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Overweight Physicians Display Bias in Obesity Care

Doctors who are overweight or obese are less likely than physicians of normal weight to diagnose weight problems in heavy patients or to launch discussions with them about their need to slim down, says a Johns Hopkins report.

1 comments on "Overweight Physicians Display Bias in Obesity Care"
mparker7198 (1/31/2012 at 4:18 PM)

I am rather concerned about calculating whether a physician is overweight based on height and BMI alone. I work with surgeons, some of whom would fall into the overweight category, but this is because they lift weights... However, I do believe the "if the patient looks like me and I'm healthy, ergo, they must be health, too" belief is prevalent throughout society.