Sunday House Call, #889, August 13, 2023: What they give with one hand, they cruelly take back with the other.

How some insurance companies like Manulife are about to stop covering “lifestyle” medications like Ozempic for the treatment of obesity for people who are already on the medication with successful outcomes. In the spirit of cruelty, they are about to lose the medication that has vastly improved their health and future health outcomes. I discuss this in more detail on the show.

Your calls about:

  • Long term use of PPIs( medications to reduce acid reflux) and the monitoring blood tests that should be done from time to time.
  • A man wants to know what questions he should ask his vascular surgeon about the management of his vascular insufficiency of his legs
  • Hyperthyroidism from long term use of amiodarone
  • RSV vaccine