep you committed.
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Three Simple Steps to a Happier, Healthier You

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Step 1: Schedule Your Free Consultation
Begin with a free, 15-minute phone consultation. We'll discuss your weight loss goals, health history, and how Ozempic or other medications can fit into your lifestyle.

Step 2: Get Started with Ozempic For Weight Loss.
After your consultation, if Ozempic or another medication is right for you, we'll guide you through the easy process of starting treatment. We handle all the details from prescription to teaching you how to self-administer the injections safely at home.

Step 3: Monitor Your Progress
Weight loss is a journey, and we're here to support you every step of the way. We'll schedule regular follow-ups to monitor your progress, make necessary adjustments, and provide ongoing support to help you achieve and maintain your desired weight.

It's Not As Simple As Eat Less, Move More

Like many across the U.S., you might be trying to manage your weight through diet and exercise. Yet for over one-third of adults who are considered obese, and many more who are overweight, these efforts often aren't enough. Genetics, metabolism, and environmental factors can greatly impede progress, making it hard to maintain substantial weight loss through these methods alone. Hormonal imbalances can further complicate things by intensifying cravings and increasing appetite, making it challenging to consistently reduce calorie intake.

Recently a patient of mine shared with me her experience using Ozempic. She told me that after starting Ozempic, it was the first time she could remember that she felt liberated from the constant barrage of hunger, food cravings, and binging. She told me she could finally focus on other aspects of her life without the need to constantly micromanage her food intake. It gave her freedom from the constant mental energy she was expending obsessing about what she could and couldn't eat. The medication transformed her relationship with food and allowed her to live a fuller, more balanced life, centered instead on the things that brought her log-term joy.

Ozempic (Semaglutide) injections offer a viable solution by directly influencing hormonal pathways that affect weight management. By mimicking the action of GLP-1, a hormone crucial for regulating appetite and insulin secretion, Ozempic helps overcome the biological barriers to weight loss. This approach doesn't replace healthy lifestyle choices but enhances them, providing a sustainable way to support and amplify the effectiveness of your diet and exercise efforts. This combination can set you on a path to lasting health improvements beyond just weight loss.

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Millions of People Have Transformed Their Lives, and You Can Too

Research has shown that with the help of medications like Ozempic, many individuals have achieved significant and sustainable weight loss. Clinical trials and real-world studies have documented weight loss of 15% to 20% of body weight in participants using semaglutide or tirzepetide, often surpassing results achieved through diet and exercise and even approximating weight loss seen in some weight loss surgeries. These findings are supported by extensive research published in reputable sources such as the New England Journal of Medicine and Diabetes Care.

The impact of such transformations goes beyond physical appearance. I've seen patients improve their mobility, normalize their blood pressure and high cholesterol, cure their fatty liver, arthritis, autoimmune conditions, skin conditions, back pain, sleep apnea, and even turn around kidney and heart disease. Additionally, people just feel more vibrant and often see improved mood, decreased anxiety, and have more energy to spend doing the things they love. These improvements often foster a positive cycle of health and well-being, empowering individuals to maintain their healthier lifestyles long-term. This evidence reinforces the fact that with the help of these medications and a personalized program, substantial change is achievable and sustainable.

How Ozempic (Semaglutide) Injections Aid Weight Loss

What Ozempic Is

Ozempic, known scientifically as semaglutide, is a medication approved for managing type 2 diabetes. It belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists, which mimic the action of the GLP-1 hormone. This hormone plays a crucial role in regulating blood sugar levels and appetite, making it an effective tool not just for controlling blood sugar but also for weight loss.

How It Starts to Affect Your Body

Once injected, Ozempic activates GLP-1 receptors in the body, enhancing the secretion of insulin when blood sugar levels are high and suppressing appetite. Simultaneously, it suppresses the secretion of glucagon, another hormone that raises blood sugar levels. This dual action helps stabilize glycemic control and reduces the risk of spikes and crashes in blood sugar, which can affect your hunger levels and metabolism.

How It Helps You Lose Weight

Ozempic influences weight loss primarily by regulating appetite and food intake. The activation of GLP-1 receptors in the brain leads to an increased feeling of fullness and satisfaction after meals, which can significantly reduce calorie intake. Additionally, it slows down gastric emptying, which prolongs the sensation of fullness and helps manage body weight more effectively.

How Long You Should Take It

The duration of Ozempic treatment can vary depending on individual health goals and the guidance of a healthcare provider. Typically, it is prescribed as a long-term treatment option for individuals with type 2 diabetes to help maintain consistent glycemic control and support sustainable weight management. Continuous monitoring and adjustments by a healthcare professional ensure the treatment remains effective and safe over time.

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Is This Right For You?

At Erez Functional Medicine, our approach centers on tailoring treatment to each patient's unique needs, ensuring safety and efficacy. We leverage extensive experience in weight management to customize plans that help you lose weight and improve your overall health. Our careful monitoring and adjustment of treatment plans according to your body's response ensures that underlying issues are addressed, supporting long-term success.

Supporting Evidence of Safety and Effectiveness

With our comprehensive approach and the strong evidence backing Ozempic’s efficacy and safety, you can feel confident and secure in choosing our clinic for your weight loss needs.

Take the Next Step In Your Weight Loss Journey

Book your free phone consultation today!