Consumers’ misguided focus on the risks surrounding Ozempic and Wegovy
Consumers reluctant to try new weight loss drugs seem to focus more on the least likely risks such as pancreatitis and a rare type of thyroid cancer rather than focusing on the more common side effects like burping, nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea. In actuality, they should focus on the more life-threatening risks associated with obesity and NOT taking the medication: cancer.
Shame on you Mississippi and West Virginia
Why would Mississippi and West Virginia, states that are ranked #1 and #4 in poverty, #5 and #1 in adult obesity, and #2 and #4 in adolescent obesity, respectively, eliminate access to the most affordable version of the safe and effective weight loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy?
Much ado about nothing? Recent FDA alerts and NovoNordisk lawsuits
We discuss an alert by the FDA and two other recent actions taken against compounding pharmacies and providers who offer semaglutide, the active ingredient found in Ozempic and Wegovy. While NovoNordisk, the makers of Ozempic, Wegovy and even the oral version of semaglutide, would like to push the narrative that this is about safety, based on the suits, this is clearly a campaign of harassment to protect their interests.
Weight Management Webinar Series for Providers
This webinar series will includes the basics or starting your own weight management program, the logistics that your office staff will be involved in, the marketing side of your program and finally what to offer: compounded semaglutide and tirzepatide, prescriptions for the name brand drugs or both. We’ll also go into how the BuildMyHealth platform can help automate so much of your program, especially monthly recurring revenue and dunning (failed charges).
10 Reasons Every Practice Should Add a Weight Management Program
Increase your patient base: Adding a weight management program to an aesthetic practice can help attract a new population of patients who are looking to improve their appearance and health through weight management. If your current practice offers weight loss surgery, then you already realize not every potential patient is a good candidate right away. Adding a non-surgical weight management option is a great alternative to allow you to serve even more patients.
Integrate a Wellness Lounge into your Existing Practice
A Wellness Lounge that focuses on obesity and overall health can help! Instead of turning down the patient and saying, “Come back when you’ve lost some weight,” PHPS offers a Medical Weight Management Program (MWMP) that provides structure and lifestyle coaching for patients to decrease their BMI. Not only does this increase business by keeping a patient who would otherwise be lost, but it helps build a rapport with patients that makes them feel more at ease on their surgery day. Reasonable expectations are managed over time, resulting in much happier patients.
We have the data! Converting Machine Readable Files to Human Readable Files!
The Trump era Transparency in Coverage (TiC) rule released in 2020 focused on insurance companies and require that insurers make machine readable files (MRFs) of negotiated in-network rates and out-of-network allowables publicly available on their websites by July 1st, 2022. Going one step further, by January 1st, 2023, plans must make cost-sharing information available for 500 defined items and services.