What Is Obesity Medicine? Presentation

Obesity medicine is the field of medicine dedicated to the comprehensive care of patients with obesity. Clinicians who practice obesity medicine use a comprehensive, scientific, and individualized approach to treat obesity and to help patients achieve their weight and health goals.

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According for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults are affected by the disease of obesity. The obesity epidemic continues to grow, yet only about 2,000 physicians are certified to treat obesity by the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and the majority of physicians and health care professionals have not received the proper education and training to effectively treat obesity.

We have work to do when it comes to spreading the word about obesity medicine, which is why the Obesity Treatment Foundation developed the "What Is Obesity Medicine?" presentation. Use this presentation during your local speaking engagements to introduce other health care professionals to the practice of obesity medicine.

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Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment infographics

The "What Is Obesity Medicine?" infographic complements the presentation, explaining how to diagnose obesity and the benefits of medical obesity treatment. The infographic is available for purchase as part of the Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment infographic set. These infographics are great as reference tools in your office or as visual aids when talking to patients about different treatment options. Each set includes one copy of these infographics:

  • What Is Obesity Medicine?
  • Chronic Disease of Obesity
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Behavior
  • Medication

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The "What Is Obesity Medicine?" presentation can be used by physicians and health care providers to introduce other health care professionals to the practice of obesity medicine. Use the already-built PowerPoint and accompanying notes to discuss obesity medicine during one-on-one conversations, lectures, grand rounds, lunch-and-learns, or any other local speaking engagements.

In this sample presentation, Dr. Amy Articolo demonstrates how to give the presentation using the slides and notes provided.