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Episode 51: Clinical Conversations: Better Together: Exploring Combination Therapies for Obesity Management

In this episode, obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director Dr. Nicholas Pennings interviews Dr. Angela Fitch, highlighted speaker from the Overcoming Obesity 2021 Conference, about identifying and selecting obesity treatment strategies from the wide variety of options currently … Learn more

Episode 50: Clinical Conversations: A Hot Mess: Obesity, Inflammation, and CVD Systems Thinking

In this episode, Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Dr. Nicholas Pennings interviews Dr. Lance Simkins, highlighted speaker from Obesity Medicine 2021 – Virtual, about obesity, inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Topics covered include, how obesity promotes inflammation in … Learn more

Episode 49: Clinical Conversations: Primary Care Management of Patients Following Bariatric Surgery

In this episode, Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Dr. Nicholas Pennings interviews Dr. Catherine Varney, highlighted speaker from Obesity Medicine 2021 – Virtual, about primary care management of patients following bariatric surgery. Topics covered include reasons patients … Learn more

Episode 48: Clinical Conversations: Precision Therapy for Obesity

In this episode, Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Dr. Nicholas Pennings interviews Dr. Andres Acosta, highlighted speakers from Obesity Medicine 2021 – Virtual, about precision therapy for obesity. Topics covered include, the four different obesity phenotypes, how … Learn more

Episode 47: Clinical Conversations: Do No Harm – Alternatives to Weight Promoting Medications

In this episode, Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Dr. Nicholas Pennings interviews Dr. Donna Ryan, highlighted speaker from Obesity Medicine 2021 – Virtual, about alternatives to weight promoting medications. Topics covered include, most commonly prescribed medications that … Learn more

Episode 46: Article Reviews: Determinants of Weight Loss Maintenance

In this episode, OMA Chief Science Officer, Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FNLA, FASPC and Sarah Wells, MD discuss a recent article about the determinants of weight loss maintenance. Topics covered include what determinants were found to be positively … Learn more

Episode 45: Clinical Conversations: Obesity Treatment in a Primary Care Setting

In this episode, Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Dr. Nicholas Pennings interviews Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar, highlighted speakers from Obesity Medicine 2021 – Virtual, about treating obesity in a primary care setting. Topics covered include, discussing weight management … Learn more

Episode 44: Article Reviews: Patient Assisted Virtual Physical

In this episode, OMA Chief Science Officer, Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FNLA, FASPC interviews Carolynn Francavilla, MD, FOMA to discuss a recent article on virtual physicals using telehealth. Topics covered include: Individualizing the telehealth physical exam, limitations and … Learn more

Episode 43: Clinical Conversations: Health at Every Size Movement

In this episode, Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Dr. Nicholas Pennings interviews Drs. Scott Kahan and Elizabeth Holm, highlighted speakers from Overcoming Obesity 2020 – Virtual, about the Health at Every Size Movement and talking with patients … Learn more

Episode 42: Article Reviews: Safety and Effectiveness of Longer-Term Phentermine Use

In this episode, OMA Chief Science Officer, Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FNLA, FASPC interviews Mahtab Ahmed, MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM about a recent article on the safety and effectiveness of longer-term Phentermine use. Topics covered include risks and … Learn more