Thursday, August 25, 2005

Woman Offended by Doc's Obesity Advice

Okay, just when you'd thought you'd heard every piece of craziness... what will happen next? Will a smoker file a complaint when his doctor tells him he will die of lung cancer/stroke/a heart attack?

Woman Offended by Doc's Obesity Advice: "Woman Offended by Doc's Obesity Advice
The Associated Press
Wednesday, August 24, 2005; 7:07 PM
ROCHESTER, N.H. -- As doctors warn more patients that they should lose weight, the advice has backfired on one doctor with a woman filing a complaint with the state saying he was hurtful, not helpful.
Dr. Terry Bennett says he tells obese patients their weight is bad for their health and their love lives, but the lecture drove one patient to complain to the state.

'I told a fat woman she was obese,' Bennett says. 'I tried to get her attention. I told her, 'You need to get on a program, join a group of like-minded people and peel off the weight that is going to kill you.' '

He says he wrote a letter of apology to the woman when he found out she was offended."


melissa said...

Well that's a new one. To each their own...some ppl are more sensitive than others. Didn't say how big she was/wasn't though....hmmmm. I hope my dr. never says that to me. hehe

Alysun said...

I heard about this story and think that it is insane. This lady needs to stop whining about hurt feelings and get off her butt. I may listen to a lot of Dr. Laura, because I have no problem with a doctor or even a friend HELPING this poor woman know the truth about herself.