Doing so can only help more patients and strengthen the skills of every physician—including otolaryngologists and other specialists. Patients who are obese and overweight aren’t going away, and the numbers of larger patients are likely to increase in coming years. As a result, “addressing it and becoming comfortable with these patients is critical for all physicians,” said Dr. Gudzune. “We should really be advocates for patients, and see it as an opportunity for people who are seeking and wanting our help.”
Explore This IssueMarch 2014
Cheryl Alkon is a freelance medical writer based in Massachusetts.