Tools for successful weight management in primary care

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Abstract

Obesity is one of the most pervasive and costly public health problems. Clinicians need effective tools to address weight management in primary care, including evaluation and communication methods, guideline-based weight management interventions and safe and effective weight loss medications and surgery. The objective of this Grand Rounds presentation is to provide practicing clinicians with the latest information regarding effective ways to care for and communicate with patients about weight loss; evidence-based guidelines for selecting weight management therapies and safety, efficacy and adverse effects of weight loss medications and surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-497
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume350
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Obesity
  • Patient-centered communication
  • Primary care
  • Weight loss drugs
  • Weight loss surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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