Part One: Understanding the disease.
Chapter 1: BIAS AND STIGMA
Chapter 2: OBESITY AS A DISEASE
Chapter 3: PHYSIOLOGY OF ADIPOSE TISSUE
Chapter 4: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Chapter 5: OBESITY RELATED COMPLICATIONS
Part Two: BUILDING A TREATMENT PLAN
Chapter 6: CHRONIC DISEASE MODEL FOR OBESITY
Chapter 7: EVIDENCE BASED GUIDELINES
Chapter 8: EATING PLANS
Chapter 9: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Chapter 10: BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS
Chapter 11: MEDICATIONS
Chapter 12: PROCEDURES AND SURGERY
Part Three: Putting it all together in clinic
Chapter 13: BILLING
Chapter 14: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER IN PRIMARY CARE
Chapter 15: EXAMPLE IN CLINIC
The latest information from the CDC demonstrates that 70% of Americans can be classified as having pre-obesity or obesity. This chronic disease is considered the cause of many other chronic diseases such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, to name but a few of the 236 obesity associated disorders. Additionally, obesity is considered to be the cause of fourteen different types of cancers.
Based on the number of people affected and the consequences of the disease, it is imperative that it is studied and treated by primary care providers. Few training programs for physicians, NPs or PAs are covering the basics of treating obesity. These fundamentals include pathophysiology, assessment of the disease, and the foundational components of treatment with eating plans, physical activity and behavioral interventions, then the supporting components of anti-obesity medications, devices and surgery. As a result, few of those currently in primary care practice have received any education in the evidence-based treatment of obesity.
This book provides the reader with the education to understand the disease, the patient's experience, and full evidence-based treatment. It also provides the opportunity to understand how to incorporate the treatment into primary care. Written by a leading expert in the field, Treating Obesity in Primary Care offers all clinicians providing primary care services the information needed to effectively treat the chronic disease of obesity.
Angela Golden is a current fellow and past president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She received her doctoral degree from Arizona State University in 2008. She has been certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the AANP Certification Program since 1998. Her tenure as the president of AANP gives her a unique outlook on the nation's perspective of health care. She owns NP Obesity Treatment Clinic where she provides evidence-based obesity treatment. She earned OMAs Certificate of Advanced Education in Obesity Management and the Specialist Certification of Obesity Professional Education, an internationally recognized certification.
Angela Golden has a great deal of experience as a consultant in the development of patient education materials, has authored a book and a chapter on obesity management, written several peer reviewed articles, participated in research, and been interviewed by lay media on obesity treatment. She presents nationally and internationally with an emphasis on obesity, health policy, leadership and clinical care.