Certifications

American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM)

American Board of Obesity Medicine

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) is the first and only exam to board certify bariatric physicians. Physicians are distinguished as experts in the non-surgical medical management of overweight and obese patients.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

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For more than 75 years, Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 19 subspecialties and has meant that internists have demonstrated – to their peers and to the public – that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.

Obesity Medicine Association (OMA)

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The Obesity Medicine Association (formerly American Society of Bariatric Physicians) is a medical professional association.  It is the primary source for clinical education and training for the non-surgical medical management of obesity. Physician supervision is necessary to detect and treat weight-related medical conditions. A program supervised by a physician who is a member of the ASBP and who has completed specialized training in bariatric medicine, offers a comprehensive and effective approach to maximizing overall health and reversing co-morbidities.

American College of Physicians (ACP)

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The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a national organization of internists — physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults. ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and its Members are Committed to Care that is – Equitable for all people; Centered on the whole person within the context of family and community; Based on science, technology, and best available evidence; Supported by lifelong professional learning; and Grounded in respect and compassion for the individual.

National Lipid Association

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The NLA enhances medical knowledge, clinical skills, and related business activities that provide for more effective patient outcomes. The NLA also enhances efforts to reduce death and disability related to disorders of lipid metabolism in patients.

Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)

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The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) mission To serve the highest expression of individual health through widespread adoption of functional medicine as the standard of care. Functional Medicine is patient-centered health care that addresses the unique interactions among genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors influencing both health and complex, chronic disease.

American Medical Association (AMA)

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The American Medical Association (AMA) promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

Memberships

Welcoa

WELCOA

Welcoa (The Wellness Council of America) is one of the nation’s most-respected resources for building high-performing, healthy workplaces. Over its 25+ year history, WELCOA has perfected its patented Well Workplace protocol which is the key to developing, delivering, and sustaining a healthy corporate culture.

The Obesity Society

The Obesity Society

The Obesity Society (TOS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific and educational organization dedicated to expanding research, prevention, and treatment of obesity and reduction in stigma and discrimination affecting persons with obesity.

Midwest Business Group on Health

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The Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) is a non-profit, Chicago-based 501(c)(3) business coalition comprised primarily of human resource and health benefit professionals along with other health care stakeholders from over 115 large public and private organizations.

American Telemedicine Association

American Telemedicine Association

Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology.

Obesity Action Coalition

Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support.