Discuss weight with your patients

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Setting Provider-Patient Relationship Expectations Module
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Estimated time: 13 mins

Setting Provider-Patient Relationship Expectations

Michael S. Kaplan, DO, ABOM

Dr. Kaplan details the importance of treating obesity with the same devotion as other chronic conditions, which entails ensuring follow-up visits with a detailed obesity management plan, creating protocols to accommodate frequent office visits, and helping patients develop realistic weight-loss goals.


1. Defining obesity as a disease

2. Establishing weight-management visits

3. Creating office protocols to accommodate patients

4. Establishing realistic expectations

5. Ask the expert

6. Closing

7. References

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