What kind of idiocy is this? It is a doctor's job to keep his patients healthy. If he calls one of his patients obese and tells her to lose weight, there is a good reason for it. Idiot people. You shouldn't feel hurt, you should feel grateful that your doctor is honest to you.
I have to agree. If a woman is obese, she's obese. It's a condition. It's not like saying "you're fat, fatty fat fat fat", it's like telling someone they have cancer... or a really, really, really, huge tumor that makes up like 85% of their body weight.
Obesity is a medical problem that can really hurt your lifespan. She should have not taken offense or the action she did. Let's face it. People know that they are overweight. He would have been remiss if he had not told her that she was in danger.
I am glad his other patients are coming to his defense. One of his previously obese patients said it quite well.
Other overweight patients have come to Bennett?s defense.
?What really makes me angry is he told the truth,? Mindy Haney told WMUR-TV on Tuesday. ?How can you punish somebody for that??
Haney said Bennett has helped her lose more than 150 pounds, but acknowledged that she initially didn?t want to listen.
?I have been in this lady?s shoes. I?ve been angry and left his practice. I mean, in-my-car-taking-off angry,? Haney said. ?But once you think about it, you?re angry at yourself, not Doctor Bennett. He?s the messenger. He?s telling you what you already know.?
Most of the doctors are quite uncaring as it is. What that woman wants is someone to tell her that everything is fine in Wonderland, until the truth hits her in the form of a heart attack that will require a bypass surgery.
I would never want to be a doctor in today's world. Doctors are now fearful of getting sued, possibly fired and are fustrated at paying high malpractice insurance.
This woman wanted more money as I could tell from the article. I feel sorry for this Doctor.
Total idiocy. The doctor is being sued for being an honest doctor. Obviously, the obese woman was in denial over her obesity and wanted someone else to blame for her own lack of control. The guidelines don't lie. If she falls above a BMI of 30, then she is medically classified as obese. If the doctor would have told her that she was just overweight, he would have been lying and putting her health at risk for not informing her that she is at risk for greater health problems. Then what would have happened next if she would have had a heart attack or was diagnosed with other obesity related conditions: Suing him for medical malpractice?