Obesity treatment modules: an expert’s guide

This series of interactive learning modules, led by Dr. Robert Kushner and Dr. Michael Kaplan, offers practical tools designed for HCPs and their office staff who want to provide quality care to their patients with obesity.

These treatment modules are best viewed in desktop format, but to improve your viewing experience in mobile format, please watch these modules on the Rethink Obesity with Novo Nordisk YouTube Channel.

Meet the experts

Learn expert obesity management techniques through HCP-patient interactions with Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS

  • Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Past president of The Obesity Society, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists
  • Founder and Past Chair of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • Internationally recognized expert on the care of patients with pre-obesity and obesity

Improve obesity management with proper coding and documentation practices with Michael Kaplan, DO, ABOM

  • Chief Medical Officer and Founder, Obesity Management Systems
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital (Stony Brook, NY)
  • Owner, Long Island Weight Loss Institute
  • Expert in obesity billing, coding, and reimbursement who has trained more than 2,000 HCPs on integrating obesity medicine within a primary care practice

Dr. Robert Kushner and Dr. Michael Kaplan were compensated for their time spent consulting on the content of, and appearing in, these video series.

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Using the modules

The modules in this series guide you throughout the stages of patient care, offering discussion guides, practical tools for creating a treatment plan, guidance on controlling weight regain with your patients, resources for weight management through lifestyle modification, and resources for billing and coding.  

1. Discussing Weight with Your Patients 

Uses hypothetical patients to demonstrate appropriate HCP-patient interactions as well as learning modules to illustrate proper documentation procedures.

2. Create a Treatment Plan

Provides tools for building a long-term weight-management plan with patients that include physical activity, healthy eating, and strategies for sustaining weight loss.

3. Understand Weight Regain 

Uses case studies and HCP-patient interactions to highlight effective communication methods that promote long-term weight loss. 

4. Start Weight Management with Lifestyle Modification 

Provides guidance on tailoring a weight-management plan to each individual patient’s needs, taking into account their insurance status, medical history, and cognitive or behavioral patterns. 

5. Learn About Billing and Coding 

Uses practical examples to show how to manage billing and coding for weight-management care.  

Evolving care for patients with obesity

In this series of innovative expert-led video modules, you can learn about ways to speak with patients with obesity and manage and treat their disease. 

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