Be someone who sees the person beyond the BMI

You are about to see my patient in some acute setting. Maybe it’s the emergency department. Maybe it’s an ENT consult or ortho. In any case, you just met her. You do not have much of a relationship with her and are just evaluating one part of her health.

And yes, of her many comorbidities, you notice that she has a high BMI. Be her chief concern for back pain, apnea …

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