The bariatric physician

Paul Grant, Milan Piya, Barbara McGowan, Shahrad Taheri

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Obesity is a rapidly increasing problem that has wide implications for the National Health Service. At present, obesity is not being addressed in a joined-up and standardised manner. This has downstream effects for the health service, the economy and society as a whole. As highlighted by a recent RCP report, there is a need for a new class of dedicated specialists who can evaluate individuals with health problems that are related to obesity, direct their care in a coordinated fashion, act as an advocate for their needs and be able to liaise with multiple different services to improve the provision of patient care. In this article, we discuss the role of this specialist - the bariatric physician.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Bariatric physician
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Health policy
  • Obesity
  • Weight management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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