Heavier Physicians Less Likely to Talk to Patients About Weight

Are you looking for a doctor who will help you loose weight? Look carefully. Johns Hopkin's researchers found in a nationwide survey of physicians that if physicians were at a healthy weight themselves, they were significantly more likely to engage in weight-loss conversations with their patients. Normal weight physicians also had more confidence in their…

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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…

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