In the United States, the overall prevalence of obesity in adults has persistently increased over the last two decades up to 41.9% in 2020, and certain racial and ethnic underserved populations are disproportionately impacted by this disease. It is imperative that clinicians recognize the root causes and the impacts of health inequities in patients diagnosed with obesity and utilize this knowledge to create individualized, holistic treatment plans with the goal of improving outcomes in obesity care.
In this CME Outfitters BriefCase, we will follow Maria, a 52-year-old Latina woman who has been diagnosed with obesity and type 2 diabetes, as she navigates the healthcare system seeking respectful and holistic medical care. Expert faculty will discuss the nuances of the case and will highlight the importance of recognizing not only the healthcare disparities related to obesity in general, but also the intersectional impact that obesity can have on preexisting racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare outcomes.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.
Physicians, physician associates (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, specializing in primary care, endocrinology, surgery, or internal medicine
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Dr. Peek reports the following financial relationships:
Consultant: Pfizer Inc.
Dr. Correa reports no financial relationships.
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