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“Trust Me I’m A Doctor” Craig Primack MD, Scottsdale, Arizona

"Trust me, I'm a doctor." Who has heard these words before? " Trust me, I'm a doctor." And what did it make you think? Did you like hearing that? Did it make you feel comfortable? Or did you say, "You don't know the half of it?" Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today's Medical Minute is new and it's about being a physician who works in medical weight loss. The world of medical weight loss goes back probably even hundreds of years, but back before the 1970s, weight wasn't a significant problem in our society. But over the…

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If You Struggle with Your Weight

If You Struggle with Your Weight Hi and welcome. I am Dr. Craig Primack. I'm a physician and Co-Managing Partner of Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. In addition, I am the President of the Obesity Medicine Association. If you are here listening to this video, you or someone you know struggles with their weight. If you have struggled losing weight or keeping it off and haven't tried using an Obesity Medicine Clinician for helping you with weight loss, I will recommend now that you do so. Obesity Medicine Clinicians Obesity Medicine Clinicians are physicians who are certified by the American Board of Obesity…

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.…

Do Magical Diets Exist? Medical Minutes #25

  Do Magical Diets Exist? Hi, I am Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today, I'm going to spend a few minutes talking about a concept that I call magical diets. First, I'd like to say that magical diets do not exist. Remember, magical diets do not exist. What is a Magical Diet? So what is a magical diet? A magical diet is a belief that something, and usually a very small change like not eating until eight o'clock and ending by eight o'clock or just cutting out one or two nutrients, maybe carbohydrates, all of a sudden…

A Review of the Popular Weight Loss Medications- Medical Minute #21

A Review of the Weight Loss Medications Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Primack from Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Today for Medical Minute, Number 21, I'm going to spend a few minutes talking about the different weight loss drugs we use, why we use them and a few tips about each. Phentermine The first weight loss drug that we use is called Phentermine. Phentermine has been out since 1959. It's really stood the test of time. Phentermine has two benefits. Number one, it's great for taking appetite away. It works on a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. It's the appetite…

Phentermine. Phentemrine? Phentermine! Medical Minutes Episode 11

Welcome to another medical minute. Today and for the next several weeks, I'm going to talk about a class of medicines called anti-obesity medications. Anti-obesity medications are commonly used or referred to as weight loss drugs. The one that we should always start the conversation with is Phentermine. Phentermine has been out since 1959. Science and medicine back in the 1950s didn't know a lot about obesity or weight loss for that matter. They believed back then that you could lose weight and once you lost the weight, it'd be very easy to keep off. Well that wasn't true. We do not treat…
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