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.
How do I qualify for weight loss prescription?
- Your body mass index (BMI) is greater than 30.
- Your BMI is greater than 27 and you have a serious medical problem related to obesity, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
Can I ask my doctor for weight loss pills? Your doctor may also consider prescription drugs that target weight loss. If you’re thinking about taking a weight loss drug or supplement, talk with your doctor first, so they can let you know if it’s OK for you to try.
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.