When faced with obesity, seek the guidance and medical expertise of an obesity medicine clinician—a doctor or provider who can help you reach your weight and health goals safely and effectively.
Searching for an obesity doctor near you? Find the right treatment with a specially trained obesity doctor or healthcare provider near you. Search the Obesity Medicine Association’s member directory by city, state, or zip code for an obesity medicine clinician in your area. Members of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) are physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers who have received specialized training to treat obesity and obesity-related conditions.
OMA recently partnered with the Obesity Action Coalition to also include OMA members in the Obesity Care Provider Database. Search this database for obesity doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, and bariatric surgeons near you.
What Is an Obesity Medicine Clinician?
For many people, seeing an obesity doctor or health care provider is more effective than any other attempts at weight loss. Self-help and diet books may not lead to significant or sustained weight loss. Obesity medicine clinicians are specially trained to treat obesity and obesity-related conditions using evidence-based approaches.
Obesity medicine clinicians treat obesity as a disease. Because so many different factors contribute to obesity, obesity medicine clinicians develop personalized treatment plans comprised of nutrition, physical activity, behavior therapy, and medication.
What Is an ABOM Diplomate?
When searching the Obesity Medicine Association’s clinician directory for an obesity doctor near you, you have the option to select “ABOM Diplomate.” This is a doctor who has completed at least 60 hours of obesity-specific education and passed the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam.
What Is a Fellow of OMA?
When searching the Obesity Medicine Association’s clinician directory for an obesity doctor near you, you also have the option to select “Fellow of OMA.” Fellows are physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the practice of obesity medicine. They have completed at least 75 hours of advanced training in obesity medicine.