Medical Weight Loss
Feel like yourself again and find a permanent solution to reach your desired health and weight goals! Tired of yo-yo’ing, not feeling like yourself or burnt out with not meeting your desired outcome or health goals? Let Blue Sky MD get to the root cause and provide you with the right answers.
We often dismiss day-to-day fatigue, not sleeping well, lack of overall well being, stress, weight gain, and many other symptoms with the new ‘norm’ of how we think we should be feeling. However, hormone imbalance could be the ultimate issue, which is treatable and can get you feeling like your old self.
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We’re in network with most major primary care Insurance providers, and our services are applied the same as they would be with your Primary Care Provider. Don’t have insurace? No problem, we also offer competitive self-pay options!
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Contact Blue Sky MD today to learn more about our Medical Weight Loss Program & Hormone Replacement Therapy. Blue Sky MD has offices in Asheville, Hendersonville, Winston Salem, Charlotte, and Greensboro – and we accept primary care insurance.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Medical Weight Loss Covered by Insurance?
Yes. At Blue Sky MD, we accept several types of insurance, including Blue Cross, Medicare, and Medicaid. Contact us to find out if we can work with your insurance.
What Is A Medical Weight Loss Program?
Medical Weight Loss Programs are physician-led, science-backed weight loss programs for individuals who have a hard time losing weight on their own. Many times there is an underlying medical issue that prevents an individual from losing weight. A medical weight loss program provides the medical insight and supervision to address these problems to create a customized weight loss program that works best for a patient’s unique needs in a safe environment.
How Much Does Medical Weight Loss Cost?
Medical Weight Loss at Blue Sky MD is very affordable, since we’re able to bill your insurance. Patients are typically only responsible for primary care co-payments, depending on insurance. We also have low-cost self pay options available as well. Costs vary depending on the length of the program required to achieve the desired weight.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT, is a treatment that involves supplementing a person’s natural hormone production through implants, injections, or oral tablets. As we age, hormone levels naturally decline in both men and women, causing intimacy issues, fatigue, and other health issues. Through careful testing, we can analyze your unique biomarkers to create a hormone therapy treatment plan and restore your hormones to optimal levels.
How Much Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Cost?
Hormone Therapy costs vary from person to person, depending on length of treatment and treatment type. We accept insurance and offer low-cost self-pay options, making HRT affordable.
Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Help with Weight Loss?
Hormone Therapy has been shown to help with weight loss in both male and female patients. Hormone Replacement Therapy can help create lean muscle mass, which increases metabolism and speeds up weight loss. HRT also helps increase energy levels and drive, helping to motivate exercise.
Monday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am – 1:00pm
**Disclaimer. Weight loss results vary depending on the individual. No guarantee is provided or implied.
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Karla McGaha, FNP
North Carolina Offices
A native of Hendersonville, Karla earned her Bachelors degree at Western Carolina University. After graduation, she worked as a paramedic for 5 years in Gaston County. While working EMS, Karla returned to school and earned her BSN from Winston Salem State University, later followed by a MSN from Western Carolina University. When Karla isn’t changing patients’ lives at Blue Sky MD, she can be found at her home in Mills River with her husband and 3 daughters.
Wellness CoachTraci is originally from Southern California, but attended high school and college in Columbia, Missouri. She earned her M.B.A. in Dallas, TX. Her experience for the past 15 years has been centered around fitness and general wellness. She is a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor with a passion for motivating others toward a healthier lifestyle. Traci loves animals and enjoys walking, hiking, scuba diving, and travel. Her daughter, Maddie, is a senior at ASU in Boone.
Cortney, a native to Florida earned her bachelors degree in Secondary Education at Florida State University.She taught 6th grade for three years and coached the school’s cross country team.After moving to Asheville in 2010 Cortney earned her masters degree in Health Education at Western Carolina University.Cortney is committed to helping others succeed in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.She enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Jenny McGrath is a Certified Health Education Specialist through the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing.She is a graduate from West Virginia University, with a masters degree in Community Health Promotion.Jenny has over 16 years of experience developing, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs for people of all ages.Her past experience has been with West Virginia University, Prevention Resource Center, Utah State Department of Heath, and Mission Health System.Jenny’s positive attitude and optimism shows in her large group and one on one patient interactions.Jenny is committed to helping others achieve and maintain healthy habits and personal goals.
Ashley Kaake holds board certifications as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University and South University in Savannah, GA. She has over 10 years of professional nursing experience in multiple settings. She is extremely passionate about preventative medicine and enjoys educating her patients on ways to improve their overall health and quality of life. She has worked in acute care, endocrinology, bariatric, and primary care settings. She is originally from British Columbia, Canada and it was this love of the mountains that lured her to Western North Carolina. When she is not at work she can most likely be found out hiking, biking, or camping with her family and fur-babies in tow. She is thrilled to join the Blue Sky team and help you find the path to the best version of yourself.
Bonnie Nece, MSN, FNP-BC, completed her nursing degree in 1993 and worked as a women’s health nurse, providing leadership for four women’s health units, for 10 years. She then completed her graduate studies at the University of South Alabama, and is Board Certified as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. She is also a Certified Bariatric Nurse and an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Bonnie's clinical practice and extensive leadership experience has focused primarily on improving care for patients wanting to lose weight and improve their health. Her professional career has provided many opportunities to make a difference for bariatric patients. She provided Bariatric program leadership, as well as patient follow up care, for a large program in Pensacola, Fla. for several years.
Prior to joining Blue Sky MD, Bonnie provided program development leadership for Mission Health, Inc. in Asheville NC. During her 9 years there she was instrumental with the development of Mission's Weight Management program.
Bonnie has two grown children and two dearly loved grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, music events, hiking, travel and all the great activities Asheville has to offer.
Jennifer Langdon, MSN, FNP started her nursing career in 2001.She specialist in Emergency medicine and health administration.In 2017, she obtained her graduate at Frontier Nursing University.Jennifer moved to the Asheville area over 16 years ago to raise her children in the beautiful Asheville area. She has two children, one grandson and lovely husband.Her hobbies include camping, reading, traveling and Zumba.Jennifer is very excited to be part of the Blue Sky team and is committed to providing quality healthcare and preventive medicine to our clients.
Emily Cole, PA-C is a native of Asheville, NC. She earned BS in Biochemistry and BA in Spanish from UNC Greensboro before going on to work in EMS in Charlotte, NC. After gaining invaluable patient experience, she went on to earn her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Gardner-Webb University in 2017. For five years, PA Cole specialized in Cardiology, where a special interest in preventive and lifestyle medicine was ignited. In 2019, Emily became a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. In 2022, she joined the Blue Sky team with hopes to aid the people of WNC reach a more healthful lifestyle. When not practicing, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and four children—running, biking, traveling, and quilting.