OMA Chief Science Officer, Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FNLA, FASPC interviews Karli Burridge, PA-C, MMS, FOMA about the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Clinical Practice Statement (CPS) for which she was first author, titled ‘Nutrition and Physical Activity’. The CPS serves as a flexible guide for providers seeking to create or improve an obesity medicine program. Topics include personal history documentation; laboratory procedures; components of energy expenditure; non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT); accurately assessing and understanding body composition; body fat cut-off levels and the inclusion of a “pre-obesity” category.
In our article review podcasts, we have carefully selected recent articles included in the latest version of the Obesity Pillars, which is the official Gold Open Access online-only journal of the Obesity Medicine Association and is devoted to the publication of clinical and evidence-based research for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care clinicians in the field of obesity that can be found at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/obesity-pillars. We then discuss this new science with obesity experts. To access other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine, visit: www.obesitymedicine.org.
In this episode, we analyze how obesity doctors can maximize patient documentation (EMR’s) as well as the documentation of energy expenditure.