Let‘s Talk About Obesity Care
Conversation with an Obesity Specialist

Conversation with an Obesity Specialist

December 1, 2021

Dr. Carrie Gordon talks with Dr. Pete Amann about the effectiveness of current obesity therapies, provider/patient conversations around referrals to an obesity specialist, and creating more optimism around obesity care. 

Testing the Waters with Anti-Obesity Medications in your Pediatric Primary Care Clinic

Testing the Waters with Anti-Obesity Medications in your Pediatric Primary Care Clinic

November 1, 2021

Carrie talks with Dr. Melissa Keeport, a pediatrician with Lincoln Medical Partners, part of LincolnHealth and MaineHealth. They discuss the safe and appropriate use of anti-obesity medications in pediatric primary care practice. 

Food Insecurity and its Connection to Health and Care

Food Insecurity and its Connection to Health and Care

November 1, 2021

Carrie speaks with Emily Kain, Program Manager with the Center for Health Improvement at MaineHealth, and Laura Vinal, Community Health & Hunger Manager with the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Maine. They discuss both hunger and food insecurity in Maine, and how they're working together to mitigate it.

Working with Patients with Selective Eating Challenges

Working with Patients with Selective Eating Challenges

November 1, 2021

Carrie speaks with Jillian O'Brien, MS, OTR-L, owner and president of Pediatric Development Center in Westbrook, Maine about helping patients with selective eating challenges.  They discuss underlying causes and helpful tools for parents of selective eaters.  Patients with selective eating can increase diet variety over time, but effective strategies are not always intuitive and are not routinely taught as part of medical training. 

Physical Activity and Physical Literacy: Putting Movement into Your Practice

Physical Activity and Physical Literacy: Putting Movement into Your Practice

November 1, 2021

Carrie speaks with Dr. Michele LaBotz, a pediatrician and sports medicine physician at Intermed in South Portland, Maine.  They discuss the health benefits of physical activity, introduce physical literacy, and tips for health providers to facilitate more discussion with patients.

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