Management of patients with obesity can be challenging but is an essential skill for primary care clinicians as the rates of obesity continue to rise in the United States. In addition to the PrimaryCareNOW webcast, check out the 4 short modules below that are designed with interactive features to enhance your learning and keep you engaged. Complete all the modules in this focused obesity curriculum to help you do the following in your clinical practice:

  • Understand obesity as a disease and how to educate your patients on the causes of excess weight
  • Recognize the effects of bias and stigma on people with obesity and identify ways to reduce them in your practice
  • Improve your communication and motivational interviewing skills as they relate to your patients with obesity
  • Identify patients who would benefit from anti-obesity pharmacotherapy
  • Individualize anti-obesity pharmacotherapy for your patients based on comorbidities and personal preferences

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize obesity as a serious chronic illness that requires long-term management to reduce and prevent comorbid conditions
  2. Discuss underlying physiologic factors influencing obesity such as metabolic adaptation that contribute to difficulty in weight management along with the struggle to sustain lifestyle interventions
  3. Review clinician bias surrounding obesity and discuss ways to reduce stigma and bias to improve the patient experience
  4. Develop individualized, long-term obesity management plans utilizing current and emerging pharmacotherapies


Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA

Chair of Family Medicine
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Director, Campbell University Health Center
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA

Associate Director Weight Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Sarah Bramblette

Patient Advocate

Commercial Supporters

Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Education Partners

Obesity Medicine Association

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