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Obesity Expert to Primary Care Clinicians: Keep Learning and Know When to Prescribe Antiobesity Drugs


Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, gives her top strategies on patient selection for treatment with antiobesity medications and how to choose the right drugs for patients.

"I encourage primary care providers to learn about obesity and prescribe [antiobesity] medications when they are appropriate," said medical weight management specialist Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, when asked in a recent interview with Patient Care Online to provide strategies for primary care clinicians on patient selection for treatment with antiobesity medications.

In the video below, Ms Christensen discusses how to incorporate antiobesity medication into a comprehensive care plan for patients with obesity.

For a primer on common antiobesity medications, check out part 1 of our interview with Ms Christensen: Antiobesity Medications: Expert Discusses Older, Newer Therapies

For a comparison of benefits and drawbacks to antiobesity medication, check out part 2 of our interview with Ms Christensen: Antiobesity Medications: Expert Compares Benefits, Drawback Among Classes

Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, is the owner of Integrative Medical Weight Management in Seattle, Washington.

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