Your Doctor’s Lifestyle May Influence His Advice

Doctor-patient counseling averages less than 5 minutes per visit. Factors that increase a doctor’s likelihood of counseling patients include being trained in counseling, being overweight, and having a personal exercise regiment. Diet is the subject that medical residents, fellows and attending physicians find least comfortable.

PositiveTips:  Ask your physician about their lifestyle habits at your next visit if you are not being counseled about how to improve your diet and exercise habits.