Home » News » 05-26-2015

Clinical Management of Obesity by Caroline M. Apovian, MD, Louis Aronne, MD, and Amanda G. Powell, MD Published


Professional Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce the publication of the premier edition of Clinical Management of Obesity by Caroline M. Apovian, MD, Louis Aronne, MD, and Amanda G. Powell, MD

The obesity handbook provides detailed guidance to the practicing physician on how and why to implement the new complications-centric approach to the treatment of obesity in their clinical practice. The rational for approaching obesity as a medical condition requiring intervention to reduce the risk of diabetes, CV events, and other serious diseases is presented, including the importance of understanding the pathophysciologic basis of obesity and the long list of obesity-related comorbidities.

Major medical society obesity management guidelines which have recently been released are incorporated into the book, including the 2013 AACE Algorithm on the Complications-Centric Model for Care of the Overweight/Obese Patient and the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults.

All currently approved anti-obesity medications are covered, including a detailed discussion of the phase 3 clinical trial data for each agent, its mechanism of action, adverse events and contraindications, and drug-prescribing information.

Caroline M. Apovian, MD is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine. She is also Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Apovian is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on nutrition and has been in the field of obesity and nutrition since 1990. Dr. Apovian has published over 200 articles, chapters, and reviews on the topics of obesity, nutrition, and the relationship between adipose tissue and risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Louis Aronne, MD, FACP is a leading authority on obesity and its treatment. He is the Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research at Weill-Cornell Medical College and Director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Center, a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary obesity research and treatment program. Dr. Aronne is former president of Obesity Society, a director of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Amanda G. Powell, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Director of Medical Weight Loss at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

2015 • 316 pages • 4-Color • ISBN: 978-1-932610-93-2 • $29.95

Back to Articles