Obesity Management (Lifestyle, Medical, and Surgical)
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Implement a practical, stepwise treatment approach (using the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity) for overweight and/or obese patients that considers the multimodal strategies of dietary, exercise, pharmacologic, surgical and behavioral modification options.
2.Evaluate patients for bariatric surgery using established guidelines, and provide appropriate referral to an approved bariatric program per Medicare/Medicaid or private insurance guidelines.
3. Establish a multidisciplinary patient-centered strategy to manage bariatric treatment options for obese patients, including patient education, evaluation, coordination of care, and follow-up support.
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Chuck Carter, MD, FAAFP, Course Chair, Residency Program Director, Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia
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