Overweight and obesity compose a chronic disease of epidemic proportions that presents on a continuum, likely affecting nearly two out of every three patients treated by PAs. The effective treatment of overweight and obesity requires an efficient and timely process of screening, diagnosis, evaluation of complications, staging, and clear algorithmic management. PAs are trained as primary care providers and can diagnose and treat overweight and obese patients regardless of practice setting and across the spectrum of the disease and patient’s age.
Many factors affect the ability of your practice to deliver effective, compassionate care to patients with obesity.
Find out more with Implementing Practice Changes to Support Effective Obesity Management
Practical Strategies for Obesity Management in Primary Care: An Expert Discussion on the First Year of Care Course
May | National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
September | National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Nov 1 – Nov 5 | National Obesity Week
Obesity Management Program
The American Academy of PAs (AAPA) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) have collaborated with the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) to create a certificate program for PAs and NPs in the primary care setting who would like to develop expertise in treating patients affected by obesity.
Special Interest Group: PAs in Obesity Medicine