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Using Weight History to Inform an Effective Obesity Plan Module
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Estimated time: 24 mins

Using Weight History to Inform an Effective Obesity Treatment Plan

Robert F. Kushner, MD

Learn how Dr. Kushner uses the OPQRST mnemonic to engage a patient about weight history. This interactive module demonstrates the benefits of having greater context about a patient’s struggle with obesity—including how much weight was gained, efforts taken to control their weight, and the effect that weight gain has had on their health.

Chapters

1. Introduction

2. Onset

3. Participating events

4. Quality of life

5. Remedy

6. Setting

7. Temporal pattern

8. Eating & physical activity

Selecting Treatment Options for Patients Who Require More Intensive Therapy Module
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Estimated time: 35 mins

Selecting Treatment Options for Patients Who Require More Intensive Therapy

Robert F. Kushner, MD

In this module, Dr. Kushner presents 4 hypothetical cases of patients with obesity. He discusses how to design obesity treatment plans that are tailored to a patient's history and medical risks, while focusing on psychosocial and intensified therapy.


Chapters

1. Case 1: Dylan E

2. Case 2: Nicole F

3. Case 3: Jose G

4. Case 4: Elizabeth H

Developing an Effective Obesity Treatment Plan: Easily Enticed Eater, Exercise Struggler, and Self-Critic Behaviors Module
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Estimated time: 35 mins

Developing an Effective Obesity Treatment Plan: Easily Enticed Eater, Exercise Struggler, and Self-Critic Behaviors

Robert F. Kushner, MD

In this module, Dr. Kushner reviews 3 of the 6 factors related to the behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial factors of obesity that are identified in this module: Easily Enticed Eater, Exercise Struggler, and the Self-Critic. Each of these patient profiles is addressed with a specific approach to modifying lifestyle patterns.


Chapters

1. Easily Enticed Eater

2. Exercise Struggler

3. Self-Critic

Developing an Effective Obesity Treatment Plan: Convenient Diner, Fast Pacer, and All-or-Nothing Doer Behaviors Module
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Estimated time: 35 mins

Developing an Effective Obesity Treatment Plan: Convenient Diner, Fast Pacer, and All-or-Nothing Doer Behaviors

Robert F. Kushner, MD

In this module, Dr. Kushner reviews 3 of the 6 factors related to the behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial factors of obesity that are identified in this module: Convenient Diner, Fast Pacer, and All-or-Nothing Doer. Each of these patient profiles is addressed with a specific approach to modifying lifestyle patterns.


Chapters

1. Convenient Diner/Fast Pacer #1

2. Convenient Diner/Fast Pacer #2

3. All-or-Nothing Doer

Talking About Medication and Surgical Treatment Options With Patients With Obesity Module
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Estimated time: 25 mins

Talking About Medication and Surgical Treatment Options With Patients With Obesity

Robert F. Kushner, MD

The journeys of patients with obesity vary, and they may reach a point that requires selecting pharmacotherapy or bariatric surgery. In this module, Dr. Kushner walks through several hypothetical patient cases in which he will utilize patient-centered techniques to guide his discussions and work with patients to create a shared-decision plan.


Chapters

1. Treatments

2. Pharmacotherapy

3. Bariatric surgery

4. Decision-making

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