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“Amazing pediatricians are back where I was years ago, with their C-suite asking for business plans for the medical side of their adolescent bariatric surgery programs. The reality is corporate health care has infiltrated pediatric health systems, and the C-suite looks at the medical component as a necessary evil to drive adolescent bariatric surgeries. In fact, they are OK with medical treatment failing because it means more adolescent bariatric surgeries. The medical arm is what helps document six months of failed treatment which is a requirement for consideration for bariatric surgery.”
Karla Lester is a pediatrician.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “What it takes to build a pediatric weight management program.”
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