2nd Edition

Obesity Evaluation and Treatment Essentials, Second Edition

Edited By G. Michael Steelman, Eric C. Westman Copyright 2016
    356 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Obesity is considered a complex and multifactorial disease. Its treatment, therefore, must also be multimodal and tailored to meet the needs of each patient. Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials presents a wide spectrum of practical treatment protocols for obesity including exercise, pharmacology, behavior modification, and dietary factors, from the point of view of the practicing physician.

    The book includes information about the new pharmacotherapy available for the treatment of obesity. It also includes a chapter on medical treatment of pediatric obesity that identifies the special needs of children and outlines approaches for managing the obese child. A chapter on binge eating disorder has been added and the information on pharmacology of bariatric medicine has been updated. The book addresses various dietary interventions such as low-calorie balanced diets, low-carbohydrate diets, and very-low-carbohydrate diets while also exploring the comorbidities of obesity such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and Type II diabetes.

    Written by prominent members of the Obesity Medicine Association and a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers, the book showcases successful treatment methods by including personal key points by clinicians in each chapter. This comprehensive resource is an invaluable, user-friendly tool for bariatric physicians and surgeons, endocrinologists, diabetologists, nutritionists, and dieticians, as well as all other professionals who currently treat obesity.

    Obesity: The Scope of a Growing Problem
    Harold C. Seim

    Etiologies of Obesity
    Larry A. Richardson

    Health Hazards of Obesity
    G. Michael Steelman

    Evaluation of the Obese Patient
    G. Michael Steelman and James T. Cooper

    Dietary Treatment of the Obese Individual
    Eric C. Westman, Mary C. Vernon, and James A. Wortman

    The Role of Physical Activity in the Treatment of the Obese Individual
    Deborah Bade Horn

    Behavioral Modification
    Erin Chamberlin

    Ed J. Hendricks

    Maintenance of Weight Loss
    Scott Rigden

    Surgical Treatment of the Obese Individual
    John B. Cleek and Eric C. Westman

    Medical Treatment of Pediatric Obesity
    Eric C. Westman

    Binge Eating Disorder (BED): Etiology, Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment
    Ralph Carson

    Current Research and Future Hope
    Frank L. Greenway and Steven R. Smith

    Appendix A: Notes on Nutrition for Obesity Medicine
    Jeffrey D. Lawrence

    Appendix B: Behavioral Modification Attachments
    Erin Chamberlin

    Appendix C: ASBP Algorithm


    Edited by

    G. Michael Steelman, MD, FASBP, is board certified in bariatric medicine, family practice, anti-aging medicine, and neuro-linguistic programming. Dr. Steelman is the past president of The American Society of Bariatric Physicians. He served on the advisory board of the American Obesity Association, was Medical Director of Eating Disorders at Mercy Health System of Oklahoma, and to C. Everett Koop, the former Surgeon General. Dr. Steelman has worked in private practice for over 30 years and runs the renowned Steelman Clinic in Oklahoma City. He was editor of The American Journal of Bariatric Medicine and was twice named Bariatrician of the Year by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

    Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS, is an associate professor of medicine and director of the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Westman received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Kentucky. He also received a master’s degree in biostatistics during a General Medicine Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He is a fellow of The Obesity Society and the Society of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Westman is Chairman of the Board of the Obesity Medicine Association (formerly ASBP), and  has received the Steelman-Seim Educator Award for advancing the cause of health care through education and teaching. He is board certified in obesity medicine and internal medicine.