Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials

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Addressing a growing epidemic in today’s world, Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials presents practical treatment protocols for obesity, including exercise, pharmacology, behavior modification, and dietary factors, from the point of view of the practicing physician.

Encompassing a multidisciplinary audience of clinicians and researchers, this comprehensive resource is an invaluable, user-friendly tool for bariatric physicians and surgeons, endocrinologists, diabetologists, nutritionists, dieticians, and all those who treat obesity.

Written by prominent members of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, this text:

  • Showcases successful treatment methods by including key points of various clinicians in each chapter
  • Includes an up-to-date chapter on the pharmacology of bariatric medicine that identifies the three classes of obesity drugs: those that increase energy expenditure, those that decrease energy intake, and those that inhibit the digestion and absorption of food
  • Addresses various dietary intervention approaches such as low calorie balanced diets, low carbohydrate diets, and very low carbohydrate diets
  • Explores the comorbidities of obesity, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and Type II diabetes

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About the Author:

G. Michael Steelman M.D., F.A.S.B.P., is board certified in Bariatric Medicine, Family Practice, Anti-Aging Medicine and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Dr. Steelman is past President of The American Society of Bariatric Physicians. He served as an advisor to the American Obesity Association, Medical Director of Eating Disorders at Mercy Health System of Oklahoma, and an advisor to former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Dr. Steelman has worked in private practice for over 30 years and runs the renowned Steelman Clinic in Oklahoma City. He is editor of The American Journal of Bariatric Medicine and was named Bariatrician of the Year by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians in 1993 and 2006.

Eric C. Westman M.D., M.H.S., is board certified in Internal Medicine. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Westman received his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin, completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Kentucky, and received a Masters degree in biostatistics during a General Medicine Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He is a Fellow of The Obesity Society and the Society of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Westman is also Vice-President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and in 2009 he received the Steelman-Seim Educator Award for advancing the cause of healthcare through education and teaching.

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