Patient-Centered Care of the Patient with Obesity
AACE has determined that endocrinologists, diabetologists, and other health care professionals providing care to patients with obesity and associated comorbidities would be well-served by an educational program that improves participants’ understanding of:
- Available clinical guidelines for obesity management
- The multifaceted pathophysiology of obesity
- Strategies to individualize obesity management treatment
- Evidence-based approaches to successful patient counseling and lifestyle intervention
- The role of pharmacotherapy in managing patients with obesity
- The importance of intervening to address obesity to prevent the development of comorbid conditions like diabetes, and to improve patient health among those with conditions comorbid to obesity.
- The role of team-based healthcare provision in managing obese/overweight patients
This information can help attendees implement systemic health system changes that could improve overall patient outcomes.
Method of Physician Participation/How to Obtain CME Credit
- It is anticipated that this activity will take 1.75 hours to complete.
- Read the educational material.
- Complete the posttest questions and get a passing mark of 70% or higher.
- Complete the CME Activity Evaluation form.
- Fax/mail/email the completed posttest and evaluation form for processing to:
AACE Educational Services
245 Riverside Ave., Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL. 32202
- Only those who get a score of 70% or higher will receive credit.
- Allow 4-6 weeks for processing of CME certificates.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of endocrinologists/diabetologists and other healthcare professionals directly involved in the management of patients with obesity and associated comorbidities.
After completing this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:
- Provide brief, structured counseling on weight management that is individualized and relevant to obese/overweight patients.
- Explain to patients why obesity is a chronic disease, requiring lifelong management.
- Apply focused interviewing/counseling and goal-setting techniques to their treatment of obese/overweight patients.
- Define cut-points for obesity, as well as recommended methods to identify obesity.
- Explain the importance of providing obese/overweight patients with lifestyle interventions.
- Provide obese/overweight patients with focused counseling and goal-setting techniques related to lifestyle intervention.
- Propose policies that will integrate lifestyle management into endocrinology practice.
- Explain the role of obesity drugs in a comprehensive obesity management plan.
- Describe the mechanism of action, key clinical research findings, and possible contraindications for all drugs currently approved to treat obesity.
- Develop targeted, individualized pharmacotherapeutic strategies for patients with obesity.
W. Timothy Garvey, MD, FACE; Daniel L. Hurley, MD, FACE; Robert F. Kushner, MD
- 1.75 AMA
- 1.75 Attendance