Are they going to refuse to treat them too if they suffer from anorexia nervosa?
Oh, how stupid. I know doctors can accept or deny service to anyone not in an ER situation, but heavy women are in need of good services, too.
There's a doctor in Chicago that only treats 'healthy' people. She won't take you if you're overweight, smoke, don't exercise and I can't remember what all else. With all that, she's not lacking for patients. I guess her clients feel far superior to everyone else, as does the doctor.
I am not surprised. My family doctor retired last summer and we had to find a new one. We used the physician finder of our insurance company and doctor after doctor I talked to asked several questions before deciding if we could get seen and those questions for everyone in the family were: Do you have any major health issues, do you smoke, and are you overweight? The doctor we decided on had us all come in at different times for a consult (which I called an interview) and only after our "consult" were we allowed to make appointments.
Karla Community LeaderWALKINGEXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING
I just think this is another example of how we need someone to step in and 'do' something with our healthcare in this country.
If you only treat well patients, wouldn't your practice be much easier?
I'm glad you could 'talk fast enough....'
Ive been so blessed that I haven't had to deal with this issue.