Access: Addressing the Obesity Crisis

By Dr. Amy Lee; Douglas Ramsthel, BS '86 (economics); and Jessica Carpenter 

As a trained physician, Dr. Amy Lee has come to realize that what she does in treating a patient with obesity is not straightforward. There is not one type of diet regimen for everyone, just as there is not one pill that fixes all problems. She finds herself working backwards, meeting someone with the condition of overweightness, then digging into their history. The many causes include genetic predisposition, environmental forces, complications from mental health, or simply taking a medication with adverse reactions of weight gain. Dr. Lee’s hope in Access: Addressing the Obesity Crisis is to share the “other side” of the practice and shed light on the work of medical bariatricians.

Dorrance Publishing, 2022