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Improve access to obesity care through telemedicine

Expanding telemedicine could increase access to care, reduce costs and help people with obesity stick with a treatment regimen, according to a review article published in Obesity.

Telemedicine has been utilized for obesity care for many years, but the option has become much more common since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness, a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an Endocrine Today Editorial Board Member. The recent expansion of telemedicine opens up opportunities for health care professionals to improve obesity care by increasing access and developing effective interventions and support programs, Kahan told Healio.


Published on February 24, 2022