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American Family Care recently started offering semaglutide injections for weight management at its two suburban facilities located in Willowbrook and Naperville, Illinois, near Chicago. Available since May 2023, the service has enrolled approximately 50 patients who receive weekly injections, according to a Chicago NBC affiliate. American Family Care clinicians screen patients prior to treatment to ensure they meet criteria. Specifically, candidates must exhibit a body mass index (BMI) of 30—which is indicative of obesity—or a BMI of 27 with the presence of other chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. The initial consultation is priced at $200.

Plan ahead: The American Society of Health System Pharmacists is reporting continued shortages of semaglutide, so urgent care organizations considering adding weight management services might need to confirm the drug’s near-term availability before launching the offering.

American Family Care Launches Weight Management
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