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Weight Loss Medications for New Nurse Practitioners (Part 2)

May 26, 2021

Prescribing weight loss medications in primary care is SUCH a common challenge for new nurse practitioners. It feels like there are so many options and things to keep track of.

This week’s video is a follow up video from last week’s video about weight management counseling-- all about weight loss medications in primary care.

I cover:

Which patients are candidates for weight loss medication

The three main types of medications, side effects to watch out for

Goal setting and what to expect with patients

Monitoring of patients and how often to have them come back to clinic 

Check it out here:

 (FYI: to slow down the audio speed, hit the gear symbol in the bottom right corner and change it to .75x or .5x. Closed captions are also located at the bottom R hand corner of the video.)

P.S. In the video I said most of the studies are heterogeneous but I meant to say that the studies are too homogeneous-- they’re not reflective of the diverse communities of patients we serve.



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