I recently had a patient ask me, "What is your approach to weight loss?". To this I responded, "I do my best to help people isolate their individual drivers of weight gain." Whenever I give this response, I am hoping that the person across from me smiles and says, "yes, that's what we need!", but instead what I usually get is a blank stare as a response.
Last weekend I attended the Canadian Obesity Network's obesity course in Edmonton, Alberta. The high level of care and compassion that the CON staff bring to their work is inspiring and Dr. Arya Sharma is a terrific speaker and leader in the field. I look forward to taking part in their courses and seminars more in the future.
I am happy to say that the course helped me to realize that I am right on track with the development of next year's 9-12 month weight loss program, and I hope to start recruiting patients soon for the new year!
Dr. Ryan Oughtred