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May 23, 2011

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Back when I still smoked, I absolutely did have doctors who refused to treat me - for anything - unless I either quit smoking or was making a "serious attempt using all resources at my disposal" to do so. These were general practitioners, not specifically OB/GYNs, but it wouldn't surprise me that if a GP can get away with that, so can a specialist.

We've also had the experience of a vet threatening to "fire" us as clients because we weren't treating a cat's obesity aggressively enough. So it isn't even just limited to human doctors denying care because they don't want to treat fat patients for anything other than fat.

Of course, they're always willing to "treat" us for that, at least as long as we continue to give them money for whatever snake oil remedy they want to shame us into.

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