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Obesity is considered a complex and multifactorial disease. Its treatment, therefore, must also be multimodal and tailored to meet the needs of each patient. Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials presents a wide spectrum of practical treatment protocols for obesity including exercise, pharmacology, behavior modification, and dietary factors,
Table of Contents
Obesity: The Scope of a Growing Problem. Etiologies of Obesity. Health Hazards of Obesity. Evaluation of the Obese Patient. Dietary Treatment of the Obese Individual. The Role of Physical Activity in the Treatment of the Obese Individual. Behavioral Modification. Pharmacotherapy. Maintenance of Weight Loss. Surgical Treatment of the Obese Individual. Medical Treatment of Pediatric Obesity. Binge Eating Disorder (BED): Etiology, Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment. Current Research and Future Hope. Appendix A: Notes on Nutrition for Obesity Medicine. Appendix B: Behavioral Modification Attachments. Appendix C: ASBP Algorithm.
G. Michael Steelman, MD, FASBP, is board certified in bariatric medicine, family practice, anti-aging medicine, and neuro-linguistic programming. Dr. Steelman is the past president of The American Society of Bariatric Physicians. He served on the advisory board of the American Obesity Association, was Medical Director of Eating Disorders at Mercy Health System of Oklahoma, and to C. Everett Koop, the former Surgeon General. Dr. Steelman has worked in private practice for over 30 years and runs the renowned Steelman Clinic in Oklahoma City. He was editor of The American Journal of Bariatric Medicine and was twice named Bariatrician of the Year by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.
Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS, is an associate professor of medicine and director of the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Westman received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Kentucky. He also received a master's degree in biostatistics during a General Medicine Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He is a fellow of The Obesity Society and the Society of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Westman is Chairman of the Board of the Obesity Medicine Association (formerly ASBP), and has received the Steelman-Seim Educator Award for advancing the cause of health care through education and teaching. He is board certified in obesity medicine and internal medicine.
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