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About Obesity Medicine Association

We are clinical leaders in obesity medicine who work to advance the prevention, treatment, and reversal of the disease of obesity. 

We are clinical leaders in obesity medicine who work to advance the prevention, treatment, and reversal of the disease of obesity.

What We Offer

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is the largest organization of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care providers working every day to improve the lives of patients affected by obesity. OMA members are clinical experts in obesity medicine. They use a comprehensive, scientific, and individualized approach when treating obesity, which helps patients achieve their health and weight goals. OMA offers resources, education, and community to physicians and other health care providers in the field of obesity medicine.

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Join the OMA today to gain specialized knowledge to deliver obesity treatments; build lifelong relationships with peers, mentors, colleagues, and friends; and find the tools you need to run a successful practice and advance your career in obesity medicine.

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Customize your obesity medicine education and access the entire on-demand library of CME, ABOM Exam study materials, handouts, and other practical resources in the Obesity Medicine Academy.

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Use your voice to represent individuals who are affected by the disease of obesity. Learn how you can work to increase access to safe and effective obesity treatment and fight to eliminate bias toward those living with obesity.

The Four Pillars of Clinical Obesity Treatment

The four pillars of clinical obesity treatment are nutrition therapy, physical activity, behavioral modification, and medical interventions.

When combined and personalized, treatment plans involving the four pillars help patients lose weight and achieve better overall health.

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Nutrition Therapy

The most appropriate Nutritional Therapy for the treatment of obesity is one that is safe, effective, and easy for patients to follow. Nutritional Therapy is customized for patients based on their medical conditions, cultural background, and other influences.

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Physical Activity

Physical Activity

As part of a comprehensive obesity treatment plan, physical activity maintains two goals: to increase patients’ energy expenditure while decreasing physical inactivity. Physical activity helps to improve body composition as well as non-adipose consequences such as cardiometabolic and mental health.

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Behavioral Modification

Behavioral modification therapy includes frequent encounters with qualified medical professionals, education, stimulus control, cognitive restructuring, goal setting, self-monitoring, problem solving, social support, and more.

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Medical Interventions

Medical Interventions consist of various clinical treatments including anti-obesity medications, metabolic and bariatric surgery, and endoscopic procedures. As part of a comprehensive obesity care plan, these interventions can be highly effective in the treatment of obesity. 

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Consensus Statement on Obesity Treatment

Every person with obesity should have access to evidence-based treatment.

The collaborative effort of six U.S. organizations dedicated to the prevention and treatment of obesity aims to address the various roadblocks that organizations face when addressing efforts to improve access to obesity treatment and reduce weight stigma and bias surrounding the disease.

OMA Staff

The Obesity Medicine Association staff are dedicated professionals committed to furthering the mission of the OMA, helping OMA members, and improving the lives of patients with obesity via worldwide initiatives - with a special focus on high quality education.

Contact Obesity Medicine Association

Reach out to connect with the OMA Membership Services team.