Learn more about a new meeting place provided by the American College of Physicians for doctors to discuss all matters related to obesity medicine.
As a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine or a physician with an interest in the field, you may have found yourself trying to explain exactly what obesity medicine entails. The Obesity Treatment Foundation has a presentation to help.
New CME requirements and the next exam window announced by ABOM.
National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), a national movement to ensure anyone affected by obesity receives respectful and comprehensive care, begins its second annual campaign October 30. New this year is the Take 5 Challenge, an effort geared toward healthcare providers and designed to inspire action and encourage productive conversations about obesity in ways that will support patients and change practice.
Recently, New York Times Reporter Gina Kolata shined a light on the treatment of patients with obesity. The front-page story was titled ‘Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat,’ and featured insight from ABOM Board Chairman Dr. Louis J. Aronne and ABOM Board Member Dr. Scott Kahan.
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) recently launched a free stock image gallery created with one simple goal in mind: providing the public and other key stakeholders with a set of images free of weight bias or stigma. Obesity medicine physicians may find the images useful when sharing information about obesity with patients and the public.
ABOM Diplomate Kimberly Kilby, MD, MPH is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY, where she oversees the clinical portions of the medical school curriculum. She also serves as a Nutrition Expert faculty advisor to The Palate, a new peer-reviewed online publication.
A record number of physicians applied to take the 2016 American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam, recognizing doctors for their competency in treating obesity and overweight. In total, 591 physicians applied to sit for the test that will be given December 3-10 at computer-based testing centers throughout the United States and Canada.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton is an OB/GYN and ABC television medical news correspondent. She achieved ABOM certification in 2016.
Established three years ago, the American College of Physicians’ Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare (CPPH) has a goal of engaging patients
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