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Dr Peter Attia-Asking Forgiveness....

Monday, July 22, 2013

Here is a link to an article an video that I read and watched yesterday:


This article and video is awesome! I had a similar incident with my doctor and I decided to find a new doctor! I think that doctors should not judge a patient by their weight! I think they need to find out about their patients. Get to know why they are overweight, and ask about their lifestyles. Too many doctors just ASSUME that their obese patients don't eat healthy or exercise! They don't take the time to ask questions! It makes me so mad! I won't put up with a doctor that has a "fat" bias!
I look for a doctor who will ask questions and actually "listen" to me when I give answers!I am sure that there are many obese and overweight people out there who have gained the weight due to health issues, not the other way around!This article gave me hope that maybe the medical community is changing and doctors will pay attention to their obese patients, have compassion and try to help them without judgement!

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    wow! very powerful video!

    I hope many doctors see this video! chris
    1768 days ago
    Great blog! I hope you have a good doctor now.
    1768 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Thanks for sharing the article--very interesting to say the least. Some doctors just don't get what their patients are going through, nor take the time to do so.
    1768 days ago
    I agree - 100%. Couldn't have said it better myself. I'll never forget the first time I had a pelvic exam. I was 18 years old and while I laid on that table, spread eagle to the world, the doctor had the never to "lecture" me about being fat. I was humiliated, embarrassed and fearful. I left the doctor's office in tears and swore I'd never do it again. The exam was bad enough - at such a young age - but to have the doctor criticize me about my weight. . .well. . .it was just too much! I didn't have another pelvic exam for 20 years. Doctors really should be more sensitive to their patients and their patients needs. It's not about "them"! It's about the patient! Thanks for sharing. Sorry if my reply contains TMI. emoticon
    1769 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/23/2013 7:30:12 AM
  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome Blog. I been in the same situation with doctors and the Health Profession all my life. It is very sad. The Article and Video is Great Insight into the Problems that People has with their doctors Etc. Thank You for Sharing this With Us. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Great Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1769 days ago
  • JO2127
    Thank you for sharing that article it was really interesting
    1769 days ago
  • YAEME79
    I have met doctors like this too. I am lucky now because I have a great TEAM of doctors. I go to Veterans Hospital they are very attentive there; I know the VA used to have the worst healthcare, but in the past 15 years or so they have many Great changes. My nurse even calls Me sometimes! emoticon
    1770 days ago
    I get this when I talk to a new doctor about my nerve pain in my hip/thigh area. They don't seem to understand that I had this pain when I was 50+ pounds lighter, and that it was caused when I had a surgery.
    1770 days ago
  • IS1GAR
    Thank you for sharing! I had an experience with a doctor many years ago; I had my first daughter in NJ with an excellent group of OB/GYN, I went back to my normal weight after my first pregnancy, then I moved to South Florida and I gained a lot of weight before I got a pregnant of my 2nd daughter, I went to a doctor one of my new acquaintance had referred me to, for the entire visit he only concentrate in insulting me for being so fat and getting pregnant. Needless to say that was the only time he saw me but over the years I have remember that day. I found another doctor that helped me shed some of the excess weight and had a healthy pregnancy and later after having my 2nd daughter I was able to lower my weight close to my normal weight prior to childbearing.....then later in life with sedentary life style and eating more that I should have I gained the weight that started my SP journey a couple of years ago.
    It is so important to have a doctor that listen and try to fix the problem not the appearances; there are so many doctors over weight, smokers and drinkers but yet they like to tell you what to do about your health.
    Good article!
    1770 days ago
    Thank you - it is so true and I simply refuse to be treated with disrespect by my doctors. Unless they listen to me, they cannot possibly help me.
    1770 days ago
    Your blog is really powerful because you are also sharing about self-esteem and spiritual strength, something only we can do for ourselves. emoticon

    I do the same thing with neurologists. I have MS and whenever I have a doctor that is disrespectful AND doesn't listen to me, I change doctors. And that's why I also have a PPO instead of an HMO so I have more options even though I pay more.

    Thanks for sharing since it gave me an opportunity to do the same. Have a great day!

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    1770 days ago
    Very insightful! Thanks for sharing!!!!
    1770 days ago
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