Lose Weight with Peptide Therapy

WholeHealth Chicago Semaglutide Therapy

Lose Weight with Peptide Therapy

Have you tried “everything” and are now just simply tired of being overweight? The FDA has approved Wegovy for obesity and now there are pricey pharmaceuticals, of many different names, for weight loss. These “name brands” are made of the semaglutide peptide, and you can get this peptide from WholeHealth Chicago for much less.

WholeHealth Chicago Semaglutide Therapy
12 Week Weight Loss Program

Total Cost $795 and includes:

  • 30-minute provider initial consultation
  • Baseline lab work up (submitted to insurance if you have it)
  • 4ml (400 units) Semaglutide Peptide
  • 30-minute provider follow up consultation

Request an Appointment Today or call us at (773)296-6700

David Edelberg Medical Director & Internal Medicine Physician

David Edelberg, MD

Medical Director & Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Edelberg, board certified in Internal Medicine in 1974, began incorporating alternative therapies into his practice during the 1980’s. Since founding the parent company of WholeHealth Chicago in 1993, he has become nationally recognized as one of the pioneers of integrative medicine, the new medical specialty combining conventional medicine with alternative therapies.


Caley Scott, ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Caley Scott is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Scott developed a passion for naturopathic medicine while working as a medical assistant at an integrative clinic in the Chicago suburbs after completing her bachelor’s degree. Seeing first-hand the incredible success of using nutrition and natural therapies with her patients helped shape her view on healthcare and compelled her to seek a unique route in medicine.

Wendy Ploegstra, APN

Wendy Ploegstra, APN

Integrative Nurse Practitioner

Board-certified in family practice in 2008 and certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner in 2018, Wendy A. Ploegstra has incorporated alternative therapies into her practice as far back as she can remember.

Mark Hagerty, APN

Mark Hagerty, APN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Mark is board certified as a family nurse practitioner since 2015. Prior to Whole Health Chicago he worked as an APN serving the refugee and immigrant community as well as patients from Chicagoland area.



Integrative Nurse Practitioner

Brett is an integrative nurse practitioner who is board certified in both internal medicine and sexual/reproductive medicine.Brett’s passion lies in the connections between hormonal health, mental health, and gut health.

Benefits of Semaglutide

  • Significant Weight Loss
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Helps Improve Metabolic Health
  • Generally, Well Tolerated
  • Easy to Use

How do semaglutides work?

Peptides are short strands of amino acids either injected (insulin) beneath your skin or sprayed into your mouth. Semaglutide, once injected, works by increasing the amount of insulin produced by your pancreas and decreasing the amount of a second hormone (glucagon) which raises blood sugar. This combination lowers your blood sugar, reduces your hunger and increases your energy levels. The end result is that you lose weight.

Studies show that semaglutides work fairly fast: with no change in eating habits, patients lose 2% of their weight in 4 weeks, significantly more with calorie restrictions, and (to everyone’s delight) weight loss begins with dreaded belly fat, which had accumulated because of excess insulin (the tummy is “lipophilic”, it “loves fat”). Patients familiar with using glucose monitors notice immediately that semaglutides slow gastric emptying and reduce that sugar peak occurring after eating.

Although there are several brands of the semaglutides, the basic semaglutide molecule is in the public domain and cannot be owned by any one company, like “thyroid”, or “insulin”. Therefore, semaglutide is available generically, by prescription, from peptide compounding pharmacies. Unlike the brand name product which sells four, pre-filled syringes for $1,300, the compounding pharmacies prepare a single vial and you’re given a supply of insulin syringes for at-home self-administration.

You start at a very low dose, then slowly increase it over three months and maintain until you reach a weight you’re satisfied with.

Supplemental Therapies

Although you will lose weight on semaglutide therapy without changing anything else in your life, we highly recommend adding in some supplemental therapy and lifestyle changes. This will help you keep the weight off once you stop the peptide.

Add Ons:


Side effects

Because of the slow increase in dose, most patients tolerate semaglutide very well. Reported minor side effects can include fatigue, nausea, diarrhea or constipation.

Insurance does not cover semaglutide, but you can generally use your HSA card if you have one.

Without any lifestyle changes, patients can gain weight back once they stop taking semaglutide. We highly encourage supplemental therapies and lifestyle changes (proper nutrition and exercise).