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About This Show
The Curbsiders is an Internal Medicine Podcast featuring four board-certified Internists as they "curbside" the experts to provide listeners with clinical pearls and practice-changing knowledge. Enhance patient care and supercharge your medical education with Doctors Matthew Watto, Stuart Brigham, Paul Williams, and Tony Sidari as they serve up a little knowledge food for your brain hole. No boring lectures here, just high value content and a healthy dose of humor. Fantastic podcast for Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Primary Care, and Hospital Medicine. Topics include heart disease, cardiac imaging, migraines, fibromyalgia, hypertension, cholesterol, osteoporosis, insomnia, testosterone, functional medicine and more!
Most Recent Episode
#23: The Obesity Epidemic: The Curbsiders size it up
Obesity is of epidemic proportions in the United States and, unfortunately, many physicians are ill-equipped to tackle this disease. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Timothy Garvey, MD, FACE, one of the world’s leading experts in obesity research. We asked the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinology to recommend an obesity expert and they gave us the best! Got feedback? Email email@example.com Clinical Pearls: Obesity is a DISEASE. Not a lifestyle choice! Obesity is known to be associated with many of the most common preventable diseases and, thus, should be an important component of any treatment program. BMI goals differ between ethnic groups (for example, east Asians developing heart disease with a BMI greater than 23). Weight loss treatment should focus on the disease burden and not on body image. While diet and exercise are independently important, failure to address the underlying sedentary lifestyle will likely prove fruitless. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends avoiding any sedentary activity greater than 90 minutes at a time and at least 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly. Always ask permission before talking about weight loss; otherwise, you might negatively impact the physician-patient relationship. In order to prevent weight-related complications, aim for approximately 10% weight loss. Weight regain is a REAL problem that should be anticipated (decreased BMR, hormonal implications, and many other issues); weight loss medications help to fight against these pathophysiological mechanisms. Weight loss medications (Orlistat [inhibits fat absorption], Lorcaserine [5HT2C agonist, blunts appetite], Liraglutide [GLP1-RA] at higher dosages