Update on Office-Based Strategies for the Management of Obesity

  • Atif Ghaffar, OMS-IV New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Sumrita Bindra, OMS-II Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Smith, AR
  • Ian Persits, OMS-IV New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Shady Geris, DO New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Sara Levy, OMS-III New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Jose Villanueva, DO New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Patricia Happel, DO New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Joanne Donoghue, PhD New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Sheldon C. Yao, DO New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY

Abstract

Over the last several decades, obesity has become one of the most pervasive issues plaguing the United States. The vast amount of comorbidities associated with obesity, ranging from breathing problems to severe cardiovascular disease, place individuals at further risk of developing adverse effects later in life. Currently, clinicians use tools and indices such as body mass index (BMI), percent body fat (%BF) and waist circumference to classify the obesity level of their patients. In 2018 however, the Obesity Medical Association amended its previous algorithms to include two distinct pathologies that fall within the category of obesity: Fat Mass Disease (FMD) and Adiposopathy. These two diagnoses are now classified under obesity, not otherwise specified ICD-10 Code (E66.9). In this article, we discuss the updated methods to classify, identify and manage patients with these disorders.

Published
2020-06-27
How to Cite
Atif Ghaffar, OMS-IV, Sumrita Bindra, OMS-II, Ian Persits, OMS-IV, Shady Geris, DO, Sara Levy, OMS-III, Jose Villanueva, DO, Patricia Happel, DO, Joanne Donoghue, PhD, and Sheldon C. Yao, DO. “Update on Office-Based Strategies for the Management of Obesity”. Osteopathic Family Physician, Vol. 12, no. 4, June 2020, pp. 28-35, doi:10.33181/12043.
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Review Articles