Ozempic Near Me Miami FL

One of the most experienced weight loss and metabolic health centers in Costa Rica and Latin America

Miami Residents Going to Costa Rica for Medicine

Many residents of Miami have known for years Costa Rica is one of the most convenient stops in the Americas for Medical Tourism. And weight loss is no exception. 

Here are just 5 simple reasons many Miami residents take the short flight to Costa Rica.

  1. Cost savings: Costa Rica is known for offering medical procedures at significantly lower costs compared to the United States. This can be particularly attractive to Miami residents who may not have health insurance or whose insurance does not cover certain procedures.

  2. High-quality medical care: Despite the lower costs, Costa Rica has a strong reputation for offering high-quality medical care. Many medical facilities in Costa Rica are accredited by international organizations, and many doctors are trained in the United States or Europe.

  3. Access to specialized procedures: Some medical procedures, such as dental implants or elective surgeries, may not be covered by insurance or may be prohibitively expensive in the United States. Costa Rica offers access to a wide range of medical procedures at more affordable prices.

  4. Recovery in a beautiful location: Costa Rica’s natural beauty and warm climate make it an appealing destination for those seeking a relaxing recovery experience after a medical procedure. Many medical facilities in Costa Rica are located in areas with easy access to beaches and other attractions.

  5. Language and cultural similarities: For Miami residents who speak Spanish or are familiar with Latin American culture, traveling to Costa Rica for medical tourism can be a more comfortable experience compared to traveling to other international destinations. Costa Rica’s friendly and welcoming culture can also be a draw for those looking for a positive experience while receiving medical care.

Ozempic Weight Loss Drug

Ozempic (Semaglutide) is a medication that has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for weight management in adults who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher or a BMI of 27 or higher with at least one weight-related health condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which means that it mimics the effects of a naturally occurring hormone in the body that helps to regulate blood sugar levels and appetite. When semaglutide is injected subcutaneously (under the skin), it stimulates the release of insulin and reduces the release of glucagon, which can help to lower blood sugar levels.

In addition to its effects on blood sugar levels, semaglutide also works to reduce appetite by slowing down the emptying of the stomach and promoting feelings of fullness. This can lead to a decrease in caloric intake and help with weight loss.

The recommended dose of semaglutide for weight management is 2.4 mg once weekly, which is administered using a pre-filled injection pen. It is typically used as part of a comprehensive weight management program that includes a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

The Weight Loss Center by Age Metrics Medical is part of the original Anti-Aging and Wellness Medical clinic. The clinic is one of the longest-running most successful clinics in all of Latin America for Weight Loss and Anti-Aging and Wellness therapies. Our doctors are US board-certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine by the A4M.

Ozempic Weight Loss Cost in the Miami Area

For comparing the price of Ozempic in the Miami area, we like to use GoodRx.com. These are our findings for a therapeutic weight loss dose of 2 mg per week. 

As we can see, the CVS listed price on GoodRx is $997.17 for an Ozempic Pen. The Costa Rica price is about 1/2, and our price includes medical counseling and ongoing support. 

If you were on Ozempic for weight loss for 1 year or more, you are looking at over $5,000 in savings per year. So it makes a lot of Miami area residents take the short flight to our Weight Loss Treatment Center in Costa Rica. 

Miami area Ozempic Cost

Costa Rica Weight Loss Center by Age Metrics Medical S. A.

Board-Certified Medical Supervised Weight Loss

All of our weight loss treatment programs are supervised medically by Dr. Jeff Ugalde, MD. He has been part of the Anti-Aging and Wellness team since 2014. He is the most experienced doctor in Anti-Aging Medicine in Costa Rica. He has over 20 years of experience as a physician and is US board certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. 

Dr. Jeff Ugalde, MD - Anti-Aging Doctor
Dr. Jeff Ugalde, M.D.

Medical Experience & Certifications

Ozempic Cost in Costa Rica

Currently, the price for the first 12 weeks of the program is $1,300. After that period, it is $550 for each additional 4 mg pen. It’s estimated as follows:

  • 1 mg maintenance dose 1 injection per week. $550 monthly.
  • 2 mg maintenance dose 2 injections weekly $1100.

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Ozempic Dose Escalation Chart for Weight Loss

All dosing of Ozempic for new patients takes place slowly. This is done to reduce GI side effects. 

Below is a chart of the dosing schedule for weight loss. 

Dosing for Ozempic Semaglutide Weight Loss

How Much Weight Does a Typical Patient Lose?

102 patients who were followed up at 6 months,

  • 89 (87.3%) achieved a weight loss of 5% or more,
  • 56 (54.9%) achieved a weight loss of 10% or more,
  • 24 (23.5%) achieved a weight loss of 15% or more, and
  • 8 (7.8%) achieved a weight loss of 20% or more.
Costa Rica Weight Loss
Reference: Weight Loss Outcomes Associated With Semaglutide Treatment for Patients With Overweight or Obesity

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