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Pediatric Obesity: Epigenetics, Antibiotics, and Other Causes

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s), 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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MAOPS - Missouri
Justin Puckett, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP, FOMA
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This lecture is an overview of the proposed mechanisms for childhood obesity, how to mitigate and assess it.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the overall management goals of treating obesity in pediatric patients.
2. Exam epigenetic implications as causation for, and prevention of, pediatric obesity
3. Examine the association of antibiotics and childhood obesity.
4. Understand how childhood obesity is defined and clinically classified.
5. Deepen an understanding of appropriate components of a history and physical exam.

Accreditation Statements:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditä.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Disclosure:
The MAOPS Education Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Grievance Policy:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance.  Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee.  All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, then they can then submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.




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 Dr. Justin Puckett is dual board-certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine/OMT and Obesity Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He is a graduate of AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Obesity Medicine Association. Dr. Puckett is the Chief Medical Officer of Complete Family Medicine, a practice he founded and has grown to over 20 providers serving seven communities in Northeast Missouri. It is now a part of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.

Dr. Puckett enjoys practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine and providing Obesity Medicine consults. He is active in the community serving on a variety of boards and advisory committees. He is an avid teacher, nearly always having a healthcare student working alongside him.

Dr. Puckett is also a weight loss patient himself, having lost 180 pounds in 2011. While the journey continues, he works hard to share his story and to encourage others, both providers and patients. He has worked at a national level to advocate against weight bias and received the prestigious Bias Buster Award from the Obesity Action Coalition for his effective advocacy.

Dr. Puckett is married to Kylene and has four children, ages 9-14. Together they are active in their faith community and enjoy traveling and exploring new places. He especially enjoys SCUBA diving with his two oldest sons and wife.

Dr. Puckett discloses that he has received speaker and consultant fees from Novo Nordisk.

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