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Doc Won't Treat Patients Over 200 Pounds
Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
A Massachusetts primary care physician no longer accepts patients who weigh more than 200 pounds, Boston's WCVB reports .

The doctor stated, "After three consecutive injuries (with other patients) trying to care for people over 250 pounds, my office is unable to accommodate a certain weight and we put a limit on it."

What do you think about this policy?

chocolatecity77071 responded:
I think its silly. There is equipment that can assit with care for heavier people. As a nurse, i cant say i will not take care of patients over 200 pounds. You took an oath to take care of people and thats what should be done. Everyone deserves proper care and attention. Yes a doctor can refuse to see a patient however, what if the shoe was on the other foot? That doctor would want the same care as any other person.

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