Q My new doc­tor is fat. Can I take him se­ri­ously? GA

Men's Health (Australia) - - Ed’s Letter -

How’s your six-pack, champ? We un­der­stand: scep­ti­cism is a good thing. One sur­vey found that about half of doc­tors are suf­fer­ing from burnout, and that could lead to worse health care for you. But we liked the re­minder we got from Dr Steven Lamm, au­thor of No Guts, No Glory. Doc­tors are pa­tients too, he says, and a physi­cian with a health prob­lem may ac­tu­ally be more em­pa­thetic about yours. That’s never a bad thing. Then Lamm pointed out some tell­tale signs of good doc­tor­ing: if your doc­tor fo­cuses on your sleep, sex drive and weight gain, you’re prob­a­bly in good hands.

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