Medical Weight Loss (Semaglutide)

Weight Loss services offered in White Plains, NY

Medical Weight Loss


If you have been challenged by weight gain and interested in improving your health and your quality of life through a medical weight loss program, Dr. Michael Kullman can help you! 


Medical Weight Loss (Semaglutide)

The FDA has recently approved several medications effective for weight loss and helpful for maintaining a healthy weight. Dr. Kullman prescribes compounded semaglutide for his patients. Semaglutide is the active ingredient in brand name Wegovy® and Ozempic® medications.

How it works

Semaglutide is an antidiabetic medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes as well as an anti-obesity medication used for long-term weight management approved under the brand name Wegovy® and Ozempic® for weight loss.

In March 2024, the FDA expanded the indication for semaglutide, in combination with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity, to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack and stroke in adults with cardiovascular disease who are overweight or obese.

Semaglutide is absorbed in your body to help reduce appetite and reduce food cravings. It targets the areas of the brain that regulate appetite. Dr. Kullman prescribes the liquid oral form put under the tongue and easily self-administered  three times a week. This medication has helped thousands of people lose and maintain healthy weight loss.

To see if you are a candidate, you will have a comprehensive weight loss consultation with Dr. Kullman. During the consultation, Dr. Kullman will discuss your medical history, weight loss goals, and any concerns you may have regarding your health.

Following the consultation, Dr. Kullman may order blood work to gain further insights into your health status, and to identify any underlying medical conditions that may impact your weight loss treatment.

Once you are considered eligible a prescription will be sent to the pharmacy and the medication will be sent right to your home.

Benefits of Using Prescription Medications to Lose Weight

Even those who have made lifestyle changes with a healthy eating plan and regular physical activity find these changes have not been enough.

Research shows that people taking prescription weight management medication under medical supervision lose 10-15% or more of their starting weight and continue to lose weight with this treatment.

Benefits can also include:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower levels of triglycerides
  • Less risk of heart disease
  • Medication reduction
  • Improved mobility and reduced pain
  • Improved joint function
  • Better sleep
  • Improved mood
  • Higher self-esteem

 For more information schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with Dr. Kullman by calling the office or by using our online contact form.


Chronic Pain and Medical Weight Loss 

Evidence strongly suggests that obesity and chronic pain present serious public health concerns, according to the Journal of Pain Research. Obesity is usually defined by using weight and height to calculate “Body Mass Index” (BMI). People who have a BMI between 25 and 30 are considered overweight.  Obesity is defined as having a BMI over 30.  Obesity is a chronic disease that affects more than 4 in 10 adults in the United States.

Patients suffering with chronic pain (pain that persists more than 3 months) have realized the benefit of weight loss, even 10 lbs. make a remarkable difference in  pain levels.

Increased Chronic Pain Factors Related to Weight Gain

  • Increased pain sensitivity
  • Poor sleep patterns
  • More stress on bones and joints
  • Inflammation due to poor diet
  • Depression related to pain and lack of mobility

Significant Benefits of Weight Loss for Chronic Pain Patients

Losing even a small amount of weight reduces stress on the body, and lowers inflammation thus lessening overall pain levels. Weight management plays an important role in relieving arthritis pain, in particular with osteoarthritis, the most common form.

Osteoarthritis (OA)

Studies show OA can be reduced by 50% if a person loses even 10-12lbs. Extra mass or amount of tissue on your body puts a heavier load on your bones and joints.

Achievable Goals  

  • Maintaining a positive perspective.
  • Understanding how much your weight has nothing to do with inner personal qualities.
  • Working with a supportive doctor and support team can create a positive weight loss experience.

Call the office today to discuss how we can help start you on an  effective and easy medical weight loss plan to help reduce your pain!


Mental Health and Weight Loss

The CDC reports 43% of adults with depression are overweight, and adults with depression were more likely to be obese than adults without depression.

More than 80% of people with serious mental health conditions are overweight, according to a study at John’s Hopkins University and funded by NIH’s, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Factors that contribute to weight gain and added weight include unhealthy eating habits and lack of physical activity. Medications to help control mental health symptoms can increase appetite and encourage weight gain.

Related Health Issues

According to the NIH: In addition to increasing the risk for developing physical health problems, added weight and obesity (BMI over 30) can also affect mental health, increasing the risk for developing:

  • Long-term stress
  • Body image problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders

Studies show that people that are overweight are also likely to face weight-related bias at school and work, which may cause long-term harm to their quality of life. Losing excess weight has been found to improve body image and self-esteem and reduce symptoms of depression.


We are committed to working with our easy-to-follow weight loss program to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

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Currently, weight loss treatment and medications are not covered by health insurance. 

We keep our fees competitive and affordable for our patients.