Pediatric Obesity: Expediting Access to a Full Spectrum of Care

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April 23, 2024

In response to the increased prevalence of pediatric obesity, the American Academy of Pediatrics published new comprehensive Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obesity in 2023. In addition to urging pediatricians to more quickly offer treatment, the guideline identifies the secondary medical complications associated with obesity that children are experiencing, including hypertension, fatty liver disease, diabetes and arthritis.

In this episode of the Business Group on Health podcast, Dr. Ilene Fennoy, a pediatric endocrinologist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian, explains the guidance, offers recommended treatment options and shares strategies for communicating care needs to parents, teens and young children.

Thank you to today’s episode sponsor Abett.


Ilene Fennoy, MD | Pediatric Endocrinologist, Columbia University Irving Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian

LuAnn Heinen | Vice President, Business Group on Health

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Duration 32 min

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