Skip to comments.Report: Doctors Refusing to Treat Overweight Patients
Posted on 05/17/2011 7:58:48 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Fifteen obstetrics-gynecology practices out of 105 polled by the Sun Sentinel said they have set weight limits for new patients. Some of the doctors said the main reason was their exam tables or other equipment can't handle people over a certain weight, but at least six said heavy women run a higher risk of complications.
"People don't realize the risk we're taking by taking care of these patients," the newspaper quoted Dr. Albert Triana of South Miami as saying. "There's more risk of something going wrong and more risk of getting sued. Everything is more complicated with an obese patient in GYN surgeries and in [pregnancies]," he told the newspaper.
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It probably isn’t due to the weight, but the insurance.
She recently announced her intention to cancel her insurance and go on medicaid.
Yeah cause only Americans on food stamps are fat!!!
so it’s actually obese patients... not simply overweight patients...
Good thing I am not pregnant...
But my cardiologist loves what I am doing to make myself better!!!
People are not going to recognize me in a few months...hehehe
How about only letting the fat people buy fruits and vegetables and lean cuts of meat? Make them weigh in each month before adding money to their EBT cards. Make them wear a pedometer to make sure they are getting the required exercise prescribed by the government. Don’t give fat people social security checks because they are obviously a drain on our economy. The sooner they die, the better. And make those living in Section 8 housing take a weekly drug test. If they fail, kick them out on the street immediately. If it is someone’s child, have police patrol the home to make sure the child does not come back into the house.
Oh yeah, and make GE pay taxes.
Won’t this cut out a lot of sub-saharan-african-american patients? I haven’t seen a pregnant black female that didn’t look at least 250.
It’s the weight that causes the complications that motivate the lawsuits that drive the insurance rates.
Yep - I believe that OB’s and Anesthesiologists have very high malpractice rates.
Ah yes...”THE CAID” as my healthcare professional wife calls it.
She had a patient the other day who informed her that he couldn’t pay for his heart medication. He just received 4 stints.
She noticed on his chart that he was previously on a nicotine patch. He told her, “there’s no way I’m quitting smoking, I enjoy it far too much.”
We are not only paying for his medication but also for his cigs.
Isn’t America great?!
Right on, friend!
This isn't exactly a Death Panel, but the concept is the same. "Sorry, Ma'am, given your situation, the regulations say that I cannot give you medical care."
Hold on. It will get worse.
How about just ending welfare? For everyone.
I don't consider SS to be welfare, because of the (false) promises made by the government to the (involuntary) participants in the scheme.
There are always veterinarians........