​Weight Loss Medication

The Nicholson Clinic sees patients in our Plano and Dallas, Texas offices.
(no virtual visits initially)

You will meet with our medical providers AND bariatric physicians (good to emphasize that you will be seeing bariatric doctor at your initial visit and can request to see a physician at subsequent visits)

Am I a candidate

  • tick-mark Patients with BMI over 27 and weight related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, PCOS, sleep apnea, arthritis
  • tick-mark Patients with BMI over 30
  • tick-mark Patients who had previous bariatric surgery

Will insurance cover this

  • tick-mark We will verify your insurance prior to your visit. If insurance does not cover weight loss medication, or if you don't have medical insurance we have self-pay options

Self-pay options

  • tick-mark Starting as low as $145 for the consultation. Lab, EKG, and medications are additional fees.

How our program works

Step 1: Request an appointment

Step 2: We will contact you to schedule an appointment


Step 3: Complete a medical questionnaire


Step 4: Come in for a consultation to discuss options

Step 5: Complete blood work and EKG (this will be done on the same day)

Step 6: Begin medication

  • Start on your medically supervised weight loss journey by utilizing precisely tailored medications that match your individual needs.
  • Access FDA-approved medications through us, guaranteeing your safety and efficacy as you progress towards your weight loss goals.
  • Should you encounter any side effects from your prescribed medications, connect with Dr. Nicholson and the Nicholsonclinic team through text, and we will promptly address your concerns.

Step 7: Expected weight loss

  • Attain your weight loss objectives and rejoice in your accomplishments through our program.
  • We provide steadfast assistance to guide you in attaining and sustaining a healthy weight over the long haul.
  • Should you fall short of your intended outcomes, Dr. Nicholson will explore alternative strategies during your quarterly virtual consultations to guarantee your success.


Several factors can exclude individuals from using weight loss medications. Common exclusions may include a history of heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, pregnancy, breastfeeding, certain psychiatric conditions, and allergies to the medication. It's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional to determine eligibility based on your specific health status and medical history.

After weight loss surgery, you may meet with your provider monthly initially, adjusting as needed based on your progress. The frequency tends to decrease over time as you stabilize. Follow your healthcare team's guidance for optimal results.

Yes, you can typically use your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for weight loss surgery expenses, as it is considered a qualified medical expense. However, it's essential to check with your specific HSA or FSA provider and consult your healthcare plan for confirmation and details regarding coverage.

Yes, if you develop side effects from a medication, it's important to consult with your healthcare provider promptly. They will assess your symptoms, determine if additional testing is necessary, and discuss potential alternative medications or treatment options based on your individual health needs. Regular communication with your healthcare team is crucial for managing any side effects and ensuring your overall well-being.