For Providers

Help your patients

(children, teens, adults)

unravel their personal obesity code.

Why Screen?

We believe the science shows that screening is a key way to understand a patient’s health risks so you can treat problems early and prevent disease.

“Without comprehensive treatment, adults with overweight continue to gain weight, moving steadily into the obesity (BMI 30-39.9 kg/m² ) and severe obesity (BMI ≥ 40.0 kg/m²) categories”…….Evidence indicates that the detrimental effects of excess weight on morbidity and mortality begin at lower BMI categories. Therefore, identifying at-risk patients who have overweight (BMI from 25.0 to < 30.0 kg/m²) and initiating treatment earlier may interrupt the progression toward further weight gain and the development of obesity-related comorbidities.”

– Kushner, R. F., & Primack, C. (2020). Overweight: The Overlooked Risk Factor. The Journal of family practice, 69(7 Suppl), S51-S56.

“There is an emerging population of adolescents ‘stuck’ in between lifestyle modification therapy and bariatric surgery for which obesity pharmacotherapy may be helpful.”

Dr. Gitanjali Srivastava

“People in the overweight category are more likely now than 30 years ago to continue to gain weight and develop obesity. These trends make it clear that early intervention efforts are needed, at lower BMI ranges before patients cross into the obesity classification.”

– Kushner, R. F., & Primack, C. (2020). Overweight: The Overlooked Risk Factor. The Journal of family practice, 69(7 Suppl), S51-S56.

“Pediatric obesity is the most prevalent chronic disease affecting 1 in 5 US children and is correlated with an increase in young patients diagnosed with obesity-related diseases. Early identification and treatment of childhood obesity is pivotal to slow or prevent progression of obesity and obesity-related diseases into adulthood. Current practice guidelines support a staged treatment approach to manage pediatric obesity with emphasis on multidisciplinary care in stages 3 and 4. Primary care clinicians are at the forefront of diagnosing and initiating treatment of pediatric obesity.”

Johnson, V. R., Bowen-Jallow, K. A., & Stanford, F. C. (2021). A call to action:  Multi-disciplinary care and treatment of obesity in pediatrics. Pediatric investigation, 5(01), 1-2

We have six-year-olds developing prediabetes and high blood pressure. Even before kids approach adolescent years, some are already developing joint aches and pains and sleep apnea. Waiting for them to be more debilitated and develop more complications before we offer them treatment is counterproductive. Obesity is a cause or major contributor to the majority of adult diseases, not to mention psychosocial disabilities. It’s time we addressed this problem at the root.”

~ Dr. Gitanjali Srivastava, Vanderbilt Discover (2022). Benefits Often Outweigh Risk in Treating Childhood Obesity. Pediatrics, (09-21-22)

For Primary Care Providers

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Get deeper health insights.

This tool helps you understand a patient’s risk for obesity and gives you insight into why they struggle to lose weight and keep it off.

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Improve your ability to treat obesity.

The screening tool gives next step recommendations on personalized ways to treat patients struggling with obesity. It helps you to focus on treatment that will provide the most impact.

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Know when patients should see a specialist.

The tool raises a flag for you when there are signs a patient should be referred to an obesity medicine specialist for their condition.

For Obesity Medicine Clinics

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Save time during your intake process.

This screening tool allows you to quickly gather foundational information on your patients. It’s quick but effective and focuses on areas of most impact.

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Start treatment in the right area.

A patient’s answers can indicate which of the four pillars of obesity treatment you should focus on first, without a lengthy interview process.

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Focus on deeper issues.

Starting with this screening allows you to spend your face-to-face time focusing on deeper issues with your patients, including their unique needs, motivations, and challenges.

This Screening Covers:

Patient risk for obesity

The screening provides patients with an overall score on the obesity gauge. We’ll walk you through their unique level of risk for weight-related health issues and provide a report you can review together.

Weight and measurements

Know if a patient’s weight is within a healthy range and help them understand the steps they need to take to get measurements down to a healthy level.

Next step recommendations

Unlock actionable steps you can review with your patients to manage their weight, improve their metabolic health, and prevent many other chronic medical conditions.

Mindset barriers

Uncover your patients’ barriers to weight loss, like emotional eating. The screening can kick start their journey toward a healthy relationship with food.

Areas for improvement

Review a breakdown of how a high-risk patient is doing in the four pillars of obesity management: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication. By knowing which of the four pillars they need to focus on, you can help them take steps to prevent and manage obesity more effectively.

Referral coordination

Help patients find an obesity medicine specialist in their area to review weight management and treatment.

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Fast

Only takes 5-10 minutes to complete

Proven

Created by a team of qualified healthcare professionals and is vetted and tested by obesity medicine practitioners and patient advocates

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Secure

All screening responses are HIPAA-compliant

Multilingual

Available now in Spanish

Testimonials

“I think this may be a useful tool for physicians who are not adept at speaking to their patients about weight and health. I like the questionnaire on the 4 pillars. I believe it will be useful for doctors (PCPs, FPs), so then in turn they can refer to an Ob specialist.”

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“​​I like that the tool is fairly straightforward and easy to use. It was simple to answer questions and get through it which is important. I also like the topics that are brought up in the tool as it is representative of the complexity of the disease. Asking about sleep hygiene, social support, medications, etc that go beyond the simple diet and exercise narratives is important. I also like the idea that a report is automatically generated and emailed, that is potentially a very valuable asset for the patients.”

I. P.

“I used the tool and found it to be very helpful and relevant. The questions were concise and appropriate. I also liked the graphic at the end which gives you an indication of where you fall, that is also helpful visually.”

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Screening

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Resources

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