Management of Obesity in Adults: Part II
For AAFP members only
In this CME Bulletin, learn the latest on obesity management guidelines, methods for diagnosing obesity, drugs that can cause or contribute to obesity, and implantable devices for obesity management.
Read this free CME bulletin, and then take the self-assessment quiz to claim 2 AAFP Prescribed credits.
This CME Bulletin was written by Mindy A. Smith, MD.
After reading this CME Bulletin, you should be able to:
- Use the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults to manage obesity in this patient population.
- When evaluating the patient who is overweight, identify chronic medications being used that may contribute to the excess weight.
- Explain the limitations of body mass index for diagnosing obesity and, when appropriate, use alternate methods to diagnose and stage obesity.
- List devices in development and in use for the management of obesity.
This enduring material activity, AAFP CME Bulletin: Management of Obesity in Adults: Part II, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2.00 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 4/15/2016. Term of approval is for two years from this date. 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 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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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 earned a master’s degree in research design and statistical analysis at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. Dr Smith serves as an associate medical editor for the AAFP's FP Essentials and deputy editor of Essential Evidence Plus.
About the Medical Editor
Barry D. Weiss, MD, FAAFP, is a professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson. He is a former clinic director and department chair, and currently serves as medical editor for AAFP’s FP Essentials and associate medical editor for American Family Physician.
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; Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.; U.S. Region; Orexigen; or Eisai Inc.
The AAFP uses an anonymous peer review process to evaluate the content of each CME Bulletin and resolve any potential conflict of interest, and guarantees the fairness and balance of the content.
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.