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What can I expect during my women’s health visit?

During your visit, the specific expectations will vary based on the type of procedure being performed. Generally, you can expect a discussion with your healthcare provider about the procedure, its purpose, and any necessary preparations. For diagnostic procedures like ultrasounds or colposcopies, there may be some physical discomfort but they are usually quick. Surgical procedures like LEEPs or device insertions may require local anesthesia. The healthcare team will ensure your privacy and comfort throughout the procedure, providing instructions and support.

Do I need a prescription for blood work or other lab services?

No. Walk in or book an appointment. We'll take care of the rest.

What is a deductible? What is coinsurance?

A deductible is the initial amount you are required to pay out-of-pocket before your insurance begins to cover costs. Once you have paid your deductible, coinsurance comes into play. Coinsurance refers to the percentage of the medical costs that you are responsible for paying after your deductible has been met.

Can I be seen out-of-network?

You may be eligible to be seen out-of-network depending on your insurance plan. Some plans allow for out-of-network benefits. Please reach out to your carrier to determine if you are covered.

Does insurance cover my lab tests?

Insurance plans vary, and your coverage depends on your specific policy. While most tests are covered by insurance, you may want to contact your insurance carrier to ensure coverage before having your test done.

Why do I have an outstanding balance for my visit?

The balance owed for each visit varies based on the contracted rates agreed upon with your insurance plan and the type of services provided. While basic primary care office visits are generally covered, additional charges may arise from procedures, vaccinations, or lab work conducted at ClearMD. To ensure the efficient processing of your claim, it's essential to verify that the insurance information provided at the time of your visit is up-to-date and accurate.

What is the cost of telehealth consultations?

Most insurance providers have expanded their coverage to include telehealth consultations, which are billed at the same rate as traditional in-office visits. This offers the convenience of not having to physically visit the office. It is advisable to contact your insurance carrier or check their website for specific coverage details before booking a telehealth appointment.

How much will I have to pay?

Because insurance policies can differ significantly, it's important to check with your carrier for accurate information regarding your coverage. Before scheduling an appointment online, ask your carrier (or look online) to confirm the specifics of your coverage.

What is the difference between an in-network provider and an out-of-network provider?

An in-network provider has an agreement with the insurance company resulting in fewer out-of-pocket expenses. An out-of-network provider does not have an agreement with the insurance company and fees are billed to the insurance company at full price.

Does ClearMD provide options for payment plans?

Yes, ClearMD offers a flexible payment option through a buy now/pay later program.

What are the methods available for making a payment?

Payments can be made either by calling 844-MDCLEAR or by accessing your Healow portal, which can be found in the top right corner of our website.

What happens if I can't pay?

Don't worry – ClearMD is proud to offer interest free payment plans. Please call our billing team at (646) 249-9333.

What are the side effects of semaglutide?

The most common side effects include headache, fatigue, dizziness and injection site reactions. Other common side effects include constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and mild stomach pain. More serious side effects include kidney problems, allergic reaction and pancreatitis, but these side effects are generally rare.

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Which medication is part of my plan?

Whether it's Ozempic, Wegovy or other semaglutide-based medications, we'll find the right one for you. If you're not covered for one, we'll explore every alternative. When you qualify, we'll even find the best way to get it to your doorstep. Please remember, GLP-1 medication is not part of the program cost and is billed separately.

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Do you accept insurance?

Your insurance may cover your visits and medication. We'll work with you to see if you qualify and make sure you are pre-authorized before your weight loss journey begins. We accept many types of insurance, including Cigna, Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Multiplan and more.

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Can semaglutide be taken safely with other medications?

While taking semaglutide is generally safe, it may interact with certain medications, particularly diabetes drugs like insulin. Therefore it is important to discuss any medications you may be taking with your provider, especially if you are taking such medications.

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How do these medications work?

Semaglutide works by activating the body's GLP-1 receptors. This helps the body to lower blood sugar levels and also helps to increase the production of insulin, which leads to reduced appetite and increased feelings of satiety (fullness).

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What are the differences between semaglutide, Wegovy and Ozempic?

There is basically no difference between semaglutide, Wegovy and Ozempic. While Ozempic and Wegovy are brand names of a specific distribution, semaglutide is the generic name. Both Wegovy and Ozempic are marketed products that contain the active ingredient semaglutide. While the dose or the way that the medication is administered may be different, they are both GLP-1 receptor agonists that are useful in treating obesity.

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If I test positive for an STI, can I get treated at ClearMD?

ClearMD is happy to provide treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, HSV, syphilis, and UTIs. We will advise and refer those who test positive for gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV to a primary care provider, urgent care facility, or infectious disease expert.

What if I'm not covered?

We accept insurance, but it isn't required. If your insurance doesn't cover your medication or visit, we'll work with you to find the best path forward. If you need alternative medications or you prefer to purchase your medication directly from us, we'll find the right plan for you.

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When will I receive my results?

All our samples, except for Herpes Simplex Virus I and II (HSV), are processed in our own laboratory. This means we are able to turn-around results quicker than most STI clinics in New York City! All tests that do not include HSV will be reported within 24 hours. Our Full Panel" tests include HSV so these results will be returned within 1-3 days.”

Is infusion therapy safe?

Of course. All of our products are fully tested and FDA approved, and they are administered by trained professionals.

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How will I receive my results?

You will receive your results by e-mail as a PDF attachment. Should you have any concerning positive results, our provider will also give you a call by telephone.

If I have tested positive for syphilis before, will I test positive for syphilis again?

If you have tested positive for syphilis before, make sure to accurately fill out the intake form declaring such, and please tell the provider when you are getting tested the same. This way, ClearMD can measure other methods of an active infection other than looking for the antibodies to the bacteria. Typically active infection is ruled out with RPR titers.

Which ClearMD locations currently offer STI testing?

We now offer STI testing at all of our locations.

What types of specimen collections do you offer?

Our chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichonomiasis tests are routinely conducted using urine specimens, and require that you avoid urinating for a minimum of 1 hour before your scheduled exam. In the event that you are unable to urinate, our provider's can perform an urethral or rectal swab if needed. Our HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis C tests are conducted using a fingerprick, similar to a blood glucose reading. Our Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) I and II, and Hepatitis B tests require a venous blood draw and are sent out to a partner laboratory for processing.

How accurate are my results?

We process our chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis samples using molecular-based technique (polymerase chain reaction), and is the gold-standard for testing. Our HIV and syphilis tests are ran on highly sensitive (99% and 95% respectively), lateral-flow immunoassays. Herpes simplex virus samples are outsourced to a partner laboratory that detects antibodies to the virus at a rate that is more than 99% sensitive and specific. Should you test positive for HIV or syphilis on our rapid immunoassay, you may be required to return to the clinic for a venous blood draw for confirmatory testing.

Why does it work so well?

IV therapy is the fastest way to achieve maximum hydration and relief, as it allows for a greater liquid absorption than traditional methods. Oral supplements are slow to reach your bloodstream, while infusion therapy allows the needed vitamins, minerals or supplements to enter into your bloodstream directly for maximum effect. Your GI tract is completely bypassed so you get relief in minutes, not hours.

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Who can benefit from infusion therapy?

Almost all healthy adults are eligible for and can benefit from IV therapy and boost infusions. If you need immediate relief, choose your infusion and get started today.

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Does the lab process samples on the weekends?

Our in-house laboratory processes samples daily except for Herpes Simplex Virus I and II (HSV). HSV is outsourced to a partner laboratory and usually requires an additional 1 to 3 days. Unfortunately, our partner lab does not process samples over the weekend,... meaning if you test on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday for HSV, your results will not be ready until Monday at the earliest.

When does my turnaround time begin?

Our turnaround times begin when the sample is collected.

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What control material(s) are used in every test?

Positive PCR control: Synthetic SARS-CoV-2 RNA is used as a positive control. Control reactions are run with synthetic RNA near the RT-PCR Level of Detection (LoD). These controls are added directly to the PCR plate. Human Ribonuclease P (RNase P) cDNA is also added to each of these controls. Each positive PCR control is included with each RT-PCR run as a single reaction.Negative PCR control: Certified RNase/DNase-Free water is used as a negative control. The water is added directly to the PCR plate and is included with each RT-PCR and runs as a single reaction. Internal PCR/Positive extraction control: Each clinical sample is subjected to the detection of a human gene, RNase P, which is expected to be present in each sample. This control is internal to each individual reaction.Negative Extraction control: VTM or DNA/RNA shield containing no virus or human cells is used as a negative extraction control. This control is included in each extraction run and proceeds through the entire test pipeline through RT-PCR detection.

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Why use ClearMD for COVID testing?

We bring COVID tests directly to your home, clinic, or business. We make things easier by offering you a professional courier service for specimen collection and supply delivery designed around your practices' needs. Our concierge team is highly trained, discrete, and will schedule and dispatch our medical team when and where you need us, even for last-minute travel arrangements. ClearMD has two options for payment, self-pay or [insurance]. See scheduling page for more details.

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What is our Limit of Detection (LoD) or Analytical Sensitivity?

We place our extraction LoD at or below 200 viral copies/mL. The specific LoD was further evaluated by performing 20 replicate extractions at each of four virus dilutions in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) around the putative initial LOD from the first triplicate experiment. SARS-CoV-2 was successfully detected in 20/20 (100%) replicates at 200 viral copies/mL.

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How long should I wait after sexual contact before getting tested?

We follow a protocol designed for high-throughput sample reformatting, RNA extraction, and RT-PCR using a heavily automated robotic workflow analogous to the standard CDC protocol. The test pipeline consists of the following steps: 1) Clinical specimens are put into a laboratory convection oven to inactivate potential viruses. 2) Samples are automatically transferred into a 96-well sample block. 3) Automated RNA extraction is performed. 4) RT-PCR is performed on extracted RNA to detect possible SARS-CoV2 infection.

What should I do if I have tested positive for syphilis before?

If you have tested positive for syphilis before, make sure to accurately fill out the intake form declaring such, and please tell the provider when you are getting tested the same. This way, ClearMD can measure other methods of an active infection other than looking for the antibodies to the bacteria. Typically active infection is ruled out with RPR titers.

I'd like to learn more about my results.

A positive result indicates the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 RNA. However, clinical correlations with a patient's history and other diagnostic information are necessary to confirm a patient's infection status. Positive results do not rule out bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses, and the agent detected may not be the definite cause of the disease. By law, laboratories within the United States and its territories are required to report all positive results to the appropriate health authorities. Negative results do not rule out possible SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for patient management decisions. Negative RT-PCR results must be combined with clinical observations, patient history, and epidemiological information to rule out possible SARS-CoV-2 infections. The RT-PCR assay is intended for use by qualified and trained clinical laboratory personnel specifically instructed and trained in the techniques of RT-PCR and in vitro diagnostic procedures.

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Is testing provided free of charge?

The federal government officially ended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on April 11, 2023. This means that both individual and group plans are no longer required to cover COVID-19 tests and testing-related services without cost sharing, prior authorization or other medical management requirements. As coverage may differ between insurance carriers and plans, ClearMD can no longer guarantee that your insurance will cover the cost of any COVID-related tests, including rapid antigen, PCR, or Multiplex 4-in-1 PCR tests. We suggest that you contact your insurance provider before your visit to confirm that they will cover the cost of both your test and your visit (the medical evaluation is a required part of the COVID-19 test).

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How are RT-PCR assay results interpreted?

All of the control test results are examined prior to the interpretation of a patient's results. If control results are invalid, the patient results cannot be interpreted. A cycle threshold (Ct) of less than 40 is required for a detected sample for either the N1 or N2 assays. Samples resulting in the detection of either the N1 or N2 assays are considered positive.

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What technology does ClearMD use to test for COVID-19?

ClearMD utilizes an assay called real-time reverse polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in patient's samples. Using primers directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we can amplify and detect even tiny quantities of the virus's RNA.

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Is there anything special I should know about my urine test for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis?

Yes! As stated above, it is important to avoid urination 1 hour before your test. Additionally, you will be asked to provide a "first-catch" sample. A "first-catch" sample involves collecting the urine that first exits the urethra upon voiding and is critical for accurate results. We need to collect a "first-catch" sample because it contains the most bacteria in your urinary tract. Don't worry your ClearMD provider will remind you of this during your in-person consultation.

Does ClearMD test for travel purposes?

ClearMD provides COVID-19 testing for patients who have been confirmed or potentially exposed to COVID-19. The results provided for these tests are suitable for travel purposes, however, we do not test solely for travel purposes.

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What is a multiplex test?

When a healthcare provider orders a COVID-19 diagnostic test, the results of the test will be used to confirm or rule out an upper or lower respiratory tract disorder. For added safety, ClearMD uses a multiplex assay for the detection of multiple viruses:The COVID-Flu Multiplex Assay is a real-time RT-PCR assay intended for the simultaneous detection and differentiation of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, RSV, influenza A virus, and/or influenza B viruses. Nucleic acid from influenza A, influenza B, RSV and SARS-CoV-2 viruses is generally detectable in anterior nasal swab specimens during the acute phase of infection.  This test uses anterior nasal swab specimens collected from individuals suspected of respiratory viral infection consistent with COVID-19. Positive results are indicative of the presence of SARS-CoV-2, RSV, influenza A and/or influenza B nucleic acid but do not rule out bacterial infection or co-infection with other pathogens not detected by the test.

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How long does it take to get results?

24 hour PCR Test: Results are delivered within 24 hours from time of test. Less than 16 hour PCR Test: Results are delivered within 16 hours from time of test. 60 Minute PCR Test: Results are delivered within 60 minutes from the time that the sample is collected. Antigen Test: Results are delivered 30 minutes from the time the sample is collected.

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Have I been double-billed?

Don't worry, you haven't been double-billed; as mentioned above, you probably haven't been billed at all. As listed below, itemized invoices use specific billing codes for different aspects of your COVID-19 test, from your office visit down to the delivery of your results. This is a standard practice, so you will find multiple items listed on your detailed invoice. When viewing your explanation of benefits, you may even notice that part of your invoice is dated on the day after your test. This is because your insurance companies recognize your COVID-19 test and the next-day delivery of results as two separately billable acts. Whether selecting the basic package (48-hour) or upgrading your results to expedited (24-hour) or express (2-hour) delivery, do not be alarmed if you see this follow-up listed in your explanation of benefits as occurring on the next day. This corresponds to the delivery of results and is not a duplicate charge. Even in the event that your insurance company does not reimburse ClearMD for your visit, you will never be charged by ClearMD for a standard test.

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What are the potential risks for a women’s health procedure?

Potential risks for these procedures can include infection, bleeding, or adverse reactions to anesthesia for surgical procedures. Diagnostic procedures generally have lower risks but may cause discomfort or anxiety. Each procedure’s specific risks will be discussed by your provider beforehand, and measures are taken to minimize these risks. It’s important for patients to follow pre-procedure and post-procedure instructions closely to reduce the risk of complications.

What is women’s health?

Women’s health encompasses a specialized area of medicine focused on the treatment and care of conditions and diseases that affect a woman’s physical or emotional well-being. This includes a wide range of services like routine preventive and gynecological care, pelvic and obstetric ultrasound, pregnancy care and childbirth, STI treatment, UTI testing, and conditions like fibroids, endometriosis, and PCOS. We also offer procedures like colposcopies, LEEPs, and the insertion or removal of IUDs and Nexplanon, ensuring comprehensive care across all stages of a woman’s life.

What are the potential costs for a women’s health visit?

The potential costs for a women’s health visit can vary widely based on the type of procedure and whether you have health insurance. Diagnostic procedures like ultrasounds or lab tests may have lower costs compared to surgical procedures like LEEPs or device insertions. Many insurance plans cover women’s health services, but out-of-pocket expenses can include deductibles, copays, or coinsurance. We offer payment plans for those without insurance or with high out-of-pocket costs.

What is the followup and recovery like for women’s health visits?

Follow-up and recovery for a women’s health procedure depend on the nature and complexity of the procedure. For non-invasive or minor procedures, recovery might involve minimal downtime, with instructions on any signs of complications to observe. More invasive procedures may require a period of rest, medication to manage pain or prevent infection, and possibly restrictions on certain activities. Follow-up appointments are often scheduled to check on the healing process, discuss results, and ensure the effectiveness of treatments.

Why are women’s health visits performed?

Women’s health procedures are performed to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of health issues specific to the female reproductive system, as well as broader health concerns. These include screening for and treating sexually transmitted infections, managing pregnancy and childbirth, diagnosing and treating conditions like fibroids, endometriosis, and PCOS, and preventing diseases through routine exams and vaccinations. Procedures like colposcopies and LEEPs are crucial for diagnosing and treating cervical abnormalities, while contraceptive device insertion and removal cater to family planning needs.

How do I prepare for my women’s health appointment?

Preparing for an appointment involves gathering any relevant medical records and history, including details of your menstrual cycle, any previous diagnoses or treatments, and a list of current medications. It’s also helpful to note any symptoms or concerns you wish to discuss with your provider. Depending on the type of appointment, you may be advised to avoid certain activities for a period before your visit. Bringing insurance information and a form of identification is also important, and considering any questions or goals you have for the appointment can help maximize its benefit.

Are there related procedures to women’s health services?

Related procedures encompass a broad spectrum of medical care aimed at addressing women’s health issues. This includes mammography for breast cancer screening, bone density testing for osteoporosis, genetic counseling for hereditary cancer risks, and fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF). Wellness and preventive care, such as nutritional counseling and mental health services, are also integral to comprehensive women’s health care, addressing the full range of physical, emotional, and social aspects of well-being.

What can I expect during infusion therapy?

During Infusion therapy, a small needle is inserted into a vein, usually in the arm. In the drip form, the infusion is delivered slowly, allowing you to relax during the treatment. The injection form is quicker, providing a rapid boost of nutrients. The process is supervised by medical professionals.

What is infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy is an intravenous method used to deliver hydration, vitamins, and nutrients directly into the bloodstream. This therapy bypasses the gastrointestinal tract, ensuring immediate and effective absorption. It comes in two forms: the drip form, where IV fluids are administered slowly over a period, and the injection form, which offers a quicker boost of nutrients.

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What is the follow-up and recovery like for infusion therapy?

Recovery from infusion therapy is typically straightforward with no downtime – you may return to your daily activities immediately. Follow-up depends on your specific treatment plan and goals. Some may benefit from repeated sessions for optimal results.

Why is infusion therapy performed?

Infusion therapy is performed to rapidly deliver hydration, vitamins, and nutrients directly to the body. It’s beneficial for those needing immediate relief from dehydration, nutrient deficiencies, or for overall wellness enhancement. This therapy is faster and more effective than oral supplements, as it bypasses the GI tract.

How do I prepare for infusion therapy?

To prepare for therapy, it’s recommended to be well-hydrated and have eaten a light meal. You should discuss your medical history, allergies, and any medications with the healthcare provider. Comfortable clothing is advisable for easy access to your arm for the infusion.

What are the potential risks of infusion therapy?

While Infusion therapy is generally safe, potential risks include discomfort at the injection site or bruising.

What are the potential costs of infusion therapy?

The cost of Infusion therapy varies based on the type of infusion and the location of the clinic. Typically, prices range for different types of infusions, with additional costs for supplementary boosts. It’s important to check with the provider for specific pricing.

What is semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist originally used to manage type 2 diabetes. Recent research shows it’s also highly effective for weight loss. It works by mimicking a natural hormone in your body that helps regulate your appetite and blood sugar levels. In studies, patients taking semaglutide lost significantly more weight than those using other weight loss methods.

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What is the potential cost for weight loss services?

The cost of these weight loss services includes consultation, lab work, and medication. The program is structured as a monthly subscription, with prices for semaglutide and tirzepatide treatments available on a monthly basis. Discounts are offered for longer commitments.

What can I expect during weight loss visits?

Patients can expect a comprehensive approach including the delivery of medications like semaglutide or tirzepatide, routine check-ins for progress monitoring, and continuous support from healthcare providers.

What are some related procedures to weight loss?

Procedures related to these weight loss services might include additional lab testing, dietary counseling, exercise planning, and regular medical check-ups to ensure overall health and well-being during the weight loss process.

What is the purpose of our weight loss services?

These services are aimed at providing a sustainable and medically supervised approach to weight loss. The medications used, semaglutide and tirzepatide, help regulate appetite and blood sugar levels, contributing to weight reduction.

What are ClearMD’s weight loss services?

At ClearMD, our medically supervised weight loss services include the use of semaglutide and tirzepatide, two medications known for their efficacy in weight management. These services are complemented by counseling and support to ensure a holistic approach to weight loss.

What is tirzepatide?

Tirzepatide is an anti-diabetic medication that activates GLP-1 and GIP receptors, which leads to better control of blood sugar. In recent studies, tirzepatide has been shown to provide substantial, safe and clinically meaningful weight loss.

What is the follow-up and recovery like for weight loss services?

Ongoing support and regular consultations are part of the follow-up process to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments. Recovery, in this context, relates to the gradual and sustained achievement of weight loss goals.

What are the potential risks for weight loss services?

As with any medical treatment, there are potential risks, such as side effects from the medications used. It’s important to discuss these with your provider and consider your personal health history.

What is included in the complimentary, initial labs?

ClearMD is proud to offer complimentary initial bloodwork, with results promised to you in under 24 hours. Our initial screening includes a comprehensive metabolic panel, complete blood count, hemoglobin A1C, and thyroid panel.

What are the differences between semaglutide, Wegovy and Mounjaro?

There is basically no difference between semaglutide, Wegovy and Mounjaro. While Mounjaro and Wegovy are brand names of a specific distribution, semaglutide is the generic name. While the dose or the way that the medication is administered may be different, they are both GLP-1 receptor agonists that are useful in treating obesity.

How are these medications taken?

Usually semaglutide is administered through subcutaneous (under the skin) injection that occurs weekly, but this can vary depending on a particular patient’s medical situation.

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How do I prepare for weight loss services?

Preparation for these services typically involves scheduling a consultation, either virtually or in-person, to determine candidacy. Initial lab work will be conducted to assess your health status, which we provide free of charge.

How much does health coaching cost?

We offer two packages : Clear Silver Package at $175/session and Clear Gold Package at $250/session.

What is health coaching?

Health coaching, including diet coaching, exercise training, and other wellness activities, is a comprehensive approach to improve your health and wellbeing. Health coaching is a personalized program led by a certified health and nutrition coach that focuses on a balanced relationship with food and includes tailored meal plans and practical strategies for unique nutritional needs.

Why is health coaching performed?

Health coaching is performed to guide and motivate you towards healthier lifestyle choices, focusing on diet, exercise, and mental wellness. It helps you to create customized nutritional guidance, support sustainable weight management, and help in making healthier dietary choices without restricting favorite foods.

What are some services related to health coaching?

Health coaching often includes nutrition planning, fitness routines, stress management techniques, and other holistic health strategies. Related procedures may include wellness injections or ClearMD’s other nutrition-focused services.

What is the follow-up and recovery like for health coaching?

Follow-up typically involves regular check-ins to track progress and adjust plans as needed. The costs of health coaching can vary, depending on the program’s length and intensity. Follow-up and recovery involve implementing the discussed strategies into daily life, with ongoing support and adjustments based on progress.

What are the potential risks of health coaching?

Potential risks are minimal, primarily related to adjustments in diet and lifestyle.

What can I expect during a coaching session?

During health coaching sessions, expect personalized advice, goal setting, and regular monitoring of progress. During health coaching, you can expect personalized attention to your dietary preferences and lifestyle, with an emphasis on making simple swaps for healthier eating.

How do I prepare for a health coaching session?

The preparation involves setting clear personal health goals and being ready to discuss your health history, lifestyle, and challenges with your coach.

What can I expect during dermatology & aesthetic treatments?

During Botox injections and dermal filler treatments, you can expect minimal discomfort – these are quick procedures usually completed within minutes. Microneedling sessions typically take about 30 minutes, with a numbing cream applied beforehand to minimize discomfort. The number of sessions and specific process will vary based on the treatment and your individual needs.

Why are dermatology & aesthetic treatments performed?

These treatments are performed to enhance facial aesthetics by reducing the signs of aging, improving skin texture, and enhancing facial contours. Botox temporarily reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles, dermal fillers restore lost volume and smooth out lines, and microneedling rejuvenates the skin by reducing scars, wrinkles, and uneven texture. These aesthetic treatments offer various options for facial rejuvenation and skin improvement, each tailored to specific concerns and desired outcomes.

What are dermatology & aesthetic treatments?

Dermatology & aesthetic treatments like dermal fillers, Botox injections, and microneedling are innovative aesthetic services designed to enhance one’s appearance. Botox involves injecting a substance into muscles to reduce wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing the muscles. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to smooth wrinkles, enhance contours, and restore volume. Microneedling uses tiny needles to create micro-punctures in the skin, stimulating collagen production for skin rejuvenation. Aesthetic treatments like microneedling, dermal fillers, and Botox are popular for enhancing appearance and addressing skin concerns. Each has its specific purpose, preparation steps, expectations, follow-up, costs, risks, and related procedures.

What is the follow-up and recovery like for dermatology & aesthetic treatments?

The recovery process is generally swift with minimal downtime. For Botox and fillers, some swelling or bruising might occur but typically subsides quickly. Microneedling may result in temporary redness and sensitivity. Follow-up appointments can be made for any necessary adjustments.

Is it safe?

When administered by skilled professionals, dermal fillers are very safe. We only use FDA-approved materials, ensuring the absolute highest standards of quality and safety – and our experts are thoroughly trained and masterfully skilled.

Why is there a follow-up appointment?

The follow-up visit allows our team to assess the effects of the initial injection and adjust for symmetry, if needed. The team will answer questions, determine if any areas need more attention and ensure you are satisfied with the results. You can skip this touch-up if you’d like, but it is included in the price and highly recommended.

What areas can be treated?

Dermal fillers are often used to enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the lips, cheeks, chin – and even the jawline.

Is it safe?

When administered by skilled professionals, Botox injections are very safe. Our experts are thoroughly trained to ensure safety and satisfaction.

What are the potential risks of dermatology & aesthetic treatments?

While generally safe when performed by the qualified professionals at ClearMD, there are potential risks. Botox may cause side effects like bruising or drooping in the injected area, dermal fillers carry risks like allergic reactions, and microneedling can cause skin irritation.

How long do the results last?

While individual results may vary, usually the effects last between 3 and 4 months.

How does microneedling work?

Microneedling is the process of using small needles to create tiny micro-punctures in the skin, which stimulates collagen production and promotes the skin’s overall rejuvenation.

What can microneedling improve?

Microneedling is used to treat acne, scarring, wrinkles and other fine lines, uneven skin texture and even those pesky stretch marks – so you’re smooth as a baby’s bottom.

How does Botox work?

When injected into muscles, Botox temporarily improves the appearance of wrinkles and skin lines. It works by blocking the nerve signals in those muscles - by making the muscles inactive, the overlying skin is relaxed and the appearance of wrinkles is less prominent, leading to a smoother and more youthful appearance.

What is a dermal filler?

A dermal filler is a gel-like substance that is injected beneath the skin. It is used to enhance contours, smooth out wrinkles and skin lines, and to restore volume that is naturally lost with time.

What are some procedures related to dermatology & aesthetic treatments?

Other related procedures include laser treatments for skin rejuvenation, chemical peels for skin resurfacing, and various non-surgical facial contouring techniques. These procedures also aim to improve skin texture, reduce signs of aging, and enhance facial aesthetics.

What are the potential costs of dermatology & aesthetic treatments?

Costs vary depending on the type of treatment and the extent of the procedure. For instance, Botox is priced at $10 per unit, and dermal fillers are priced per syringe. Microneedling has a set cost per session.

Does it hurt?

It can sting a little – buts it’s worth it. We apply a numbing cream to the skin beforehand to minimize the discomfort, so most people tolerate the procedure well.

How long do the results last?

Depending on the type of filler used and the area treated, results can last from 6 months to 2 years.

How long does it take?

Each session takes about 30 minutes. We usually recommend 3-6 sessions (with a few weeks in between), but it depends on your specific goals and the condition of your skin.

How do I prepare for dermatology & aesthetic treatments?

Preparation for these treatments typically involves consulting with your provider to discuss your goals and any potential risks – they will explain everything you need to know. It’s important to disclose any medical conditions or medications to ensure safe and effective treatment.

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