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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - Family Practice Physician Certified in Obesity Medicine

Family Practice Physician Certified in Obesity Medicine

Family Practice physician Patrick H. Friedli, M.D., recently passed the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam for obesity medicine physicians and became certified in the subspecialty of obesity medicine.

Physicians certified in obesity medicine are able to positively impact all systems of the body by incorporating weight management into traditional models of medical practice. Specifically, this subspecialty requires competency in, and a thorough understanding of, the treatment of obesity and the genetic, biologic, environmental, social and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity.

Dr. Friedli was among only 158 physicians nationally who successfully completed this year’s exam.

Dr. Friedli is the medical director of the Munson Medical Center Healthy Weight Center, 550 Munson Ave., in Traverse City. He also practices at Creekside Clinic and Sports Medicine, 1225 W. Front St., Suite C, in Traverse City.