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Bariatric medicine

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by GYN DOC, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. GYN DOC

    GYN DOC 2+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    How would one go about specializing in bariatric medicine and the management of obese patients and complications of obesity such as cvd, dm, htn. etc?
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  3. Annette

    Annette gainfully employed Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 1999
    The Land of Lincoln
    Become an internist! Seriously, cad, CHF, htn, and DM are the most common diseases seen in IM. Also, COPD. As the population continues to increase in size and number, we'll see more DM, HTN and CAD. I don't think there is any formal training for bariatrics specifically. If you want to work with obese patients, advertize to that market when setting up your practice, and follow the literature.
  4. Mumpu

    Mumpu Burninator, MD 5+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Seriously, "bariatric medicine -- for times when having 95% of your practice be obese is not enough".
  5. tibor75

    tibor75 Member 5+ Year Member

    May 11, 2006
    In other words, set up shop in the South or Midwest
  6. Blue Dog

    Blue Dog Fides et ratio. Physician Gold Donor SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2006

    Seriously! :lol:

    Or, you could just move to Chicago. ;)
  7. GYN DOC

    GYN DOC 2+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    Thanks guys for your comments. I've seen IM doctors with board certification in bariatric medicine advertising on the internet who work for wt. loss center, and weight management wellness centers with bariatric surgeons. They also manage pre/postop complications. Are there any IM programs that specifically cater to wt/nutritional managemnt in order to get the training to take the Bariatric medicine board exam?
  8. Adcadet

    Adcadet Long way from Gate 27 10+ Year Member

    If I recall one of the big bariatric gurus in these parts is an endocrinologist.

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