Its that time of year again – New Year, Healthiest You! When we think about health goals which often include weight management, there is no avoiding the white hot topic of weight loss medications. Recently, Hims and Hers medical experts, Dr. Craig Primack, Leading Obesity Medicine Expert and SVP Weight Management and Dr. Jessica Yu, Clinical Psychologist and Sr. Director of Patient Experience, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss weight loss medication, how to achieve sustained success, and the connections between emotions, weight management and mental health.
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Hims and Hers Medical Experts Discuss Weight Loss Medication and How to Achieve Sustained Success
With stats showing 7 in 10 American adults are overweight or obese, its no surprise the conversation around weight loss medication took off like wildfire and its not stopping anytime soon.
Leading health & wellness platform, Hims & Hers, recently launched Weight Loss by Hims & Hers, a comprehensive and customizable prescription based alternative to the GLP-1s (i.e. Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro) that have dominated headlines recently. Addressing the major roadblock of cost, accessibility and lasting results – this personalized weight management program is affordable (no insurance needed), offers oral based medication, and provides customers with ongoing content and coaching throughout their health and fitness journey.
Weight loss is both a physical and psychological endeavor. By addressing underlying factors that contribute to weight gain including nutrition, behavior, and movement – Hims & Hers creates a tailored holistic plan in order for customers to lose and keep off the weight leading to long-term health benefits.
About Dr. Craig Primack
Dr. Craig Primack MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA is a physician specializing in obesity medicine. He is the co-founder of Scottsdale Weight Loss Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he began practicing full-time obesity medicine. Primack completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and in Pediatrics at Banner University- Phoenix, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Primack received post-residency training in Obesity Medicine and is one of about 7,000 physicians in the US certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois and subsequently attended medical school at Loyola University – The Stritch School of Medicine. Dr Primack routinely does media interviews regarding weight loss and regularly speaks around the country educating medical professionals about weight loss and obesity care. He is co-author of the book, Chasing Diets.
About Dr. Jessica Yu
Dr. Jessica Yu is the Senior Director of Patient Experience at Hims & Hers. She is a clinical psychologist whose professional mandate has been to bring evidence-based mental healthcare to those in need in new and interesting ways. At Hims & Hers, she works to uphold psychological principles at every step of the mental health journey, develop new ways of helping people achieve their emotional and mental health goals and contribute to thought leadership. Dr. Yu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
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