When the Doctor Is Overweight

No surprises there… it’s important to practice what you preach. But how much do a doctor’s own habits influence the advice they give to their patients? Smoking? Alcohol? Exercise? Many doctors smoke, are overweight, and have a hard time fitting exercise into their daily regimens. I see it already in medical school – if they can’t break those bad habits now, how will they change them as a busy resident?

When the Doctor Is Overweight


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