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
*This activity expired for credit on February 4, 2023 and is no longer available for credit
Robert F. Kushner, MD (Chair)
Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine
Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA
Instructor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center
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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.
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- 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
Robert F. Kushner, MD
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