Episode 188

Beyond The Trend of Semaglutide: The 411 of GLPs

by Business of Aesthetics | June 6, 2024

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In this episode, host Ryan Davies interviews guest Nikki Plourde, a family medicine nurse practitioner specializing in weight management.

They discuss the use of semaglutide for weight loss and the importance of a comprehensive approach to weight management.

Nikki emphasizes the need for in-person evaluations, personalized treatment plans, and ongoing monitoring. She also addresses the affordability and accessibility of weight management treatments and the role of education in setting realistic expectations for patients.

Nikki also shares her insights on the future of weight management, including the potential for new medications and a shift towards body composition scales.

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Key Highlights

  • 00:03:50 – Implementing methodologies for weight management procedures.
  • 00:09:30 – Establishing monitoring protocols for practice owners and providers.
  • 00:15:03 – Setting realistic expectations and addressing potential side effects.
  • 00:17:28 – Emphasizing the importance of holistic strategies beyond medication.


Host Ryan Davies Ryan Davies is a seasoned digital marketing advisor at ekwa.com, renowned for his sales and marketing psychology expertise. With a wealth of experience collaborating with companies and political campaigns, Ryan profoundly understands the intricacies of consumer behavior and how it influences purchasing decisions. As a certified Sandler Sales and Challenger Expert, he brings a unique perspective, employing innovative sales techniques that drive tangible results.

Recognized as a dynamic speaker and presenter, Ryan has graced numerous trade shows and events across North America, captivating audiences with his insightful talks on sales and marketing strategies.

His ability to communicate complex concepts relatable and engagingly has earned him a reputation as a sought-after industry expert. Attendees at his presentations gain practical insights and actionable takeaways that can be applied directly to their business endeavors.


Naren Arulrajah

Nikki Plourde, a dedicated Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner since 2015, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her practice. With a background rooted in intensive care, she found her passion for procedures and helping people seamlessly merged when she transitioned to Family Medicine. However, craving the procedural aspect of her former role, Nikki ventured into aesthetics, where she discovered a perfect fusion of her interests.

The approval of Wegovy for weight loss in 2021 sparked Nikki’s interest, drawing from her knowledge of clinical research and witnessing the transformative impact of medications like Ozempic in her previous medical roles. Recognizing the potential to integrate Wegovy into her aesthetics business, Nikki embarked on a mission to share her insights and expertise with other providers. Through over 400 educational sessions, she has cultivated a thriving community of safe prescribers driven by her unwavering commitment to patient well-being and safety.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/nikki_nurturher/

Website: www.nurturheraesthetic.com

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