Thursday, August 25, 2005

Just Call Her a Heiffer Next Time

File this under "You've Got to be F'ing Kidding Me."

Doctor in trouble for calling patient obese
N.H. woman filed complaint; state attorney general asked to investigate

ROCHESTER, N.H. - As doctors warn more patients that they should lose weight, the advice has backfired on one doctor with a woman filing a complaint with the state saying he was hurtful, not helpful.

And people wonder why our court systems are so overworked? It's stupid crap like this that does it. Hurtful? HURTFUL? Jeezus. Overreact much?

Dr. Terry Bennett says he tells obese patients their weight is bad for their health and their love lives, but the lecture drove one patient to complain to the state.

He should have mentioned to her that if she's obese, she should be thankful that she has a guy that will even be in the same room with her when she's naked, let alone bang her.

“I told a fat woman she was obese,” Bennett says. “I tried to get her attention. I told her, 'You need to get on a program, join a group of like-minded people and peel off the weight that is going to kill you.'"

May I direct your attention to the first part of his quote. He may have just pissed off the rest of the women that consider themselves 'fat' with that first statement. Just think, this dolt went to school for 10 years. Guess we know it wasn't charm school.

He says he wrote a letter of apology to the woman when he found out she was offended.

It should have read something like this: Dear Fatty, I'm sorry I called you obese. I meant to say you're only a McGriddle short of a Grimace. Sincerely, Dr. Terry "Skinny" Bennett

The New Hampshire board’s Web site says disciplinary sanctions may range from a reprimand to the revocation of all rights to practice in the state.

For telling someone she's obese? Revocation to practice medicine in the state? Good God! What's the penalty for telling someone they need a vasectomy - castration?

“Physicians have to be professional with patients and remember everyone is an individual. You should not be inflammatory or degrading to anyone,” said board member Kevin Costin.

Note to idiot - the word obese isn't inflammatory or degrading. But what do I know? I'm not obese.

Other overweight patients have come to Bennett’s defense.

“What really makes me angry is he told the truth,” Mindy Haney told WMUR-TV on Tuesday. “How can you punish somebody for that?”

Haney said Bennett has helped her lose more than 150 pounds, but acknowledged that she initially didn’t want to listen.

“I have been in this lady’s shoes. I’ve been angry and left his practice. I mean, in-my-car-taking-off angry,” Haney said. “But once you think about it, you’re angry at yourself, not Doctor Bennett. He’s the messenger. He’s telling you what you already know.”

See, people like this actually give me hope for the future of our country. But for every one of these level-headed people, there are 1,000 dolts like the obese idiot that filed the complaint.

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