The Multidisciplinary Team in the Management of Obesity

  • Patrick Mahlen O’Neil
  • Sherry Rieder
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)


This chapter describes the qualifications and functions of each of the members of a multidisciplinary team, suggests ways to organize the functioning of such a team, and discusses ways to capture many of the strengths of the multidisciplinary team in settings where such an on-site team is not feasible (Table 1). Examples of specific situations are provided to demonstrate how the complexities of obesity therapy can require a broad range of expertise. A treatment team comprising representatives of different disciplines can provide such a scope of knowledge and skills.


Team Member Eating Disorder Multidisciplinary Team Group Leader Exercise Physiologist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Mahlen O’Neil
    • 1
  • Sherry Rieder
    • 1
  1. 1.Weight Management Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesMedical University of South CarolinaCharleston

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