Please complete the Improving Patient Outcomes for Obesity course and then comment on this discussion topic to share your experiences, takeaways, and outstanding questions. 

Consider responding to one of the questions below:

  1. What has been your experience with screening, treating and managing obesity in a primary care setting? Share both positive and negative experiences. 
  2. What questions do you still have about treating and managing obesity in primary care?
  3. What do you want to know from other clinicians who screen for and treat obesity?


1.  General recommendations of health nutrition are often provided to patients and not often documented what tools or resources are provided.  Good outcomes have been observed when detailed instructions are provided to patients with shared decision-making that a patient feels is attainable.

2.  If not in an organization that offers supportive services such as Nutritionists or programs such as Virta, what resources and treatment do independent PCP provide for patient success?

3.  What level of importance does this play in day to day management of your practice?



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