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Obesity Management in the Latino Population


Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 7:00pm CT - 8:00pm CT
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Credits Offered

This event offers 1.0 CME credit to attendees.
Accreditation Info: American Academy of Physician Associates.

Additional Information

Join us for this free CME event, you will need to fill out a post CME survey after the event for your CME certificate to be distributed.

Learning Objectives 

Identify common challenges and/or limitations in treating obesity in the Latino population.

Discuss the five factors in managing obesity within the Latino population.

Recognize pharmacological treatment options in obesity management.

Recommend realistic patient-centered treatment plans for managing obesity in the Latino population.

“This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers applied for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined."


Ledyenska Ballesteros
Ledyenska Ballesteros MPAS, PA-C

Secretary and Board Member of PAs in Obesity Medicine
PA in internal medicine and obesity medicine at Gonzaba Medical Group

Ledyenska Baez Ballesteros is a board-certified PA with concentrations in primary care/internal medicine and obesity medicine. PA Baez was raised in West Texas where she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Angelo State University in 2003. She later moved to San Antonio and earned another B.S. in public health and a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2007. She has been employed with Gonzaba Medical Group since 2011 and has devoted years to honoring the “como familia” motto. In 2015, PA Baez created GMG’s obesity medicine program to better treat her patients’ overall health. PA Baez is dedicated to educating and helping her patients in caring for their health and better understanding obesity and its comorbidities. PA Baez currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for PAs in Obesity Medicine. Other memberships include American Academy of Physician Associates, Texas Academy of Physician Associates, Academy of PAs and NPs, Bexar County PA Society, and the Obesity Medicine Association. On her personal time, she loves spending time with family, especially her husband and their two young children. PA Baez is fluent in English and Spanish.