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.