Live Science - May 28, 2013
Obesity Bias Common Among Medical Students
The practice of doctor shopping among overweight patients may be a result of negative experiences with the health care system, whether that be off-putting comments made by office staff, unsolicited weight-loss advice from providers or improperly sized medical equipment and office furniture, said the study leader, Kimberly Gudzune, an assistant professor of general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins.
NPR - May 27, 2012
Overweight People Are More Apt to Ditch Doctors
New York Times - April 29, 2013
Are Doctors Nicer to Thinner Patients?
UPI - April 22, 2013
Study: Doctors show less empathy, concern to the overweight
U.S. adults who are overweight often say they avoid doctors because they are judgemental of their weight - and U.S. researchers say that they may have a point.
The Doctors - October 21, 2010
Botox for Weight Loss
Learn about a new, non-surgical procedure offered by the Johns Hopkins Digestive Weight Loss Center that can result in moderate weight loss for approximately 3-6 months.
American Medical News – November 23, 2009
Physicians have less respect for obese patients, study says
Read about why some physicians may have less respect for obese patients. Additional information can be found by reading Johns Hopkins Medicine press release about why these negative attitudes by doctors can affect patients’ overall health.
Time Healthland – October 22, 2009
Just a little respect? Not for obese patients
Health24 – October 27, 2009
Docs have no respect for obese