Why Doctors Won’t Treat Their Patient’s Obesity

December 16th, 2013 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

The New Yorker recently ran a blog by Dr. Susan Koven, titled “Diet Drugs Work: Why Won’t Doctors Prescribe Them?” The short essay is an excellent piece on what I believe is a major obstacle in improving the health of persons with obesity, namely, the resistance of primary care physicians to treat obesity just as they would high blood pressure, high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes.