Treatment Modalities & Interventions Part 2: Pharmacotherapy

Obesity Management Foundations for the Primary Care Clinician - Module1 Session 8

Pharmacotherapy is one of the four pillars of evidence-based obesity treatment. Anti-obesity medications facilitate weight reduction that improves health. They are most effective when they are used as part of a comprehensive obesity treatment plan that includes nutritional therapy, physical activity, behavior modification, and bariatric surgery if indicated. Despite their safety and efficacy, only 1-3% of those eligible receive a prescription for FDA approved anti-obesity medications. This presentation will help you unlearn any outdated or biased beliefs about these medications and learn the latest science on how you can use them safely and effectively. Real-life clinical scenarios will help you learn how to select, initiate, titrate, and monitor these medications. Tips and strategies for personalized medication selection based on complications, co-existing conditions, symptoms, patient preference, cost, and insurance coverage will be provided.  

CME/CE Expiration Date: May 31, 2026

*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

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Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA, FAANP



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