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Clinician Education on Obesity Has Not Caught Up to Disease State, Says OMA President


Angela Fitch, MD, discusses the importance of clinician education in addressing obesity with patients.

Obesity rates have increased in the past several decades and are expected to keep climbing to approximately 50% in the US by 2030, according to Angela Fitch, MD, president of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA). Despite the rising prevalence, clinician education on obesity has not caught up with the disease state, Dr Fitch told Patient Care Online in a recent interview. "We are not giving as much education to the team that is caring for patients on the treatment options that are available today," said Dr Fitch.

More of the conversation in the video below.

Dr Fitch is also the founder and chief medical officer at knownwell and the former co-director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and faculty at Harvard Medical School.

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