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Tips and Tricks for Using Semaglutide: Ozempic and Wegovy

Tips and Tricks for Semaglutide, Ozempic and Wegovy Hi, I am Dr. Craig Primack, and today I'm coming to you from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. It has been quite some time since I've done a medical minute. Today, I'm going to talk about one of my favorite current weight loss drugs. Now over the last six months, year, maybe year and a half, I've used this drug a lot. Background Before I even get into details, I will tell you that there is no one weight loss drug for everybody. We've built up a lot of experience using weight loss drugs…

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A New Weight Loss Drug: Wegovy (semaglutide)

Hi. I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss. I'm very excited today to introduce a new drug called wegovy. Wegovy is coming out I hope this week and will be available to anyone who qualifies. Currently the FDA has qualification measures where you should have a BMI of at least 30 or 27 with other risk factors. What is Wegovy? Wegovy is semaglutide but up to 2.4 milligrams. Many of you have seen the commercials for a related drug called Ozempic. Well, this is a higher dose now indicated specifically for weight loss. The drug is a form of a hormone called GLP-1.…

Medical Minutes 16 – Contrave for Appetite and Cravings

Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack, and I'm bringing you this week's Medical Minute. Contrave To continue the conversation about weight loss, drugs, what we also call anti-obesity medications, that us physicians abbreviate as AOMs. This week we're going to talk about Contrave. Contrave has been on the market since 2015 and is that a unique combination of two different drugs. Inside of it is Bupropion, Some of us also know it as Wellbutrin. It is a antidepressant that does help in of course anti-depression, but it also helps a little bit in weight. It's was combined with a medicine called naltrexone, which…

The Best Exercise for Weight Loss

Walk, Bike or Hike? I was asked yet again what is the best exercise to lose weight.   You would think as a weight loss physician, I should have a set and memorized answer.  If I asked you to answer that question you may think that I should say, running and weightlifting.   You may think that I will tell you that you absolutely have to run marathons.  That you need to lift weights so much that you will not be able to lift your arms over your head or sit on the toilet for the next three days. Lets cut to the…