A doctor is in trouble because he told a fat woman she was obese and the patient took offense
“He said he tells obese women they most likely will outlive an obese spouse and will have a difficult time establishing a new relationship because studies show most males are completely negative to obese women.
Bennett said he tells them their obesity will lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, gastroesophageal reflux and stroke.
One patient who Bennett had seen five or six times took offense at the lecture and filed a complaint against Bennett about a year ago with the New Hampshire Board of Medicine.
Bennett says his former patient filed the complaint because ‘I told a fat woman she was obese. I tried to get her attention. I told her you need to get on a program, join a group of like-minded people and peel off the weight that is going to kill you.’
He said he had discussed her obesity before with the woman, but she continued to put on weight, becoming diabetic with gastroesophageal reflux and chest pains.”