You Cannot Be Treated, Doctor's Orders

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Linda Vongkhamchanh on Jul 27, 2009 at 3:31PM

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You Cannot Be Treated, Doctor's Orders

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Ever Experience Weight Discrimination from Your Doctor?

“I actually find that my doctor doesn't take my weight seriously. When I said I'd rather lose weight than take blood pressure pills and that I am changing eating habits to lose the bulk, my doctor just smiled and said that [my weight] really wasn't that bad and did not require immediate action. At the time I was clinically obese, according to [National Health Service] charts, and six stone (84 pounds) away from being classed as normal weight. Maybe prescribing pills just meant less work for her than helping me with my diet.” –Ute Thiemann, NSD Reader

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