Weight Loss Medication

What is an anti-obesity medication? *

Posted: Dec 04 in Weight Loss Medication by

Did you know that obesity was recognized as a disease in 2013? Obesity is not thought to be the result of a lack of willpower (aka eating too much / exercising too little). It is a complex problem similar to diabetes. While personal choices do affect the development of obesity, they also affect the development […]

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How to Pick the Best Weight Loss Medication *

Posted: Oct 22 in Weight Loss Medication by

Which weight loss medication is right for you? Perhaps one of the most frequent questions I get every day is around trying to pick the best weight loss medication. These days, there are many more and better options than just a few years ago. I had the pleasure of hearing an expert from Mayo Clinic, […]

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Mounjaro™ for Weight Loss *

Posted: Jun 22 in Weight Loss Medication by

The FDA has approved a very exciting medication called Mounjaro™. Although approved for treatment of type 2 diabetes, a side effect of Mounjaro™ is weight loss. The same molecule, tirzapeptide, is being researched for weight loss as well. Mounjaro™ is the newest in the class of GLP-1 analogues. GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1) is a hormone […]

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Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Weight Loss Medication Update *

Posted: May 31 in Weight Loss Medication by

Updated 3/22/2023 Wegovy Available at Retail Pharmacies Click here to see if you have insurance coverage for Wegovy. There is a lot of interest in developing safe and effective weight loss medications. Right now, we are seeing great results with a class of medications called GLP-1 analogues. GLP-1 stands like “Glucagon like peptide 1.” GLP […]

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Weight loss medication plus exercise best for Maintaining Weight Loss *

Posted: Feb 03 in Weight loss, Weight Loss Medication, Weight Management Strategies by

Most people I speak with are concerned about one thing – “How much weight can I lose, and how quickly can I lose it?” (Okay – that’s two things). The majority set personal weight loss targets far exceeding what is typically seen. I spend a lot of time counseling people on realistic goals and expectations. […]

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