What is GLP-1?
GLP-1 activates GLP-1 receptors in the pancreas, enhancing insulin secretion and reducing the release of glucagon. This reaction leads to glucose homeostasis, which triggers your body to burn fat for energy.
Who is eligible to join bmiMD?
The American Board of Obesity Medicine recommends treatment guidelines for patients with BMI>30, and those with a co-morbidity(weight related) with a BMI>27.
These below are considered 'co-morbidities' by the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
- High cholesterol
- Fatty Liver Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Pre-diabetes/ Type 2 Diabetes / Hba1c above 5.7
Are there side effects associated with GLP-1?
Nausea is the most common side effect. Additional side effects include headaches, abdominal pain and constipation. In an effort to reduce side effects, our doctors start everyone off at a low dose and increase the dosage as needed.
How does it work?
GLP-1 helps to balance out hormone levels, and in doing so helps to regulate sugar levels and curb appetite. When used in conjunction with lifestyle changes, helps patients adhere to a reduced-calorie diet and lose weight. Additionally, studies show that it may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attack or stroke) and can improve mental health.
How do I signup with bmiMD?
STEP 1: Place your order online. After you've paid for the program, you will need to complete your medical questionnaire about your health and weight loss goals, the questionnaire will appear on screen once purchase is completed. Please be sure to complete it fully, if you have not, please contact us.
STEP 2: Connect with your physician. No need to wait weeks or months to get an appointment with your medical specialist. Speak to your physician via our HIPAA compliant telehealth platform.
STEP 3: Medication shipped to your door. Once your doctor writes your prescription, your medication is dispensed by a pharmacist and shipped directly to your door (5-10 business days due to high volume).
STEP 4: Ongoing Support. You have access to chat with our support team or your doctor to ask questions at any time!
When will I receive my product?
Once we have one of our providers review your intake form (Intake form needs to be completed) and deem you eligible, then we are able to confirm shipping. The pharmacy takes about 5-10 Business days, due to high volume, for processing then shipped expedited.
Who is eligible to join bmiMD?
Currently, bmiMD is available to individuals who meet the following criteria: Who are not pregnant or breastfeeding Who do not have an active substance abuse problem, an active eating disorder (e.g., anorexia or bulimia), cancer, recent bariatric surgery (within the past 18 months), active gallbladder disease, a history of pancreatitis in the past six months, or a history of medullary thyroid cancer (MEN syndrome) Who live in the United States Eligibility to be confirmed via consultation with bmiMD providers.
Do I need a lab workup before starting?
Our bmiMD doctors will determine if labs are needed prior to enrolling.
What can I expect during the virtual consultation?
Your bmiMD doctor will go over your medical history to determine if you are a good fit for the program. During your consult, our providers will discuss the program’s benefits and answer any questions that you may have.
What does insurance cover?
No we do not accept insurance at this time
Is insurance required?
No, insurance is not required.
Do we accept HSA or FSA?
Unfortunately not at this time
What is your cancellation policy?
How do I cancel my subscription?
You can do it directly from your account when logging in, there will be no charges to your account if you cancel.
How do I update my shipping address?
Please email us at email@example.com so we can change your shipping address on both ends (profile and pharmacy side). Please do not change on your own just from your account profile as it will not change on our ends.
Do I need a lab work before starting up?
Yes we require bloodwork from within 6-12 months, we offer a lab request order form as courtesy if bloodwork is needed to be done!