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Most hCG Studies do not Strictly Follow the Simeons hCG Protocol

August 2, 2011 |

The IAPAM is committed to educating physicians in the industry’s best practices for hCG for weight loss. In support of this commitment, the IAPAM’s hCG Training offers physicians an hGG Training program of unsurpassed clinical and business content on hCG and medical weight management.  The IAPAM’s hCG Protocol truly works for patients trying to loose weight, and the IAPAM has noted that the few studies which have found that hCG offers no benefit over placebo for weight loss do not always follow the Simeons Protocol precisely.

In February 2011, the Dr. Oz Show showcased hCG for weight loss and Dr. Oz concluded that, “there are some real legitimate folks out there who seem to have success with this,” hCG protocol.  Dr. Oz further commented, in his June 2011 interview for Women’s First Magazine, that, even though some studies have not been supportive regarding hCG for weight loss, “sometimes it’s because the science hasn’t caught up. When we see real people do things that work, we in the medical profession have to pay attention.”  The evidence is overwhelming, hCG for weight loss is working for patients.

hCG for Weight Loss Works

The IAPAM ( agrees. The hCG Protocol, first reported in the 1950’s by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, in his manuscript, Pounds and Inches, is very specific, and requires strict adherence and physician supervision to achieve successful weight loss results in patients.  In reviewing many of the studies that have been completed since the 1960’s, it appears that many of these trials did not follow the Simeons Protocol exactly. Physicians, who have reviewed the studies, have commented that they “were small studies and not rigorously controlled.”  Moreover, many of “the studies done on hCG in the literature were not undertaken by physicians trained on the hCG diet, and/or the “studies did not look at some of the touted benefits of hCG, such as how people feel on the diet, how and where they lose weight, and the success rates of people taking hCG.”

The IAPAM trains physicians on how to offer patients a safe and successful weight loss program that makes them “look and feel good on a diet.”

The IAPAM’s hCG Training program ( has been designed to give physicians “everything they need to start offering hCG and medical weight loss programs to their patients,” immediately upon returning to their practices. The IAPAM seminar includes:

–  A detailed overview of the exclusive IAPAM hCG Protocol & best practices;
–  Understanding of VLCD/LCD diet programs;
–  Patient selection criteria;
–  Common medical contraindications;
–  Current FDA status & requirements;
–  Legal/Insurance considerations and special access to hCG Medical Malpractice Insurance Program;
–  hCG and Weight Loss Practice Advertising & Marketing Tips and Strategies;

–  Patient hCG Program book to offer patients (with hCG friendly recipes, a food journal, tips, etc.);
–  Weight Management Practice Operational Manual;

–  Patient PowerPoint presentations for the waiting room;
–  Phone scripts & call logs for staff;
–  hCG ordering information and special pricing;
–  Access to the IAPAM’s hCG “Ask the Expert” Question and Answer Forum;
–  Patient Charting Forms, Medical History & hCG Consent Forms; and
–  Special Pricing for hCG and Meal Replacement Products.
The IAPAM’s full day hCG training is the only hCG training in North America approved for a special medical malpractice rate for those who have attended and have been certified by the IAPAM. 

All of the IAPAM’s 2010 and 2011 hCG Medical Weight Management seminars have sold out, so to register for the next session in Scottsdale, Arizona, please see, or contact the IAPAM at or 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

About the IAPAM:  The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe.  IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs),  physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs).  The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website ( or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 708

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