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@dorisena, We are seeing so many changes in our medical system and staffing that at times I long for my decades long relationship with my family physician who treated the "whole person" and would make specialist referrals whenever needed the same day. Patient care has changed so vastly since his retirement, 15 yrs ago, he would be astounded at the changes.
While obesity is an alarming issue in the U.S. and much is published regarding its prevalence, suggested treatments, etc, I was taken aback at my doc's reply when I asked for help with my unintended large wt loss. Her cavalier response, "I wish I had your problem!" really upset me. She did order labs and scans to determine the cause, which none revealed, sigh. However, suffering a 30 lb wt loss over a year, is nothing to make light of and hers seems to be the prevalent opinion. Dietitians and self-research reveal little other than eat more caloric foods, ets. Well, I Know to do that.
No intention to discredit what you wrote at all, Doris, just using this as a place to vent…hope you understand my frustration. Whether over or under weight, I hope all of us will continue to self-advocate and research ways to stay as healthy as possible. After all, we are the "stars of our own parades of life", yes? Smiles and good wishes to all.