2022-2023 Obesity Management in Primary Care Training and Certificate Program

This unique, self-study professional certificate program is 100% online! It is designed for Physician Associates (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who want to develop the skills required to establish obesity management within a primary care practice. The curriculum facilitates a systematic application of evidence-based obesity management best practices for primary care clinicians. Featuring 10 on-demand modules, clinical pearls, downloadable resources, and more. PAs can earn up to 18.5 credits of AAPA Category 1 CME and NPs can earn up to 17.25 contact hours (including 4.0 hours of pharmacology). Learn more or click the register button to get started.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize obesity as a chronic, relapsing disease with unique, distinct pathophysiology that contributes to adiposity, comorbidities, and complications
  • –Reflect on the medical and psychosocial implications of diagnosing a patient with obesity 
    –Identify the pathophysiologic mechanisms that contribute to the multifactorial etiology of obesity 
    –Review the common complications and comorbidities associated with obesity
  • Summarize long-term pharmacotherapy to manage obesity, including new and emerging pharmacologic agents based on efficacy and safety data
  • Develop individualized treatment plans for patients with obesity that incorporate evidence-based and clinical practice guidelines
  • –Integrate a comprehensive approach to nonpharmacologic interventions for obesity, including nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral interventions 
    –Recommend long-term pharmacotherapy based on patient characteristics, comorbidities, and goals
    –Analyze evidence regarding device and surgical interventions, considering pros and cons as well as utility and limitations
  • Establish practice infrastructure to care for patients with obesity

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

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