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Dr refuses to treat anyone over 200lbs...Do you consider that discrimination?

Mamaknows 2012/08/29 04:18:18
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  • wtxwoman 2012/08/29 07:34:25
    Yes (please explain)
    wtxwoman
    +5
    I think the doctor is showing very poor empathy, especially as a doctor. What ever happened to the 'Hippocratic oath'? I wouldn't go to a doctor who said that even if I wasn't fat, which I am.

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  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/17 15:21:04
    Yes (please explain)
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    Most all my male friends are over 200 lbs & no over weight friends. I am at 235
  • NYCbrit 2012/09/16 08:47:00
    Yes (please explain)
    NYCbrit
    +1
    I just don't think doctors who pick & choose their patients are really upholding their oath.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/09/16 08:43:17
  • Just me ♥ 2012/09/15 21:32:57
    No (please explain)
    Just me ♥
    No, I don't. There are doctors who specialize in obese patients and if the doctor feels as though the patient would be better served by a specialist, then so be it. The doctors have their license to protect. At my clinic, we see obese people and have maybe 8 patients that I can think of who are over 300# and 3 who are in the 400# range. We are helping them to get lap band surgery. One group of patients that we are not taking on as new patients are those who smoke. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing patients with severe lung disease who refuse to quit smoking especially in the cold and flu seasons.
  • Alexis 2012/09/15 19:26:32
    No (please explain)
    Alexis
    There's a lot of medications that shouldn't be given to over weight people, because a lot of it there bodies will react negatively because of there size. Depending on what they are wanting that is, like say someone needs a heart transplant they have a average weight person and an over weight person, who are they going to choose? The average person because they have a higher chance of living opposed to someone over weight who most likley has a lot of medical problems already like diabetes, high cholesterol, ect.
  • Sasssy 2012/09/15 18:15:24
    Yes (please explain)
    Sasssy
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/09/15 16:53:46
    No (please explain)
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Doctors may limit their practice any way they chose - many will not and are not seeing Medicare patients and no one sees that as discrimination
  • Dandydon 2012/09/15 16:51:54
    Yes (please explain)
    Dandydon
    +1
    Obamacare...coming to everyone soon if not stopped.

    This is the foolish types of decisions,doctors will be forced to make.

    Next thing you know,they'll be putting out laws on what foods you can or can't eat......Oh yea,that's already happening..

    Criminals in charge,slowly taking away the peasants freedoms...
  • Rustie 2012/09/15 13:56:05
    Yes (please explain)
    Rustie
    If you don't want to abide by the hippocratic oath then just SAY, "I don't want to be a doctor".
  • Sgt Major B 2012/09/15 12:16:54
    Yes (please explain)
    Sgt Major B
    +2
    I never distinguished in any way as to which Americans I served for, to include this bigot. Pull her license and send her to the soup line!
  • MrsB 2012/09/15 12:09:56
    Yes (please explain)
    MrsB
    +1
    Discrimination = turning away someone because of their age, sexual preference, nationality, gender and how they look

    I don't see how the medical board doesn't consider it discrimination ...
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/09/15 10:34:46
    Yes (please explain)
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +2
    Picking and choosing based on weight, what's next no-one over 45. Sounds like gearing up for Obamacare.
  • chevyprincess 2012/09/06 04:18:07
    Yes (please explain)
    chevyprincess
    +2
    the doctor is suppose to be there to help you no matter what
  • 3414503 2012/08/30 16:53:07
  • Alexander T Steward 2012/08/30 11:24:27
  • FortunaVeritas 2012/08/30 00:22:37
    Yes (please explain)
    FortunaVeritas
    +2
    Any man who is over 6 feet tall has a good chance of weighing more than 200 pounds just by virtue of his muscle, bones, and sinew. The taller one gets and the more muscular, the closer one approaches certainty that the man will be over 200 pounds.
  • Mongo 2012/08/30 00:15:17
    Yes (please explain)
    Mongo
    +1
    How can you not while most people are responsablefor there weight some are actually beyond there control
  • santa6642 2012/08/29 23:44:56
    Yes (please explain)
    santa6642
    Fat people are Beautiful.
  • marky 2012/08/29 22:32:05
    Yes (please explain)
    marky
    +1
    I must be over 200lbs
  • Cat 2012/08/29 18:00:46
    Yes (please explain)
    Cat
    Of course that's discrimination, but refusing to date redheads is discrimination too.
    What is your point?
  • EDWARD G 2012/08/29 17:53:28
    Yes (please explain)
    EDWARD G
    +1
    But doctors can pick their patients. I wouldn't go near this one.
  • BBLEE 2012/08/29 16:04:11
    Yes (please explain)
    BBLEE
    the Dr. shown must be afraid she couldn't lift them if they had a heart attack, or something.
  • rand 2012/08/29 15:45:08
    No (please explain)
    rand
    She has a pragmatic reason for not taking patients that she cannot help. Should a Fiat dealership try to repair Mack trucks?
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/08/29 13:52:29
    Yes (please explain)
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    Are these doctors in it to HELP or in it for THE BIG BUCKS?
  • Todayisgoingtobegreat 2012/08/29 13:32:46
    Yes (please explain)
    Todayisgoingtobegreat
    But guess what!! He is allowed to since he owns his own business. He has the right to refuse anyone he wants.
  • lucky 2012/08/29 13:04:50
    Yes (please explain)
    lucky
    Although I understand the Dr's reasoning that sometimes the care of obese patients can cause injury to her or her staff.. I dont see how that is any different then treating anyone that may have an infectious health issue ranging from a virus to a serious disease. Personally I wouldnt want a doctor like that and if I was one of her remaining patients, Id change my doctor.
  • David 2012/08/29 12:44:06
    Yes (please explain)
    David
    +1
    Because he is using a physical characteristic to turn away sick people!
  • Redneck 2012/08/29 12:43:53
    Yes (please explain)
    Redneck
    +1
    250 or 300 maybe, but many people arent over weight at 200.
  • Rave 2012/08/29 12:24:29
    Not sure...maybe...maybe not.
    Rave
    I'd like to hear her reasons for it. Because, well being overweight is a medical problem itself, just as being underweight. Maybe she specializes in a field which would somehow require special treatment for those who are overweight? I don't know, it sounds like discrimination to me but I don't want to jump into any conclusions.
  • +Harmonious Love+ 2012/08/29 11:00:11
  • Gordon 2012/08/29 10:39:03
    Yes (please explain)
    Gordon
    +2
    What would happen if she refused to treat blacks or Muslims? Descrimination is descrimination.
  • Sheery 2012/08/29 08:49:17
    Yes (please explain)
    Sheery
    +2
    I find that extreme.
  • Hirnungah Mancandy 2012/08/29 08:15:25
    Yes (please explain)
    Hirnungah Mancandy
    +4
    I'm a pound or three over weight , and if it hadn't been for my doctor i would have never known that it's because of a thyroid problem .
  • angelbaby 2012/08/29 07:51:04
    Not sure...maybe...maybe not.
    angelbaby
    +1
    Liability ~ maybe?
  • wtxwoman 2012/08/29 07:34:25
    Yes (please explain)
    wtxwoman
    +5
    I think the doctor is showing very poor empathy, especially as a doctor. What ever happened to the 'Hippocratic oath'? I wouldn't go to a doctor who said that even if I wasn't fat, which I am.
  • moomoof 2012/08/29 05:57:30
    Yes (please explain)
    moomoof
    +3
    And.....kinda weird...don't they need healthcare the most? me being one
  • Not sure...maybe...maybe not.
    Jerry (Iron Priest)☮ R ☮ P ☮ 201
    It depends on why. People no longer even know what discrimination is. Every decision you make is discriminatory.
  • C4TSMILEY 2012/08/29 05:28:34
    No (please explain)
    C4TSMILEY
    Dude, chubby people are a lot harder to work on. It's kinda just a way of making his job easier.
  • burningsnowman 2012/08/29 05:23:18 (edited)
    Yes (please explain)
    burningsnowman
    Obviously it is discrimination by definition. Whether that should be her right is another story. I personally don't have a huge problem with this given the circumstances. If it was something life threatening or she refused to even refer them my opinion would be different.
  • Mark In Irvine 2012/08/29 05:20:15
    Not sure...maybe...maybe not.
    Mark In Irvine
    depends on what sort of treatment you're talking about ... people who are "morbidly obese" most often have other serious medical issues that can cause problems during other procedures ... heart issues, atherosclerosis, artery issues, diabetes ...

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