Counseling the Obese Patient

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Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.


 

Learning Objectives

1. Use BMI measurements to determine obesity.
2. Counsel patients who are overweight or obese on how to make lifestyle modifications to reduce their risk for developing comorbidities, such as DM and CVD.
3. Assess the risks and benefits of medications and surgery to promote weight loss, and prescribe when indicated.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
03/24/2017

Shannon Keel, MD, Faculty, St. Mary’s Family Practice Residency, Grand Junction, Colorado

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
03/24/2017
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