Case Consult: Eileen, a Woman With Osteoarthritis and Obesity


Case Consult: Eileen, a Woman With Osteoarthritis and Obesity

Release Date: February 4, 2022
Expiration Date: February 4, 2023
Time to Complete Activity: 0.25 hour

Faculty
Robert F. Kushner, MD (Chair)

Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL

Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA
Instructor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Co-Director
Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center
Boston, MA 

Target Audience
This activity has been designed for clinicians interested in the management of patients with obesity. Specialties include primary care providers, cardiologists, endocrinologists, obstetricians/gynecologists, and rheumatologists.

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In partnership with the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) and Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). 
      

Supporter Acknowledgment 
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.  

Program Overview
Obesity continues to become more prevalent in the United States, and with it, patients’ health and quality of life are diminished by increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, cometabolic conditions, osteoarthritis, some cancers, and mood disorders. The majority of clinicians are uncertain addressing obesity and weight loss for and with their patients out of fear of alienating the patient. Clinicians seek education to help foster weight loss to aid patients in achieving their health goals.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the parameters of the diagnosis of obesity and the impact on patient health
  • Select evidence-based, guideline-aligned treatment for patients with obesity and comorbid conditions and related complications

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Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA
Advisor: Gelesis

Robert F. Kushner, MD
Advisor: Novo Nordisk, Inc.; Pfizer Inc
Research Funding: Epitomee 

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