Join doctors Craig Primack, MD and Robert Ziltzer, MD as they discuss the shortcomings of self-help diets, "and more importantly show you how to find a weight loss program that works—for life."
Founders of Scottsdale Weight Loss Center in Arizona, they have worked with thousands of patients who have found that medical management is the essential ingredient to success.
America is addicted to dieting. There are millions of people who are sick--sick of being overweight. These people have been chasing diets over a lifetime and are ready to stop their endless searching and discover a solution to weight loss.
There are thousands of diets and tens of thousands of diet books; each month a new diet book comes out with new promise and new hope. They all fail sooner or later, leaving the dieter ever more hopeless and more discouraged. Studies of self-help diets usually show no greater than ten pounds of weight loss after one year.
In truth, self-help dieting is a no-win venture. Self-help and "next best diet" approaches ignore the fact that obesity is a medical disease that, in most people, requires medical treatment.
Doctors Craig Primack, MD and Robert Ziltzer, MD discuss the shortcomings of self-help diets, and more importantly show dieters how to find a weight loss program that works--for life Founders of Scottsdale Weight Loss Center in Arizona, Drs. Ziltzer and Primack have worked with thousands of patients who have found that medical management is the essential ingredient to success.
The four-pronged comprehensive weight loss program explained in Chasing Diets is designed to use all the tools available today: medical management of proper nutrition, activity and sleep, and education. Used together, these tools can empower people who struggle with obesity to stop the search and arrive at a solution for losing and maintaining goal weight.
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Robert Ziltzer, MD, FACP
“As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a physician. I was, and still am, always driven by the opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives. I care for my patients as I would my family.” He attended Albany Medical College and residency in Phoenix, Arizona where he became board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. He began his medical practice in 1991 as an internal medicine and pediatric physician. As a primary care physician, Dr. Ziltzer valued the long-term relationships he developed with his patients, but sensed a frustration that there had to be a more productive and transformative way to treat many of the chronic health issues his patients were facing. “In med school they didn’t teach us how to help patients lose weight, they didn’t teach us how to treat obesity.” To help these patients, he wanted something more than a prescription pad and a referral to Weight Watchers. This lack of a more defined medial approach to weight loss and weight-related illness was something he related to professionally and experienced personally. His father, who was moderately overweight, suffered his first heart attack at age 52 and died from his second heart attack at 57. In 2006, Dr. Ziltzer, along with Dr. Craig Primack pursued specialty training and became board certified in obesity medicine, and introduced a comprehensive medical weight loss program in their primary care practice. The results were so dramatic, and the response by patients was so overwhelming that by the end of the year they transitioned out of primary care practice and founded Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. “It is incredibly gratifying when I hear people tell me about the huge changes in their lives as a result of losing weight.” Dr. Ziltzer personally believes in healthy lifestyles, and became a marathon runner at the age of 41. He has completed 10 marathons, several half-ironman triathlons and one Ironman Triathlon. He has been voted one of PHOENIX Magazine’s Top Docs 12 times. He is a national speaker on obesity related topics. Dr. Ziltzer is married and lives in Phoenix and has two children.
Craig Primack, MD
When Dr. Craig Primack was home for winter break following his first semester of college, his father suffered a heart attack at the age of 52. He spent the winter break by his father’s side, and by the time he returned to school he decided to change majors and started on the path to becoming a physician. He went to medical school at Loyola University in Chicago, and moved from Chicago to Phoenix for his medical residency program in both internal medicine and pediatrics. He joined Dr. Ziltzer in private practice in Scottsdale in 2001, and they began focusing on weight loss programs. He became board certified in obesity medicine, and realized he’d have the opportunity to change patients’ lives through weight loss. “When I realized that people were having real success and improving their health and lives through weight loss, I knew this was for me. Weight loss is a real way to make a difference in patients’ lives.” In 2006 Dr. Primack and Dr. Ziltzer shifted their practice, focusing solely on weight loss by establishing Scottsdale Weight Loss Center. Dr. Primack is now a nationally recognized expert in obesity medicine, serving for several years on the board of the Obesity Medicine Association (obesitymedicine.org
), a clinical society of over 2200 physicians and other medical professionals. He will serve as the president of the Obesity Medicine Association from 2019-2021. He has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show several times to discuss weight loss topics. On one program in 2012, he introduced the first new weight loss medication released in 12 years, described as a “silver bullet” for weight loss. He regularly enjoys speaking to various medical groups around the US about obesity and weight treatment. Dr. Primack has been voted one of PHOENIX Magazine’s Top Docs ten times. Dr. Primack is a supportive physician and compassionate coach with invaluable expertise in helping patients improve their lives through proven, personalized and comprehensive medical weight loss. When he’s not helping transform lives in the office, he’s helping shape them at home as a devoted dad to this three children. Dr. Primack is an avid road cyclist and runner having completed around 30 half-marathons.