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Louisiana Now Covers Bariatric Surgery for State Employees

Louisiana Now Covers Bariatric Surgery for State Employees

| September 1, 2021

by Micki Hayden, MSN, ARNP Mrs. Hayden is Bariatric Program Coordinator at Ochsner- North Shore in Slidell, Louisiana. Bariatric Times. 2021;18(9):11. Many states within the United States have been plagued by lack of access to care for patients with obesity. Approximately one percent of patients who qualify for bariatric surgery do not have bariatric coverage […]

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Oregon State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Oregon State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

| September 1, 2021

by Farah Husain, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Husain is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon and is the President of the Oregon State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery (ASMBS). Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to […]

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Meeting Highlights: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting 2021

Meeting Highlights: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting 2021

| September 1, 2021

by John D. Scott MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Scott is the ASMBS Program Committee Immediate Past Chair. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: John Scott, MD, FACS, FASMBS is the ASMBS Program Committee Immediate Past Chair. Bariatric Times. 2021;18(9):13 The 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery […]

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Raising the Standard: The Role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient

Raising the Standard: The Role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient

| September 1, 2021

by Alyssa Pollock, PharmD; Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Ms. Pollock is an Assistant Professor at Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Petrick is Chief Quality Officer, Geisinger Clinic; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. […]

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Conference Preview: Overcoming Obesity 2021

Conference Preview: Overcoming Obesity 2021

| September 1, 2021

by Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA Dr. Lazarus is the owner and physician at Clinical Nutrition Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. He represents the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) in the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of […]

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Walter Poires’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Poires’s Cartoon Corner

| September 1, 2021

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The Future of Bariatric Surgery? Three S’s

The Future of Bariatric Surgery? Three S’s

| August 1, 2021

by John M. Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS, FASMBS, DABOM Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Vice-Chair of Quality and Division Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dear Friends and Readers, I was recently giving a lecture and was relating that […]

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What’s in your…Genes

What’s in your…Genes

| August 1, 2021

by Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP Co-clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, As discussed on my June editorial message, semaglutide 2.4mg was FDA approved for the treatment of obesity, […]

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COVID-19 and Obesity—Nursing Accredited

COVID-19 and Obesity—Nursing Accredited

| August 1, 2021

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Nurses earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions To access post-test and obtain credit, visit www.tinyurl.com/BTCE-August2021 (This activity is approved for nurses only).  Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by August 1, 2022. Participants must answer at least 70% of […]

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Reconnecting in Oklahoma/Arkansas—State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Reconnecting in Oklahoma/Arkansas—State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

| August 1, 2021

by Laura Fischer, MD, MS, FACS Dr. Fischer is with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is the president of the Oklahoma/Arkansas State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to […]

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