OB-GYN's refuse to treat women over 200 pounds.

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Registered: 04-30-2000
OB-GYN's refuse to treat women over 200 pounds.
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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 3:10pm
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Registered: 11-26-2001

Are they going to refuse to treat them too if they suffer from anorexia nervosa?

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Registered: 03-25-2003

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.

Jan


 

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Registered: 04-07-2008

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
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Registered: 04-30-2000

I just think this is another example of how we need someone to step in and 'do' something with our healthcare in this country.

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Registered: 04-30-2000

If you only treat well patients, wouldn't your practice be much easier?

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Registered: 04-30-2000

Geez Karla!

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Yes, well you know my daughter has a pre-existing condition and I had to do extensive explaining. They decided to accept her. I have to tell you the whole experience was shocking that docs had wanted to know all about us BEFORE deciding if they would see us.

Karla
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Registered: 04-30-2000

I'm glad you could 'talk fast enough....'

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Registered: 11-26-2001

Ive been so blessed that I haven't had to deal with this issue.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003

I disagree.

Gail

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