Certification in Obesity Medicine
Certification signifies excellence in the practice of obesity medicine. It distinguishes a physician as having achieved a higher level of competency and understanding in obesity care by completing specialized education. Obesity medicine physicians meet rigorous qualification and assessment requirements.
Obesity medicine Diplomates are committed to providing effective, evidence-based therapy for patients who are overweight or obese. They recognize the need for a comprehensive approach that considers the multiple factors contributing to obesity including lifestyle, medical, and surgical treatment options.
Why become certified in obesity medicine?
Earning your certification in obesity medicine is a significant professional accomplishment, and illustrates a dedication to patients through your commitment to providing effective therapies for patients who are overweight or obese.
Why support certification in obesity medicine by your staff physicians?
Physicians who earn certification in obesity medicine demonstrate their commitment to quality care and a high level of professionalism that distinguishes your organization as a healthcare leader. Continuing education requirements mean your staff will maintain this image for your organization.
Obesity Medicine Physician
- An obesity medicine physician is a physician with expertise in the sub-specialty of obesity medicine. This sub-specialty requires competency in and a thorough understanding of the treatment of obesity and the genetic, biologic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity.
- The obesity medicine physician employs therapeutic interventions including diet, physical activity, behavioral change, and pharmacotherapy.
- The obesity medicine physician utilizes a comprehensive approach, and may include additional resources such as nutritionists, exercise physiologists, psychologists and bariatric surgeons as indicated to achieve optimal results.
- Additionally, the obesity medicine physician maintains competency in providing pre- peri- and post-surgical care of bariatric surgery patients, promotes the prevention of obesity, and advocates for those who suffer from obesity.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
American Heart Association (AHA)
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP)
Canadian Obesity Network – Réseau canadien en obésité (CON-RCO)
STOP Obesity Alliance
The Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC)
The Endocrine Society (ENDO)
The Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education
The Obesity Society (TOS)