48 episodes

Obesity: A Disease is the official Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) FREE podcast exploring the many facets of the disease of obesity. Episodes provide valuable insights into this growing problem and better equip clinicians to understand and engage in treating this disease.

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Obesity: A Disease is the official Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) FREE podcast exploring the many facets of the disease of obesity. Episodes provide valuable insights into this growing problem and better equip clinicians to understand and engage in treating this disease.

    Episode 48: Clinical Conversations: Precision Therapy for Obesity

    Episode 48: Clinical Conversations: Precision Therapy for Obesity

    In this episode, Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Dr. Nicholas Pennings interviews Dr. Andres Acosta, highlighted speakers from Obesity Medicine 2021 - Virtual, about precision therapy for obesity. Topics covered include, the four different obesity phenotypes, how these phenotypes evolve, how providers can better identify specific phenotypes and tailor their treatment, and the role precision medicine may play in future patient care for obesity.



    You can access more information about Obesity Medicine podcasts and other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine at http://www.obesitymedicine.org/podcasts.



    Guest Speakers



    Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM



    Andres Acosta, MD, PhD



    Resources Mentioned



    Precision Medicine for Treating Obesity

    • 29 min
    Episode 47: Clinical Conversations: Do No Harm – Alternatives to Weight Promoting Medications

    Episode 47: Clinical Conversations: Do No Harm – Alternatives to Weight Promoting Medications

    In this episode, Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Dr. Nicholas Pennings interviews Dr. Donna Ryan, highlighted speaker from Obesity Medicine 2021 - Virtual, about alternatives to weight promoting medications. Topics covered include, most commonly prescribed medications that are associated with weight gain, the variable impact of individual medications on weight, strategies that providers can use to mitigate weight effects when a patient needs to be on a medication that promotes weight gain, and resources providers can use to learn more about medications that cause weight gain and their alternatives.







    You can access more information about Obesity Medicine podcasts and other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine at www.obesitymedicine.org/podcasts.



    Episode Guests



    Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM



    Donna Ryan, MD



    Resources Mentioned



    Do No Harm Alternatives to Weight Promoting Medications

    • 19 min
    Episode 46: Article Reviews: Determinants of Weight Loss Maintenance

    Episode 46: Article Reviews: Determinants of Weight Loss Maintenance

    In this episode, OMA Chief Science Officer, Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FNLA, FASPC and Sarah Wells, MD discuss a recent article about the determinants of weight loss maintenance. Topics covered include what determinants were found to be positively predictive in weight loss maintenance, which determinants are non-significant for weight loss maintenance, and how to translate this article into clinical application.







    In our article review podcasts, we have carefully selected recent articles included in the latest version of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Obesity Algorithm, which is a comprehensive review of obesity medicine that can be found at obesitymedicine.org.







    Episode Guests



    Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FNLA, FASPC



    Sarah Wells, MD



    Resources Mentioned



    Varkevisser RDM, van Stralen MM, Kroeze W, et al.: Determinants of weight loss maintenance: a systematic review. Obes Rev 2019 20:171-211.

    • 13 min
    Episode 45: Clinical Conversations: Obesity Treatment in a Primary Care Setting

    Episode 45: Clinical Conversations: Obesity Treatment in a Primary Care Setting

    In this episode, Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Dr. Nicholas Pennings interviews Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar, highlighted speakers from Obesity Medicine 2021 - Virtual, about treating obesity in a primary care setting. Topics covered include, discussing weight management with patients, addressing bias and stigma in the office setting, challenging misconceptions about obesity, and next steps for increasing the role that primary care plays in the treatment of obesity.



    You can access more information about Obesity Medicine podcasts and other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine at http://www.obesitymedicine.org/podcasts.



    Episode Guests



    Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM



    Nikhil Dhurandhar, Ph.D.



    Resources Mentioned



    OMA Academy: Obesity Management in Primary Care Challenges and Solutions

    • 30 min
    Episode 44: Article Reviews: Patient Assisted Virtual Physical

    Episode 44: Article Reviews: Patient Assisted Virtual Physical

    In this episode, OMA Chief Science Officer, Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FNLA, FASPC interviews Carolynn Francavilla, MD, FOMA to discuss a recent article on virtual physicals using telehealth. Topics covered include: Individualizing the telehealth physical exam, limitations and opportunities of the telehealth exam, and challenges for prescribing anti-obesity medications by telehealth.



    To access other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine, visit www.obesitymedicine.org.



    Episode Guests



    Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FNLA, FASPC



    Carolynn Francavilla, MD, FOMA



    Resources Mentioned



    The Telehealth Ten: A Guide for a Patient-Assisted Virtual Physical Examination

    • 14 min
    Episode 43: Clinical Conversations: Health at Every Size Movement

    Episode 43: Clinical Conversations: Health at Every Size Movement

    In this episode, Obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education director, Dr. Nicholas Pennings interviews Drs. Scott Kahan and Elizabeth Holm, highlighted speakers from Overcoming Obesity 2020 - Virtual, about the Health at Every Size Movement and talking with patients about weight and health. Topics covered include opinions on the classification of obesity as a disease, harmful effects of weight stigma and bias, disease consequences associated with obesity, and the importance of how weight and health are discussed with patients.



    You can access more information about Obesity Medicine podcasts and other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine at www.obesitymedicine.org/podcasts.



    Episode Guests



    Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM



    Scott Kahan, MD, MPH



    Elizabeth Holm, DrPH, RD



    Resources Mentioned



    Health At Every Size Point Counterpoint Panel during Overcoming Obesity 2020

    • 38 min

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