Medical evaluation of the obese individual

Robert F Kushner*, Julie L. Roth

*Corresponding author for this work

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Obesity may be the most significant medical problem that health care providers will face over the coming decades. Physicians must address this chronic disease aggressively, providing preventive and therapeutic care. Because this topic traditionally has not been taught in medical school or residency training, physicians will need to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be effective obesity care providers. Performing a detailed initial assessment, including an obesity-focused history, physical examination, and selected laboratory and diagnostic tests is fundamental to the process of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-103
Number of pages15
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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