Weighing in on Weight Loss Drugs

Season 3, Episode 119,   Mar 14, 12:30 AM

Dr. Kathleen Jordon and I sat down to discuss the two most commonly prescribed GLP- 1 Inhibitors:  Semaglutide (Ozempic™) and Terzepatide (Mounjaro™) 

  • What are GLP1 Inhibitors?
  • How GLP-1 Inhibitors 
  • Who is a GOOD CANDIDATE to take a GLP-1 Inhibitor
  • Who is NOT a GOOD CANDIDATE based on medical conditions
  • Other HEALTH BENEFITS from taking a GLP1 Inhibitor besides weight loss
  • The COST of the drugs? 
  • INSURANCE coverage?
  • When it is OK to get a GLP 1 inhibitor from a COMPOUNDING pharmacy
  • What are the problems with some compounding pharmacy
  • How well these drugs work
  • Potential side effects
  • What happens with the medicine is stopped
  • The best approach to maintaining a healthy weight once the DRUG is STOPPED
  • What is on the horizon as far as new GLP1 drugs
  • If it is possible to be obese and healthy
  • The differences between the different GLP-1 drugs
  • If any doctor can prescribe these drugs
Dr. Kathleen Jordan, Midi’s Chief Medical Officer, is a board certified  internist who spent decades working within the traditional healthcare system before branching out into digital health, leveraging innovative technology to care for patients in a more human way. In addition to treating women with obesity, Dr. Jordon is an expert  in the management of  menopause in women who are complex due to medical problems,  menopause problems.  
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Lauren Streicher, MD is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the founding medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She is a certified menopause practitioner of the North American Menopause Society. 


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