Taking on the obesity crisis: How physicians can talk with, manage and motivate patients

The right way to treat and talk about obesity, on this week’s Medical Economics Pulse.

COVID-19 is not the only health care crisis facing the United States. We have another crisis that has been around for much longer: Obesity.

The numbers are staggering. More than 70% of Americans struggle with being either obese or overweight, and obesity rates along are approaching 40%.

So what can physicians do about this? How can they approach patients to open up important conversations, and what’s the right way to do that?

To break down best practices for doctors, I sat down with Sarah Hallberg, DO, an obesity expert who is a trustee with the Obesity Medicine Association.