6/2/2011

It is not illegal to turn away obese patients, but physicians like Dr. Patrick McBride of the University of Wisconsin say doctors are "called to serve all patients" and refusing to treat them "would set a very dangerous precedent." Doctors are reacting to news reports that some physicians in South Florida are refusing to see patients over a certain weight. Bariatric specialists say a lack of provider education about obesity can lead to misconceptions.

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