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Derek DiCamillo

Derek DiCamillo is a Family Nurse Practitioner. He is part owner and medical director at PV MediSpa. He lives in Arizona with his wife and two children.

“Unlocking Weight Loss: How GIP and GLP-1 Together Supercharge Your Fat-Burning Potential!”

Tirzepatide, Semaglutide: A Break-Through for Weight Loss… but how? Introduction Weight control has been a struggle for many of us. From sedentary lifestyles, and increased stress, to the standard American diet we are set up for failure in our quest to achieve the healthy weight we dream of. Historically there have not been the treatment […]

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Breaking Through Weight Loss Plateaus

Hitting a weight loss plateau can feel like running into an invisible wall. As Derek DiCamillo, a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in obesity medicine, I’ve both lived through and guided countless individuals through this challenging phase of their wellness journey. My personal battle from 400 lbs to 263 lbs, alongside my wife Esther’s impressive 120

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The Secret to Using Berberine for Weight Loss

How Does Berberine Help You Lose Weight?

Here’s the scoop on what makes berberine effective-ish for weight loss:

It Makes Glucose Your Friend: Berberine helps your body get along better with glucose by making you more sensitive to insulin. This means fewer sugar spikes and less craving for snacks every hour.
Fat Burning Mode On: It fires up brown fat, which is like your body’s own furnace, burning calories even when you’re chilling on the couch.
Keeps Your Appetite in Check: Ever feel like you could eat a whole pizza? Berberine might help calm those hunger monster hormones, so you don’t go overboard.
Puts a Stop to Fat Storage: It’s like berberine tells your body, “Hey, let’s not turn all those fries into belly fat,” by messing with the fat-production process.

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Could Your Skincare Be Damaging Your Skin?

Understanding the potential downsides of over-the-counter (OTC) skincare products can illuminate why turning to professional alternatives is a wise choice for your skin’s health and vitality. How OTC Skincare Might Be Compromising Your Skin Exposure to Harsh Chemicals: Many OTC skincare products are formulated with chemicals that can be too aggressive for your skin. These

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