Register for Our New Update on Anti-Obesity Medications Course!
This brand new course provides the detailed, practical advice you need to create patient-specific treatment plans.
With the growing number of options on the market – more medications in more classes – this course helps you make the best possible treatment decisions. Patients these days enter your office both with more questions than ever and with more informed opinions after having done their own ‘research.’ Now you’ll be prepared with up-to-date details on the full range of medication options available in 2023. Increase your knowledge, make better decisions, and speed discussions with patients and writing of progress notes.
- Obesity as a Disease
- Detailed Review of Anti-Obesity Medications
- Cases & Review by Patient Category
- Insurance Considerations
- All lectures available now
- 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ included
- Course Syllabus pdf with all slide content
- 12-month access to course recordings
Update on Anti-Obesity Medications Agenda
|Obesity as a Disease||Laura Davisson, MD||0.75 Hours|
|Optimizing Chronic Medications||Laura Davisson, MD
Angela Goodhart, PharmD
|Anti-Obesity Medications, Part I||Laura Davisson, MD
Angela Goodhart, PharmD
|Anti-Obesity Medications, Part II||Laura Davisson, MD
Angela Goodhart, PharmD
|Anti-Obesity Medications, Part III||Laura Davisson, MD
Angela Goodhart, PharmD
|Cases & Review by Patient Category + Insurance Considerations||Laura Davisson, MD||0.75 Hours|
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Laura Davisson, MD
Laura Davisson, MD, MPH, FACP, is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. She earned her medical degree and MPH from West Virginia University (WVU). Dr. Davisson completed an Internal Medicine residency at WVU and served as Chief Resident. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
After years of practicing Internal Medicine with an outpatient focus on women’s health and prevention, Dr. Davisson recognized the contribution of obesity to many chronic conditions she treated. This motivated her to get additional training to specialize in obesity treatment. She founded and now directs WVU Medicine’s Medical Weight Management program, which works in collaboration with Bariatric Surgery in the WVU Medicine Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Center.
Dr. Davisson is active in medical education. As Associate Program Director, she directs internal medicine resident quality improvement activities and the residency research track. She is the WVU School of Medicine Nutrition Curriculum Thread Director. To reach Dr. Davisson’s goal of creating a regional workforce to treat obesity, the Medical Weight Management clinic serves as a training site for students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Davisson is the Founder and Program Director for WVU’s Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases Fellowship which is the first program in WV to train fellows in obesity medicine skills.
Dr. Davisson has been active in the American College of Physicians (ACP) and was granted ACP fellowship in 2009. She was elected as ACP’s WV Chapter Governor, serving a four-year term on the ACP Board of Governors until April 2023. Dr. Davisson serves on committees for the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) and American Board of Obesity Medicine. She has been a contributing author for OMA’s Obesity Algorithm. Dr. Davisson enjoys participating in outreach activities, such as speaking and writing on various health topics and advocating for the prevention and treatment of obesity and related illnesses.
Angela Goodhart, PharmD
Angela L. Goodhart, PharmD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at WVU and practices within a Patient Centered Medical Home for the Department of Family Medicine. She obtained her PharmD from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital before pursuing PGY2 training in Ambulatory Care at Summa Health System. Her areas of interest are chronic disease management, advocacy, inter-professional education, and expanding clinical pharmacy services.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
Online Course, Release Date July 21, 2023, Termination Date July 20, 2026:
PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates the enduring formats for this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses & Nurse Practitioners: For all your CE requirements for recertification, the ANCC will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Physician Assistants: The NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Licensed Psychologists: Most state boards will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ toward professional development hours. Please confirm with your state board before using this product for professional development hours.
Learn to Support and Empower Your Patients with Appropriate Weight Loss Treatment
Weight management medications encompass a range of mechanisms to combat the challenges of excess weight. Some are designed to reduce hunger pangs and promote early satiety, enabling better portion control. Others help the body burn more calories by increasing metabolism. Still, others inhibit the body’s absorption of dietary fats, ultimately decreasing a person’s overall calorie consumption.
Which medications are right for each of your patients? This course will help you know.
The best obesity treatment for a particular patient will depend on their individual needs and circumstances. Some factors to consider include the patient’s age, weight, health history, and other medications they are taking.
Common weight loss medications covered in this course:
By staying informed about the latest advancements in weight management medications, you can help your patients achieve their weight loss goals and improve their overall health. Some of the most common anti-obesity medications for weight loss treatment covered in this course include:
- Semaglutide (Wegovy): This medication is a newer once weekly injectable medication that works by mimicking a gut hormone that helps regulate appetite.
- Liraglutide (Saxenda): This medication is a daily injectable medication that works by mimicking a gut hormone that helps regulate appetite.
- Orlistat (Xenical, Alli): This medication works by blocking fat absorption from food.
- Phentermine (Adipex-P): This medication is a stimulant that suppresses appetite.
- Topiramate/phentermine (Qsymina): This medication combines two medications to suppress appetite.
- Naltrexone/bupropion (Contrave): This medication combines two medications that work together to reduce hunger and increase energy expenditure.
- Up-and-coming medications in the pipeline and off label use of medications to promote weight loss
Embrace the opportunity to significantly impact your patients’ health and well-being by learning about the treatment of obesity with anti-obesity medications.
Better Advocate for Your Patients with Our Updates on Anti-Obesity Medications Course
With our Updates on Anti-Obesity Medications course, you can unlock the potential of effective weight loss treatment with medications and guide your patients to live their best, healthiest lives. Enhance your ability to provide appropriate care and improve patient outcomes by garnering knowledge about the diverse medications for the treatment of overweight patients and those with obesity.
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