Come hear the patient’s perspective on obesity treatment. Why do patients seek care for obesity? When do they seek care/how do they choose treatment options? What factors drive patients’ decisions? And why do other patients choose not to seek treatment at all? Explore these questions with patients who have had to consider them in seeking treatment for obesity. Facilitated by an ABOM-certified obesity specialist and a psychologist specialized in caring for people with obesity, the discussion will highlight the importance of using the full range of available treatment options and the value of strong collaboration between different specialists in the obesity field.


1:30pm Behavior and Medication Patient Perspective
Patricia Nece, JD
2:00pm The Difference With Integrated Care
John Sawyer, BA
2:30pm Bariatric Surgery Patient Perspective
Michelle Vicari