Is Your Healthcare Provider (Physician, Dietitian, Practitioner) Overweight??

July 26, 2019

Overweight or obese physicians were less likely to discuss weight loss with heavy patients: only 18% of these doctors discussed losing weight with their patients while 30% of normal weight physicians did.

More interestingly, 93% of doctors diagnosed obesity in their patients only if they believed their own weight was equal to or less than that of their patients; only 7% of doctors who believed their weight exceeded that of their patients diagnosed obesity.

You certainly wouldn’t go to a dentist with horrible teeth or a hairdresser with horrible hair, and you should avoid advice from an overweight healthcare provider.