RSSCategory: Medical Methods in Obesity Treatment

Coping with Stress During COVID-19: What Bariatric Patients Need to Know

Coping with Stress During COVID-19: What Bariatric Patients Need to Know

| May 1, 2020

by Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, and Lydia C. Alexander, MD, FOMA Dr. Bays is Medical Director and President of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Alexander practices obesity medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Management Group in San Francisco, California. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Harold Bays, MD, FOMA […]

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Healthcare Rewards Help Incentivize Lifestyle Changes for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Healthcare Rewards Help Incentivize Lifestyle Changes for Bariatric Surgery Patients

| April 1, 2020

 by MICHELLE FRESHWATER, MD, FOMA Dr. Freshwater is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(4):20. Bariatric surgeons understand better than almost anybody the impact that even a modest reduction of body weight can have on health outcomes.¹ They understand that weight loss doesn’t happen instantaneously, but incrementally […]

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Addressing the Obesity Epidemic with Progressive Education for any Licensed Healthcare Professional

Addressing the Obesity Epidemic with Progressive Education for any Licensed Healthcare Professional

| March 1, 2020

by Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA Dr. Pennings is Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, North Carolina. Dr. Pennings also serves as an Executive Director of Clinical Education for the Obesity Medical Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, is Executive Director of […]

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Beyond BMI: How Surgeons Can Better Assess Patients with Obesity

Beyond BMI: How Surgeons Can Better Assess Patients with Obesity

| February 1, 2020

by Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, DABOM Dr. Primack is Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Craig Primack is President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(2):19–20. As the country’s obesity epidemic […]

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New Year, Same Epidemic: How Clinicians Can Resolve to Make Obesity Management a Key Practice in 2020

New Year, Same Epidemic: How Clinicians Can Resolve to Make Obesity Management a Key Practice in 2020

| January 1, 2020

by Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, DABOM Dr. Primack is Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: Craig Primack is President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Bariatric Times. 2020;17(1):18–19. Every new year, millions of […]

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Addressing the Parallel Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics in our Practices

Addressing the Parallel Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics in our Practices

| December 1, 2019

by Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, DABOM Dr. Primack is Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and President of the Obesity Medicine Association. Funding: No funding was provided Disclosures: Craig Primack is the President of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA). Bariatric Times. 2019;16(12):21. The obesity epidemic […]

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The Pediatric Obesity Problem: Our Role as Clinicians to Combat Childhood Obesity

The Pediatric Obesity Problem: Our Role as Clinicians to Combat Childhood Obesity

| October 1, 2019

by Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FOMA, FAAFP Dr. Scinta is the President of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) and is Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at SUNY Upstate. Funding: No funding was provided Disclosures: Wendy Scinta is the President of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA). Bariatric Times. 2019;16(10):17. For decades, the medical community has […]

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Major New Patient Care Trends Highlighted in the 2019 Obesity Algorithm

Major New Patient Care Trends Highlighted in the 2019 Obesity Algorithm

| July 1, 2019

by Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA Dr. Bays is the Medical Director and President of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center in Louisville, Kentucky; Chief Science Officer for the Obesity Medicine Association; Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology; and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, as well […]

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High-intensity Interval Training versus Traditional Exercise in Adults with Overweight and Obesity

High-intensity Interval Training versus Traditional Exercise in Adults with Overweight and Obesity

| August 1, 2017

by Anthony Auriemma, MD, JD Dr. Auriemma is from AMITA Health Bariatric and Weight Loss Center, Schaumburg, Illinois. Column Editors: Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/ Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood […]

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Introduction of Obesity Medicine Association’s Pediatric Obesity Algorithm

Introduction of Obesity Medicine Association’s Pediatric Obesity Algorithm

| November 1, 2016

by Wendy Scinta, MD, MS Bariatric Times. 2016;13(11): 26–29. The Scope of the Problem In the United States, more than one-third (36.5%) of adults have obesity (CDC). Further, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years, reaching 18 and 21 percent, respectively. Not only are the […]

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