Some food for thought…

Behind the White Coat

I struggle with how to discuss the topic of weight with patients. I also struggle with how to discuss it here on my blog. I have dozens of half written posts litering the notebook app on my iPhone. I decided finally to stop second guessing myself and just dive right into the deep end.

The thing about weight, as you already know, is that it is terribly emotional. People skip out on needed doctor visits, especially after the holidays, because I *might* bring up their weight. I have worked hard trying to find compassionate ways to discuss weight with patients because I struggle with my own weight, but even that fails all too often. I feel like I should be better at this.

But I’m not.

As I was working my way through this yearly “open book test” thing for maintenance of my board certification last week, I realized that…

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