What kind of doctor prescribes weight loss medication? A BMI over 30 is considered obese. Your primary care physician can prescribe a weight-loss medication, as can an obesity medicine doctor or endocrinologist, who treats weight-related health conditions like diabetes.
Is there something my doctor can prescribe to help me lose weight? The FDA has approved five of these drugs—orlistat (Xenical, Alli), phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia), naltrexone-bupropion (Contrave), liraglutide (Saxenda), and semaglutide (Wegovy)—for long-term use.
What doctor should I consult for weight loss? A bariatric physician or a bariatric is a medical doctor specialized in the treatment of obesity and obesity-related diseases and conditions. Bariatric physicians treat overweight and obese patients with diet, nutrition, exercise, behavioral therapy, and appropriate medications.
Can a bariatric doctor prescribe phentermine? A healthcare professional may prescribe phentermine if you have obesity, defined by a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.