A 43-year-old female asked:
When someone is on phentermine, what other tests should be done? a weight loss doctor gave me this but only checked weight loss and blood pressure.
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Internal Medicine 42 years experience
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Bariatrics 41 years experience
Baseline tests: I do not rx any weight loss meds without a complete history incl family history; labwork including thyroid studies, cbc, metabolic profile, lipids, vit d, iodine, HGB A1c etc., ekg,
i also do a physical. If needed i order further studies. I make sure my patient is getting screening studies for breast ca, pap and pelvic, colonoscopy. There are many times I have had to treat pts before i allow meds.
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Last updated Jan 12, 2015
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