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Obesity Treatment: Mix of Clinical Updates & Recognizing/Mitigating Bias

Total Credits: 1.75 including 1.75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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State Associations:
MOA - Maine
Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA |  Matija Burtis, DO |  Valerie O'Hara, DO |  Allen Browne, MD
1 Hour 39 Minutes
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Session Objectives: 

  1. Mitigating Weight Bias and Stigma|Provide update to current
  2. Obesity Treatment modalities for Adult and Pediatric patients
  3. Understanding pathophysiology and Obesity phenotypes to help inform treatment selection



Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA's Profile

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Theodore K. Kyle founded ConscienHealth in 2009. He is a pharmacist and healthcare innovation professional who studies and advocates for sound policy and innovation to address obesity with a special focus on objectivity, bias, stigma, and patient-centered care. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition, advises The Obesity Society on advocacy, and consults with organizations addressing the needs of people living with obesity. His widely-read daily commentary, published at, reaches an audience of more than 15,000 thought leaders in health and obesity.  

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Matija Burtis, DO's Profile

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Graduated from University of New England with Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine in 1997. Completed Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Massachusetts in 1999. Worked for St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston for 16 years as a Primary Care Provider. Founded St. Mary’s Weight Management Center in 2011 and has been working as an Obesity Medicine Specialist for the past 11 years. Joined Maine Medical Center in August of 2018 and is the Clinical Lead for Adult Obesity Program at MMC Weight and Wellness. Is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine  the Maine Osteopathic Association, and the Obesity Medicine Association. She has served a Board Member for the Auburn YMCA in the past and currently sits as a Board member for the Bath Brunswick YMCA. She has two sons in college and lives in Brunswick with her husband of 29 years.

Allen Browne, MD's Profile

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Dr. Browne is a pediatric/adolescent weight management specialist and pediatric surgeon. He has worked in the development of treatment algorithms for pediatric obesity for 12 years as Clinical Director of the New Hope Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management Program at UIC Medical Center in Chicago (2004-2008), Attending physician at The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio (2008-2009), and founder of the Pediatric Weight Management Program at the Carle Clinic in Urbana (2012-2016). Dr. Browne developed and served as Principal Investigator of FDA IDE #1 to study the adjustable gastric band in adolescents with severe obesity.  Dr. Browne is the author and co-author of numerous articles, chapters, and guidelines on the treatment of pediatric obesity.  He is a member of the OMA Pediatric Committee, Section on Obesity of the AAP, the Pediatric Committee of The Obesity Society, and the Pediatric Committee of ASMBS. Dr. Browne is certi-fied as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (2014). Currently, Dr. Browne’s focus is advocacy and policy development for improved treatment for children with obesity. 



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