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Addressing a growing epidemic in today's world, Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials presents practical treatment protocols for obesity, including exercise, pharmacology, behavior modification, and dietary factors, from the point of view of the practicing physician. Encompassing a multidisciplinary audience of clinicians and researcher
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. Residential Lifestyle Modification Programs for the Treatment of Obesity. Current Research and Future Hope. Legal Aspects And Issues Related to Bariatric Medical Practice. Appendix A: Notes on Nutrition for Bariatric Ian. Appendix B: Behavioral Modification Forms
G. Michael Steelman M.D., F.A.S.B.P., is board certified in Bariatric Medicine, Family Practice, Anti-Aging Medicine and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Dr. Steelman is past President of The American Society of Bariatric Physicians. He served as an advisor to the American Obesity Association, Medical Director of Eating Disorders at Mercy Health System of Oklahoma, and an advisor to former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Dr. Steelman has worked in private practice for over 30 years and runs the renowned Steelman Clinic in Oklahoma City. He is editor of The American Journal of Bariatric Medicine and was named Bariatrician of the Year by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians in 1993 and 2006.
Eric C. Westman M.D., M.H.S., is board certified in Internal Medicine. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Westman received his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin, completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Kentucky, and received a Masters 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 also Vice-President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and in 2009 he received the Steelman-Seim Educator Award for advancing the cause of healthcare through education and teaching.
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