Medical Weight Loss

Medical Spa & Wellness Center located in Frederick, MD

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Medical Weight Loss services offered in Frederick, MD

If you’ve tried dieting and exercising but are still struggling to maintain a healthy weight, professional guidance can help you find a plan that works for you. Sheila K. Rohe, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, offers extensive experience in medical weight loss and semeglutide injections at Bloom Health NP in Frederick, Maryland. With a variety of nutrition plans and weight loss medications, Sheila can help support your weight management goals. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more.

Medical Weight Loss Q&A


What does medical weight loss mean?

Medical weight loss simply means losing weight with support, guidance, and management from a trained healthcare professional. At Bloom Health NP, Sheila has extensive experience in weight management. She works with patients of all ages to promote healthy, sustainable weight loss.

As a family medicine primary care specialist, Sheila provides comprehensive care for weight management, including nutrition counseling, Tirzepatide, Semeglutide injections, and oral weight loss medications.


Tirzepatide (Zepbound™/Mounjaro®), an FDA approved weight loss medication. Tirzepatide is a GLP-1 and a GIP. It works by decreasing your appetite, helping you feel fuller longer, and increases insulin production when you eat. Tirzepatide is used to treat weight loss in people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or those with a BMI of 27 or greater who also have health conditions such as high cholesterol or hypertension.


Semaglutide (sold under brand names like Ozempic and Wegovy) is a medication that is injected under the skin once a week and it is also used for weight loss. It works by suppressing appetite and slowing down digestion. Studies have shown that people who use semaglutide for weight loss can lose significant amounts of weight in a relatively short period of time. It is typically prescribed to people who are obese or have a high body mass index (BMI) and are also at risk for other health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. At Bloom Health NP, Sheila can help guide you through the weight loss process by consulting with you every step of the way. 

Who should consider medical weight loss? 

Sheila typically recommends medical weight loss for patients with a body mass index (BMI) over 30. Carrying excess weight, particularly around your midsection, can increase your risk of chronic diseases, like diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Taking control of your weight now may help prevent disease and slow the progression of existing illnesses. If you have struggled to maintain a healthy weight for five years or more, guidance from a qualified practitioner like Sheila may be right for you. 

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

 Medical weight loss can slim your physique and boost your self-esteem. Other important benefits of weight loss include:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Decreased cholesterol levels
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Minimized joint pain
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Boosted mental clarity

Healthy weight loss can also reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening medical conditions, such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and certain types of cancer. 

What can I expect from the medical weight loss process? 

Medical weight loss is not a one-size-fits-all process. Sheila takes your diet, lifestyle, medical history, and weight loss goals into account before recommending an individualized plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. After a comprehensive health assessment that includes a medical history review, physical exam, and lab testing, Sheila may recommend the following:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Lifestyle adjustments/diet recommendations
  • Smoking cessation
  • Semeglutide injections (like Wegovy, Ozempic)
  • Medications (Like Phentermine) 
  • IV vitamin therapy
  • Supplements

Sheila supports you during every step of your weight loss plan. She performs regular check-ins with medication management if needed and health screenings to help you stay on track with your goals. She also offers B-12 injections to promote fat burning. Call Bloom Health NP today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about medical weight loss.