Role Of Allied Health Professionals In Assessment Of The Obese Patient

The evaluation proposed here is extensive. It may be unrealistic to expect a busy clinician to obtain, evaluate, and counsel around all the information that could be discussed with an obese patient. An alternative is to identify individuals with unique skills and specialized resources in the clinical environment who can be brought into service during the evaluation and treatment of these patients. Examples include registered dieticians to assist in evaluation of the diet, exercise physiologists who help with assessing exercise capacity and the safety of initiating an exercise program, psychologists or psychiatrists to help evaluate and treat psychological comorbidities such as depression, pharmacists who have an interest in weight loss medications, and surgeons who have experience in bariatric surgery. If a clinician is interested in taking a more active role in managing obesity in his or her practice it will be useful to identify resources in the community to refer patients to. Having written materials available to patients in the office will make these referrals more efficient for both the care provider and the patient.

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

A time for giving and receiving, getting closer with the ones we love and marking the end of another year and all the eating also. We eat because the food is yummy and plentiful but we don't usually count calories at this time of year. This book will help you do just this.

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