Weight Loss Management

with a Star-Care Family Wellness physician

We prescribe Zepbound, Ozempic, and Wegovy in our Chicago Ridge clinic. 

Successful Weight Loss & Management

It all starts with an in-person appointment with our doctor or nurse practitioner. We will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and take appropriate lab work. It is important that we ensure you are healthy enough to join one of our weight loss programs.

Next, we will create your customized plan. Our goal is successful weight loss, management, and maintenance. It is necessary that you find the right balance in your life, between diet, exercise, and adequate sleep.

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All Injectable and Oral Medications Offered

Our MD and NP are willing to discuss the appropriate options for you that will suit your needs. We prescribe safely and provide counseling and education throughout your weight loss journey.

Mounjaro vs Zepbound

Mounjaro and Zepbound are both tirzepatide injections, and we offer both in our Chicago Ridge clinic. Mounjaro is FDA-approved for type 2 diabetes, while Zepbound is FDA-approved for weight loss.

Need a New Primary Care Physician?

While you are here for your weight loss evaluation, we do require that you move your primary care to our clinic for all your healthcare needs. We can take care of everything you need during your first appointment.

Our clinic offers full family medicine services – for you and your whole family. 

Need PCP?

Interested in a weight loss plan that doesn’t involve medications? We offer that too!

Rest assured that we customize a plan that makes sense personally and medically for each and every patient that we work with.

Lipotropic Shots

We offer lipotropic injections, also called “skinny shots.” This shot includes naturally-occurring amino acids (lipotropics), as well as vitamin B12. Read more about lipotropics below. 

What are lipotropic shots?

MIC – VITAMIN B12 is the lipotropic shot we offer in the clinic at Star-Care Family Wellness. These injections are offered in both medicated and non-medicated plans. 

MIC stands for methionine, inositol, and choline, three fat-burning amino acids that are naturally found in the body. Also known as lipotropics, these chemicals help to prevent the buildup of cholesterol throughout the body, improve the metabolizing of fat, and facilitate the removal of wastes and toxins from the liver.

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is sometimes called the energy vitamin. This water-soluble vitamin helps to keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy. It also helps to prevent a form of anemia that can make you tired and weak.

Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in metabolism.

Inositol is a vitamin-like natural sugar related to the B vitamin family. Inositol helps to metabolize fat and may improve insulin function in the body.

Choline is an essential nutrient that is related to B vitamins. It is responsible for lipid (fat) metabolism and transport and has other jobs in the body related to cell membrane structure and other functions.

Benefits of MIC B12 Shots

Customized Weight Loss Plans

We take into account your goals as well as your current health status when developing your custom plan.

Goals include total amount of weight loss and timeline.

For example, if losing 15 pounds in three months, we will likely recommend weekly lipotropic shots (skinny shot) for four weeks.

If losing more than 20 pounds in three months, we will likely recommend an injectable in addition to lipotropic shots.

All weight loss plans include diet and exercise plans.

All plans require a medical visit with lab tests.

Ready to Lose Weight for Good?

Fill out our intake form to get started.

Weight Loss Intake Form