Let‘s Talk About Obesity Care
Addressing Stigma and Bias in Obesity Care

Addressing Stigma and Bias in Obesity Care

May 16, 2022

Dr. Carrie Gordon speaks with Heather Orr, LCSW, about bias and stigma in the treatment of obesity. Bias and stigma is prevalent, even in health care settings, and the language we use and model for patients and their families can have a lasting impact. 

Insulin Resistance and Diabetes in Pediatric Patients with Obesity

Insulin Resistance and Diabetes in Pediatric Patients with Obesity

March 23, 2022

Dr. Carrie Gordon talks with Dr. Mike Dedekian, Pediatric Endocrinologist about the complex physiology, evaluation and management of this common obesity comorbidity.  They discuss the role of insulin and insulin resistance and how treatment of diabetes could improve obesity care.

The Risks, Evaluation and Management of NASH and NAFLD

The Risks, Evaluation and Management of NASH and NAFLD

March 15, 2022

Dr. Carrie Gordon talks with Dr. George Russell about the spectrum of NASH and NAFLD, the most common liver diseases in children, often associated with childhood obesity. We talk about the history of these diseases, how to diagnose and assess risk, and current recommendations on treatment.  

School Nutrition: Food Security and Quality

School Nutrition: Food Security and Quality

February 8, 2022

Dr. Carrie Gordon speaks with Chef Samantha 'Sam' Cowens-Gasbarro about the ins and outs of school food quality and what is being done to bring creative and healthy meals to kids in Maine and across the US.

The Benefits of WIC for Your Patients - Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program

The Benefits of WIC for Your Patients - Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program

December 16, 2021

In this episode, Carrie talks with Ginger Roberts-Scott, Director of the Maine Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program about the many services available and how to easily refer patients to this program.   

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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