Improving Clinician-Patient Collaboration in the Management of Obesity: A Patient Coach Activity

Weight Management
Patient Coach Improving Clinician-Patient Collaboration in the Management of Obesity
Launch Date:
October 01, 2019
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

People with overweight or obesity with or without diabetes

Relevant Terms:

Patient education, obesity, diabetes

Ken Fujioka, MD

Ken Fujioka, MD
Director, Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center
Scripps Clinic, Dept. of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
San Diego, CA

Dr. Fujioka is currently director of Nutrition and Metabolic Research and Obesity Telemedicine at Scripps Clinic in the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology. He has completed over 150 clinical trials and authored over 100 peer reviewed papers. In 1997 he started the Center for Weight Management at Scripps Clinic; the Center has grown from one physician to over a dozen health care providers that cover all aspects of obesity treatment.  The Center cares for over 1000 patients per month. The Weight Loss Center is completely insurance-based and a significant number of patients have managed care or accountable care. Dr. Fujioka is certified in Obesity Medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH
Director, National Center for Weight and Wellness
Medical Director, Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
Chair, Clinical Committee, The Obesity Society
Washington, DC

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH is a preventive medicine and obesity medicine physician. He is Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness and Medical Director for Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (S.T.O.P.) Obesity Alliance, a health policy think-tank and coalition of more than 100 organizations that drive innovative and practical strategies to address obesity.

Dr. Kahan received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from Columbia University, his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and his residency training and Master’s of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. He serves on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, George Washington University School of Medicine and School of Public Health, and George Mason University College of Health and Human Services.


He has published 14 books in the fields of medicine, nutrition, and public health. He has advised the White House, US Congress, FDA, CMS, and numerous national, state, and local government and advocacy groups on issues pertaining to obesity, nutrition, and chronic disease prevention. He is a regular contributor to numerous media outlets, including NPR, USA Today, NY Times, CNN, Washington Post, Huffington Post, and others. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Obesity Medicine, Obesity Action Coalition, and Obesity Treatment Foundation. He is a scientific peer reviewer for more than 50 academic journals and research organizations. He has received numerous awards, including the 2017 Clinician of the Year from The Obesity Society.

The goal of this activity is to help patients with overweight and obesity develop a shared decision-making relationship with their care team.

The information presented in this activity is for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician regarding diagnosis and treatment of a specific patient's medical condition.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Purdue University, MCM Education, or Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.


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