Can you ask your doctor for weight loss pills?
You can talk to your doctor about weight loss medication if you are significantly overweight and if you have tried other weight loss methods without success.
Before you talk to your doctor about diet pills you should be prepared to explain the different diet programs you’ve tried.
Can my doctor give me something to lose weight?
Doctors usually prescribe them only if your BMI is 30 or higher, or if it’s at least 27 and you have a condition that may be related to your weight, like type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. Before you get a weight loss drug prescription, tell your doctor about your medical history.
What type of doctor should I see for weight loss?
: licensed Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) who specializes in medical weight management. Bariatric physicians may treat overweight and obese patients with diet, nutrition, exercise, behavioral therapy, appropriate medications, or any combination of these treatments.
Do doctors still prescribe phentermine?
Phentermine is a prescription weight loss medication. It’s a controlled substance due to its chemical similarities to the stimulant amphetamine — making it available only with a prescription. Your doctor may prescribe phentermine if you’re obese, meaning that your body mass index (BMI) is greater than or equal to 30.