Managing Obesity: Clinical and Counseling Pearls for Pharmacists

Managing Obesity: Clinical and Counseling Pearls for Pharmacists

There is an abundance of misinformation about pharmacotherapy and lifestyle interventions to manage obesity. Take this course to feel confident in understanding the AGA Clinical Guidelines, educating patients and providers about effective pharmacotherapy, and providing actionable lifestyle recommendations for weight loss.

Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis of obesity.
2. Describe currently approved pharmacotherapy options to treat obesity.
3. Describe key features of the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) Practice Guideline on Pharmacological Interventions for Adults with Obesity.
4. Apply evidence-based knowledge about weight loss to a given patient counseling scenario.
5. Recommend evidence-based pharmacotherapy for a given patient case.

Betthany (Beth) Thomas, PharmD, RPh
BMT Consulting Services, LLC

Dr. Thomas is an employee of Medtronic (Diabetes Operating Unit). All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.  

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: June 1, 2023
Planned Expiration Date: June 1, 2026

Copyright 2023, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.  

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-23-141-H01-P
Application-based CPE Activity

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¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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Disease State/Drug Therapy



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01 Drug Therapy





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