Obesity is the most prevalent chronic disease of the modern era in the U.S. and around the world, affecting both the adult and pediatric population. Although many believe that helping patients to achieve a healthy weight is of minimal complexity, weight regulation and management is a challenging endeavor. In this talk, the faculty will explore the complexities of obesity and offer a range of strategies (behavioral, therapeutic, and surgical) to help you in the quest to address overweight and obesity in your practice.
- Use labs and elements of the history and physical exam to develop a management approach for the patient who has difficulty losing weight
- Prescribe medications for weight reduction safely and conduct follow up according to recommendations
- Describe when surgical interventions are indicated and how to prepare patients for this consultation