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Gretna Medical Center

315 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone:(504) 364-1844

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 Tirzepatide .


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.
  • If approved for weight loss medication, you take the prescription to the pharmacy.  The pharmacy will determine the cost of the medication 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 Tirzepatide 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
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
7am - 12 noon
Gretna Medical Center