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    Survey of U.S. Obesity treatment specialists prescribing practices

    Objective: To determine how obesity treatment specialists use pharmacotherapy for treating obesity. To determine what drugs are being used in what doses and for what durations.

    Date of Research Idea: October 2007.

    Collaborators: Frank L. Greenway, M.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University; Richard B. Rothman, M.D., Ph.D., National Institute of Drug Abuse.

    Description: An online survey of members of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, a national medical society of physicians who practice obesity medicine.

    Funding: American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

    Findings:

    ·      97% of U.S. bariatric medicine physicians use anti-obesity drugs in treating obesity and 98% of those use phentermine as their first choice.

    ·      A majority of these physicians use anti-obesity drugs long-term.

    ·      A majority of these physicians use the drugs at higher doses that the FDA has approved.

    Presented at:

    ·      Hendricks EJ. ASBP Membership Survey of Prescribing Practices. 58th Annual Obesity & Associated Conditions Symposium. Tampa, Florida: American Society of Bariatric Physicians, 2008.

    ·      Hendricks EJ, Greenway FL, Westman EC, Bland J, Richardson L, Pavich R et al. A Survey of Prescribing Practices of Medical Bariatricians. Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2008.

    Publication:

    ·      Hendricks EJ, Rothman RB, Greenway FL. How physician obesity specialists use drugs to treat obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2009; 17(9): 1730-5.

    Elapsed time: ~ 2 years

    Significance: Documented real world standard of practice for an important aspect of obesity treatment

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  • Posted by Reshma Khan on November 17, 2013, 10:56 PM

    Dear Author,
    Greeting to you.
    I wish to conduct a similar kind of survey. can you please share the survey questionnaire so it would be helpful for me to conduct this activity.

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    • Posted by Ed Hendricks on November 18, 2013, 12:30 PM
      in reply to Reshma Khan

      The survey paper includes the questionnaire. We used SurveyMonkey to do the survey online. The paper: Hendricks EJ, Rothman RB, Greenway FL. How physician obesity specialists use drugs to treat obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2009; 17(9): 1730-5.

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