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Oklahoma State University

Obesity Medicine TeleEcho

obesity echo

Access a multidisciplinary team of obesity medicine experts in a virtual learning network with OSU Project ECHO. Learn about best practices and evidence-based care for children and families struggling with overweight and obesity.

Individuals and families have limited access to experienced obesity medicine professionals despite the fact that:

  • One-third of Oklahoma adults and nearly one in five children are obese
  • The majority of Oklahomans are physically inactive
  • Most Oklahomans do not meet recommended fruit and vegetable consumption recommendations
  • Oklahomans experience high rates of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease
  • The leading causes of death in Oklahoma are preventable

 

Every Monday from Noon-1:30 p.m. Registration is required.

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Obesity Medicine TeleECHO sessions will address multiple topics including but not limited to:

  • Prevention and assessment
  • Staged therapeutic options
  • Screening and diagnosis for common comorbid conditions associated with obesity
  • Successful office visits and expedited referrals
  • Community advocacy and coalition building
  • Genetic, epigenetic, secondary, environmental, social and behavioral causes of obesity
  • Physiology of appetite and weight including neurohormonal pathways, enterohormonal pathways and the function of the adipocyte
  • Pathophysiologic relationship between obesity and various cardiometabolic, biomechanical and other related complications.
  • Bias and stigma
  • Various therapeutic approaches to the prevention, assessment, and treatment of obesity including advocacy, behavioral therapy, healthy nutrition, physical activity prescriptions, pharmacology and bariatric surgery

To present a case at an upcoming Obesity Medicine TeleECHO clinic, email osuobesityecho@okstate.edu to request an ECHO ID number. You will receive an ID and a link to a case presentation form to submit your case.

Our multidisciplinary team has over 40 years of combined experience in obesity prevention and treatment. Our team consists of a board-certified obesity medicine physician, licensed clinical psychologist, registered dietitian, exercise specialist, clinical pharmacist and nurse case manager.

Colony S. Fugate, D.O., FACOP

Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine

Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
 Medical Director, Family Health and Nutrition Clinic

Jade Goodson, CMA

Project ECHO Clinical Coordinator

Sara Malone, M.S., RD/LD

Dietitian, Family Health and Nutrition Clinic

Kerry D. Morgan, Ph.D., CHES

Clinical Instructor, Health Education and Promotion

Melissa Gantz, R.N., LCSW
Nurse Case Manager