Find A Doctor Who Truly Cares
Unfortunately, not all doctors take the time to help their heavier patients. In 2013, a study in the journal Obesity found that physicians are more likely to direct negative attitudes towards overweight and obese patients. “I have colleagues that are just saying, ‘Just lose weight and then come back and see me,’” admits Dr. Brunilda Nazario, an obesity specialist.
If your doctor doesn’t give you the attention you deserve, don’t hesitate to switch physicians. Caring doctors will make the most of your 20-minute appointments, or they’ll recommend you to another specialist.