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