Definition of Obesity

Webster’s dictionary defines obesity as “a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body.” The Obesity Medicine Association’s definition of obesity is “a chronic, relapsing, multifactorial, neurobehavioral disease, wherein an increase in body fat promotes … Continue reading

Empowering Patients through Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a patient-centered counseling technique that incorporates listening, interpersonal skills, and support to bring a patient from ambivalence to behavioral change. The patient is in control of the process and is allowed to explore their true intentions along … Continue reading

August OCC Advocacy News

August 2017 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator Senate Fails to Pass ACA Repeal and Replace Legislation: What’s Next? Early in the morning of July 28th, three Republican Senators joined with all … Continue reading

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is characterized by a high dietary intake of olive oil, fruits, nuts, and vegetables; a moderate intake of fish and poultry; a low intake of dairy, red meat, processed meats, and sweets; and red wine in moderation, … Continue reading

July OCC Advocacy News

July 2017 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator Healthcare Reform Battle Moves to the Senate On June 22, United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) unveiled the Senate Republican leadership healthcare … Continue reading

Medications That May Increase Weight

Many commonly used medications may cause weight gain. The amount of weight gained may vary depending on the patient and type of medication. Mechanisms for weight gain can be through: Stimulation of appetite Stimulation of fat storage Slowed metabolism Fluid … Continue reading

Report from the AMA Annual Meeting

The Obesity Medicine Association was represented at the American Medical Association (AMA) Annual Meeting by delegate Ethan Lazarus, MD, and alternate delegate Carolynn Francavilla, MD. This was an incredible meeting for the Obesity Medicine Association for many reasons. Destigmatizing Obesity Resolution … Continue reading

New Opening for OMA Executive Director Position

Client Overview Sterling Martin Associates has been retained to search for the Executive Director of the Obesity Medicine Association. The position is located in Denver, CO, and is available immediately. The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is the largest organization of clinicians … Continue reading