CME Bulletin

Management of Obesity in Adults

For AAFP members only

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Read this bulletin to equip yourself to better identify obesity risk and improve the level of care you offer adult patients who are battling an ever-rising body mass index. After, take the self-assessment quiz to claim 2 AAFP Prescribed credits. This activity is free for AAFP Members.

This CME Bulletin was written by Mindy A. Smith, MD, MS

Activity Details

Learning Objectives

After reading this CME Bulletin, you should be able to:

  • Screen patients using body mass index (BMI) measurement tools to determine whether they are overweight or obese and categorize based on BMI measurement as a baseline for developing modification strategies.
  • Counsel patients on ways to make lifestyle modifications that will reduce their risk of developing comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Educate patients on the risks and benefits of alternate methodologies
    (e.g., drugs, surgery) to promote weight loss, and prescribe or refer when indicated.
  • Implement a practical, stepwise approach for treating patients with a BMI that places them at risk of developing adverse health outcomes.

Funding

This CME Bulletin is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from Eisai Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., U.S. Region, and VIVUS, Inc.


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After completing this activity, take the self-assessment quiz to receive CME credit.

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CME Credit

This enduring material activity, CME Bulletin: Management of Obesity in Adults, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins October 15, 2014. Term of approval is for two years from this date with the option of yearly renewal. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit. View more credit agreements »

Faculty

About the Author

Mindy A. Smith, MD, MS, is a clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing. She completed a family medicine residency at Southern Illinois University, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, and a master’s degree in Research Design and Statistical Analysis at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. Dr. Smith is an associate medical editor for the American Academy of Family Physicians' FP Essentials.

About the Medical Editor

Barry D Weiss, MD, is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson. He is the medical editor of the American Academy of Family Physicians' FP Essentials and associate medical editor of American Family Physician.

Disclaimer

Please read the disclosures before beginning the CME Bulletin.

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and medical editor, and do not necessarily represent those of the American Academy of Family Physicians or Eisai Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., U.S. Region, and VIVUS, Inc.

The AAFP uses an anonymous peer review process to evaluate the content of each CME Bulletin. This process ensures clear identification and resolution of any potential conflict of interest, and guarantees the fairness and balance of the content.

Drugs and Off-Label Uses

The faculty for this activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure the information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation. Information regarding drugs (eg, administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, and precautions) and delivery systems is subject to change. 

The reader is advised to check the manufacturer’s insert and medical references for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering any drug.

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After completing this activity, take the self-assessment quiz to receive CME credit.

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