Pri-Med Midwest

Rosemont, IL | November 4-6, 2021

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Treatment of Obesity in the Primary Setting


Affecting over 40% of American adults and associated with over 200 medical conditions, obesity is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. Yet despite the burden it imposes on patients and the healthcare system, obesity is insufficiently addressed in the primary care setting. In this session, Dr. Kushner will review the evaluation and practical management of obesity including lifestyle counseling, use of pharmacotherapy, and available resources.

Learning Objectives

Define the evaluation process for adults with obesity

Describe lifestyle management that includes diet and physical activity counseling

Discuss the role of pharmacotherapy and trial outcomes for the newest FDA approved medication, semaglutide 2.4 mg


Robert F. Kushner, MD, FACP

Robert Kushner is a Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine in Chicago, IL. After finishing a residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University, he went o...

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