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Counseling Patients About Obesity


Counseling Patients About Obesity

CME Certificate Fee: $25.00 (USD) for certificate

Optional Maintenance of Certification Credit (MOC) Fee: $10.00 (USD) per point

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

1.00 Part II MOC points are available for these specialty board(s):

American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Areas: Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism

Estimated time to complete this activity: 1.00 hours

Author(s)/Editor(s): Amit Algotar, MD; Randa Kutob, MD
Further Author/Editor Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: Pennsylvania     Learn More >>

Outcome Objectives:

As a result of completing this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  • Incorporate into practice knowledge of prevalence of obesity in the U.S.
  • List two strategies to mitigate weight bias in clinical settings.
  • Utilize 4 motivational interviewing techniques in a clinical scenario.
  • Identify the steps of the 5 A's Behavior Change model and apply these to lifestyle counseling in a clinical scenario.

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current CME Approval Period: April 3, 2020 - April 2, 2022
Original Release Date: April 3, 2020
Most Recent Review by Author: April 3, 2020
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: April 3, 2020
Financial Support Received: This course was funded by a Banner University Medical Center- Tucson Campus Medical Staff Grant.
Counseling Patients About Obesity
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

1.00 Part II MOC points are available for these specialty board(s) (Optional):

American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Areas: Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism

Current CME Approval Period: April 3, 2020 - April 2, 2022
Financial Support Received: This course was funded by a Banner University Medical Center- Tucson Campus Medical Staff Grant.

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Office of Continuing Medical Education
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Robert Amend, M.Ed.
Randa Kutob, MD

MOC Recognition Statement(s)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge Part II MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


If you elect to receive MOC credit for this course, you give permission for VLH.com to share your information and activity completion data with the ACCME and the specialty board(s) chosen through the ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

Counseling Patients About Obesity
About the Author

Amit M. Algotar, MD, PhD, MPH
Dr. Algotar is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine and within the University of Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson. His research and clinical work focuses on lifestyle modification as a treatment modality for multiple chronic diseases. Dr. Algotar has special interests and experience in developing lifestyle modification interventions in men diagnosed with prostate cancer and receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). At the UA Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic, he uses lifestyle-based methods to help his patients prevent cancer progression and recurrence, as well as their survivorship-related needs. He also runs a lifestyle-based weight loss clinic at Banner University Medical Center – South to help patients achieve optimal weight and reduce their cancer, cardiovascular, and endocrine-related risks.

Disclosure: Dr. Algotar states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Randa Kutob, MD
Dr. Kutob is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson and Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education. She is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine with extensive teaching, clinical work, and research in the arena of cross-cultural care and chronic disease prevention and treatment.

Disclosure: Dr. Kutob states that she does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Counseling Patients About Obesity
Ratings (78 responses)
How would you rate this program overall?
Average Rating: 4.00/5.00
How well were the learning objectives of this program met?
Average Rating: 3.00/5.00
User Comments
by Brianne Davis | Mar 29, 2021
Is there a novel type book that can be recommended for reference regarding motivational interviewing?
by Andres Felipe Diaz | Mar 29, 2021
A video showing examples of these techniques would have been helpful.
by Hidden | Mar 29, 2021
I would like to learn how to talk to patients if they simply do not want to change any of their behaviors that are causing them to be overweight.
by Diego Blew | Mar 29, 2021
I felt this course was succinct and effective at introducing skills that when properly employed can improve patient outcomes regarding healthy weight management.
by Hidden | Mar 29, 2021
I really enjoyed this CME course - it moved me to be more compassionate with overweight patients. I did not realize how many biases I had against them, until I took the before and after survey. This course was very well written.
by Hidden | Mar 28, 2021
This course was very helpful and valuable, specifically in witnessing bias and uncomfortable situation through a patient's perspective.
Counseling Patients About Obesity
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

Pennsylvania Risk Management / Patient Safety CME

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Counseling Patients About Obesity
Technical Requirements

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