Dr. Courtney Younglove, Obstetrics/Gynecology

Dr. Courtney Younglove, Obstetrics/Gynecology

“Even if a physician doesn’t want to practice obesity medicine, exposure to the information and developing the mindset of thinking and addressing the disease of obesity with the same matter-of-factness that we discuss heart disease or depression will help patients so much.”

Dr. Natasha Agbai, Pediatrics

Dr. Natasha Agbai, Pediatrics

“As a primary care doctor, becoming an expert in a critical area like pediatric obesity has been incredibly fulfilling. It allows me to make a real difference by countering misinformation with solid expertise.”

Dr. Sarah Ro, Family Medicine

Dr. Sarah Ro, Family Medicine

“ABOM certification gave us the leverage to share our vision with the leadership at our institution. This vision challenges the status quo of just treating the comorbidities of obesity in the primary care settings and offers hope to all patients.”

Dr. Dan Maselli, Gastroenterology

Dr. Dan Maselli, Gastroenterology

“Framing obesity as a disease—and a chronic one—has helped me explain the benefits and rationale of both treatment and long-term follow up to my patients. Equally as important, this certification has provided training in recognizing, avoiding, and addressing obesity stigma, which has improved the way I approach each encounter and care for my patients.”

Dr. Ecler E. Jaqua, Family Medicine

Dr. Ecler E. Jaqua, Family Medicine

“There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating obesity. Each patient is unique and requires personalized treatment plans, considering their medical history, lifestyle, and psychological factors. Tailored interventions are essential for long-term success.”

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