15 Mar

Why Am I Always Hungry?

Hormones, Leptin, Metabolism, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
If trying to clean up your diet just leaves you more ravenous and frustrated, you’re not alone. Time to learn how your eating decisions affect your appetite a.m. to p.m.
01 Feb

5 Tips for Having a Sweet but Candy-less Valentine’s Day

Diabetes, Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs MD
Congratulations! You started your New Year’s resolution diet, and so far you’ve kept it. What’s the next big obstacle? Of course, Valentine’s Day.
13 Dec

3 Key Hormones for Weight Loss

weight loss scale Produced by fat cells, leptin signals to the brain how much fat is in the body, explains Dr. Scott Isaacs, medical director of Atlanta Endocrine Associates. When leptin levels are low, you tend to feel hungry, and when leptin levels are high, you tend to feel full.
18 Nov

HMR® at Home

Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
HMR at Home® is for people who are unable to attend our clinic program and need a more flexible option. 
24 Oct

Register for a chance to win FREE HMR® Shakes for a year!

Weight Loss 5 Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.

By joining our Atlanta Endocrine community on, you’ll have access to expert Health Coaches, digital resources and a community of people who share many of your goals and struggles. Best of all, you can tap into the level of support that works for you, wherever you are in your weight-loss journey.

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28 Jul

How to Boost Your Metabolism

Hormones, Metabolism, Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Fat on Fire Yet another reason not to let your weight seesaw: You'll hamstring your metabolism. "My patients with the lowest metabolisms are the weight cyclers," says Scott Isaacs, MD, clinical instructor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. "When you lose weight, you lose muscle and fat, but when you gain it back, it's mostly fat, which burns fewer calories."
10 May

How to Control Hunger Hormones to Lose Weight

The two primary hormones that control appetite are ghrelin and leptin. They serve as biological on/off switches. Ghrelin is mainly produced in the lining of the stomach and switches on appetite. Leptin is secreted by fat cells and turns off appetite by signaling when you’re full.
29 Nov

New Research Questions Traditional Treatment Approaches for Hypothyroidism

Thyroid 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
My take on this new research is that we have a lot more to learn about treating thyroid disease. Clearly there are some treatments that don’t seem to provide much benefit, or at least no more benefit than a placebo pill. But, my experience in treating patients in the real world is vastly different.
28 Nov

What You Should Know About Weight Loss Drugs

Hormones, Leptin, Metabolism, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
The hormonal regulation of appetite is very strong. Willpower alone is not sufficient to overcome these biological drives. Thus, medications are increasingly being used because they can help overcome some of the biological changes that drive appetite. And there are more obesity medications available today than ever before.
15 Feb

Dr. Scott Isaacs Receives Obesity Medicine Certification

Hormones, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Scott Isaacs, M.D.. F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E has been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as an ABOM diplomate. ABOM diplomates are physicians who undergo rigorous training and an extensive examination process to achieve this designation.
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