obesity medicine physician

Shared Decision-Making in Weight Management

By Dr. Kushner / July 13, 2022 /

Shared decision-making is a process whereby health care providers take into account each person’s personal preferences, priorities and goals before selecting a specific treatment plan. As a weight management expert, it’s a process I’ve been using for most of my career to help my patients lose weight and get healthier. Getting to know each patient…

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Tips to Improve Health Care Encounter when Talking about Weight

By Dr. Kushner / March 27, 2022 /

If you’re someone who struggles with weight, you may also struggle talking about weight with your health care provider. I know this because for the past 40 years I have talked to thousands of patients about weight and have seen firsthand how difficult this conversation can be for many individuals. Difficulties can range from people…

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Want to Get Help from your Primary Care Provider to Lose Weight? Just Ask!

By Dr. Kushner / October 10, 2021 /

I always ask my new patients how they came to see me. More often than not, they say they asked their primary care provider for help to lose weight. Your primary care provider (PCP) may not be an expert in weight management, but he or she is likely to be an expert in knowing about…

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Is Adulthood Weight Gain due to Sluggish Metabolism?

By Dr. Kushner / August 21, 2021 /

You may have wondered if sluggish metabolism is the cause for weight gain that occurs with age. Data from a fascinating new study show a different story – that as adults age, they have a surprisingly stable metabolism till age 60. Though the study didn’t look at individuals predisposed to obesity, it does suggest that…

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Reflections on the Growing Field of Obesity Medicine

By Dr. Kushner / July 6, 2021 /

As a passionate clinician, educator, researcher and advocate, I have dedicated my career to helping improve the lives of those affected by being overweight or having the disease of obesity. I’m also a member of a group that is one of the fastest growing specialties in medicine – obesity medicine physician specialists. Though I appreciate…

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