Harvard Health Blog
Addressing weight bias in medicine
By: Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS, Contributor You happen to be among the two-thirds of Americans with overweight and obesity (defined as a body mass index of 25 or greater), and you are just thrilled to go to your next doctor’s appointment, right? Wrong! Unfortunately, if you have a diagnosis of overweight or obesity, you might find the doctor’s office to be the least inviting place to be.