How Do You Get a Wegovy (Semaglutide) prescription?
To get a Wegovy® prescription, there are a few qualifications. Wegovy is FDA-approved for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher or a BMI of 27 or higher with a weight-related medical condition such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or prediabetes. Weight loss medications like Wegovy are recommended for patients who have previously attempted to lose weight through lifestyle and dietary changes alone and didn’t have success long term. Your doctor will also take into consideration other factors such as your medical history, current medications you are taking, and insurance benefits. A prescription for Wegovy can be obtained from a licensed medical provider either online or in person.
Learn more about Wegovy for weight loss and how FORM doctors prescribe Wegovy to help patients achieve their weight loss goals.
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Lauren Lemieux, MD
FACP, ABOM diplomate
Dr. Lauren Lemieux completed her Internal Medicine residency and fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at UCLA. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and as a Physician Nutrition Specialist. She is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Lemieux is passionate about helping her patients reach their health goals using personalized nutrition, lifestyle and weight management strategies.