It took me years to understand the nature of weight bias and to appreciate the widespread discrimination toward obese individuals. This NYT article highlights the reason I become so passionate about helping obese patients.
Fat Jokes aren't funny, and they are contributing more to the public health problems of overweight and obestity
Last weekend I attended the Canadian Obesity Network's obesity course in Edmonton, Alberta. The high level of care and compassion that the CON staff bring to their work is inspiring and Dr. Arya Sharma is a terrific speaker and leader in the field. I look forward to taking part in their courses and seminars more in the future.
I am happy to say that the course helped me to realize that I am right on track with the development of next year's 9-12 month weight loss program, and I hope to start recruiting patients soon for the new year!
Dr. Ryan Oughtred