Place this placard at the front desk alerting patients that weight-prioritized visits are available. Initial weight-prioritized visits should be made at the clinic, whereas follow-up weight visits can be done at the clinic or through Patient Line.
It is helpful and time-efficient for the medical assistant to check that the questionnaire was completed prior to the visit, and if not, the medical assistant can complete it with the patient during the rooming process.
During the visit
Use the patient’s answers to the weight management questionnaire to direct the conversation and the plan.
The weight management PATHWEIGH tool "invisible text" is effectively a menu of options to support the evaluation and plan. It also includes patient instructions for diet, physical activity, and behavior modification. PATHWEIGH Epic Tools Video
The weight management PATHWEIGH tool disappearing help text links to AgileMD care pathways > primary care > obesity > pharmacotherapy.
The tool also includes support on weight management billing.
Set up a follow-up weight prioritized visit.
PATHWEIGH: Pragmatic weight management in primary care