The other day, I met Mike, one of our bariatric surgeons, in the doctor's lounge. I hadn't seen him in awhile and was impressed by the trim new physique he sported.
"Mike," I called out. "You look like you've lost a lot of weight."
"I have." he replied. "Close to thirty pounds."
"That's great. How did you do it?" I nosily inquired.
"Oh, just diet and exercise. The usual." he answered.
"Did you use any kind of special diet or supplements?"
"No. I just at less and exercised more. It's the best way to lose weight."
"You mean besides the surgery you perform on your patients?"
Mike quickly put his finger up to his lips, "Yeah, but don't tell my patients that, okay?"
Alright Mike, I won't tell any of your patients about your fabulous weight loss technique. It'll just be a secret between you and me. Wink, wink.
Thank you for your post. Pathetic indeed. I am a doctor in my relatively small town. I dropped almost 50 pounds through daily exercise and low-carb living. Everyone, patients included, has noticed that I lost weight, and that I look and seem to feel a lot better. Within the confines of professional distance and good taste, I share with patients exactly how I did it, with the hopes that they can follow my example. That seems to me a better way to practice medicine and be of service to my community.ReplyDelete