In October 2013, the Society rolled out the first-ever comprehensive Obesity Algorithm guidelines that navigate the physician’s role in medically treating and caring for patients affected by obesity. Developed and written by a group of leading obesity medicine clinicians, the Obesity Algorithm guidelines offer all physicians an overview of principles that are necessary to consider when evaluating patients and implementing treatment plans for patients affected by obesity. Within these plans are options for nutrition strategies, exercise prescription, behavior change, weight-loss medications and discussion of surgical options. In addition to weight loss, the algorithm places a strong emphasis on optimizing health, decreasing disease risk and improving overall quality of life. Download a free copy of the Obesity Algorithm charts and complementary resources at www.ObesityAlgorithm.org. Click here to read the full news release. The Obesity Algorithm is subject to copyright of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.
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- Obesity Algorithm
- Using the Obesity Algorithm Presentation
- Fact Sheet: Medical Options for Treating Obesity
- Patient-informative Infographic
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Seger JC, Horn DB, Westman EC, Lindquist R, Scinta W, Richardson LA, Primack C, Bryman DA, McCarthy W, Hendricks E, Sabowitz BN, Schmidt SL, Bays HE. Obesity AlgorithmTM, presented by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. www.obesityalgorithm.org. (Access = [insert date])
Medscape by WebMD Slideshow Feature -- Treating Obesity: New Algorithm
Click here to view a slideshow feature about the algorithm, which Medscape by WebMD published and distributed on Oct. 30, 2013. The feature slideshow, Treating Obesity: New Algorithm, poses the question, " view the entire article and other Medscape from WebMD content, a free, one-time registration is needed.)
Watch Podcasts from the Obesity Algorithm Rollout
- Introduction to Obesity Algorithm Presentation - Dr. Harold Bays
- Using the Obesity Algorithm Presentation - Dr. Deborah Bade Horn & Dr. Jennifer Seger
- Obesity Algorithm Q&A Session - Dr. Bays, Dr. Horn & Seger
The American Society of Bariatric Physicians is the leading association for clinical physicians and other providers dedicated to the comprehensive medical treatment of patients affected by obesity and associated conditions. Many ASBP-member physicians also hold certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Individuals can search for obesity medicine clinicians in their own area at www.FindObesityTreatment.org.
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