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AmSpa Masters: Medical Weight Loss with Taylor Siemens, NP-C

More than 30% of adults in the US are overweight and more than 40% are obese, according to the National Institute of Health. While there is no quick fix or one-stop-shop for addressing this health crisis, medical weight loss programs administered by responsible clinicians can go a long way to transforming the lives of patients, including increasing their quality of life, reshaping their self-image and reducing the risks of a laundry list of co-morbidities.

Prescription solutions have become a hot topic both in the industry and in pop culture, but this online training cuts through the trends to delve into how to launch a program rooted in the safe practice of medicine. Taylor Siemens, NP-C , will walk you through how to effectively implement a medical weight loss program in your practice.


Runtime: 1 hour and 40 minutes.

  1. Why Medical Weight Loss?
  2. Why Medical Spas Might Explore Medical Weight Loss Programs
  3. Building a Safe and Successful Program
  4. Approved Medications for Medical Weight Loss
  5. Contraindications and Patient Evaluation
  6. Semaglutide vs Tirzepatide
  7. Dosing Schedule
  8. Working with Compounding Pharmacies
  9. Logistical Considerations
  10. Q&A

This comprehensive Master's-level course delves into the multifaceted field of medical weight loss, offering a deep understanding of the fundamentals, strategies, and medical and ethical aspects involved in helping patients achieve sustainable weight management goals. Attendees will gain the expertise necessary to navigate the complexities of weight loss interventions within a medical context.

Pharmacological Aspects

  • Who is a good candidate? Indications/contraindications;
  • Alternate OTC options for those who don’t qualify for prescription medications;
  • Common side effects;
  • FDA guidance;
  • Semaglutide vs tirzepatide.

Operational Logistics

  • Building a treatment plan;
  • Dosing schedule;
  • Finding and working with compounding pharmacies;
  • Legal considerations.


Access lasts for 6 months from date of first viewing.



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Course Objectives

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the physiological mechanisms underlying obesity and weight gain.
  • Explore the history of pharmacological options and evidence-based approaches to medical weight loss.
  • Acquire proficiency in conducting thorough patient assessments, formulating tailored treatment plans and monitoring progress over time.
  • Engage in critical discussions surrounding ethical considerations, patient autonomy and interdisciplinary collaboration in the field of medical weight loss.

By the end of this Master's course, attendees will be equipped with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to effectively implement a medical weight loss program in their aesthetics practice while addressing the complex challenges of medical weight loss, empowering them to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients struggling with obesity.



The techniques and procedures discussed in this Masters Training are meant to provide general information and should only be employed by appropriately licensed professionals after reviewing all FDA safety and dosage information and receiving appropriate hands-on training. All discussion of specific dosages, medications or substances to treat specific conditions is for illustrative purposes only and should not be used as a guide or basis for patient treatment. The techniques and procedures contained in this presentation may not be an FDA-approved use and so would be considered “off label.” Additionally, these treatments carry the risk of serious complications, even when performed correctly. While the goal of this Masters Training is to provide you with information in safely performing these procedures, the information in this presentation alone does not authorize, certify or confer the ability of anyone to perform this treatment, nor does it change any person’s professional scope of practice. Training and education requirements, as well as the legal ability to perform any medical treatment, differ for each professional license level in every state. Therefore, it is each attendee's responsibility to examine their individual professional situation, skill level and scope of practice before choosing to perform or implement any of the techniques or procedures covered here.

Any use in this presentation of brand names, terms, or claims protected by intellectual property rights are for educational purposes only and does not imply any authorization, approval, or permit to use them in any situation except as expressly allowed by the rights holders or applicable law.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice, and it should not be relied upon as legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. You should not act upon this information without seeking knowledgeable legal counsel that takes the laws of your jurisdiction into account.

Taylor Siemens


Vitalyc & My Aesthetic Training

Taylor Siemens, NP-C, a board-certified nurse practitioner recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, is a dynamic force in the world of aesthetic medicine. As the vice president of operations at Vitalyc Medspa and the founder of My Aesthetic Training, she seamlessly marries the expertise of a practitioner of medicine with that of a multi-site business operator. Siemens's journey into aesthetic medicine commenced as an operating room nurse specializing in facial plastic surgery. Through her diverse patient interactions, Taylor has honed a profound understanding of the aging process, fueling her skillset in crafting comprehensive, multi-modality treatment solutions that align seamlessly with patients' aesthetic objectives.


AmSpa Masters: Medical Weight Loss - Lecture
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  120 minutes
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  120 minutes
AmSpa Masters: Medical Weight Loss - Q&A
Recorded 05/29/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 05/29/2024  |  60 minutes