Efforts to help patients who have overweight or obesity — which CDC data suggest affects nearly 40% of adults and 20% of children in the U.S. — need to go beyond doctors and hospitals, two doctors told Healio Family Medicine.
“Frankly, if all we healthcare providers do is think about a tool belt that involves surgeries, treatments and pharmaceutical products, we’re missing the boat on what’s going to create health and wellness,” Amanda Parsons, MD, MBA, and vice president of community and population health at Montefiore Health System in the Bronx, New York, said in an interview and whose article, entitled “How Health Systems Can Promote Healthier Eating,” was recently published in the Annals of Family Medicine.
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