Medscape June 20, 2024
Kathleen Doheny

“My weight has always been kind of an issue,” said Gerald Fernandez, a 33-year-old mortgage broker in Naples, Florida. Over the years, he has sought advice from his physicians but felt unsatisfied with the guidance he has received: “They never gave me a solution, besides ‘Work out more, eat less.'”

Earlier this year, Fernandez found a new clinician who suggested he take a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist for weight loss. He said he has lost about 20 lb in the 3 months he has been taking compounded semaglutide. But the medication is not the only difference-maker this time.

When Fernandez’s doctor, Yanet Diaz-Martell, MD, an internist and hospitalist at Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Naples, Florida, discussed his...

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