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for Obesity

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Consider Cushing's syndrome and weight positive medications (e.g. psychotropic medications)
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit If Cushing's is suspected, perform screening dexamethasone suppresion test or 24 h urine for urinary free cortisol; screening for associated diseases with comprehensive metabolic profile with fasting plasma glucose and lipid profile. Consider screening for sleep apnea.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) The following are summary statements on the diagnosis and treatment of obesity
Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
Aim for a Health Weight
Appointment Timeframe Screening done by Obesity Clinic/next available
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records to visit
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 888-229-7407
Fax information to: 734 647-2145
Patients: 734 647-5871 or 866 266-5211
Urgent consults: 734 647-5871 and request urgent consult
Clinic Location Sites Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes (MEND) - Domino's Farms-Lobby C
UM Consulting Physician Charles Francis Burant, M.D., Ph.D.
Amy Elizabeth Rothberg, M.D.
Revised on: 04/09/2010