Overweight and obesity management strategies

Scott Kahan

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Comprehensive lifestyle interventions, including nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral therapy, are the foundation for clinical obesity management. New tools and treatment approaches help clinicians provide these interventions and support weight management in the primary care setting. Escalating treatment, such as using pharmacotherapy, medical devices, or bariatric surgery, are important considerations for appropriate patients who do not respond to lifestyle counseling. This article provides a review of obesity treatment in primary care and managed care settings. Principles of lifestyle changes for weight management, behavioral counseling, and options for pharmacotherapy, medical devices, and bariatric surgery are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)s186-s196
JournalThe American journal of managed care
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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