Have you ever felt that weight loss remains an elusive goal despite your best efforts? You’re not alone. Many struggle with weight issues, often due to factors like metabolism, genetic predisposition or lifestyle challenges. But this struggle doesn’t have to be something that defines you or remains a constant in your life.

Medical weight loss offers a guided approach to overcoming these hurdles, tailored to your unique body and needs for the most effective and sustainable results.

What Is Medical Weight Loss?

Medical weight loss is a comprehensive, clinically supervised approach to weight management. It goes beyond the conventional methods of diet and exercise, incorporating medical insights to optimize your weight loss success. At AC Wellness in Kansas City, you’ll find a blend of expertise, advanced treatments and personalized care with our board-certified specialists.

Who Are Good Candidates for Medical Weight Loss?

You might be an ideal candidate for medical weight loss if:

  • You’ve struggled with weight management despite diet and exercise
  • You have health concerns related to weight, like diabetes or high blood pressure
  • You’re looking for a scientifically backed approach to weight loss
  • You’re looking for a provider to help with accountability/coaching

What to Expect From Your Personal Weight Loss Program

At AC Wellness, we provide a strategic and health-focused approach to weight loss, setting you on the path to a comprehensive transformation.

Comprehensive Medical Assessment

Your weight loss journey begins with a comprehensive medical evaluation. The goal of this is to help us understand the physiological (internal body processes and functions) and physical (observable bodily conditions and composition) aspects of your health as they relate to weight management.

This assessment may include some or all of the following:

  1. Medical history review:
    1. A thorough review of your medical history, including any previous illnesses, surgeries and ongoing health conditions.
    2. This also covers family medical history, which can provide insights into genetic factors that may affect your weight.
  2. Vital signs check:
    1. Measurement of basic vital signs.
  3. Blood tests:
    1. Various blood tests to check for cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels, liver function, thyroid function and other indicators that can influence weight loss.
  4. Brief physical exam
  5. Body composition analysis, which may include:
    1. Body mass index (BMI):
      1. Calculates body fat based on height and weight to determine where you stand in terms of weight categories.
      2. Generally, a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 suggests a healthy weight, 25 to 29.9 indicates having excess weight, and 30 or above indicates obesity.
    2. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA):
      1. Estimates your percentage of body fat, lean muscle mass and water content.
      2. Uses a device that passes a very low, safe electrical current through the body and measures the speed of the current. Since muscle tissue conducts electrical impulses quicker than fat, BIA can provide insights into the distribution of these elements within the body.

Comprehensive Lifestyle Assessment

Once we have a detailed understanding of the physiological and physical aspects of your health, we’ll ask you questions and have an open discussion to understand your behaviors and routines related to weight management.

  1. Nutritional assessment: Discussion about your dietary habits, food preferences and any dieting history.
  2. Evaluation of exercise and activity levels: Discussion about your physical activity, any workouts or specific exercises you prefer or would like to try.
  3. Behavioral assessment: A discussion to understand the behavioral factors that might affect your weight loss, including sleep patterns, stress levels and emotional well-being.

Goal Setting and Expectation Management

When it comes to weight loss, setting realistic goals and managing expectations are essential to your success. We’ll work with you to establish achievable objectives based on your health profile and lifestyle. This personalized approach ensures that your weight loss goals align with your unique body composition and metabolic needs.

Weight management isn’t just about reaching a specific number on the scale; it’s also about making sustainable lifestyle changes that improve your overall health and well-being. By setting clear, attainable goals and understanding the process, you’re more likely to feel motivated and see lasting results.

Your Personalized Weight Loss Plan

Based on all of the insights from your assessments and goals, our team will craft a personalized weight loss plan suited to your specific needs and health profile. This customized program will include dietary and exercise plans and may also encompass recommended medications to further support and optimize your weight loss.

Weight Loss Medications

At AC Wellness, we offer groundbreaking medications to aid in weight loss, including tirzepatide with B12 and semaglutide. These medications stand apart from traditional weight loss drugs, as they are backed by robust scientific research and have shown remarkable results in clinical trials for both men and women. By targeting specific hormonal pathways, they help manage appetite and improve metabolic health, making them comprehensive tools for managing weight-related health issues. The effect is not just weight loss but also a move toward a healthier, more balanced approach to eating and improved overall well-being.

Additionally, tirzepatide and semaglutide have been observed to improve the body’s insulin use and positively affect blood sugar control. This makes them beneficial options for individuals with excess weight or obesity who are also battling type 2 diabetes.


Tirzepatide is an innovative medication for medical weight loss, notable for its dual-action mechanism. It combines the effects of two different hormones: GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) and GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide). These hormones are involved in regulating blood sugar levels and appetite. This combination offers a powerful approach to weight management.

Tirzepatide works by enhancing control over blood sugar levels and significantly reducing appetite, which can be especially beneficial for individuals who struggle with cravings and maintaining portion control. The dual hormonal action helps manage hunger more effectively while also improving the body’s use of insulin.


Semaglutide represents a significant advancement in medical weight loss treatments. It functions by mimicking the effects of the hormone GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1), which plays a critical role in appetite regulation and food intake. When activated, this hormone targets specific areas in the brain that control hunger and satiety.

As a result, semaglutide helps to naturally decrease your appetite, making you feel fuller with smaller food portions. This can lead to a gradual, steady weight loss, as you consume fewer calories without the discomfort of feeling constantly hungry.

In addition to peptides, we can also recommend and prescribe other weight loss medication strategies.

What Results Can You Expect From Medical Weight Loss?

Medical weight loss at AC Wellness is not just about shedding pounds; it’s about transforming your health. You can expect:

  • A noticeable reduction in weight in a safe, gradual manner
  • Improved metabolic health
  • A boost in energy and overall well-being

Why Choose AC Wellness for Medical Weight Loss?

At AC Wellness, our approach to medical weight loss is distinguished by our team’s specialized expertise and a deep commitment to your overall well-being. Our physician and nurse practitioners are not only seasoned professionals in their field but are also members of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). This unique expertise allows us to offer weight loss plans that go beyond mere weight reduction, focusing on enhancing your overall health as you age.

We believe in a comprehensive and professional approach to weight loss. It’s not just about prescribing medications; it’s about creating a tailored strategy that fits your individual needs. Regular office visits are a crucial component of our program, allowing us to closely monitor your progress, adjust your plan as necessary, and swiftly address any potential side effects of medications. By choosing AC Wellness, you’re opting for a safe, effective and personalized path to your health goals.

How Much Does Medical Weight Loss Cost?

The cost of medical weight loss at AC Wellness varies based on your personalized plan. It’s an investment in your health, with the benefits far outweighing the costs. Our program is about more than just weight loss; it’s about enhancing your health and quality of life.

Are You Ready to Lose Weight and Have More Energy?

AC Wellness is committed to helping you achieve your weight loss goals with compassion and expertise. If you’re ready to take the first step toward a healthier, happier you, reach out now to discover how our personalized medical weight loss program can help you live your best life.

Contact us at 816-326-7294 to schedule your consultation for medical weight loss today!

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