Obesity: Quick and Easy Tools to Help Your Patients Lose Weight and Exercise
This 60-minute, lecture-based presentation addresses healthy behavior changes for overweight or obese patients to reduce their risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases; discusses screening patients to determine if they are overweight or obese; describes metabolic syndrome and appropriate counseling and drug therapy to reduce risk factors; and identifies behavior modification, risk reduction and healthy lifestyle decisions to treat obesity.
Listen to the lecture and follow along with the slides. Submit the post-test for CME credit, free to AAFP members.
Jill Grimes, MD, is a board-certified family physician, author and media personality. Dr Grimes works at West Lake Family Practice in Austin, Texas, where she has practiced medicine since 1994. She is a 1991 graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, and is currently on faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is also an associate editor and contributing author for The 5-Minute Clinical Consult textbook.
Dr Grimes is passionate about all types of preventive medicine, and her award-winning book, Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs, has been adopted into Texas high schools for the fall 2010 semester. Through her Web site, blog, radio, television shows, and practice, Dr Grimes encourages individuals to take responsibility for their own health and to choose healthy lifestyle changes before relying on medications.
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