Speaker: Todd Eibes, MD and Rachelle McCabe, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C; Iowa Specialty Hospital, West Des Moines
The management of patients with obesity in primary care if often insufficient. Healthcare providers may fail to provide advice and treatment to patients with obesity for many reasons leading to patient reluctance in sharing health concerns with providers. Providers may have limited knowledge on nutrition and the biology of obesity. Time is limited in primary care, hindering the ability to provide adequate nutrition and activity assessment, metabolic studies, on-going counseling, and medication management for patients with obesity. A review of the literature substantially indicates patients with obesity experience stigma and poor outcomes in primary care. Research supports the use of a medical weight loss team as an evidence-based interdisciplinary approach to obesity management.
At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Identify which patients qualify for weight loss interventions.
- Discuss various medical weight loss options.
- Discuss risks and benefits of surgical options.
- Identify obesity as a disease requiring specialized care.
- Identify unique aspects of obesity treatment/medical weight loss.
- Identify why a medical weight loss team is an ideal care model.
Intended Audience: Physicians, advance practice professionals, nurses, ancillary staff, medical students (rotating), non-medical students (rotating)
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