Doctors too quick to blame obese patients’ ills on fat, studies suggest
Washington Post, January 29, 2008
Overweight and obese patients have long complained that doctors treat them insensitively and are too quick to attribute health problems to their weight, but their claims of bias were often met with skepticism. But now research is adding to evidence that the problem may be real and may affect patients' quality of care. Doctors' negative views of obese patients, some experts charge, may be helping to drive patients away.