Evaluation & Management of Obesity

Evaluation & Management of Obesity

by Daniel Bessesen, Kushner, Robert F. Kushner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560534699

ISBN-13: 9781560534693

Pub. Date: 01/25/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Designed to be a concise, clinically useful guide to the evaluation and management of overweight and obese patients, this book will cover a range of topics that are relevant for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, primary care residents, and medical students. The authors are all practicing MDs, dieticians, and PhDs who work with

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Designed to be a concise, clinically useful guide to the evaluation and management of overweight and obese patients, this book will cover a range of topics that are relevant for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, primary care residents, and medical students. The authors are all practicing MDs, dieticians, and PhDs who work with overweight and obese patients. They discuss practical issues that have been helpful for them when seeing these patients. It will provide focused, clinically useful information that the healthcare provider can immediately put to use in the office.

• A practical, usable handbook format
• Authors and contributors are among the major names in the field
• Latest, cutting edge information

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560534693
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/25/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Defining the Scope of the Problem of Obesity
2. Office-based Obesity Care: Setting Up the Office Environment
3. Medical Evaluation of the Overweight or Obese Patient
4. Body Composition Analysis
5. Goals and Strategies to Improve Behavior-Change Effectiveness
6. Applying Stages of Change Theory to Office-Based Counseling
7. Diets
8. Commercial Programs
9. The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Control
10. Talking to Patients About Popular Diet Books
11. Very-Low-Calorie Diets
12. Physical Activity Considerations for Management of Body Weight
13. Non-Prescription Weight-Loss Products
14. Pharmacologic Therapy
15. Ethical Consideration in the Use of Medications
16. Surgical Treatment of Obesity
17. The National Weight Control Registry
18. Primary Care Management of Pediatric Obesity
19. Insurance Coverage for Obesity Treatment
20. Obesity Web Resources for Health Professionals
21. Regulation of Appetite by the Central Nervous System
22. Obesity and the Environment
Index

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