Monday - Saturday
7am - 5pm
Sunday
8am - 12 noon
Nov 24th Thanksgiving
Closed
Monday - Saturday
7am - 5pm
Sunday
8am - 12 noon
Nov 24th Thanksgiving
Closed

Gretna Medical Center

315 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 285-2123

15 MIN PCR RESULTS

Most Clinics Have A Two Day Turnaround Time

PCR COVID Test for Travel

15 minute Same Day Results

Groups and Event COVID testing

15 minute PCR rapid testing

PCR Testing for Saints Game day

15 minute Same Day Results

We have Spanish and Vietnamese speaking doctors. 

(Clinica Medica)

Non-Surgical Weight Loss Treatment New Orleans, LA

Non-surgical medical weight loss treatments from a medical doctor can provide the safest, and most reliable options for people looking to manage or lose weight.  Our clinic will preform a battery of tests which can include an EKG, blood test, or urine test to see if you have an underlying issue causing your weight gain.  Upon evaluation with a provider, a diet plan and medication can be issued to help suppress and control your appetite.  The most common medications prescribed today for weight loss are Semaglutide, Wegovy, Ozempic, Mounjaro and Titzepatide.

 

How we help you lose weight:

  • A number of tests will be preformed such as a blood test to make sure there isn’t an underlying issue.
  • A diet plan provided by the doctor.
  • Medication that helps suppress appetite.  You will have to have a consultation with the provider to determine if pharmaceutical appetite suppressants are suitable for you.

What is the best weight loss prescription medication today?

Semaglutide which is also known as Wegovy or Ozempic are the most common weight loss prescription drugs on the market today with good clinical studies backing both of them.  Mounjaro and Titzepatide also have good results but they are injectables.  See clinical studies below.

Weight Loss Management Program Quick Information:

  • May not use insurance for “weight loss only”
  • All programs are for prescriptions – i.e. drugs not available to be administered in clinic
  • Always need an establishing visit with bloodwork (from at least 1 year of DOS)
  • All programs are in conjunction with lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, etc.)

 

Name of Drug Adipex (Phentermine) Wegovy/ Ozempic (Semaglutide)
Insurance Cannot Use for Rx Management, Maybe be able to use for establishing visit Can Use for Rx Management
Qualifying Conditions BMI > 30, no heart issues Diabetes/Pre-diabetes
1st Visit OV, LABS, EKG, UTC OV, LABS
Out of pocket Rx Cost ~$20 ~$1000 (coupons may be available at pharmacy)
Type of Medication Pill Injection
Side Effects Stimulant Nausea
Rx Maintenance OVs OV, UTC OV only
Prescription Amount 1 month for 3 Months / year 1 month every month 

 

Can your doctor prescribe Semaglutide?

Yes but a consultation is required with the physician to make sure this medication is a fit for you.

Can your doctor prescribe Wegovy?

Yes but a consultation is required with the physician to make sure this medication is a fit for you.

Can your doctor prescribe Ozempic?

Yes but a consultation is required with the physician to make sure this medication is a fit for you.

Why come to us?

Obesity or excess weight can significantly impair your daily life. At Gretna Medical Center, we understand that weight loss can be difficult. That’s why we have medical doctors that can help you on your journey to living a much healthier life style.

As part of our weight loss treatment, our facility can offer a range of safe and proven medical weight loss options that is coupled with a comprehensive treatment program tailored directly to you. Not all treatment plans are the same. We will take into account your entire medical history with an evaluation by our physician and find a plan specific to your needs.

To get a more comprehensive plan on our treatments, please contact us by clicking this link here.

Open 7 days a week. Walk-in patients are welcome.

Fax: (504) 367-6022

315 Westbank Expressway Gretna, LA 70053

Business Hours
Monday - Saturday
7am - 5pm
Sunday
7am - 12 noon

Self-pay COVID Testing Patients May Walk In

Our phone lines can be extremely busy.  If you don't need to be seen today, please use our contact page to get your question answered.  We have someone that monitors the questions from the contact page 7 days a week and you will get an answer extremely fast.

You may come as a walk-in if you are testing for COVID as long as you self pay.  We take COVID testing walk-in patients from 7am until 4:30pm, only if you are paying for the test yourself.  We close early Sunday, so last walk-in will be at 2:30pm, COVID testing only.

If you are walking in for anything else like seeing a doctor, call the clinic first to see if we can take you.

New medicaid patients are welcome.

Home COVID Testing Kits.

The COVID home testing kits are in stock at the pharmacy next to us.  They have a seperate phone number.
Check the navigation menu for a link to their page and phone number.

Gretna Medical Center