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Description: Highlights of the latest updates to the Obesity Algorithm® which is a clinical resource designed to help health care professionals both understand the complexity of the disease of obesity and implement effective, evidence-based treatment strategies with patients will be discussed along with clinical applications


Objectives:

  • Provide overview of the 2017 Obesity Algorithm
  • Discuss sentinel updates
  • Discuss illustrative examples of clinical applications
  • Describe how updates, authors, algorithm, obesity definition, people first language, office environment, genetics, cancer, obesity paradox, body composition, and energy expenditure all apply to the clinical management of patients with obesity
  • Describe concomitant medications, nutrition, transfats, diet patterns, physical exercise, motivational interviews, behavior therapy, technologies, GI hormones, newer bariatric technologies, micronutrients, minerals/trace elements, and microbiome apply to the clinical management of patients with obesity
  • Apply diverse treatment strategies to patients with various obesity phenotypes
  • Manage secondary causes of obesity
  • Identify concomitant medication issues and individualizing treatment accordingly
  • Describe nutrition, physical activity and psychological interventions for treating obesity

Originally Recorded: Recorded on 4/20/2017

Presentation Information
Presentation Date:
April 20, 2017
Expiration Date:
April 15, 2020 12:00 AM
Obesity Algorithm Overview (Part 1)

Dr. Bays is Medical Director of Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center, Inc. which has served as a Principal Investigator for over 400 clinical trials. He is board certified in internal medicine,
endocrinology and metabolism, lipidology, and obesity medicine. Dr. Bays has served as an author for over 200 scientific manuscripts and authored/presented 100’s scientific abstracts. He received the 2015 Obesity Medicine Association “Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year" award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obesity Algorithm Overview (Part 2)

Dr. Bays is Medical Director of Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center, Inc. which has served as a Principal Investigator for over 400 clinical trials. He is board certified in internal medicine,
endocrinology and metabolism, lipidology, and obesity medicine. Dr. Bays has served as an author for over 200 scientific manuscripts and authored/presented 100’s scientific abstracts. He received the 2015 Obesity Medicine Association “Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year" award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applying the Obesity Algorithm in Practice

Dr. Angela Fitch is the medical director of the UCHealth Weight Loss Center and an associate professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Fitch has also been recently appointed to the role of vice president of primary care at UCHealth. She graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Dr. Fitch worked for Procter and Gamble as a product development engineer for two years before she decided to follow her passion and go to medical school. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to do a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospitals. After her four-year residency, Dr. Fitch was chief resident in internal medicine for another year. Dr. Fitch then moved to Minnesota to be a primary care physician for eight years for Fairview Health Systems. There she developed her skills and passion for treating obesity in the primary care setting and also developed a medical home model and new system of primary care delivery. While working as a primary care physician, she also worked at the University of Minnesota Pediatric Weight Management Clinic for four years treating children ages 4-18 who struggled with obesity. In 2012, Dr. Fitch became the medical director for the Metabolic Health and Weight Management Clinic at Park Nicollet Clinic and began practicing bariatric medicine full time. In 2012, Dr. Fitch became a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). She is a trustee on the Obesity Medicine Association’s board of trustees, the 2015-2016 chair of the clinical management of obesity section of The Obesity Society, and a member of the ABOM writing committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Obesity Medicine Association
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s): 2.50
Participation Credit(s): 2.50
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