Burdens of Clinical Care in the Obesity Crisis

September 23, 2021
Connor Iapoce

Connor Iapoce is an assistant editor for HCPLive and joined the MJH Life Sciences team in April 2021. He graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in Journalism and Professional Writing. He enjoys listening to records, going to concerts, and playing with his cat Squish. You can reach him at ciapoce@mjhlifesciences.com.

Episode 2 of HCPLive Crisis Point tackles the clinical aspects and potential burdens clinicians face in the pursuit of obesity care.

If the crisis point is the moment where a crisis will worsen or begins to get better, the question remains: Where are we now?

This is HCPLive® Crisis Point, a comprehensive look at the public health crises affecting the United States today, with global implications tomorrow.

Last week, the first episode of the series took on the scope of the obesity crisis and the larger framework of the disease space.

This episode goes beyond that - to the actual structure of care that clinicians in this medical space deal with on a daily basis.

We discuss the multidisciplinary approach, bariatric surgical options, and body mass index (BMI), with a lens focusing on the clinical burdens that these clinicians face in the pursuit of care.

Once again, we are joined by the experts and advocates in the obesity care space who share their expertise and knowledge on the subject.

  • Hans Schmidt, MD, Division Chief, Bariatric Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Jun Tashiro, MD, Pediatric Surgeon, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, NYU Langone Health
  • Jose Aleman, MD, Assistant Professor, NYU Langone Health
  • Louis Aronne, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Intellihealth and Medical Director, Comprehensive Weight Control Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Next week’s episode will tackle the regional differences found in obesity care, from location and demographics to food options and nutritional ability.

Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more from HCPLive® Crisis Point.


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