Obesity Toolkit

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As women's health care providers, obstetrician-gynecologists are in a unique position to recognize, discuss, and help our patients to reduce the effects of obesity. This toolkit provides information about multiple aspects of obesity care as well as links to additional resources.

In this toolkit:

Letter From ACOG President Mark S. DeFrancesco, MD, MBA
Letter From ACOG President Mark S. DeFrancesco, MD, MBA (PDF)
Background and Introduction
Background and Introduction (PDF)
Obesity Screening and Assessing Patient Readiness for Weight Loss
Obesity Screening and Assessing Patient Readiness for Weight Loss
Assessment of Risk Factors
Assessment of Risk Factors
Lifestyle Therapies
Lifestyle Therapies
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Pharmacologic and Surgical Interventions
Obesity Toolkit FAQ Icon Frequently Asked Questions: Intervention Programs (PDF)
Obesity Toolkit Coding Icon Coding for Obesity
Web Resources Summary
Obesity Web Resources Summary

ABOUT THIS TOOLKIT
This toolkit was developed by the Wellness Work Group on Obesity convened by Mark S. DeFrancesco, MD, MBA, during his presidential year, in order to assist obstetrician-gynecologists and women’s health care providers address the issue of obesity in everyday practice. Dr. DeFrancesco thanks the members of the Wellness Work Group on Obesity, which include Laurie Gregg, MD; Raul Artal, MD; Michelle Ann Kominiarek, MD; Andrea Sharma, MPH, PhD; Kimberly Kristine Vesco, MD; Kurt Wharton, MD; Robert A. Wild, MD, PhD, MPH; and ACOG staff, including Christopher Zahn, MD; Nancy O’Reilly, MHS; Sarah Son, MPH; and Katie Ogden. All of the work group members and their efforts were coordinated by Laurie Gregg, MD. Published May 2016

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