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Obesity Algorithm Now Available to Help Physicians Treat & Care for Patients; Dr. Jenny Seger and BMI of Texas Announce Support for ASBP’s New Tool
Date:12/2/2013

(PRWEB) December 02, 2013

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP), the leading association for clinical physicians and other providers dedicated to the comprehensive medical treatment of patients affected by obesity and associated conditions, recently launched the first-ever comprehensive algorithm that navigates the physician's role in medically treating and caring for patients affected by obesity. Dr. Jenny Seger, who heads up the medical weight loss program at the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (BMI of Texas) in San Antonio, serves as an ASBP Board Trustee and Co-chair of the Algorithm Committee.

The ASBP Obesity Algorithm, which was developed and written by a group of leading obesity medicine specialists, aims to give all physicians the necessary tools for prescribing and implementing obesity treatment plans for patients. Recommendations based on scientific evidence as well as clinical experience for changes in nutrition, exercise and behavior modification are included in the plans. The algorithm also includes a comprehensive outline of weight loss medications, including the two newest FDA-approved medications Qsymia and Belviq. Surgical options, while not recommended unless a patient has failed to achieve success through a comprehensive medical weight loss approach, are included and outlined in the algorithm.

The ASBP Obesity Algorithm is available as a free download from http://www.ObesityAlgo
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